Author, speaker, artist, creativity coach.

I help you discover your inner gold
so you can do the meaningful work
and live the abundant life you’re made for.

About Rachel

Rachel Ridge picked up a paintbrush at age 35 and became a professional artist, wrote the first of six books and started a speaking career at 50, and became a life coach/creativity coach at 56. She believes it is never too late to pursue your dreams, and loves helping people do just that.

Rachel provides keynotes, workshops, retreats, and resources to individuals and groups seeking to foster creativity, problem-solving, and support through transformational art and creative practice. Creators, business owners, writers, collaborators, teams, and leaders can all benefit from the inspirational work she brings to audiences and participants.

Aided by a stray donkey who arrived on her doorstep and never left, Rachel boot-strapped her art and design business through the Great Recession, all while raising a family and honing her story-telling craft. As an author and speaker, she delights audiences with humor and insight; as a creative coach she helps clients discover their passions, find their creative niches, and launch whole-hearted businesses. Mom to three adult children, and now three rescue donkeys. Nana to six.

Flash (the book) has been optioned as a movie and is slated for production in 2024.

2022 Release: Your Mountain is Calling: Finding God in Untamed Spaces

2023 Release: The Donkey Principle: The Secret to Long-Haul Living in a Racehorse World