Rachel Strickland is a performing artist and business coach to artists and creative entrepreneurs. Classically trained in ballet since the age of three, she began her study of circus arts in 2007, developing a unique style and innovative approach to aerial hoop. Her work brought her international recognition, and she has coached, performed, and choreographed on four continents.
Over the course of this time she recognized a major disconnect in the career projections of working artists; passion and drive were in abundance, but the support in self-development, promotional systems, and sustainable business practices, was lacking. She created The Audacity Project, an 8-week guided process to equip artists and creatives with the tools necessary to be working professionals. Over her 11 year career as a coach, she has guided hundreds of artists through the creative process and into their own entrepreneurial journeys towards creating sustainable, lucrative businesses out of their passions, whether full time or as a side hustle.
Given to excess and quixotic tendencies, Rachel specializes in aerial hoop choreography and the practice of telling stories. She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband, Shaun. They have no children so don’t ask, but they would like to meet your dog.