• Press Kit for Stepping into More

    Rachel Karu, MS, ACC – Biography & Headshot

    Red Shirt Smiley HeadshotRachel is the founder and owner of Stepping into More, a professional and personal development firm committed to helping organizations and individuals achieve success, productivity and fulfillment.

    Described by her clients as “a gifted coach and facilitator who is both intuitive and pragmatic,” Rachel brings more than 19 years of Human Resources, training, coaching and speaking support to her clients. Rachel’s clients include Raytheon, Mattel, US Navy, Nestle, Braille Institute, Disney/ABC, and more. She holds an MS in Counseling for Business and is a Certified Coach.

    In addition to writing, Rachel is also a soulful singer who enthralls her audiences with songs that evoke Adele, Carole King and Barbara Streisand. Rachel  motivates others to maximize their strengths, work through perfectionism, be proactive, and take charge of their lives and careers, in order to live an integrated, fulfilled life. Incorporating singing and music into her programs allows Rachel to creatively deliver these foundational messages in a meaningful way. Rachel is happily married and the proud mother of two amazing children. She enjoys singing, dancing, traveling and spending quality time with her family.

    About Stepping into More- Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist

    cover (2)Stepping Into More – Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist, is Rachel’s personal journey from fearful perfectionist to confident performer. Despite her personal and professional successes, her continuous quest to be everything to everyone – kept some of her deepest loves and passions hidden for more than 20 years. The story is about coming full circle and embracing her life-long passions and going for it.

    Intended as a tool, this guide offers support as you grapple with your own Gremlins and higher self, so that you learn how to make clear, conscious choices that lead to a wonderful, expansive life. Rachel’s story and the reflective questions at the end of each chapter are designed to serve as a stepping stone for you to reconnect to and honor your passions, values, and dreams.

    Praise for Stepping into More

    So many of us have that inner Perfectionist that makes us unhappy because we can never measure up. Rachel Karu has written a wonderfully moving and honest account of her struggles to master that inner voice and achieve the success she wanted in spite of her fears. Anyone who has ever suffered from ‘I am not enough’ syndrome can take heart and learn from her wisdom and guidance here. Fabulous!

    Chellie Campbell

    Author, 'The Wealthy Spirit' and 'Zero to Zillionaire'

    Rachel writes this books as only a recovering perfectionist can! In an unabashed, tell-it-like-it-is style she draws you into her story and reveals the peaks and valleys of her journey…Only read this book if you’re not afraid to have your dreams come true!

    Sharon Jordan-Evans

    Executive coach & keynote speaker, co-author, 'Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay and Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work'

    With candor and humor Karu shares the fears and insecurities experienced by so many women and instills hope that you really can step into more.

    Lois P. Frankel, PhD

    Author, 'Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office'

    Rachel’s book is a fantastic read for anyone who is struggling from being a perfectionist. As a business coach I often see this personality type and people struggle to satisfy themselves and the lives of others around them.  Rachel has brilliantly shared her life long story on how to recover with amazing self improvement questions at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend this book because let’s be honest, nobody is perfect!

    Tammy Burnell

    Business Coach

    Stepping into More Sell Sheet