Rachel Woods has spent a decade empowering business leaders with practical leadership skills, specializing in the area of conflict management and negotiation. She is the Founder and CEO of Leadership Trek® Corporation, otherwise known as “LTrek®”, through which she has trained and consulted leaders world-wide. Soon after she began her career as an Attorney-Mediator, Rachel served as a Mediator inside businesses and began to train and consult business leaders in the area of conflict management. This led to an invitation to teach at the Baylor Business School, where she serve as a Lecturer of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, today.
Most recently, Rachel has supported the cause of increasing women’s participation in politics and public life and the spreading of democracy throughout the world, as an author, trainer and consultant. Currently, LTrek programs are utilized by leaders in 24 countries. Rachel is currently coaching leaders from 13 countries, utilizing LTrek’s signature leadership transformation system, Leadership Trek.
In 2010, Rachel developed the leadership development curriculum for women seeking public office in Bosnia and Nigeria through the Women’s Democracy Network (WDN), a division of the International Republican Institute (IRI).
In 2011, Rachel consulted WDN in the development of women’s leadership schools to be launched in four different countries, a project of the United Nations Democracy Fund. Rachel authored the Women’s Democracy Network Women’s Leadership School Trainer Manual and trained women from Georgia, Bangladesh, Guatemala and Cameroon, who now train women in their respective countries. Today, the WDN Leadership Schools have trained over 1000 women world-wide in 14 countries.
In 2013, together with Dr. Mitchell Neubert, Ph.D., Rachel authored Leadership Trek, an on-the-job leadership transformation system.
Rachel is a licensed attorney. She earned a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she also trained to be a Mediator. She completed training on how to teach negotiation in organizations at the Harvard Law School Project on Negotiation in Cambridge, MA. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University.
Rachel’s proudest achievements are her marriage to her husband Riley Woods and their two children, Jackson Riley and Reagan Victoria.