Academy for Women (she/her/hers)

A Year - Long Immersion for

Professional, High Achieving Women Who are

Ready To Reclaim their lives. Live Purposefully, and Thrive.

Thrive, Lead & Succeed


  • Stressed or on the path to burnout from working more hours than what you think is sustainable?

  • So exhausted by the time you get home that you have nothing left for your relationship, family, or YOU?

  • Plagued by indecisiveness from living a life of compromise (at work or beyond)? 

  • What many would consider successful and accomplished - yet you feel mentally drained, disconnected, or confused about why you aren't thriving?

  • Longing to feel more connected and enthused again about work, life, or what matters to you.

If you're experiencing any of the above, it's time to make a change. You are in danger:
According to recent studies (7000+ surveyed, Limeade & MeQuilibrium) that measure burnout pre and post covid times...
  • 69% surveyed said they're currently burned out vs. 42% in the pre-pandemic Employee Care Report.
  • 59% of managers experience burnout since the covid19 outbreak and feel responsible or guilty their teams are burning out.
  • Women's stress levels increased by nearly 20%, while men's job stress increased 1.6%. This may be accounted for by the fact that women, in addition to working from home, bear the brunt of facilitating their children's online studies, while preparing meals and cleaning the home. Women, consequently, had a substantially more decreased motivation, 31% than men, 21%. 
  • Tech & Healthcare workers' well-being are the most negatively impacted by Covid-19, indicating double-digit increases in job stress (11%), burnout (+23) and a 40% drop in motivation.
It doesn't have to be this way. Stop feeling unfulfilled, mental tail-spinning, and feeling scattered.
Start thriving - with intention, gusto and purpose at work and beyond - learn how to create the space to be more fulfilled, expand your capacity, and feel more joy.
Become the woman of your dreams.


The Guidance You Need: 

Learn and apply a proven set of stress reduction tools to use at work (and beyond) so you can enjoy life again. Graduates learn to make faster, more confident decisions, and set boundaries so you feel clearer, more satisfied, and increase vitality as you step into who you could become.
Learn and apply a proven set of stress reduction tools to use at work (and beyond) so you can enjoy life again. Graduates learn to make faster, more confident decisions, and set boundaries so you feel clearer, more satisfied, and increase vitality as you step into who you could become.
Benefits of being a member of the Academy:

  • Be more effective as you create a vision for yourself and develop a plan on how to get there while handling life's little distractions, including procrastination.

  • Be more productive and resilient as you become less stressed through greater self-awareness and strategies to get more done and feel satisfied, every day.

  • Feel more vitality and energized as you thrive at work while preventing burnout and stress while increasing your capacity and remove blocks.

  • Have better quality of relationships at work - with your manager, your clients, and/or your direct reports. You'll learn tools that'll help understand the people around you better, and drive conversations to be more direct and influential.

  • Be more self aware, know the effect your beliefs have on your thoughts and actions, and your actions on other's lives and work. Master this and you'll find everyone around you becomes happier and more productive too.

                                                            ....and so much more!

Gain expertise and solutions for:

  • Making your next big career or professional move.

  • Launching a new business endeavor or innovating as an agent of change.

  • Finding or aligning your life purpose

  • Making a major life decision or change about your lifestyle, career, or who you want to be in the world.

  • Harnessing your ability to influence and lead as you tap into your personal power.

  • Tapping your creativity as you learn how to pause and thrive with your individualized pause plan.

Life is short. It's time to step courageously into feeling more empowered, energized, and resilient so that you and those in your life can reap the benefits.

You can reclaim your life.

You can continue to succeed while also having time for the people and activities you love.

You can feel energized again and continue to make an impact, doing great work WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR LIFE!


Quit working harder, commit to the 5 Pillars of PAUSE, and work smarter!

White Pillars


4 quarters to learn and apply the 5 "Pillars of Pause" to reclaim your life: 
Presence, Alignment, Unlock, Self-Care, and Execute
What the structure looks like.

Maximize your results with minimum time commitment. Each group video call is recorded and on file. In an online group setting, you will be guided through monthly modules to learn the skills to feel more empowered, motivated, and purposeful without giving up your life. 


It is one of the most successful, results oriented programs based on the latest neuroscience,

emotional intelligence and mindfulness applications, designed for women.

Commitment time per month: 3 hours. Do you have 3 hours per month to change the trajectory of your life? I hope so!

3 hours = 1 hour zoom call per week (recorded), first 3 weeks of each month. 

  • 1st Call: Content Training 

  • 2nd Call: Q&A + Breakouts, discussion

  • 3rd Call: Wrap Call + Guest Speaker on module theme with Q&A

Why one year?

