Clinical Associate Professor
Rachel Woods is a clinical associate professor at the Hankamer School of Business, where she teaches core and upper-level management courses, while maintaining a training and consulting practice in the leadership development industry. In 2021, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Hankamer School of Business. In 2022, she received the university-wide Outstanding Faculty Award from Baylor University. Woods strives to provide a robust learning environment in her classroom by utilizing a creative approach to teaching through experiential learning, embracing technology and focusing on practical application.
Woods has 17 years of leadership industry and continues to train and consult through the organization she founded in 2005, Leadership Trek Corporation, otherwise known as LTrek. In her role as the Founder & Chief Leadership Transformation Enthusiast, she has served as a leadership transformation author, trainer, consultant and coach, in organizations world-wide. Her approach to training is based in the philosophy that “true leadership transformation is a journey (or trek), not an event.” Woods enjoys developing custom curriculum for team trainings, designing leadership retreats and presenting at industry conferences. She has provided leadership training throughout numerous industries including: healthcare, agriculture, non-profits, museums, government, security, insurance, etc.
Woods is passionate about cultivating principled leaders to serve the global marketplace. She enjoys bringing lessons from her own international experiences to the classroom. Professor Woods presented at the International Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society training conference in Maynooth, Ireland. She attended the International Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society training conference in Winchester, England. Woods has trained and coached women from more than 25 countries for the purpose of supporting democracy and increasing women’s participation in civil society and politics, in partnership with the Women’s Democracy Network (WDN), based out of Washington, D.C. She is a member of its Advisory Council, and she is responsible for developing its Women’s Leadership Schools. Her roles supporting the WDN have taken her to countries such as Bhutan, Kenya and Italy. A recent project involved spending several months leading weekly web-based strategic planning sessions for WDN Africa, a new multi-national network of women who are political leaders from six countries in Africa, including Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
- May 2001 – JD, St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
- May 1998 – BA, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
- MGT 3305 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
- MGT 4305 - Principled Leadership
- MGT 4320 - Negotiation and Conflict Management
- MGT 4321 - Campus Leadership Practicum
- Organizational Behavior
- Principled leadership
- Negotiation and conflict management
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