Rachel Salamanca

Rachel Salamanca | Chief Leadership Consulting

As a freelance consultant and executive coach with a passion for human potential, Rachel Salamanca is well-respected in the realms of professional and leadership development, with over 25 years of experience in the criminal justice and public safety sectors.


Rachel most recently served as Director of the Tools for Tolerance® for Law Enforcement department, known for its award-winning professional development programs at the Museum of Tolerance. She led a team that develops and delivers training for criminal justice professionals and public safety at the local, state, and federal level nationwide. With humble beginnings, she joined the team as a project coordinator in October of 2010, was promoted to Program Manager after two years and eventually moved into the Director position in May of 2017 where she remained until her departure in December of 2021.


Valued for her deep knowledge and expertise, Rachel has worked with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, collaborating with other subject matter experts on curriculum development and video scenario training for De-escalation, Officer Wellness, Principled Policing as well as Racial and Identity Profiling/Biased-Based Policing.


Prior to her work with the Museum of Tolerance, Rachel was a United States Probation Officer for ten years serving in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA.
Rachel has an M.A. degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling from San Diego State University and a B.A in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.


Rachel’s personal commitment to professional and leadership development led her to embark on in an intensive Team Management and Leadership Program for two years with Landmark Worldwide. That journey created the foundation for mentoring and coaching those who seek to unleash what is possible as leaders in pursuit of better, for themselves and those they lead.