Rachael Roberts ELT Coach

About Rachael

business and mindset CoacH for elt professionals

Hi, I’m Rachael.

Like many people in our profession, I didn’t exactly grow up dreaming of working in ELT, but what made me fall in love with it was two main things:

❤  The opportunity to work directly with people and help them to help themselves change their lives for the better.

❤ The great colleagues I got to work with, as a teacher, teacher trainer, manager and materials writer.

Working as a business and mindset coach with ELT freelance professionals enables me to combine both those things, and to use the skills and experience I have to have a real impact.

One of the things I don’t like about ELT is the way that so many excellent professionals are underpaid, undervalued and scraping by.

I also far too often see people working themselves into the ground. This might be OK when we’re in our early twenties with no responsibilities, but it’s no way to run a sustainable and enjoyable professional career.

I want to really challenge the low expectations, and culture of ‘having to’ accept poor conditions and teach ELT freelancers the steps they can take to make their businesses truly work for them.

I have:

⭐ 30 years of experience in the industry
⭐ 15 years as a successful small ELT business owner
⭐ heaps of training and coaching in running a small business, organic marketing and social media, copywriting and more
…..as well as being a trained psychotherapist, counsellor, and coach.

This makes me ideally placed to empower freelance ELT professionals to earn more, work less, and live more fully.

And that’s what it’s all about.

What my clients think

I’ve learnt so much! The course covers lots of business aspects like goal setting, pricing, negotiating,  being clear about what you’re doing as well as getting visible on  social media. There is a lot of in depth content and it’s all delivered clearly. It’s been  amazing.

I also really enjoyed the camaraderie of the group and felt we were all supporting each other and being supported by you. I think that because you understand our industry, it made all the difference.

Honestly this course has also helped me get my hopeful, optimistic outlook back.  Thank you so much, Rachel.

Niki Joseph, Group Programme 2021

Educational Consultant, Teacher Trainer, Writer, Examiner

You have unparalleled ELT business wisdom and know-how that you share in the most generous, kind-hearted, and professional way. You’ve taught me so many things that I didn’t even know I needed to learn, and you’ve done it in a way that helps me believe in myself more.

Heather Johnston

Organizational coach 📂 for EAP/IEP professionals who want to reduce stress and ease the overwhelm in their ELT lives | ELT Podcaster | ESL instructor & academic coordinator in university IEP

Why work with me?

If you're a freelancer or considering going freelance or setting up your own business, and want some help to get consistent clients, charge what you're worth, and get your name out there.

If you need some clarity about where your business is heading, and how you could make it more profitable, and more enjoyable.

If you feel trapped and burnout in your business, and need to find a better way (there is one, I promise)

If you know you're getting in your own way, self-sabotaging or just holding yourself back and you want some support, encouragement and accountability.

As seen on…

EFL Magazine Podcast- Rachael Roberts
stand out in elt podcast with ola kowalska

Work-life balance, burnout and limiting beliefs in the elt world.

The Morning Break, with Jane Ritter, on Teacher Talk Radio.

The Teenage Brain


English Australia Journal

Interview: 10 questions for Rachael Roberts

EFL Magazine Podcast- Rachael Roberts
podcast episode for EFL Magazine

Why entrepreneur self care is important.

Keynote article, IATEFL Voices magazine, May/June 2021

Why do we resist doing things we know are good for us?

ELTCPD podcast

How to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.

podcast episode for IATEFL TDSIG

avoiding burnout

Youtube live discussion between me, Tanya Meyer and Kari Neira.
Tania Pattison

Do you need a life coach?

podcast episode for pearson

teaching career skills to teenagers

Article in IATEFL VOICES magazine

avoiding burnout

garnet education elt time podcast

teacher well-being and mindfulness

Work with me

Contact me for a free 40 minute discovery call