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"Rachael's talk was SO good! Really relevant content with the current world situation - I watched her TEDx Talk and highly recommend that too!"

 - Fireside Chat, Kahilla Women's Online Community

"Rachael's session was the highlight of our day. After an interactive and meaningful discussion, she educated the team on ways to turn overwhelm into thriving at work - and beyond! I appreciate how engaging Rachael was and supporting practical, personalized pause plans as follow up. Her book, Pause, was helpful to go deeper in the subject, which attendees loved as a takeaway. If you want your team to thrive and succeed, teach them to "fish" for themselves on how to thrive, using the emotional intelligence based tools & neuroscience research from Rachael. Add Rachael to your agenda! 

- Nate Don, SMB Partner Sales, Google

"Rachael shared her book "Pause" as well as on her many years of research regarding human well-being to a team of Attorneys at Google. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Rachael guided us through three key strategies in becoming stronger and more effective leaders. Rachael described leadership as servant leadership and guidance, while taking care of one another - and that we are unable to do these things when we are not taking care of ourselves. I highly recommend Rachael as a speaker for any leadership, self-care, or team development. She breaks down her learnings in ways we can all apply to our every day."

- Jacquelyn Nelson, Legal Assistant Google

"Rachael O’Meara is the kind of keynote speaker who makes meeting planning easy—she is organized, thoughtful and tailored her presentation to our audience. I think one of our attendees said it best: 'I loved the keynote speaker, Rachael O’Meara, and the information she had to share. I feel in healthcare we are so focused on the task at hand that we miss taking steps not to be future patients ourselves. Excellent topic!'

- Nicole Voges, Assistant Director of Marketing Strategy, CROWE

"Rachael came to the SF Commonwealth Club of California to share and speak about her book, "Pause," and she did an excellent job. The members appreciated the experiential exercises, such as the ones on belly breathing and micro-pausing. They were easy to do, surprisingly effective, and Rachael also gave us the reasons that they work. As the coordinator for the talk, I appreciated the ease of working with Rachael, the fact that she handled audience questions well, and her credible presentation to our members, who can be quite skeptical! I'd highly recommend Rachael for your next speaking event - her message is one that applies far and wide and her takeaways to live more meaningfully can be put into place immediately."

- Events Director, Commonwealth Club of San Francisco 

"Rachael's message on how to thrive and expand your capacity in the 'always on' work world was tremendously helpful. Her practical tips like creating boundaries and how to experiment with different types of daily pauses to be more productive and enjoy work more left many of us with plans to start using immediately. Learning about what the primary emotions are and how they can help each of us navigate throughout the day or any situation was a great tip as we aim to become better leaders - individually and collectively.


I highly recommend Rachael for your next corporate speaking event or conference - especially if you want hands-on practical advice that's helpful and actionable from someone who lives in the always-on world herself.


Our attendees left feeling empowered, energized and ready to take on the rest of their day, applying the power of pause."

- Dave Fall, CEO 

"Rachael O'Meara is fabulous to work with; she's positive, flexible, approachable and very professional. She is an engaging and dynamic speaker.


Rachael puts the concept of "pause" in perspective, encouraging and empowering you to purposefully focus on what's most important in your life. In other words, she helps you discover what's paus-able. 


Our Disrupt Milwaukee audience loved her- and yours will too. We highly recommend her. You won't regret booking Rachael for your next event."

- Laura Gmeinder & C. Woodman-Holoubek Co-Founders of DisruptMKE

"Rachael O’Meara is a dynamic and engaging speaker and we were honored to have her speak at the 4th Annual Executive Women’s Summit hosted by Mphasis Digital Risk.  As we gathered the most influential and high powered women in the mortgage finance industry Rachael’s message of taking the time to pause was of utmost importance.  The material truly resonated with these women, many of whom know they need to pause but find it difficult to do so. 


Rachael's tips and strategies were actionable and in bite size increments so as not to overwhelm the audience. We provided the book as a gift to our attendees and many have commented on how much they enjoyed it and are incorporating a pause into their daily routines. I highly recommend bringing Rachael to your next corporate event to share her wisdom and practical insights on emotional intelligence and how to leverage the power of pause to thrive at work."

- Kim Lanham, SVP Pubic Relations Digital Risk

Rachael led a powerful session for our team on mindfulness and pausing. Our team walked away with valuable tools to help them grow and thrive in a fast paced, ever changing environment. Rachael kept the audience engaged throughout the entire two hour session with meaningful conversation and a relatable sense of humor.

- Cindy Dowley, Head of Industry Google

Past & Planned Speaking Events
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​​Upcoming Trainings & Speaking Events​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Pause Tip Friday's and Transform Tuesdays ONGOING: BE the Pause facebook group.
  • The Pausecast, Rachael's podcast on tips and interviews on how to be more self-aware and stay out of overwhelm - for good through the power of pause.

Past Speaking & Video Replays​


  • 3 Keys to Thrive During the Holidays - MindSpace SF, December 2018

  • @GirlshackAI Hackathon -  San Francisco - Brighterion/Mastercard 10/14/18

  • Serendipity Conference with Guild Group - San Francisco Unplug House, 10/27/18

  • Digital Risk Women's Summit - Keynote October 1-3 2018

  • CROWE Health Industry Summit Dallas, TX - Keynote September 19 2018

  • Brand Networks - EI Leadership Workshop: NY, NY Aug 2018

  • Innova8rs Conference - June 20 2018 LA

  • Techtonic - Power of Pause: 3 keys to turning overwhelm and burnout into thriving at work. 3/20/18 Nevada City, CA.

  • 5 ways to learn the power of pause to avoid burnout (including the holidays!) and take back your life talk RSVP 12/6/17

  • Disrupt Milwaukee 11/9/17 - video

  • CommonWealth Club San Francisco 10/16/17 audio recording on itunes , google play

  • Oct 7 Emerging Women Live Denver, CO (watch 2hours into this recording)

    • July 20th@Widen 6911 Mangrove Lane Culture Community & Women In Tech networking event

    • July 18th - DreamBank Entrepreneur Center - Pausing for Leaders Madison, WI - Video Replay

April 28 Breathe Bar, Chicago ​- Pics posted here.

April 19-21 Pause Virtual Summit with Sharon Salzberg, Steve Sisgold and Agapi Stassinopolous 

April 19th Watermark Women's Network  - Watch recording part 1, part 2 

April 5th 2017 Facebook Live Virtual Launch Party (recorded)

April 4th 2017 - Talks@Google Talk​ (see video at right)

Prior to 2017:

  • Women in Technology: Bridging the Gender Gap Panel Moderator 



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