Education and Training
• Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University (cum laude)
• Bachelors of Science Degree in Workforce Development, Southern Illinois University (magna cum laude)
• Professional Coach Certification with training in the Transformative Coaching Model through inviteCHANGE/Antioch University, which provides a rigorous ICF Certified Coach Training Program
• Equine Guided Educator Certification through Skyhorse Ranch, an extensive training program in how to partner with horses to "guide" and accelerate human learning. 

Rachel is a member of International Coach Federation, the governing body for professional coaches, and she has met their stringent standards as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).  
Rachel Dexheimer, founder of EquiSpire Coaching, is a powerful and dynamic Coach, speaker, and author who spent 18 years thriving in the cultural and technical complexities of Fortune 500 companies including Lucent, Avaya, Convergys, United Parcel Service, and McCaw Cellular.  Her roles included leading multi-million dollar projects that spanned the globe. 

While she reveled in building strong business relationships, creating high performing teams, and assuming progressively challenging assignments, there was something missing - a contribution to the greater good. 

For the past 30 years, Rachel has been building relationships with horses.  The love affair began in her garage as she 'rode' a stack of tires and dreamed of the black stallion striding beneath her.  As the horses became real, her love and commitment blossomed.  She studied the ancient art of Dressage and was exhilarated by cross country jumping!   She began honing her leadership skills as a barn manager in her teens.

She has personally experienced the transformative effects of equine companionship.  As her understanding, respect, and trust of them as peers has deepened, their relationships have transformed.  And, as her relationships with the horses deepen, so do all her human relationships.

The horses inspired the founding of EquiSpire Coaching and guided Rachel to find her purpose as a gifted Coach.  She is honored to engage daily in the great joy and deep fulfillment of working with the horses in service to their clients.

She is a sought after speaker and trainer and founded Animal Wisdom Leadership, specializing in advanced leadership development for select leaders. 

She is privileged to volunteer in her local community in various capacities.  She serves as past president of the Pacific Northwest Organizational Development Network and a former president of the University of Washington Alumnae Board which grants scholarships based on leadership, community service, financial need, and academic accomplishment. 

She also serves on the Curriculum Committee and as a Lead Facilitator at Leadership Eastside, convening leadership for the greater good. 
Rachel Dexheimer: MA, CPC, CEGE
“Don't ask yourself what
the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes
you come alive.
Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive."
~Harold Thurman Whitman
Copyright 2010
EquiSpire Coaching
"Rachel is an inspiration, an ally,
and a skilled guide willing to
journey with those ready to
undergo transformational change."
~ EquiSpire Client
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stories about
the impact of horse wisdom on daily lives.

Horse as Teacher:
The Path to Relationship

Co-Author:Rachel Dexheimer