Moving Clients From Conflict to Connection and Wellness


Breaking Barriers

Honoring Your Authentic Self & Taking Your Power Back


What sets Raquel’s approach of Conflict Resolution, Integrative Wellness & Strategic Intervention Coaching apart from traditional coaching approaches?

Traditionally, what is a life coach? A life coach is someone who typically is known for helping their clients reach a goal or make a change in their life. A life transformation coach does all that AND helps their clients identify and resolve core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective techniques and specific action plans. An Integrative Wellness & Strategic Intervention Coach does this through the holistic & integrative approach of coaching towards balance (harmony or wholeness) in all four body systems; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Raquel utilizes the tools and strategies of Integrative Wellness and Strategic Intervention Coaching and has additional specialized training in Advanced Relationship Coaching, Passion Patterns, Personal Empowerment Coaching. To learn more please see below:

Strategic Intervention Coaching

​Strategic Intervention Coaching is a dynamic type of life coaching which is used worldwide to help individuals, families, couples, and organizations to support the individual and group. Strategic Intervention Coaching brings a system of change that empowers the client to take action daily in their life. It is through real actions, taught as SI Strategies by their coach, that a client creates the real and lasting change they desire. Strategic Intervention believes that all people have the potential to overcome the negative patterns and beliefs which keep them from thriving and reaching their goals.


A Strategic Intervention Coach has gone through intensive study and training in strategies to handle the whole range of human needs and life challenges. Most life coaching training’s focus on one type of result such as: goals, beliefs, or steps while SI helps address the wide range of human potential and obstacles. Strategic Interventionists are trained to identify every type of obstacle that may be holding a client back (such as their internal beliefs, their communication patterns, their relationships, their life stages) and prescribe practical strategies to create results in each of these areas. SI Coaches provide practical frameworks for the client to understand their options, and then offers them strategies and actions for bringing about the changes they want. Where some traditional life coaching methods focus on “the client discovering their own solutions,” Strategic Intervention Coaches help clients take practical action to transform their experience of life. SI encompasses goal setting, communication skill building, relationship work, high performance, meaning/purpose discovery, and uses creative modalities to help clients put their dreams into action. The SI Client learns about his or her needs, triggers, key relationships, safe problems, and expands their ability to think creatively, see potential in every part of life, expand and deepen all their relationships, and overcome the fears which have limited their joy and progress.

Integrative Wellness Coaching

The word integrative as defined by the dictionary is: Combining allopathic and complementary therapies and/or serving or intending to unify separate things. A life coach is traditionally defined as a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges. An Integrative Wellness & Life Coach has knowledge & training in ‘integrative’ approaches in the areas of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness (wholeness or balance).


This approach moves life coaching from simply counseling and encouraging to fully equipping and empowering clients to make effective change. The clients of an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach can experience and expect to walk away with a personal plan to move them towards wellness & health in the areas of mind (thought life & patterns), emotions (emotions & relationships), physical (this can be physical health or physical surroundings/situations such as career or finance) and spiritual health (awareness & spirituality).

Advanced Relationship Coaching

Would you like to see how to turn around any relationship in your life? Most people live their lives without understanding the power they actually have.

A Relationship Coach can help you transform your life, whether it is better understanding yourself, working together and learning about each other as a couple, or as a family or in business relationships. Breaking Barriers Advanced Relationship Coaching focuses on strategies to help improve relationships. It is different from ordinary coaching, and you will learn a practical methodology that is available nowhere else. By helping you with your relationships, you’re shifting your communication dynamics. Communication dynamics change quickly. Clients see positive results almost instantly, and create a profound “ripple effect” in their community. Raquel’s specific training in this area allows her to help you with your specific needs and situation. All-purpose coach training’s do not give you this. Advanced Relationship Coaching is designed to give you everything you need.

Personal Empowerment Coaching to Bring out the Goddess or Warrior in You!

In this coaching I lead individuals through a 10-session coaching series focusing specifically on learning about, discovering, and understanding your needs and creating powerful goals. We all have many different areas of life. It is important to identify and understand your roles, duties, and parts of life. With this information I can then help you to take action in each life zone and to expand zones which you want to focus within. In my Coaching I take connection very seriously. Understanding our Key Relationships is very important.

​What can you expect to improve in your life as you work with your Certified Integrative Wellness & Strategic Intervention Coach?

You can expect to gain clarity, action, and progress towards the goals you want to achieve. You will learn about yourself and how to be more effective with the key people in your life. Insights often include: how to rebuild a difficult relationship, how become more inspired about your career, how to plan for effective action. Most clients discover areas of opportunity, freeing up energy and initiative, and more insight and harmony with those they care about.


How is Integrative Wellness & Strategic Intervention Coaching different than therapy?

Psychotherapy and counseling generally work within a medical framework: identifying and diagnosing dysfunctions and prescribing treatment. SI Coaching starts with you, now, and how to take practical steps to make progress towards the goals, relationships, and experience you want. Strategic Intervention begins with the belief that the solutions that the client wants are available to them right now, and greater well-being and happiness comes from the ability to take smart actions in life. SI Coaching is not meant to replace psychotherapy – it is a distinct practical approach to supporting clients in the decisions and actions that will support their goals and fulfillment in life.


What to expect from your Integrative Wellness & Strategic Intervention Coach:

As your Coach I will usually begin by learning all about you – your desired results as well as your highest priorities and closest relationships. By truly understanding your world, your coach will be an effective advocate for the results, relationships, and life that you desire. You will find that this system of coaching is a very customized experience. You will be heard, understood, and supported, and you’ll be presented with a unique perspective and a series of strategies to improve your life. Clients gain a greater ability to see the “big picture” of their life, find and improve key relationships, take daily actions that increase their joy, and stop the patterns of fear and resistance that hold them back from living a full life.


Who are the founders of Strategic Intervention?

Strategic Intervention was founded by Cloe Madanes, Mark & Magali Peysha and Anthony Robbins in 2002 and grew out of many decades of study in the areas of Human Development, Psychology, Strategic Family Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Social Psychology, Negotiation, Leadership Training, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Ayurveda, and Human Needs Psychology. Strategic Intervention also recognizes practitioners across numerous disciplines who use strategy to bring about changes that support the individual, their relationships, and the community. The term “Strategic Intervention” was coined by the founders to establish a new tradition within the helping fields that could empower life coaches, teachers, leaders, medical professionals, and all people interested in creating greater personal and world wide health.


How is Strategic Intervention being applied in various industries worldwide?

Strategic Intervention is being used with people of all ages to create greater understanding and personal success. In the medical field, thousands of doctors, nurses, care providers, and hospital administrators are using SI to improve the healing process for patients and their families. In industry, SI strategies are being used by managers, business owners, public relation representatives, entrepreneurs, and leaders to create understanding, personal responsibility, team cohesion, and higher standards for achievement. In education, teachers are using SI to better understand, connect with, and teach students of all ages.