Hi! We are Mandy & Raychel


The Co-Founders and Certified Lead Coaches here at RAYMA Team. We are two besties that are passionate about equipping other women to rise up, lead well, and live with intention. That's why we create and coach - to help you build the skills you need to create the life you want, and to encourage you with stories and lessons that will help you live and lead your best life.

Scroll down to read our story and learn more about how we can help you...

How long have we been besties?


It's hard to say for sure because we don't remember the exact date. However, it's a pretty good bet we have been Besties for over twenty years. (Gosh that makes us feel old!) We met in fourth or fifth grade at a small little Baptist Bible Camp and bonded over a love of singing and escaping group activities by hiding in our cabin while Mandy did her breathing treatments for cystic fibrosis. The rest was history!

Like all the men and women carrying the torch of entrepreneur before us, we too have a story that led us to starting this company. In fact, it started years ago with a bottle of wine, a dream, and a big blue couch.

But before we get too far into the dramatic tale, we need to tell you something super important...

We aren’t your gurus. We don't peddle a "one-size-fits-all" answer to success and happiness. We won’t blow a lot of hot air or waste your time with empty motivational phrases that mean zilch. What we will do is provide the ONE thing that can change your future. Coaching.

When you work with us, you'll find tools and accountability to reach your goals and be proud of yourself. And, we'll share our secrets of how we overcome health and life challenges and still keep rocking the entrepreneur life at the same time - it's a delicate dance some days! 

(Scroll to the bottom of the page for the dramatic tale!)

Spend a few minutes with us!


Listen to the audio below to get to know our coaching and speaking styles.

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Episode 87: Affirmations to Build Your Resilience
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Our history...

2013 - The Girls on the Big Blue Couch Radio Show/Podcast began

2014 - Big Blue Couch Coaching, LLC was established

2015 - The First Beautiful Wholeness Event

2018 - Beautiful Wholeness

2018 - Our First Magazine Cover on Inspired Women Magazine

2019 - rebranding to our DBA, RAYMA Team

Where we came from...


RAYMA Team didn't just pop out of the air one day. I mean the name did just drop into Mandy's head when she was running on the treadmill. But, in all seriousness it took years of digging ditches and laying the groundwork to get us here. It's a story full of hopes and dreams with mountain top experiences and crushing failures. There’s even a bit of scandal! It’s blockbuster material!

I wish we had the time to tell you all of it. Every nitty gritty detail. But we know you are busy living your life and building your dream life (and if you're not, we can help!) so we will give you the cliffs notes version…

Once upon a time in the land of 2012, there were two best friends who loved a blue couch very much. It wasn’t just an old piece of furniture, it was a magical place where they could snuggle into its faded cushions and laugh, cry, eat, and dream together. The couch was there for them in the good times, the bad times, and all the in-between times.

One night, a couple years after finding this much-loved couch, an idea transpired. Drunk on wine and revenge, these two besties decided to take back their stolen dreams and create something new. That night, their first LLC was born. And, the rest as they say, is history…

These days we sit on a cognac leather couch at Mandy's house when we need to process life. We've taken a few twists and turns on our journey of going from a company owned by two couples, to a company owned 100% by women. And you know what? Every setback, every mistake, every victory - mattered. Because it landed us here! With a strong conviction and return to our WHY.

So that’s the tale of how it all began, and how we ended up here. We can't wait to work with you and cheer you on in this one wild life that you get to live. 

Much love and with grace & grit,

~Mandy B. and Raych

2019 - Official RAYMA Team launch

2019 - time to get off the couch and step into something new

2020 - RAYMA Team, LLC is officially established

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