Rachael McNidder

Rachael McNidder

West Midlands

0121 647 3765 / 07376 373 169

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West Midlands

0121 647 3765 / 07376 373 169

About me

"I would not hesitate to recommend Rachael to anyone seeking to find an equilibrium in their life and to solve genuine problems. She uses insightful questioning, which has helped a lot to question the validity of my assumptions. She is able to find a balance between encouraging me and acting as a sounding board. I feel utterly supported in her presence, as she is personable and professional." Naneh (previous client 2016)

I'm a careers coach helping people like you find clarity, purpose and direction in their career.

How I can help you

Are you someone who wants to progress your career, make a key decision, grow your confidence, or deal with an issue at work? From figuring out your next career move, dealing with stress, a difficult boss, bouncing back after redundancy, working towards a promotion, or increasing your performance at work..whatever it is, I can help you.

My personal development career coaching programmes are all about designing the future career you want. Through harnessing your strengths and skills, dealing with your challenges and obstacles, we'll work together to unblock your way and create a fulfilling career.

My Background

Having spent years coaching teams in the corporate sector, I'm using my skills, knowledge and passion to create sustainable and positive change for individuals and organisations. I have a wealth of experience across a variety of industries including professional services, retail and owner-led. Having spent more than 12 years in management positions within both Operations and HR in the corporate sector, I have a great combination of skills including leadership, strategic insight, people / performance management, coaching and training.

Testimonials (for more, please see my website)

"I found the sessions with Rachael very useful for talking through my work challenges, how I felt about my current role and what I wanted to do in the future... I felt that this really helped my confidence in applying for other jobs and going for interviews. I would definitely recommend Rachael as a career coach and have talked to others about my positive experience with her." Alice

"I had been reconsidering my career for some time, but had been struggling to have clarity or focus. The sessions with Rachael enabled me to better understand my motivations and the basis for previous career decisions. I had previously ‘got stuck’ on thinking about my future in terms of specific careers, but these sessions helped me to re-engage with my core skills and motivations, some long neglected, and then progress into thinking about in what way these could be brought into future opportunities. This has dramatically changed the way I am planning for my future, and has made me feel confident about my ability to achieve my new goals.  I particularly appreciate the way that Rachael is able to help organize and direct thinking; and at each session she helps set specific, achievable goals, and continually review them, in an open and supportive way." Lisa


Coaching or NLP sessions are either face to face or can be 'virtual coaching', i.e online or on the phone. Most personal clients prefer the convenience of either phone or online coaching as it's convenient and flexible if geography prevents a physical meeting. Virtual coaching is just as effective as meeting face to face, and I'll try to make most things work over the phone, including NLP techniques!

I'm based in Solihull in the West Midlands, so if you prefer to meet face to face, we can discuss what works for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I want to be the best coach I can be, so I've invested in my own personal skills and development, and trained with some of the best learning providers:

  • I'm a qualified coach with the world's leading Coach Training provider 'The Coaching Academy', receiving the top grade of a distinction for my Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching.
  • I'm an NLP Master Practitioner and a Professional Member of ANLP International CIC. I'm trained and qualified in NLP methods and practices.
  • I'm also a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation), the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

In my coaching, I abide by a rigorous Code Of Ethics, meaning you can be reassured of both quality and integrity in my work. All coaching conversations are confidential, allowing you to speak freely and openly without judgment or criticism.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Performance Coaching

Leadership Coaching

Business Coaching - please see my website or enquire for more details

Photos & videos

  • Career Development
  • My company
  • Time for a Change Scrabble


There's no doubt that having Coaching is an investment that can pay dividends back to you both financially in terms of your income (e.g. the cost of coaching could be covered in your next pay rise, or increase in pay through your next role), and also emotionally: achieving a greater balance or fulfilment through your career can have untold positive benefits on your mental wellbeing, your health and your family life. However, I believe that coaching shouldn't cost the earth, and I try and make sure my rates are reasonable.

A range of pricing is available for personal clients and I can offer a discount to anyone who works for a Charity or who is currently unemployed - simply contact me for more details and we can have a chat to discuss your needs.

Further information

People bring a wide range of goals and issues to personal career coaching. Here are just some of the many topics I've helped personal career clients with:

  • Empowerment - overcoming confidence issues
  • Flexibility & balance - returning to work (e.g. after maternity leave)
  • Accelerating careers - preparing for promotions
  • Personal effectiveness and focus; studying whilst working full time
  • Fulfilment and purpose - figuring out what's next
  • Dealing with risk: going self-employed
  • Retraining during middle age
  • Dealing with a difficult boss
  • Achieving life-long ambitions - writing a novel

Now you know more about coaching and how it could help you in your career, why not get in touch and find out how coaching could help you? Call me or email me and we'll have a free chat to see how I can help you, and whether you want to work with me. There's no obligation to continue and I understand that you may wish to speak to several coaches before making a decision.

The first step is knowing you need to make a change - the second is taking action to start - why not take that second step today?

Solihull, B91

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday 9-5pm, weeknights or weekends by arrangement

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