  • Research tells us it takes at least 30-66 days to form ONE new habit. How about a lifetime of habits?

    • Change happens over time, after all you've spent your entire lifetime building the thoughts, habits, and behavior you are today.

    • For long lasting habits to form or change, on average it takes at a minimum between 6-12 months for this to occur. In the big scheme of things, it's not that long.

  • If you're looking for a quick fix, this program is not for you. Don't forget - this is your life we're talking about. If you're committed to living your best life, take the next step designed to help you thrive with the support and accountability needed for life-lasting change.

One module per month.
QUARTER ONE: Presence Jan-Mar

Module 1: Assess & Identify Your Ideal State

Assess where you are as you identify your ideal state and what's in the way of getting there. Identify which of the 7 areas of life are calling you to reclaim your potential. 


Start to develop your inner resources and formulate your plan to thrive and increase resiliency.


After your first month you will begin to feel more calm, be more connected with your body, and meet and get support from the other women in class via buddy call(s), and with Rachael's first coaching call. Start to use the monthly success tracker.

Module 2: Grounded Presence

Feel more grounded in your body as you practice mindfulness exercises: proven daily pauses & mindful strategies to switch out of overwhelm, deregulate the nervous system, and replenish your energy so that you can feel energized, resilient, and motivated throughout your day.


Learn the secret to your mental energy and learn how to show up 100% responsible in any situation.


After this month, you will have a daily practice to refresh and renew, and be more present as a result. You will feel less exhausted as you know how to avoid the pitfalls of the Drama Triangle and avoid feeling depleted as you learn to replenish your reserves.

Module 3: Navigate the Negativity

You don't have to believe your thoughts, it's time to tame your inner critic! Identify your core mistaken beliefs and why they keep you stuck so that you feel more in control.


Learn the what keeps you stuck in self-fulfilling prophecy, and break that pattern.


Discover how to "TASER" and "zap" your negative thoughts and beliefs in your self-directed neuroplasticity. Discover your top cognitive distortions that keep you stuck and move out of them. After this month you will feel more empowered and be more objective vs thinking so negatively. After this month, you will feel more positive, and develop greater self-compassion. 

QUARTER TWO: Alignment Apr-Jun

Module 4: Vision Quest

Create a customized vision statement and learn why having a vision of who you are becoming is so important in your quest so that you are more satisfied and start to thrive again.


Begin to re-discover the woman

you've always dreamt you'd be. 

After this month you will feel secure in where you are headed. You will have a solid foundation of tools to stay focused and comfortable expressing all of your feelings.

Module 5: Find Your Purpose

Discover and tap into the "why" in your life as you name your values, operating principles, and align with your vision as you reduce stress while increasing motivation, productivity, and your authentic self.


Create your life purpose tag line that can keep you oriented to thriving and going after your

wildest dreams.

Module 6: Learn To Yearn!

Discover what you yearn for and how to differentiate them from our wants we think are helpful, but really aren't that satisfying.


Learn to prevent setbacks with the ability to foresee old habits and prevent self sabotage.


Feel more aligned and fulfilled as you take on discovering your core yearnings in your daily life and activities.

QUARTER THREE: Unlock Jul-Sept

Module 7: Courage to BE 

Create safety for yourself as you pinpoint your fears that have blocked you from thriving.


You'll understand the beliefs behind your fears and step into your reclaimed self in a deeper, aligned way that honors your authentic self.


You have a sense of who you really are, why it's critical for you to claim that self, and develop deeper trust for this path and who you are becoming.

Module 8: Connect to Your Inner Guidance System & Boost Resiliency

Learn key mindfulness techniques that help you feel more centered and in your body and experiment with meditation.


Learn how to start meditating even if

the idea makes you fidget.


You'll develop greater self-compassion for yourself and create your own practice to feel more connected and thrive again.

Module 9: Setting Boundaries, Limits, and Expectations

Learn the 5 step recipe on how to set better boundaries so you can be more productive, expand your capacity, and thrive as a woman in 2021.


Learn to be less stressed and enforce boundaries without feeling guilty for it.


This means getting out of "restless guilt syndrome" that so many women experience when they put themselves first. 

QUARTER FOUR: Self-Care Quarter Oct-Dec

Module 10: 3-Pronged System of Self Care Kickoff

Learn the 3-pronged trifecta for game changing tools when it comes to self-care - more mindfulness, self-soothing techniques, and good nutrition to boost mental, emotional, and physical health. 


