Rachel Verlik has over 25 years of business experience, including 13 years of Federal service as an independent contributor and as a leader. She has served at agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Her roles have included Project Manager (in both IT and HR), Leadership and Organizational Development Specialist, Assistant Director, and Chief of Staff positions. Her leadership roles occurred in organizations that were experiencing major systemic and organizational change after national events such as 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Social Work from James Madison University and a Masters in e-Commerce from George Mason University. She completed the highly acclaimed Leadership Coaching Certificate Program at Georgetown University. She is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She has several certifications, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Brené Brown’s Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Leadership Circle 360, EQ-I 2.0, EQ-I 360, and DiSC/The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. Rachel has worked with all Cabinet-level Federal agencies and with nationally known organizations such as Public Broadcasting Service, Turner Construction, and McKinsey and Company.
Secret Superpower: "I love talking to and making friends with most people I meet. I also make a mean salsa with tomatoes from my garden - tacos forever."