Education & Expertise

  • B.A., Communications, DePaul University, Chicago
  • M.S., Business Management, Black Hills State University, South Dakota
  • M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Elmhurst College, Illinois
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Business Psychology, Consulting, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Illinois

Rachel Baghelai

Rachel is a light-skinned woman with brown eyes and short, purple hair. She has round, rosy cheeks and is smiling. She is wearing a purple top and beige blazer. She is pictured against a blue-grey background.

As a Vice-President at The Kaleidoscope Group, Rachel leads the Assessment and Analytics team, whose primary focus is understanding each organization’s unique culture, employee experience, and critical aspects of people management. This ensures that any recommended actions support the organization’s transformation and result in greater, positive impact.

Rachel is a PhD-level Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologist and PMP-certified Project Manager with more than 14 years of experience in professional services as an external and internal consultant. The key to her success has always been her ability to build relationships with others from all walks of life to understand the needs of her clients and the people who make up their organizations.

Rachel has earned advanced degrees in both business and psychology. She has methodological expertise in assessment, measurement and evaluation strategy, qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistical analyses, and research reporting.

Rachel has worked with numerous clients in the private and public sectors, where she has led and supported organizational initiatives through design, research, measurement and evaluation, data analysis, and executive reporting.

Before joining The Kaleidoscope Group, Rachel worked for Econometrica, Inc., a management and research firm. She has also worked as an internal consultant leading the workforce analytics groups at Groupon and Abbott and as an external consultant at the Corporate Executive Board in the survey and talent management practice groups.

Rachel holds a number of academic positions. She is an Assistant Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and an Adjunct Faculty member at Elmhurst College, Illinois.

As an Industrial/ Organizational Psychologist, I have made it my personal mission to make work suck less for people. By using a data-driven approach and connecting the dots across data sets, we can better understand the employee experience and uncover the most effective strategies that allow the organization to achieve their business goals, as well as develop a culture that supports and empowers all employees to be their best selves and do their best work.

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