Having spent part of her childhood growing up in California, Rachel spent the weekends skiing in Lake Tahoe with her family this is where her addiction to skiing started. At the age of 11 she moved back to the UK and spent most days daydreaming of the mountains, so as soon as she finished university at UWE, Bristol, she was on a plane to Whistler, Canada with only a dream… After years of training, working with coaches and skiing every day, Rachel finally found the courage to enter her first Freeride competition at Lake Louise in 2009, which is now known as the Freeride World Tour. Rachel placed 4th.
The following year, Rachel competed at the Freeskiing Canadian World Championships and placed 3rd. This podium finish changed everything and she was invited to the ‘Redbull Wrangle The Chute’ invite only competition where she placed 4th. At the event was the ‘who’s who’ in the ski industry, and Rachel became sponsored by Faction skis, Giro, Surefoot & Flylow Gear, enabling her to spend the next five years travelling around skiing and representing her sponsors. During Rachel’s time skiing, she studied alternative medicine focusing on allergies, immune systems, depression, stress & anxiety.
She went on to start her own wellness practice, Whistler Wellbeing, in 2010 and began working with some of the top professional, Olympic and up and coming athletes, helping them keep their physical body strong when pushing the limits and worked with them on their mental focus and wellbeing. Due to family circumstances, Rachel recently decided to pack up from Canada and move back to the UK to start Uthrive Ltd which focuses on employee wellbeing. She now runs workshops and courses on stress management and has a fantastic team she implements for long-term wellness solutions, such as personal traibners, nutritionists, physiotherapists.
To book Rachel Findler as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing email@example.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
See what people had to say about Rachel, when she appeared at their corporate events:
“She gave a fascinating talk about her career and experiences – and what a range of experiences! Our pupils were treated to an outstanding talk about her life as a professional skier. She covered everything from the quick decision-making and risk management to the importance of good equipment and adequate preparation. Rachel also gave us invaluable food for thought about how, even when things seem to be going against you, to make the most of every opportunity, and to turn every set-back into a learning experience. This was a great lecture – passionate, informative and exciting, delivered by someone at the top of her game but in a way which resonated with pupils and staff alike. I am very excited to have worked with Rachel, and look forward enormously to working with her in the future: there are few other speakers who can bring such great experiences to the attention of school pupils.”
– Dr Tom Horler-Underwood, Head of Sixth Form
“I went to Uthrive’s event last night, spur of the moment, and absolutely loved it! Full of information – even for me as a yoga teacher, there was a lot to learn from Rachel’s experience as a pro-athlete (nutrition and communication, as well as teamwork, were some of the issues she looked at), and her friendly, down-to-earth, positive personality won me over. I can recommend her workshops wholeheartedly!”
– Susanne Heagele
“Her remarkable ability to build great relations would be a tremendous asset to any organisation. Rachel has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a broad range of fields… It was an absolute pleasure to work with Rachel. She has passion and drive, to share her knowledge and experiences. Her communication skills made training a pleasure. Her dedication showed through each task and presentation. Rachel is professional, patient, and always willing to go the extra mile to have clients happy. Rachel is trustworthy and reliable, with great character. She genuinely cares for her work.”
– Ashley Wilson, Oakwyn Realty