Integrate the pragmatic go-to mindful practices you can use when you overwhelmed that can re-direct you to living into your vision, feeling more resilient and alive, and more confident and motivated.


We'll learn the self-soothing techniques and tips to re-parent yourself, and what self-care is and isn't. Reset your nutrition and cultivate new healthy living nutrition which is critical to self-care.

Module 11: Gratitude for Creating to Manifest

Gratitude is your superpower! Discover the life-long benefits of gratitude and how it can help manifest what you would love in your life.


You will cultivate a gratitude practice, tie it to how it can meet our yearnings to feel more fulfilled and continue to expand your capacity.


You'll learn the basics of manifesting and how meditation practices can lead to manifesting more for you.

Module 12: Putting it All Together: Your Pause Plan & Beyond

Your aliveness will be tingling on all levels! Others notice your shifts and wondering what you ate for breakfast.


Design your pause plan that includes how to navigate your biggest challenge, pause recommendations, and serves as a guidepost for keeping your momentum to thrive and engage at this new level and beyond the course. 



Organized by theme, learn the science and academic research designed to support you to thrive, lead and succeed in every

aspect of you life.



Monthly exclusive access to the experts and thought leaders of our time in specific

topic areas.


Each month practical "assignments" to maximize your growth. Each month includes new workbook and readings to support your growth.


A rising tide lifts all boats. A community of like-minded women for support and accountability in a private Facebook group, buddy calls, and our weekly calls.



Practices to center your mind and start building the muscle for attention training, increased focus and resilience, and relaxation techniques.


Build deeper connections with yourself and others in the 3 day Thriver retreat as you dedicate time to put yourself first, recalibrate, refresh and renew, and apply what you've been learning at the academy.

*For Clients, virtually.

Private Coaching with Rachael
(6 1:1 sessions @ 30 minutes each) (Value $1197) 
8 Weeks to Purposeful Living
30 day healthy living starter kit
(Value $497)
1/2 day group VIP training day Mar 2021 recordings
(4 hours) (Value $997)


Over 175+ people have gotten ahead
working with Rachael. Take a look at their amazing stories:



I learned to hone in on what I desire in my life.

I learned the power of creating my own vision which helped me hone in on what I desire more of in my life. I also moved through my biggest blocks that were keeping me from living my dream - now I run my own business helping others organize their lives!


DEI Program Manager

Nothing Short of Miracles - launched a new project and secured $100k investment!

I have achieved nothing short of miracles! I regained my confidence after a tough career year. Rachael holds space for my mission and her emotional based coaching helps me explore and redefine old ways of thinking. In 3 months, I launched a new project for women and girls and secured a $100k investment plus executive sponsors. I can't wait to see what the next 3 months bring.


Sr. Program Manager

From Stagnating to

Purposeful Intention.

Prior to this course, I wasn't sure what was next or how to get there. After completing TLS, I have grown tremendously through the weekly group coaching guidance and support. I now have the tools to keep thriving. As a result I developed powerful skills including naming emotions that has helped me navigate how I respond and going for what I want. Pausing and being more mindful have also been important skills I've incorporated into daily life. Now, I am heading in a new direction that allows me to be an even better leader. I am certain that I would not be where I am today without this hands-on program. If you feel stuck, this program is for you.


UX Manager

Blow away about what I'm learning about myself.

Being part of the "Thrive, Lead & Succeed" was a valuable opportunity to come together with women professionals from different walks of life who enriched me. My biggest success was to feel empowered and supported to speak my truth and take more risks at work. As someone who has historically avoided conflict - even if constructive - and tended to please others, being able to show up fully in terms of my values and being assertive while still respectful is priceless.



 Amazing coach, a life-changing program and unprecedented clarity.

Rachael is an amazing coach. Her laser focused questions helped bring me clarity on my situation. Now I have the tools to continue to thrive and go for what I want - and feel good about it.


Thrive, Lead & Succeed Academy with Rachael

and women committed to your own satisfaction.




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Thrive in Uncertainty Breakthrough Session

A Personal Note From Rachael

Hello Thriver,

I’ve coached hundreds of women to reclaim their life. This program is in its third iteration, and I have learned the proven systems and tools needed to

de-stress to get out overwhelm - for good.


This means leading from your feminine gifts which you will learn to harness as a Thriver. This looks like building your emotional intelligence muscles, communicating authentically, building confidence and taking bolder risks, getting clarity and more purposeful, having stronger boundaries and knowing what self care is and isn't (hint: it's not what the media tells you!) as you create the life you were meant to live.

Over this year of stepping into who you couldn't imagine you could become, you’ll receive transformational coaching that helps you level up your game at work and beyond. 

