Inspire. Unleash. Accelerate.

Leaders work with Rebecca to increase focus, clarity, & momentum.

Rebecca L. Self, Ph.D.I teach, inspire, and connect leaders all over the world.

We are at a fascinating moment in history when companies could determine how we approach many of the world’s greatest challenges:

  • Will we harness and capitalize on the creativity and skills of Millennials?
  • Will women’s leadership expand across sectors?
  • Will corporate social responsibility reside at the core of organizational cultures?
  • Will we transform our relationship to the earth, leading sustainable organizations?


This is no time for complacency.

My role as a catalyst is moving leaders and teams beyond the question of “how” to practical actions we can take together now. I’ve worked with multinational executives across industries (energy, shipping, telecomm, automotive, financial services and more) on five continents to develop readiness and commitment  to respond powerfully to the world today.


It’s easy to lose our way:

to get distracted by others’ requests, short-term thinking, toxic cultures, or low-priority tasks. It’s possible to refocus on work that makes a difference. Let’s find your way back to your priorities, strengths and values.

Focused, committed leaders make a difference in the world.

In academic, corporate or not-for-profit settings, I support great ideas and leaders. Frontline leaders in the Philippines, female entrepreneurs in Tanzania, University students in Europe and the U.S.:


Let’s bring energy and focus to conversations that move the world forward.


RLS About

Dr. Rebecca Self is an expert in ethics, communication and global leadership. She has taught for over fifteen years at the University of Colorado, the University of Idaho, the University of Luxembourg and Franklin University Switzerland.

She has led transformational courses to leaders in over 35 countries on 5 continents since 2007, working with leaders in mainland China, Maersk ship captains, at the Suez Canal, and energetic groups across the African continent. In 2013 she co-designed and currently leads Thunderbird School of Global Management’s largest executive education program in the Middle East.

Rebecca earned an undergraduate degree in the Political Economy of International Communication from Hampshire College, and interdisciplinary Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she taught for nearly a decade. Dr. Self was named one of the ten best graduate instructors (from over 1200) on the University of Colorado campus, and the valedictorian’s most inspiring professor at Franklin University Switzerland. University courses Rebecca has taught include: Leadership, Ethics, Marketing, Public Opinion, Media Law, Public Relations, Media & Politics, Journalism, Communication History and Introduction to Mass Media.

She began her career over twenty years ago as a writer for business publications, Fortune and Global 500 companies, and the NBC-TV affiliate in San Diego. Her academic publications include chapters published by Routledge & Continuum International. She served as Senior Editor for US West’s Center for Digital Culture and was Director of Content Development for Gronstedt Group, a training consultancy specializing in custom, immersive, digital learning. A social media early adopter, in 2010 one of Self’s tweets trended on Twitter for over a day.

Rebecca supports education through Room to Read and the BlinkNow Foundation.

“You make people’s dreams come true; you’re the Dream Maker!” Kyra Gaunt

TED Fellow, Professor

“There are a handful of people in this world I strive to be more like, and you are one of them. Thank you for teaching me.” anonymous student feedback

Franklin University Switzerland

“You’re the Connector of Changemakers!” Toyin Ajao


Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.

—John Maxwell