From sales to comedy and from theatre to corporate training, Rachel Bellack has learned a lot about people. Her job is to ask “what do you want?” and she’ll do what it takes to help you get it. Her desire to help people to discover their strengths and achieve their greatest potential is what drives her; she’s passionate about assisting others to live the life of their dreams.
Rachel is a native of Canada where she received her Bachelor of Arts and MBA degrees. Her love of acting started with books and performing Shakespeare and grew to encompass commercials, television and independent film. It was when she filled in for a cast member at Tony and Tina’s Wedding that she discovered her love of improv and the journey began. After moving to the USA she graduated from the Second City Conservatory and became an instructor at the Second City Detroit Training Center and in the Performing Arts Department of Oakland Community College. Rachel is currently the Executive Director and a lead instructor at Michigan Actors Studio, Producer at Comedysportz Detroit and Leadership Coach/Facilitator at The Improv Advantage as well as a credentialed member of the International Coach Federation. She serves as a Mentor Coach and is a professional public speaker. In addition to being a certified coach, she is a licensed trainer of NLP, trained by Dr. Richard Bandler, one of the founders of Neuro Linguistic Programming, often called the science of success. Rachel’s latest endeavor is at Case Western Reserve University where she is studying Positive Organizational Development.
Rachel was brought up in an entrepreneurial family and spent her early years working with her grandfather in the family business. It was there that she learned the thrill of building new businesses and being a trailblazer and innovator and she applies her creativity to both her acting and business careers. On the business side, she has managed retail outlets and supply chains, worked in territory, sales and product management and was part of a transition team working with new acquisitions for large corporations in both Canada and the United States. Her most fulfilling experience has been combining her love of all things acting and improv with her passion for business building and most importantly assisting others to live authentically. As a coach, speaker, and trainer with a performer’s unique flair, she offers stimulating and entertaining workshops and signature programs that apply acting and improv methodology to “real world” leadership, presentation, and communication training. Rachel is a contributing author to the book “Words of Wisdom” along with Brian Tracy and Dr. John Gray. (2013 Amazon.com)
On the creative side, Rachel has been working as an actor for more than twenty years, training in Toronto, Chicago, and Detroit. She is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and an award winning director. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-Aftra) and has written and performed sketch comedy with a variety of improv troupes in both Canada and the United States.
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