We use executive and personal coaching strategies along with consulting
services to light the way to inspired and purposeful change for individuals and
organizations. We work with clients to create balance and fulfillment to live
purposeful and profitable lives.
What Is Coaching?
Coaching is a partnership that accelerates life transitions for individuals,
groups and organizations. Coaching helps the individual define their own
success and design a plan to reach their goals.
Who Works with a Coach?
Smart, successful Individuals who want to live a life of purpose on purpose.
“If you need to get your body in shape, you hire a personal trainer.
If you need to get your life on track, you hire a coach.”
-Cheryl Richardson author of “Stand Up for Your Life”
Featured on "Oprah"
Making a Change LLC
“Lighting the Way”, is the mantra for Gary, IN native Raquel R. Robinson.
Whether as an author, speaker, coach, administrator or friend, Raquel believes
her calling is to encourage others to live the life they deserve. Raquel’s new book
Renew, Refocus and Recover! A Road Trip to the Life You Deserve was released
July 2006. She works along side her husband as the CEO and Coach for Making
a Change LLC. Together they light the way by providing executive coaching, life
coaching and consulting services to individuals and organizations. Raquel is the
resident Life Coach for both Keeping Family First and Inspired Living magazines
and the Michigan Chronicle.
Raquel specializes in helping highly successful women manage the “Mama
Hustle” and coaching “Power Spouses” (Spouses of highly influential individuals
looking to find their own voice and purpose as a complement to their spouse).
Her ideal clients are individuals ready to cross the threshold from an ordinary to
extraordinary life. Beyond goal setting and strategic planning, Raquel works with
clients to focus on the necessary internal work that will produce the external
success they desire. As a workshop leader and speaker, Raquel encourages
audiences to abandon the myth of the “comfort zone” and renew, refocus and
recover their dreams, goals, peace and joy.
While enrolled as a freshman at Indiana University, Raquel continued her
professional modeling career based in Chicago, IL. The balancing act between
school and career resulted in a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational
Communication and national ad placements in Elle, Essence, EM and Vogue
magazines. Robinson was Miss Gary in 1988 and placed 4th in the state
competition for the Miss America Pageant. These experiences encouraged
Raquel to provide inspirational workshops designed to facilitate the spiritual and
emotional growth of girls and women.
Following her retirement from the runway, Robinson earned a Master’s
degree in Communication Studies at Purdue University and has fifteen years
experience in both nonprofit and higher education administration. In this capacity
she has helped nonprofits, churches and universities facilitate strategic planning,
increase capacity and efficiency. Raquel has completed over one hundred hours
of training with the Coaches Training Institute. She has also taught
Communication courses as an adjunct faculty member at the State University of
New York in Oneonta and Broome Community College (Binghamton, NY).
Copyright © 2007 Making a Change LLC
Raquel R. Robinson
CEO and Co-Founder of Making a Change LLC
Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Author of
Renew, Refocus and Recover! A Road Trip to
the Life You Deserve