If relationships are the paths that carry your influence,your interpersonal skills draw your map, and your authentic self becomes your compass. The MettaWorks Method teaches you how to cultivate all three by developing your emotional intelligence.
MettaWorks donates 10% of its profits to organizations dedicated to relieving the suffering of all sentient beings, a premise fundamental to Zen Buddhism.
Zen Mountain Monastery offers spiritual seekers a rare refuge to engage the Buddhist teachings through Zen training, cultivating compassion for themselves and the world around them. They have committed to racial justice and diversity.
The Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation allows for the continuance of an ancient wisdom tradition, increasing opportunities for women to pursue education and training as nuns. (Obstacles to practice and survival persist, driving nuns from Tibet into more accommodating countries such as Nepal.)
The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls, where resources and initiatives are collaborative and prioritize opportunity, access, validation and healing.
Here’s what we stand for…
Rachel began her career at Bloomberg as an HR Business Partner, responsible for hiring, terminating, developing, and coaching leaders and teams. From there, she specialized in leadership coaching at AppNexus (since acquired by AT&T), and Digital Ocean, the third-largest hosting company in the world.
This hands-on experience gave Rachel insight into the most pressing issues for leaders at every level. She earned an executive coaching certification from Columbia University and founded MettaWorks LLC, an executive coaching and leadership consulting company.
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 continued her studies under Shugen Arnold Roshi, his successor. Based on this experience, mindfulness is a core element of the MettaWorks Method.
Even with deep, consistent meditation, Rachel found that her nervous system remained on high alert and saw that her clients struggled with the same. She studied and integrated Somatic Experiencing into the MettaWorks method, immersing herself in the requisite three-year intensive certification.
Rachel also trained in Polarity Therapy, body and energy work similar to acupressure and Reiki, to help clients balance and restore energy flow to increase their effectiveness as leaders.
Ever improving and deepening the method she brings to her clients, Rachel is currently studying and integrating 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 MettaWorks Method is a synthesis of many different modalities rarely experienced in the professional world. Combined, they are incredibly powerful.
Sara manages all the behind-the scene details that keep MettaWorks humming, allowing our team to focus on serving our clients.
Sara brings 11+ years’ experience as an office manager, administrative assistant, and conference planner, including 5+ years at the helm of her own company, Triumph VA.