Meet our founder
Rachel Cooke is the founder of Lead Above Noise, a firm specializing in fully Activating your talent – building employee experiences that fuel, rather than follow, the “real work.”
A sought-after educator, facilitator, and speaker Rachel crafts experiences designed to crack your Activation code. Helping leaders unleash potential, lead through never-ending change, keep burnout at bay – all while delivering outstanding results.
Rachel’s gift for blending her external expertise with a company’s interior wisdom, experience and intuition has won her accolades from a diverse slate of clients, including American Express, Wolters Kluwer, Cisco, Splunk, AMC Networks, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Scholastic and many more.
Named by Inc. Magazine as a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, Rachel’s insights have been featured in such publications as Inc. Magazine, Thrive Global, Bloomberg Quint, Fast Company, Business Insider, HuffPost and more. Rachel is also the host of Macmillan’s Modern Mentor Podcast, a weekly show delivering actionable tips and insights for those striving to define and achieve their version of success.
Rachel holds her master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree in human development from Cornell University.