Living an Umuted Life with Rachel Druckenmiller

How can you find your confidence and elevate your engagement with others? By unmuting yourself and watching as you come alive. Rachel Druckenmiller, CEO and Founder of Unmuted, is known to break out in song during her speaking engagements. But as a kid, Rachel was reserved and guarded, habitually “hiding her light.” In this episode, Rachel shares how she went from forcing herself to be small and quiet to living a life fully expressed and joyfully alive. As you listen, you’ll learn all the benefits of becoming unmuted.

Guest Info

Rachel Druckenmiller, Founder, Speaker and Facilitator - UNMUTED 

As the CEO of UNMUTED, a training and development company, Rachel Druckenmiller is on a mission to ignite resilience, connection, engagement and compassion in organizations, leaders and teams. Recognized by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2022, Forbes as a Next1000 honoree in 2021, the #1 Health Promotion Professional in the U.S. by the Wellness Council of America in 2015, and a 40 Under 40 Game Changer in 2019, Rachel is a national thought leader in the field of employee engagement and wellbeing.

She has facilitated nearly 300 virtual learning experiences since March 2020 as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and leadership trainer. Rachel has spoken to leaders at a wide range of organizations, including Citizens Bank, Sherwin-Williams, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Education Association and the American Heart Association. Follow her on LinkedIn, subscribe to her UnmuteYourself LinkedIn newsletter and learn more about her work on her website at


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Steal the Show by Michael Port - This is the book that Rachel mentions during our conversation.


Show Notes

Key takeaways from this episode:

- Your voice matters, use it loudly and proudly

- Engaging in new experiences awakens a boldness in you and is a catalyst for change

- Feedback is a gift, never stop calling people on their crap (nicely)

What to listen for:

[02:48] Rachel’s journey from reserved to unmuted
[08:23] Finding the confidence to try something new
[11:52] The dangers of not giving your body a voice
[13:56] Identifying what’s holding you back
[19:57] Feedback is a gift
[22:14] Listening to your body and leaping
[28:19] Unmuting your value
[29:29] Rachel’s self-limiting story
[30:59] Quick questions with Rachel
[33:59] Rachel’s challenge to leaders for making a more human workplace


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