Who Is Five Rhythms?

Rachel Rice is the founder and CEO of Five Rhythms Consulting.  She has spent the majority of her career in corporate leadership roles, including recently as the chief marketing officer for New York Life Retirement Plan Services overseeing marketing, product development, web strategy and creative execution.  She presents on a regular basis and peers, clients, employees and vendors have recognized her as a dynamic, engaging and effective speaker.  She attributes her effectiveness, in large part, to the integration of energy techniques such as those leveraged in her Communicating with Impact offering.  Rachel has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Rachel is a Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner, an Eden Energy Medicine authorized teacher, a Reiki Master and a Meditation leader. She has integrated these mind/body practices into her business routine and leadership style with a goal of driving the best possible outcomes for the organizations and individuals she serves.


Amy Rebecca Gay, PhD: Negotiation, facilitation, conflict resolution and communication expert

Amy Rebecca Gay is an organizational consultant specializing in conflict resolution, facilitation, influence, and communication. Her focus is on improving the ability of organizations and teams to productively discuss difficult issues, work effectively across silos and business units, and work effectively with strategic business partners.

With over 20 years of experience, Amy has designed and delivered training, facilitation and conflict resolution processes for a wide variety of audiences. She has administered mediation programs, conducted mediations, trained mediators and supervised them during small claims internships. She has designed and delivered conflict management training programs for diverse audiences ranging from undergraduate and graduate students, to small non-profit employees, to senior executives at Fortune 500 companies. In addition to training and curriculum design, Amy has designed and facilitated a variety of different processes. Some have been aimed at reaching consensus on difficult issues, others have been designed to uncover organizational barriers to goals and constructive conflict management. In addition to consulting and training, Amy has taught conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation at LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, UMass Boston, and Babson College School of Management. Amy holds a PhD from Syracuse University and also does work with The Mediation Group.

Deb Elbaum, MD, CPCC: Certified Career and Life Coach and Women’s Confidence Coach

Deb Elbaum is a certified career and life coach, author, and speaker. The founder of Deb Elbaum Coaching, she specializes in working with career changers, job seekers, and women returning to work. Deb is known for helping her clients get clear about their choices, build their confidence, trust their decisions, and create intentional change. Before becoming a coach, Deb worked briefly as a physician and then as a medical writer while she raised her children. Having successfully navigated her own career transition from a place of overwhelm and anxiety to one of purpose and balance, she helps her clients create lives that align with their priorities and values.

Deb has been an invited speaker at organizations around greater Boston, including the Bioscience Network, de la Femme, and Boston Women Connect. She is the author of the chapter “Making Moments Count” in Coaching for Powerful Change (2016), edited by Diane Hayden. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Her coaching certifications are from the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation.

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