About Me

Rachel Hays, Your Coach

Hi. I'm Rachel. I'm happy you're here, and I'm excited to share my love of personal and professional growth with you. 

I founded Walter Grace to help others reach their greatest self through empowerment, habit change, and accountability coaching. All coaching sessions celebrate saying 'yes' to you, helping you establish boundaries, practicing the art of discipline, gratitude, and giving yourself grace. Throughout this journey we will focus on your goals and explore life - health and wellness, money practices, love and relationships, your career, your spirituality and beliefs in that which is greater. 

I live in Columbus, Nebraska with my husband and our two children. I have grown up in Nebraska, traveled a fair amount, and have a corporate background.

My Health and Life Coach Certification is through the Health Coach Institute, CCE Accredited through the International Coach Federation (ICF). I also have my certificate for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder from Postpartum Support International.

In 2020, I graduated with my Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. My other education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in marketing and a minor in communication studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I also completed my economics minor at the University of Oxford in Oxford, UK.

In 2020, Governor Ricketts appointed me for a three-year term on the Women's Health Initiative Advisory Council. I am now the Chair leading the council in representing Nebraska and advocating for health. 

Feeling part of a community energizes me. I am an active member of the American Heart Association, Circle of Red, and the United Way, Kids for Change Campaign along with being part of the Center for Survivors Holiday Advocate Program and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.

When you work with me, you should expect collaboration with transparency and consistency. Want to learn more? Contact me today at rachel@walter-grace.com or text me at 402-218-3869 for a Get to Know You session.


My Professional Credentials