about our company

WWhy Brave Heart?  Pam, the owner, chose the name Brave Heart (before seeing the Mel Gibson movie) because it takes courage to change.  Change is hard—and it is possible.  Our work is about helping people take and keep taking courageous, and most often many small, steps that add up to big change – and accomplishing what they want to do.

Whatever your management and leadership experience is, you can be more effective, confident, and sleep soundly knowing that:

  • you can cope with, and even thrive in constant change;
  • employees, yes, all employees including those who may rub others the wrong way can learn the skills needed to communicate effectively;
  • your team is accountable, deadlines are met and challenging problems are tackled.

“To cope with constant change and get skills to be more effective, you need two things:  courage and clarity. That’s our promise to you – courage and clarity – the courage to change and the clarity to see the right next steps for you.”

Our Team
Change can be hard, and even harder if you aren’t sure about what the next steps are that you’re really ready to take. When everyone, including you, is already trying as hard as they can, hearing again what to do differently doesn’t help.  You all know what needs to be done but nobody, yourself included, is sure of exactly how to do it.
Pam Rechel

Pam Rechel




I’m Pam Rechel, founder of Brave Heart Consulting and have coached hundreds of managers over 20 years to help them manage employees and make effective changes in their organizations.

Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown


DMin, MDiv, MME


Deborah specializes in coaching abrasive leaders in the workplace, and coaching abrasive clergy. She offers trainings and facilitates workshops on creating safe environments in the workplace through healthy communication methods.

Denise Holmes

Denise Holmes




An engaging and skilled coach and facilitator, Denise has a special ability to help executives, including abrasive leaders, master leadership dilemmas and have tough conversations in new, more productive and healthy ways.

Sam McKee

Sam McKee




Sam has coached leaders from Google, Facebook and Microsoft and led workshops at Columbia University. From New York to San Francisco to Dubai, his diverse clients have given him a broad spectrum of culture and experience to cross-pollinate excellence and innovation.

Types of Clients

Our clients vary widely and we support management at all levels.

  • Executives
  • Division Directors
  • Managers
  • Aspiring Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Executive Directors
  • Team Leads
  • Supervisors

Industries Served

We have worked in many industries and understand the nuances unique to each.

  • High Tech (including software, test, corporate engineering, order fulfillment, finance, legal, human resources, information technology (IT), corporate marketing)
  • Health Care – Hospitals
  • Transportation
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Non-Profit

Get in Touch

I’d love to hear from you: anything about the site, the services or just about your situation. I generally respond to email messages within one business day.
Portland, OR

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