Who Is Five Rhythms?


Rachel Rice, President of Five Rhythms Consulting, is a corporate executive turned peak performance consultant who works with individuals to reach their full potential by aligning their energy to their purpose.  She has held numerous corporate leadership roles, including recently as chief marketing officer for New York Life Retirement Plan Services overseeing marketing, product, business intelligence, web strategy and creative execution.  She is recognized by peers, clients, employees and vendors as a dynamic, engaging and effective speaker and communicator.  She attributes her effectiveness, in large part, to the integration of energy techniques such as those she teaches in our Communicating with Impactoffering.  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 Clinical Practitioner, an Eden Energy Medicine authorized teacher, a Reiki Master and a Meditation leader. She is committed to empowering all to achieve peak performance.


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

Amy Rebecca Gay is a senior consultant and coach with Five Rhythms who brings over twenty-five years of experience as a mediator, trainer, and facilitator for organizations of all sizes including Fortune 250 companies. She is the former assistant director of the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution at UMass Boston, she was a trainer and product manager at Vantage Partners and she currently collaborates with UMass’s Center for Collaborative Leadership and The Mediation Group. She has taught at LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, UMass Boston and Babson’s College of Management. Over her career, Amy has discovered that we communicate most effectively when we’ve mastered our own energy, emotions and identity and believes that the techniques used in the Communicating with Impact offerings are the missing link in standard communication training and coaching today. Amy brings an active awareness of the mind/body connection, a warm and welcoming facilitation style and a deep dedication to using one’s mind for powerful transformation. She has a PhD from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and is trained by the Coaches Training Institute.

Amy’s ability to be simultaneously vulnerable and fearless holds space for her clients to do the same, thus continually expanding their ability to create the results they want both in their professional and personal lives. She believes that the biggest challenges in work and life are often our greatest teachers. Amy pushes her clients to fully step into their unique leadership and take bold actions in the world. With compassion for self and other, Amy and her clients boldly jump into life’s lessons with curiosity, enthusiasm and grace.

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, Women Accelerators, 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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