Breaking Barriers

Honoring Your Authentic Self & Recognizing the Power Within You

What sets Raquel’s approach of Conflict Resolution, Integrative Wellness & Strategic Intervention in Relationship 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. Raquel’s approach with Integrative Wellness and & Strategic Intervention 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, Conflict Resolution, and Strategic Intervention Coaching and has additional specialized training in Advanced Relationship Coaching, Passion Patterns, and Personal Empowerment Coaching.

Strategic Intervention Coaching

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

Most life coaching training’s focus on one type of result such as: goals, beliefs, or steps. Through intensive study and training in strategies to handle the whole range of human needs and life challenges, Breaking Barriers with Raquel helps address the wide range of human potential and obstacles. Raquel can help 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. Raquel is able to provide practical frameworks for the client to understand their options, and then offer 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. Raquel utilizes goal setting, communication skill building, relationship work, high performance, meaning/purpose discovery, and uses creative modalities to help clients put their dreams into action. Raquel helps you learn about your needs, triggers, key relationships, safe problems, and expands your ability to understand those of the people you are in key relationships with. In becoming more aware and clear in these areas, Raquel can then help you think creatively, see potential in every part of life, expand and deepen all their relationships, and overcome the fears which have limited your joy and progress.

Integrative Wellness Coaching

The word integrative as defined by the dictionary is: Combining allopathic and complimentary 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. From an Integrative Wellness aspect & Raquel has knowledge & life study and training in ‘integrative’ approaches in the areas of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness.

Raquel’s approach is not counseling, but fully equipping and empowering clients to make effective change to move towards what they want or need.

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.

Whether it is better understanding yourself, working together and learning about each other as a couple, as a family or in business relationships, Raquel can help you move your relationships from conflict to connection. Together we focus on strategies to help improve your 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. Raquel can help take you from conflict to positive communication where everyone feels heard, understood and then solutions can be identified that honor everyone involved. Yes, it really IS possible! Communication dynamics change quickly. Clients see positive results almost instantly and create a profound “ripple effect” in their community. Raquel’s specific training and life study in this area allows her to help you with your specific needs and situation. Raquel has a diverse set of skills and insight that can help identify where the gaps are, what the true source of pain or disconnect is, and then help you with strategies to create solutions.

Personal Empowerment Coaching to Bring out the Warrior in You!

In this coaching Raquel leads individuals through a coaching focusing specifically on learning about, discovering, and understanding your needs and creating powerful goals. We all have many different roles in 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 to be able to live fully and authentically, and expand zones where you feel there is lack or emptiness.

​What can you expect to improve in your life?

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 to 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. Another aspect is recognizing what we are responsible for and should not hold ourselves responsible for…the things we can change and the things we cannot.

How is Raquel’s coaching different than therapy?

Psychotherapy and counseling generally work within a medical framework: identifying and diagnosing dysfunctions and prescribing treatment. Raquel’s Coaching starts with you, now, and how to take practical steps to make progress towards the goals, relationships, and experience you want. Raquel 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. 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 Coach:

As your Coach I will begin by learning all about you – your desired results as well as your highest priorities and closest relationships. By truly understanding your world, I will be an effective advocate for the results, relationships, and life that you desire. You will find that my approach to 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.