Our Team


Rachel is a core coach in the Year of Transformation program. She specializes in empowering individuals to increase their fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.

Current Role :

Rachel Zwell is a Social and Emotional Intelligence coach and the Enrollment Manager for the Wright Foundation. She specializes in empowering individuals to increase their fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives, to achieve their professional and personal goals, and to develop their leadership skills. She coaches and mentors people to develop self-awareness, vision, strategies, and to build skills in social and emotional intelligence. She believes in full engagement and aliveness, and trains people to see and overcome the barriers that prevent them from living fully.

Background :

Rachel has a background in leadership development, marketing and event planning, and team building. Prior to joining Wright, Rachel held a position as an account executive at a financial firm in New York and worked as an English teacher in Lima, Peru.

Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Photography from Bard College in New York. She was a member of the Trustee Leadership Scholars Program, where she founded and ran a program that brought student volunteers to run arts workshops for adults with developmental disabilities. Rachel has her master’s in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential.

Fun Facts :

One thing people wouldn’t know about you is :

“I was the captain and president of the women’s rugby team in college. I’m a killer on the field.”

Do you have any hidden talents?

“I am a photographer and I paint. I like to photograph women and create narratives – almost reminiscent of film stills. My painting combines my interest in art with that of emotional intelligence and expression.”

What is your favorite place in Chicago?

“ZooLights in the winter.”

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live?

“Medellin, Colombia. I spent a week there exploring the city by cable car, then searching for the places that looked so amazing from the sky.”

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