Rachel Druckenmiller, who has served as the Corporate Health & Wellness Specialist at SIG since 2007, has been promoted to Wellness Director.
Rachel completed her certification as a Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world’s largest nutrition school in December 2013. At IIN, she studied dozens of dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. She also earned a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in April 2014.
In her role as Wellness Director, Rachel assists organizations in implementing health promotion strategies to improve the health of their employees and the culture of their workplace. She has guided both SIG and their clients to receive local and national wellness awards, and SIG has been recognized as one of Baltimore’s Healthiest Employers for the past two years and a Gold-Level American Heart Association Fit Friendly Company for three years running.
Rachel is certified as a Wellness Culture Coach and by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as a Well Workplace Practitioner, Faculty Status. She earned a Master of Science degree with concentrations in Community Health Education and Health Administration from Towson University in 2012. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and has co-authored several articles on health-related topics that have been published in academic journals.
In addition to her corporate wellness expertise, as a result of overcoming several personal health challenges, Rachel is passionate about spreading the message of the importance of eating real, whole food and using food to heal and energize the body.
She believes good health begins in the kitchen and writes a healthy living blog focused on sharing delicious and nourishing whole, unprocessed recipes. Her blog also includes tips and tricks, and health information to help you feel your best, most energized and healthiest. You can follow her blog, Rachel’s Nourishing Kitchen, at www.rachelsnourishingkitchen.com.
“We are so excited about Rachel’s certification as a Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and what it means for SIG and our clients. This training gives SIG the ability to continue offering innovative health and wellness services based on the needs and interests of our clients and their employees. We’ve seen the demand for wellness services grow over the years. This past year, clients have requested wellness culture audits, senior leadership management training, and employee interest surveys and focus groups. The follow-up feedback we’ve received is that clients want to offer their employees interactive health education workshops and health coaching and that their employees are wanting to get that help directly. As a trained health coach, Rachel will be able to guide our clients and their employees to live healthier and more energized lives. SIG believes that good health equals good business and an increase in employee recruitment, retention, engagement and productivity.”