Name: Rachel Jones
PI Training: PI Facilitator
Location: Orange Grove (central Johannesburg)
Also offers: Counselling for Trauma, Abuse, Self Esteem, Relationships, Corporate Wellness Programmes and Massage
+27 (82) 684 3852
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From a very young age Rachel’s purpose has been shaped by being a humanitarian.Her passion for South Africa has guided her to work with individuals, organisations and communities invested in uplifting their personal lives and organizational efficacy. Her focus is always on empowerment through facilitating deeper awareness, dialogue and empowered actions.

She graduated from WITS in 1994 with a BA Honours in Social Work and went on to work with children and families, which ultimately equipped her with the valuable skills of effective communication and facilitation.  She started her own practice in 2000 and became curious about alternative therapies and working more holistically with her clients. She embarked on studying various therapies and eventually specialized as a Postural Integration Practitioner. The International Centre for Integration in Mill Valley California accredited her in 2003/4.

She runs a practice from her home in Orange Grove, Johannesburg and is dedicated to the depth of learning and growth this modality has to offer herself and others.  Rachel excels in facilitating the dynamic life of working groups and has run various corporate and community interventions in relation to wellness, communication, creativity and conflict resolution.  She has extensive experience working with Gordon Institute of Business Science in their department called the Dialogue Circle. She has co designed and facilitated the Ilima and Catalyst programmes which uses dialogue and experiential learning to assist delegates to explore and challenge the paradigms in which they engage with their fellow citzens, organisations and the broader SA context.

Rachel also assisted in a  GIBS CSI programme – an intervention focused on Teacher Development with Gordon Primary School In Alexander.In addition to GIBS, other clients have included McKinsey Consulting, Anglo Coal, Anglo Gold, Community AIDS Response (CARE), the Irish Embassy and Sasol.

Rachel is an associate of Reos Partners which is an international organisation dedicated to supporting and building capacity for innovative collective action in complex social systems.  Reos organises, designs and facilitates results-oriented multi-stakeholder change processes with business, government and civil society organisations.

Rachel has also assisted staff to reduce stress and enhance their sense of wellbeing by teaching yoga at FNB, RMB and GIBS. She has also taught yoga and body awareness at One Life Addiction Treatment Centre in order to assist programme participants in building resilience, strength and confidence in the face of their addictions.

Rachel is an excellent relationship builder, listens well, naturally networks, and is organized and efficient. Her facilitation style is creative and humanistic in approach and presents to individual or groups in a way that invites participation for others to own their process.

Rachel has invested in developing her own leadership skills by evolving her own consultancy.

She also works on a pro bono basis with Berea – Hillbrow Home of Hope and is a member of SOLSA

Her personal life philosophy is move-breathe-laugh-rest, and of course dance!