The program is based on the six core disciplines I studied in my Master's Degree in Transformational Leadership and Coaching (2020) from the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential (Chicago). Tools and training tie back to theory and practices in these areas which are part of the Wright Integrative approach:

► Developmental Theory & Practice
► Adlerian Psychology
► Human Potential Theory & Practice
► Educational Theory
► Existential Theory & Practice
► Neuroscience & Research
► Emotional & Social Intelligence

My 13 years of experience at Google working in client service and sales has helped her know what it takes to work smarter, not harder and have a great quality of life. People always ask me, "How do you do ALL of this?" The truth is, once you start to walk the walk of knowing how you feel, and orienting to your deeper desires moment by moment, aka being present to what you need to thrive, you too will expand your capacity as you are more connected and present, so you can be more effective than ever - without burning out!

In addition, I am also a Goleman EI Certified Meta-coach, and a Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) trained facilitator, I feel like an EI ninja! Kidding aside, I consider the training I have, combined with my 25 year-career in technology for Fortune500 companies and start-ups to be the ideal combination for helping fellow women who too want to live life on their terms, with the best tools science and psychology have to offer. 

Plus, there's no "long-wolfing" allowed - in other words, you will be guided and supported by myself and the other women in our cohort, helping you stay accountable towards game-changing transformation.

Rachael in the Media

Her book PAUSE was named one of 2017's top business books for your career, and was featured in the New York Times and on She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (ICF certified), and has an MBA from Fordham University. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!)

“Pause is the real deal. With proven techniques backed by science, Rachael O'Meara shows us how to connect with ourselves and tap into what we really value." — Arianna Huffington, New York Times bestselling author of Thrive


“Pausing can add wonderful value to your life. In this enlightening book, Rachael shares many useful tips and inspiring stories that show how to tune-in to your life, align yourself with your passions, and live with meaning. This is truly a book worth pausing for.” — Chade-Meng Tan, bestselling author of Search Inside Yourself and Joy on Demand


"In a world of constant change and ever-customizable career paths, the ability to Pause is a crucial skill we must all cultivate. Rachael has captured a critical component of a life well-lived—taking periodic pauses, or time-outs, to re-align our actions with our inner voice. Career pauses—whether one minute, one day, or one week—are the essential ingredient to making meaningful next moves. If you're concerned about the time or money to make it happen, don't worry—as Rachael says, with the right mindset and creative planning, anything is Pause-able." —Jenny Blake, author of Pivot

Learning from Rachael and Leadership Experts

Rachael has worked with many leaders in the top of their fields in emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and neuroscience. She hosts many of these leaders to speak on her podcast, The Pausecast, where they share tips on thriving and their area of expertise. Her coach is also one of the country's top business and executive coaches, Dr. Bob Wright. 

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Try the Pause and Reclaim Your Life program risk-free for 30 days.


If you’re not bowled over with the value you’re getting for your small investment, we’ll cheerfully return your initial payment and never charge you again.


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We begin April 7, 2021


Quem pode fazer os cursos?

Todos! Nossos cursos visam a democratização da educação e da ciência. Sendo assim, todos são bem vindos!

Sou estudante acadêmico: estes cursos servem para mim?

Sim! Estes cursos são muito recomendados para quem é das áreas: - Biologia - Veterinária - Engenharia ambiental - Oceanografia - Qualquer outra área conectada à ambiental Além disso, você poderá usar os certificados para comprovar horas complementares e também como provar sua capacitação na área.

Sou estudante do Ensino Médio: estes cursos são recomendados para mim?

Sim! Alunos do ensino médio são muito bem vindos! Aqui você terá acesso aos conteúdos similares aos cursos de Graduação em Biologia. Os conteúdos aqui abordados também são muito frequentes em provas do Enem e em vestibulares.

Quanto tempo duram os cursos?

Cada curso tem a carga horária total de 24h. Realizados durante um final de semana (sábado e domingo).

Sou estudante de outra área: estes cursos servem para mim?

Sim! Nossos cursos visam a democratização da educação e da ciência. Estes cursos são muito recomendados para qualquer pessoa que tenha interesse na área ambiental marinha.

Estes cursos possuem certificados válidos?

Sim! Os cursos possuem certificado válido de conclusão de 24h, emitido pelo Instituto de Biologia Marinha Bióicos, assinado pelo Prof. Dr. Douglas Peiró, Diretor Geral.

Onde são os cursos?

Os cursos acontecem na nossa Base: A casa na montanha, Bairro Saco da Ribeira/Praia do Lázaro, Cidade de Ubatuba, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil.