Hello! I am Rachel Smith - expert communicator, group facilitator and cultural creative.
> I have extensive experience in corporate communications and brand identity design - from a decade in London and running my own graphic design agency in Cape Town for 17 years, to my current role as Communications Lead for a firm based in London.
> As a Transformational Guide, I have designed and facilitated deeply transformative experiences for individuals and groups for 15 years, from creative healing workshops, to deep listening circles, to large philanthropic events.
> I give special focus to accelerating radical social transformation projects throughout the African continent. We are disrupting systems and revolutionising education, allowing the youth to rise as self actualized leaders.
I was born in the Zambia, the heart of Africa - and so it is the new Africa in which I will always live, play and work.
I bring the full force of my intuitive abilities to whatever I am engaged in. I offer my colleagues and clients a blend of highly creative thinking and the heart intelligence needed to hold spaces for deeply meaningful and impactful work. CREATING SPACES FOR OTHERS TO EXPLORE, BE CURIOUS, GROW AND INNOVATE - WITH NEW LANGUAGES AND WAYS OF BEING - THIS IS MY PURPOSE. From that critical starting point I then tap into my world-wide-web of policy shapers and change makers - influencing and weaving connections that unite people in a way that fosters rapid and positive change.
MY CURRENT PROJECTS INCLUDE:
> Co-creator of www.TheMovementinAfrica.org - bringing together the triad of social, ecological and economic issues into a systemic shift. Growing 1000 permaculture learning hub gardens in rural communities in South Africa, alongside circles for healing and transformation.
> Communications Lead for The www.UbuntuLabInstitute.com Based on the Theory U method work of MIT & The Presencing Institute, we are 1000’s - co-shaping Africa’s renaissance.
> Founder of The Circle Method - facilitate deeply transformational healing circles for corporates, GBV groups, teenagers, and private groups.
> Process Art facilitator - creativity workshops - unleashing our full potential as individuals and groups.
Martin Kalungu-Banda. Senior Faculty Member for The Presencing Institute (MIT), founder of The Ubuntu.Lab Africa and international speaker shares:
'Rachel is a phenomenally skilled facilitator of personal and system transformation processes. Her capacity to connect with people through Head [thinking] and Heart [empathy] enables her to be both an effective and trusted helper. I have been fascinated by Rachel’s Cultural Quotient –ability to understand and relate with people across cultures –to awaken the best in people, teams and communities.'
Lets connect soon, to find out what we are meant to do together:
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To learn more about one of the methods I use called Theory U - please click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEcjCZbiICQ