Rachael Reichenbach

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Systems change, Change management, Culture change
United States
Rachael Reichenbach
Rachael’s work in the world is to create and hold space for the healing that allows groups to co-create the stories of the new world. Operating from a healing-informed, anti-oppression framework, Rachael’s current experiment in weaving together personal transformation & collective liberation is Resist Reimagine. Through participatory process, dynamic facilitation, and peer coaching, Rachael supports groups of all shapes and sizes across the South (and beyond) to catalyze change in ways that center strategic systems change, collaboration, and equity. Rachael understands clear seeing, strategic thinking, and personal healing to be inextricable in the work of shifting systems in ways that advance transformation toward love, equity, trust, dignity and justice. Rachael is committed to living an undivided life, acknowledging that we simply cannot create externally that which we are not cultivating internally. Rachael is currently living off the grid at Wild Hydrangea, an intentional community in northern Alabama, on the ancestral land of the Cherokee, Shawnee, and Yuchi. Here she is practicing the arts of community, patience, sharing, emergence, and avoiding poison ivy.

Geographic experience

North America, South-East Asia

Languages

English

Experience as a coach (formal/Informal)

2 years

Experience as a facilitator

5 years

UFacilitator stage

Lead

Rachael is most interested in projects that are social change or social justice-oriented, and weave together the threads of systems change, collaboration, and equity. The best kind of projects for her have an explicit analysis around power and oppression, collective impact, and are explicitly geared towards creating positive, strategic, and sustainable change in service of people and the planet.

Sector(s)

Food and agriculture, Race equity

Strengths

  • Methodologies creatively used: Systems thinking or systems practice, Sociocracy
  • The Centrality of Anti-Racism Work in Systems Change (Whiteness as a Relationship Disruptor, White Supremacy Culture as an Impediment to Collaboration)
  • The Art of Group Agreements
  • How to Facilitate a Clearness Committee
  • Collaboration “O” Process
  • Sociocracy Consent Decision Making Process
  • Cultural knowledge of South-East Asia due to a two-year work/travel experience
  • The bulk of her experience in food systems Translating in-person gatherings to an online version

Areas of development and learning

  • Rachael would like to sharpen her systems change, anti-racism/racial equity, and conflict resolution facilitation skills.
  • She is also very interested in Liberating Structures, Faster Than 20, and Transformative Justice.

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