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Rachel Conerly


Rachel Conerly

For the past 20+ years, I’ve worked as an organization and leadership development consultant to both executives and change agents. I’ve worked with leaders at all levels and organizations of all sizes. I'm a passionate teacher and derive great satisfaction from helping my clients develop more meaningful and productive lives. I'm a fan of clarity, simplicity and practicality; I strive toward what will make a life-generating difference. I'm a leader and follower, a learner and teacher. 

Years ago, these words appeared in my mind "You need a new theology for your work." This led me toward toward a new paradigm known as the Collaborative Operating System (COS). On one level, the COS is simply a way of working that enables people to perform their work with greater results and satisfaction – a way of working that works.  On another level, it’s a blueprint for addressing super-complex and seemingly intractable problems. Studying ancient history and using this system successfully in all kinds of systems - large and small - has me wonder if the COS is based on "Cosmic" principles – one's which will work beyond our Planet Earth. 

I’m a graduate of Presbyterian College with a B.S. in Political Science. My parents (both Presbyterian clergy and family therapists) raised me with an integrated psychology and spirituality. For as long as  I can recall, I've felt called to create healthy systems. I live in Lansing, NC.

Contact Rachel at 336-384-2171 and

WHAT Mark SAYS about Rachel:

Rachel is one of the most courageous and passionate leaders I know.  She combines these critical leadership qualities with a deep understanding of and empathy for the human condition, creating a unique atmosphere of safety, challenge and inspiration.  Her insights and wealth of experience consistently bring out the best in individual leaders and their teams.

WHAT Liz SAYS about Rachel:

Rachel is the purest model of what she’s on a mission to create in the world - that every ounce of our lives and work should be meaningful and filled with intention. I’ve seen Rachel first-hand go to great lengths to teach her clients how to make real change. Rachel is a powerful visionary and change agent. She will remain at the front lines as we work to build a world that works.

WHAT Michael SAYS about Rachel:

I hold Rachel as one of the wisest teachers I know. Like Mother Earth, she is generous, unflinching and utterly reliable. Her dedication to her clients and our team borders on the fanatical, and her tireless championing of a better way of working inspires us all to keep thinking and performing way outside the box of our conditioned expectations.