Rachael Lau

Performance & Lifestyle Coach, Applied Mindfulness Practitioner
+852 2530 3315


3C Triad Facilitator - Asian Leadership Institute (in training)
Applied Mindfulness Facilitator - TeamUp
5 years representation of Hong Kong National team (Field Hockey)
Newfield Network - Ontological Coach
Firstbeat Partner (HK)
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach (1)
CHEK Practitioner (1)
BSc Sport & Exercise Science


About the Practitioner

Rachael draws upon a variety of experience in order to assist organisations, teams and individuals reach their desired performance, healthy lifestyle and wellbeing goals. As an international athlete, she represented Hong Kong for 5 years in the Women's Field Hockey team.

As a professional she has 10 years’ experience in the Fitness and Health industry and recently up skilled to incorporate more of an integral approach to her coaching. By combining knowledge and experience of the body, mindfulness, leadership development and ontological coaching techniques* we give birth to a unique coaching process. Simply put this unique coaching approach to corporate, life and sports performance adopts a whole person philosophy encompassing four dimensions of energy management – physical (body), mental (mind), emotional (sensations) and spiritual (purpose).

Her professional and personal experience with elite sport provides a great foundation for delivering key components and strategies to improve performance, healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. Rachael works with a variety of individuals and athletes from the corporate and sporting environments to schools and the health and wellness industry.

*Ontology is the study of being and ontological coaching is a way of coaching that invites the individual to tap into a deeper awareness of their own lives and the way in which they observe the world around them. This method of coaching uses the body, emotions and language as domains of learning.

Lifestyle Assessment Package

3 day Lifestyle Assessment + 60 minute coaching session (Interpretation of data, key recommendations and designing action plan)

This service involves combining cutting edge technology with the important human element and knowledge of our practitioner Rachael. We create a physiological map of your current lifestyle and state of health and wellbeing. This map helps provide key insights, direction and a foundation in which to create a plan of action for a healthy lifestyle. It also provides data that can act as a preventative health measure and base line awareness..

Our aim is to guide you through a journey from feeling to knowing and most importantly to understanding about how you experience the pressures and stress of daily life (perceived and real). Together we explore what is affecting your level of adaptability (resiliency), your energy levels and your level of productivity during work. We also look for moments for self-care and if you have carved out time for things that are meaningful and restorative to you.

We interpret data from the lifestyle assessment together with you. We provide expertise and support to co-create personal practices for the benefit of working towards a healthy lifestyle. We may sometimes challenge you and push your growth edge to reach a new and healthier way of living. The importance of these practices and challenges is to create a new behaviour or way of being in your life that you desire, a call to action to embody change.


Therapies by Rachael

Testimonials

Jill Mcmillan – Director Jill Mcmillan associates (TeamUp)

Rachel is authentic and honest and comes as she is, which is helpful in setting a relaxed tone for the group.

Rachael’s facilitation was very skilled and she clearly knows the content (TeamUp) inside out. She drew on some very apt personal stories and anecdotes and was able to offer relevant and timely thoughts and ideas. She gently challenged the group, whilst remaining very sensitive and non-directive. Rachel is authentic and honest and comes as she is, which is helpful in setting a relaxed tone for the group. She is also highly experienced in embodiment work, which really comes across in her facilitation of certain exercises and being able to discern what might be going on for people. I think she’s fab and I’m very grateful for the experience!

Jan Somers – Somers Management Services (Teamup)

Her sense of humour and sense of professionalism merged into a delightful presence.

Facilitating is about being present with a process map in your hand without taking control over the ride – in our case the TeamUp triad journey. Rachael created and held space for an international triad group dispersed in different time zones around the globe. She proved to be a very professional facilitator who held the process map, ensured that each of us was given ample time and space to reflect and express on the themes. Her relevant comments – before, during and after each Skype call – kept us going the ‘extra mile’ so to speak. Her sense of humour and sense of professionalism merged into a delightful presence.

Kaylan Rha – Cofounder of What Would
Love Do? (Teamup)

Rachael also had great knowledge of the science behind things and I felt it added value to who she was as a facilitator.

I really enjoyed the engagement on the forum after we posted. I also really enjoyed her facilitation style of allowing space for us to speak into the space and to each other. Also having added only when needed and valuable information or reflections for us. Rachael also had great knowledge of the science behind things and I felt it added value to who she was as a facilitator. I did feel at one point with one of the participants that Rachael had a holding expectation or judgment of one of the members and that created a bit of tension for me. Having send that she had great intentions and just wanted the best for that member. I just felt there was a bit of a learning curve there. To be aware of how it lands for others but most important the member she was directly speaking to.

Jo Darrington (TeamUp)

Rachael also had great knowledge of the science behind things and I felt it added value to who she was as a facilitator.

Rachael’s powerful facilitation built a safe space which encouraged open, honest and vulnerable sharing. Through this we were able to delve deep to learn about ourselves and each other, making this experience an incredibly impactful one. Rachael’s ability to listen acutely and ask just the right questions to challenge you, opened up avenues and insights that we were unaware of. She activated us to participate in each other’s journeys, helping each other to develop practices and keeping us accountable to goals that we set. Reflecting back on the experience of participating in a TeamUp Triad with Rachael, I realise that it was an experience that brought about some big shifts in my perspectives on thing and I feel very grateful to have had this opportunity.

Wulan

Rachael has helped me a lot not only getting physically fit but also emotionally fit

Rachael has helped me a lot not only getting physically fit but also emotionally fit. 2016 has been a tough year for me but meeting her helped me constructively build better health through exercise and mindfulness practises. Thank you so much Rach!

Lisa Jones

I have had coaching in the past, but this experience has by far been the best and most helpful

After every session I feel calmer, more together and wanting to do the practise we co-created. I knew it was always up to me to put the work in but she made it easy and achievable. Her approach is kind, she allows you to speak, prompts you when you seem stuck and gives you the space and time to figure things out and talk yourself into understanding.I have had coaching in the past, but this experience has by far been the best and most helpful – being an observer of myself and trying to bring myself into my centre has carried across into my work day, training day and life in general…