What are you truly hungry for?

To love and be loved,
just as you are?

To make art, your way,
with abandon?

To have a day job
that feeds your soul?

To go the table with ease
and eat for pleasure (instead of points)?

To inhabit your body and
savor the feeling of your own skin?

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Whatever you’re truly hungry for, even if you’re not sure, I can help.

about

Hi. I’m Rachel.

I help smart, sensitive, and soulful women get clear about what they are hungry for—at and away from the table—and begin to feast on their lives.

While my style is known to be extraordinarily warm, spacious and gentle, there is no denying that this work is radical.

As women we’ve been taught, subtlety and overtly, to stay small. We’ve been taught to put everyone else’s needs above our own. We’ve been told that being needy or selfish is the worst thing we could ever be. As a result, far too many women live a good distance from their fullest most vibrant lives. Tragic, but true—it’s the rule, rather than the exception, for women to be hungry all the time.

This used to be true me. For years I lived the life of a hungry woman. I used to fill notebooks with calculations of calories. I used to believe the smaller my pants size the greater my worth. I longed to step off the tight-rope that my life had become. I ached for all the ‘shoulds’ to dissolve into enoughness.

In the darkest hours of my life I was empty – empty of all the things that give life: delicious food, creative pursuits, intimate relationships, meaningful work, laughter, and, perhaps most important of all, contact with my who I am – my essential self.

Empty, my heart continued to beat, but I was not alive.

But it doesn’t have to be this way…

I don’t live a hungry life anymore, in fact I’m full of life, and I’ve helped hundreds of women to fill up on theirs too.

I teach women how to access profound permission to be themselves—in all their messy contradictions.

I create space for smart women, known for having all the answers, to say “I don’t know.”

I provide the softest place for your most vulnerable questions to land.

I offer a warmth that helps to melt rigidity and fear.

I lead women back to the raw truth—of themselves, of their wisdom, of their body—and away from lives of pretending.

I beckon women forth, out of the illusion that something within them is broken and into a deeper knowing that, just as they are, they are enough.

I call women into a space where black and white thoughts fade into colorful choices.

I believe that kindness turned inward is the most potent medicine in the world.

The women I work with show up hungry and leave with the skills for well-fed living.

I bring to my practice a Masters in Holistic Health Education from John F. Kennedy University and certification in Life Coaching from The Coaches Training Institute. In a past life I worked in the vibrant San Francisco sustainable food community. What I discovered is that you can eat all the organic kale and pastured eggs you want, but if your spirit hasn’t been fed you’ll never get full.

I’m a life coach, writer, teacher, and Well-fed Woman.

What's a well-fed woman, you ask?

Put Simply:

Well-fed Women consume what they are hungry for and become more alive. Hungry women are consumed by what they hunger for and find their light dimmed.

A Well-fed Woman’s life grows out of these four beliefs:

  • 1
    Our hungers are wise, like a North Star, they point us in the right direction.
  • 2
    We are all equally worthy of having our hungers fed.
  • 3
    When we're well-fed we are able to be more engaged in our lives and of service to others.
  • 4
    A world of well-fed women would be a much better world than the one we live in today.
  • Rachel is a pioneering voice, chronicling her own courageous journey and sharing it with a tribe of women eager to learn from her wisdom. She challenges the dominant cultural paradigm--that women have to control their hungers--and instead shows us all another way

    Tara Sophia Mohr
  • Rachel Cole is a powerhouse. A burst of bright, wise and soulful energy that can help any individual or business blossom. She is just the right combination of energetic, whip smart and highly creative– just the person you want as your ally.

    Andrea Scher
  • I love being in Rachel’s presence. She is wise, curious and, most of all, present. I always learn something from a conversation, video or live event with her – something valuable and beautiful. I would highly recommend learning with her – and I say “with her” because she is always open and learning herself – which is one reason she is wise!

    Jennifer Louden
  • Whenever I connect with Rachel, I feel a noticeable exhale in my body. My shoulders soften, my jaw relaxes and I drop into the deep and embodied wisdom she offers. I recommend Rachel and her beautiful work all the time; she is the huntress and wise leader of ease in all the ways we so desperately need.  

    Anna Guest-Jelley
  • As a coach, Rachel Cole is not only devilishly imaginative and eerily intuitive, but she’s got the balls to tell you exactly the way she sees it and she’s absolutely on target. She is a treasured guide on the path of life; full of heart, humor and spirit. She’s the first coach I would recommend to anyone looking for one.

    Laurie Wagner
  • Rachel helped me chart a new course and held my hand as I built a new ship. But even more important than cheering me on as I made this radical transformation, she showed me how to start saying, “No,” to things that don't nourish the person I really am. She showed me that saying, “No,” was the best way that I could start saying, “Yes!” to me.

    Heather Armstrong

Media & Press

My work in the world is all about guiding women to trust their hungers and feast on their lives. As a life coach, teacher, and women’s empowerment expert I live to share the wisdom and tools that have helped me and my clients to find peace with food, love for our bodies, and truly fulfilling lives.

If you are seeking a fresh voice with deep wisdom for a speaking engagement or private workshop or a warm, articulate expert for your wellness or woman-centric story please get in touch.

media bio

Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking and teaching to sold-out gatherings of women on how they too can find ease and fulfillment in their lives simply by honoring their own hungers. Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.

expertise

My ten years as a guide, teacher, and advocate have equipped (and excited) me to speak with authority on a range of popular Women’s issues, including:

FOOD & BODY

How to break free from diets and the dieter’s mentality :: What to know about healing from eating disorders :: How to improve body image :: Why the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement is radical and correct :: Intuitive eating 101 :: How satisfying food hungers helps us to satisfy our life hungers

spirit & fulfillment

What women’s self-care in the 21st century looks like :: How (and why) to live a pleasure-based life :: Why self-kindness is a super power :: How to make peace with the inner critic :: How to develop self-trust :: Why the world needs well-fed women

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