"Work is where your demons go to hide."

You have run large teams. You are not new to leadership. And yet, you are often exhausted at the end of the day. You constantly feel like you are drinking from a fire hose. You feel like a servant to the company. You often wonder, isn’t there a better way of doing this? 

As a leader at the upper echelons of a company, the relationships that you have matter more than the deliverables themselves. Your relationships are the only way you can get things done at this level. AND. In order to have successful relationships, you first have to attend to the relationship you have with yourself. It is vital to know yourself in order to know how to be successful with other people. The inner work required to accomplish this, and reach the power and influence you want, is what this book is all about. 

Over the course of this book, Rachel Rider shares with you the process she’s only ever shared with clients: a step-by-step to the very skills and inner work you need to cultivate this relationship with yourself so you can master the interpersonal in your career.

This book is for you if: 
— You are hungry to understand how your behavior impacts your work relationships. 
— You are interested in understanding how your behavioral patterns at work get in the way. 
— And you are ready to shift old patterns, have a bigger impact, and push past limitations that once felt intractable. 

This book provides the tools that will literally remap your neural pathways to allow for a profound and sustainable shift in behavior, leading to wild success in your role. If you are ready to become the effortlessly sought-after leader you’ve always wanted to be, welcome.

“Who You Are Is How You Lead” by Rachel L. Rider
(Release date March 27, 2023)

“You first have to attend to the relationship you have with yourself. It is vital to know yourself in order to know how to be successful with other people.”

Rachel L. Rider

Rachel Rider weaves modalities rarely experienced in the professional world into executive coaching and the MettaWorks Method at her elite agency—bringing radical ease, spaciousness, and transformation to tech leaders. Rachel began her career at Bloomberg as an HR Business Partner responsible for developing and coaching leaders and teams.

She went on to specialize in leader-ship coaching at AppNexus (since acquired by AT&T) and Digital Ocean, the third-largest hosting company in the world. This on-the-ground experience gave Rachel insight into the most pressing issues leaders face at every level, complementing her executive coaching certification from prestigious Columbia University. Seeing the results her multi-dimensional approach delivered and ready to share it with a wider audience, Rachel founded her own company, MettaWorks LLC, an executive coaching firm, to reach more tech leaders with the game-changing methods she’d gathered through her personal journey:

From a young age, Rachel cultivated a serious meditation practice. Studying under renowned teacher and Zen Mountain Monastery founder John Daido Loori Roshi for 13 years, she has continued her studies under Shugen Arnold Roshi, his successor since 2009. Self-awareness is foundational to the MettaWorks Method, cultivating space between event and reaction, so leaders act by choice, not knee-jerk habit.

Even with a dedicated and consistent meditation practice, however, Rachel found that her nervous system remained on high alert and saw her clients experience the same. Through the requisite three-year intensive certification, she integrated Somatic Experiencing, bringing leaders tools that unlock effective, long-lasting change in concert with the body. Rachel has also trained in Polarity Therapy, body and energy work to help clients balance and restore energy flow to increase their effectiveness as leaders.

Ever improving and deepening the methodology she brings to her clients, Rachel currently studies and integrates Inner Relationship Focusing, a psychotherapeutic process for healing one’s inner self to access the positive energy and insights that move our lives forward.

The synthesis of these modalities makes the MettaWorks Method a compelling, multi-faceted approach offering next-level tools for tech leaders looking to be the very best at what they do, with far-reaching impact.

Rachel lives with her husband and two children in New York.

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“Who You Are Is How You Lead” by Rachel L. Rider
(Release date March 27, 2023)

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“Who You Are Is How You Lead” by Rachel L. Rider
(Release date March 27, 2023)