Author & Performer

Purchase Rachel’s CD Today! Join Rachel in her her journey from fearful perfectionist to empowered performer.


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Rachel is the excited Author of her published autobiographical self-help book Stepping Into More—Lessons from Recovering Perfectionist. rachel crop2This inspiring story encourages the reader to reclaim their voice and lead a courageous, juicy life. The message is to live an integrated, authentic life versus compartmentalizing, hiding behind personas, and living with regret. The book chronicles Rachel’s voyage on how her dream to perform died for more than 23 years until her life took an unexpected turn starting with a car accident. This journey presented her with the opportunity to re-assess her life and led her to Stepping into more.

Each chapter ends with a section titled Lessons Learned to help draw out the universal cover (2)messages that can support the reader. There is also a section Deepen Your Learning where the reader is encouraged to complete reflective questions to personalize the lessons and provide tips and tools to continue their individual development.

Purchase Stepping Into More Today!

Click here to purchase Rachel’s inspiring new book – available as an ebook or paperback.


Purchase Rachel’s CD Today!

Despite Rachel Karu’s success as a coach, speaker, and trainer, she had kept her deepest passion — to become a singer — hidden for 20-plus years.

CD –

Rachel has produced an album of songs based on her book “Stepping into More.” Many of the songs are mentioned as songs that hold great meaning for her in the book. She also has added some fun, new songs. These cover songs include a variety of genres including musical theater, pop, and standards. Purchase the CD today!

Performance –

“I’m Not Perfect… and that’s PERFECT!” Come see Rachel’s journey described in her book, Stepping into More – Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist,” come to life as she performs her story. Of course she sings as she performs creating an inspiring and entertaining experience for the audience.

Performance / Workshop –

Come watch Rachel perform a shorter version of her show “I’m Not Perfect… and that’s PERFECT!” followed by a workshop for participants to learn the keys to stepping into more. Participants will reconnect to their true voice and start to share it with the world. Participants will walk away realizing that you don’t have to be perfect to live a perfect life.

Vocalist and MC –

Rachel regularly entertains by singing at events such as corporate events and weddings. Rachel can MC the event as well helping to create an organized and extremely fun event.

 Praise for Stepping into More

Chellie Campbell Author, 'The Wealthy Spirit' and 'Zero to Zillionaire'
So many of us have that inner Perfectionist that makes us unhappy because we can never measure up. Rachel Karu has written a wonderfully moving and honest account of her struggles to master that inner voice and achieve the success she wanted in spite of her fears. Anyone who has ever suffered from ‘I am not enough’ syndrome can take heart and learn from her wisdom and guidance here. Fabulous!
Sharon Jordan-Evans Executive coach & keynote speaker, co-author, 'Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay and Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work'
Rachel writes this books as only a recovering perfectionist can! In an unabashed, tell-it-like-it-is style she draws you into her story and reveals the peaks and valleys of her journey…Only read this book if you’re not afraid to have your dreams come true!
Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D. Author, 'Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office'
With candor and humor Karu shares the fears and insecurities experienced by so many women and instills hope that you really can step into more.  
Tammy Burnell Business Coach
Rachel’s book is a fantastic read for anyone who is struggling from being a perfectionist. As a business coach I often see this personality type and people struggle to satisfy themselves and the lives of others around them.  Rachel has brilliantly shared her life long story on how to recover with amazing self improvement questions at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend this book because let’s be honest, nobody is perfect!

Rachel is the founder and owner of RAE Development, a professional and personal development firm committed to helping organizations and individuals achieve success, productivity and fulfillment.

Described by her clients as “a gifted coach and facilitator who is both intuitive and pragmatic,” Rachel brings more than 19 years of Human Resources, training, coaching and speaking support to her clients. Rachel’s clients include Raytheon, Mattel, US Navy, Nestle, Braille Institute, Disney/ABC, and more. She holds an MS in Counseling for Business and is a Certified Coach.

In addition to writing, Rachel is also a soulful singer who enthralls her audiences with songs that evoke Adele, Carole King and Barbara Streisand. Rachel  motivates others to maximize their strengths, work through perfectionism, be proactive, and take charge of their lives and careers, in order to live an integrated, fulfilled life. Incorporating singing and music into her programs allows Rachel to creatively deliver these foundational messages in a meaningful way. Rachel is happily married and the proud mother of two amazing children. She enjoys singing, dancing, traveling and spending quality time with her family.[/learn_more]

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