MEET OUR FOUNDER.
April Raque is a Mayo Clinic and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), wellness counselor, interior designer, podcast host, Reiki Master, environmental activist, and self-proclaimed “lady chef”.
She spent many years working in the local foods, design, and wellness industries, touting the importance of connected well-being, mindful eating, healthy advantages of sustainable design, and how it's possible to prevent and repair the affects aging. It wasn’t until she found herself a victim of stress-related illness, that she knew she too had to become a healthier version of herself.
As she charted her own personal path to wellness, her need to inspire other women grew. Wellness Design Group was born out of her personal experience and a lifelong passion for health, wellness, real food, design, and sustainability. April is now a health advocate, guiding others to stand up for their own health and well-being; a health educator, providing science-based coaching; a podcast host of Things Mom Never Said: Secrets To Aging Well; a designer of spaces built for greater wellness; and a positive inspiration in how finding balance makes for healthy and happy life.
WHAT IS A HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH?
A health and wellness coach is someone who inspires, educates, and guides others to follow their own path to well-being, in order to make lasting changes for optimal health and happiness.
Because you’re the expert of your life and know what you need, you set your own personal health goals. Then in collaboration with your coach, you’ll design a personal path to achieve lasting changes in your life. A health and wellness coach is your partner, supporting you without judgement, cheering you on, and occasionally providing you with education or insights to help you determine next steps to meet your wellness goals.
A CERTIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.
Wellness Design Group Founder, April Raque, is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), The designation is the highest-level credentialing for a health and wellness coach in the United States. This elite group of certified professionals adheres to the industry standards set by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), in collaboration with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
She is also a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach, has two health coach certifications through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, certifying her to coach families, adults and seniors, has been awarded a certificate in wellness counseling from Cornell University, and has a certificate of completion from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in Lifestyle Medicine & Food As Medicine.
In addition, April has a bachelors degree in Interior Design from Indiana State University, and received her Reiki Master Certification from Usui Shiki Ryoho.
We’re so excited to connect with you, whether you're just beginning your wellness journey or you're a wellness warrior.