Raquel R. James has a passion for empowering women who are empty nesters, or simply gracefully embracing middle age and senior status. She absolutely loves helping these ladies transform their lives. As she serves her God given purpose it’s her intent to inspire, encourage, and empower women to live their lives intentionally, on purpose, and in purpose. In so doing, she helps them take ownership of who they are, master their passions to make an impact, discover their purpose, and ultimately master their brand new reality.
Raquel is committed to serving as a catalyst to transformation in the lives of these ladies dedicated to changing the trajectory of their lives as they define what next, what now. She is America’s #1 Empty Nest and Senior Lifestyle Strategist, a Transformational Speaker, Creator of Mamas On The Rise, and the Owner and CEO of RJreshapes, LLC. In addition Raquel is an Authorized Relationship Program Leader and Certified P.I.C.K. a Partner and Marriage L.I.N.K.S. Instructor.
Raquel has taken on many roles throughout her career, and lifetime. For more than 20 years she has worked in human service professions. She has served as a therapist, counselor, group facilitator, employment specialist, and coach. The roles that she takes the most pride in are that of mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and mother-in-love & law. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University in New York, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Raquel has embarked upon a life long journey of reshaping her life by taking her passion and allowing it to help her serve her purpose; while helping others do the same!