About us

Rachel Austen, Occupational Psychologist & Resilience Coach

Rachel Austen is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and the founder of Austen Advisory. She has over 17 years of consulting and coaching experience, specialising in leadership, stress management and resilience.

She has developed deep cross-cultural awareness, having lived in Hong Kong for 10 years and worked with clients across Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA.

Rachel has deep expertise in psychometric assessment, behavioural change and is certified in positive psychology – she is passionate about sharing evidence based practices with others to help them make positive changes in their lives.

After a personal experience of burnout in 2015, she developed an online tool called AURA to help individuals and organisations recognise and address burnout signs early to enable them to flourish. She is able to empathise with others’ experiences but also use her scientific background to help others create personalised strategies to manage their unique challenges and make positive changes in their lives. For Rachel, Marah’s yoga classes were fundamental to her recovery from burnout and yoga has become a huge part of her own resilience toolkit.

Rachel has delivered burnout prevention programmes for many companies and coached hundreds of individuals to help them build resilience and flourish in life. Clients include Allianz, BBC, Booking.com, Citi, DLA Piper, G4S, HSBC, Heineken, Kuehne Nagel, LVMH, Standard Chartered and many more.

Rachel believes that if people are at or near a burnout crisis, a retreat to change to reset, recharge and reconnect is the most effective remedy to get back on track. She also wants to arm people with skills to apply when they go back to their busy lives for lasting impact.

Here is a recent interview with published on Thrive Global on resilience.

What Rachel’s client’s say…

“Superb. Rachel was fantastic at making an accurate analysis of my situation and offering practical guidance and suggestions. Her suggested solutions to problems felt easy to implement and achievable.”

Beth   Sarah

“It was fantastic. It was refreshing to gain a personalised and practical set of tools. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone looking to grow their resilience!”

Beth Beth – Recruitment Consultant

Marah Arcilla, Yoga Teacher

Marah has been teaching yoga since 2009. She dedicates her teaching to guide students with clarity, purpose and intent in their practise. Rather than focusing on the physicality and showmanship of complex poses, her teaching is thoughtfully themed with planned progressions and fundamental anatomical knowledge

With a deep reverence for the principles and philosophy of yoga, Marah’s yoga practise and teaching is rooted in humbleness, open-mindedness and integrity. She is grateful to her teacher, Carlos Pomeda for this. Her classes demand students to move intelligently from one pose to the next with mental discipline so that the quality of the practice can have a positive influence on the practical elements of the students’ daily lives.

At this phase in her teaching, she truly enjoys the intimacy of having a smaller group to teach. She still values the connection that arises from community building through hatha yoga practice.