Unleashing and giving yourself permission to be your truest and most authentic self is one of the most vulnerable and rewarding things you can do, according to today’s guest Rachel Druckenmiller, CEO, and founder of Unmuted.
Rachel, daughter of two teachers turned entrepreneurs, always knew that owning a business was in her future, but she had to learn to stop silencing herself and step in to her own to do it. In 2019 she left her role as a corporate wellness coordinator and founded Unmuted.
Through her business, Rachel is on a mission to bring out the best in people and organizations so they can lead more effectively, connect more deeply, and thrive relationally, emotionally and physically – increasing performance, strengthening trust, boosting creativity flow, and allowing people to be more fulfilled at work and at home.
She was named one of the 40 under 40 game changers by Workforce Magazine, and one of 7 wellness leaders making an impact by Employ Humanity.
In today’s episode, Rachel talks about leaving her corporate job and the vulnerable process of unmuting the shy and reserved young girl she was into the vibrant, engaging business owner she is today. She shares a few tips and lessons that other wellness professionals can learn from her story, as well as where she sees herself contributing to wellness conversations in the future.
Rachel discusses her future Redesigning Wellness Academy session and her thoughts on the importance of social connectedness to holistic wellbeing. Finally, she shares what she’s most excited about for 2020, and leaves us with a poignant quote and last piece of advice.
This episode is sponsored by KyndHub.
KyndHub is a social media platform designed to build your mental wellness. Currently sitting at over 50,000 users, the aim of KyndHub is to create a positive community between users and to gamify the idea of “kyndfulness.”
Recently, it has been gaining a lot of traction in the field of employee wellness- companies have been seeing incredible impact in the areas of employee engagement, company culture, and employee wellbeing after implementing KyndHub into the workplace.
KyndHub also has an extension in which you guys can order “KyndKits”, which are volunteer projects in a box. KyndKits have also been proven to improve your mental wellness, and they make an incredible impact on the community at the same time. 100% of the proceeds from KyndKits go to fund mental health non-profit Project Helping.
For more information about KyndHub, you can reach them at KyndHub.com or by phone at 303-551-0624.
Interview Highlights (with timestamps):
- [8:22] Why Rachel left her corporate job
- [19:15] Transitioning from shy and reserved to Unmuted
- [34:20] The shift in Rachel that Jen noticed
- [37:00] What other wellness professionals can learn from Rachel’s story
- [44:56] Where Rachel sees herself contributing to the wellness convo in the future
- [48:22] Social connectedness and Rachel’s Redesigning Wellness Academy session
- [53:45] What Rachel is most excited about in 2020
Mentioned in this episode:
- Redesigning Wellness Academy
- Interview with Justin Kruger, CEO of KyndHub
- Kyndhub.com or by phone at (303)-551-0624
- Rachel’s Linked In
- Unmuted Life
- Rachel’s Instagram
- Rachel’s early 2019 LinkedIn post
- Redesigning Wellness Facebook Community
Rachel Druckenmiller is the Founder & CEO of UNMUTED and is on a mission to humanize the workplace and ignite intentional leadership. She is a fire starter and a catalyst who brings out the best in people and organizations, so they can lead intentionally, connect more effectively, and thrive relationally, emotionally and physically.
Rachel is a nationally recognized thought leader, speaker, and change agent with over a decade of experience in the field of workplace culture and wellbeing. In 2019, she was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Game Changer by Workforce Magazine, and Employ Humanity named her one of “7 Wellness Leaders Making a Positive Impact” in 2018.
She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her college sweetheart, Bill.