Speaking & In-House Training

Here are a selection of workshops and keynote speaking engagements:
  • Brighter Thinking: use neuroscience to get things done, Handbags in the Boardroom, Manchester; Chartered Management Institute, London
  • Brighter Thinking Brain-based approach to getting things done, Oxford Brookes University, Women in Business Forum, Limkwoking University of Creative Technology & London Coaching Group, London; Results Coaching Systems Community, Helsinki
  • Entrepreneurs’ Conference, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
  • Everyone’s a Leader, Annual Coaching & Mentoring Conference, University of Herts.
  • Future Leaders Awards accredited by ILM, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford (speaker & awards presenter)
  • The Neuroscience of Insight – in practice, ICF Coaching & Neuroscience Conference, London
  • Vision, Goals & Motivation, Paddington Development Trust; Portobello Business Centre; Westminster Business Council, all London
  • Women in Social Leadership Awards, BT, London (speaker & awards presenter)
  • Women Leading the Way Conference, London
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WORKSHOP Testimonials

What I loved about Rachel’s The neuroscience of insight – in practice workshop at the ICF
Conference (Nov 2011) is that she takes what could be considered a complex science and explains it
with stimulating practical examples. There is no doubt that Rachel is at the forefront of this exciting
and fast developing science.

Alan WilsonFounder and Creator of the charity Every Family Matters

Rachel Bamber delivered an excellent presentation for CMI members on using neuroscience to get things
done. Through an engaging workshop Rachel made the complex science easy to understand. She highlighted
the common bad habits and gave us practical ideas and next steps on how to work with our brain, rather
than against it. Our participants particularly enjoyed the mindfulness exercise and we all left committed
to put the insights into practice. I would wholeheartedly recommend Rachel as speaker and facilitator.

Eszter Molnar MillsProgramme Director
Chartered Management Institute

Your pitch, style, tone and approach was exceptional and fitted your audience
perfectly, a seamless performance for sure. I spent 4 years teaching in Leadership &
Management at the Fire Service College and have to say I have not seen a better
balanced delivery: content great too!

Garry CollinsBorough CommanderEast Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

Rachel Bamber has delivered her Brighter Thinking Vision, Goals and Motivation workshops for our
clients at the Portobello Business Centre, since March 2008.  Rachel takes pride in her work and is
focused, motivated and results driven.  Attendees have created a compelling vision for themselves
and their business. They have learnt how to set exciting goals and strategies to achieve their vision
and gained crucial tips and techniques to enable them to remain focused, avoid procrastination and
increase productivity. I have enjoyed working with Rachel because she is enthusiastic and has a
flexible, innovative approach to training always coming up with new ideas which meet the needs of
our demanding client base.

Maria StammersSenior Business Advisor, Portobello Business Centre

Rachel has worked with ICF accredited, brain-based NeuroLeadership Institute on a contract basis: as a Lead Trainer, Coach Assessor and Mentor, training and assessing executives in NeuroLeadership skills (Deloitte, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, Google, KPMG, Nokia Siemens Networks, Oxfam and Oxford University Press). Awarded Leader of the Month by NLG’s global COO in August 2010, Rachel has led their training programmes in Finland, India, UAE, UK and USA for coaches located worldwide.

Trainer Experience

  • Since 2006, enjoyed delivering a variety of corporate & educational programmes both face-to-face & virtual
  • Educational programmes: Brain-Based Coaching Certificate, Coaching Toolkit, Intuitive Coaching Skills, Building Your Practice, Life Skills, ICT Upgrade, ICF Mentoring, Post-Graduate Certificate in the Neuroscience of Leadership
  • Corporate programmes: Your Brain at Work, Maximise Your Brain, Workplace Coaching (Ericsson),
    HIVE, Focused Manager (NSN), Quality Conversations for People Managers (ABF, Disney, Dolby)

Assessor Experience

    • Since 2008, assessed 500 coaches for NLG Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, ME, UK & USA
    • Corporate assessments included: Deloitte, John Deere, IAG, Oxfam, Oxford University Press
    • Head of Assessments, NLG UK: created & led team of 9 assessors 2010-2014

Rachel is also a coach mentor for International Coach Federation.


Rachel’s contributions and her engagement have been outstanding. Her understanding of Neuroscience, 
her team coaching and training capabilities as well as her personal engagement brought the programme 
to another level. I can strongly recommend Rachel as coach and trainer.

Ralf KreikampCTO, Vodafone Business Unit, Huawei TechnologiesGermany

I can’t stop thinking of the intuitive coaching course that you held in Dubai, April 2012. It was by far
the best coaching training I have had.

Delel ChaabouniBIS Solutions DirectorMiddle East & Africa PepsiCo, Inc., Dubai

Rachel is a fantastic facilitator. She has great presence and I learned a lot from her professional
practice. She is understanding of mistakes and is patient with learners. I highly recommend her to
anyone interested in coaching, particularly in business. She really is inspirational in coaching.

Alastair ArnottTeacher in Charge of Drama, Heartlands AcademyBirmingham

Rachel was an outstanding trainer – organised, helpful and hugely resourceful. She made 
what was a challenging learning process at times so much smoother – and her great sense of humour 
was an added bonus.

Wendi GramantikPrincipal, NOESIS Learning Inc, Canada

Brighter Thinking pioneers successful treatment for those affected by substance misuse for the NHS

“I am off benefits and enjoying my new job” is just one of the positive responses from one of the attendees of Rachel Bamber’s unique Brighter Thinking Life Coaching for Change course delivered over ten consecutive weeks. The course focuses on helping individuals create Brighter Thinking for themselves and developing successful self-leadership for happier lives. Each week individuals rate various aspects of their lives (by completing a ‘Satisfaction Scale’), set goals and actions and receive coaching on a different subject each week. These include Brighter Communication, Putting Myself First, personal responsibility, self-leadership, confidence and creating Brighter Beliefs. Importantly, each attendee gets the support of the group and puts into practice, new techniques and tips each week. First delivered in Autumn 2006, course participants have comprised adults in recovery from alcohol, drug or other substance addiction together with other individuals affected by misuse in their family.