for Urban Professionals & Other Skeptics in a Rush

Rachel Schipper

Rachel Schipper, Founder of Curated Wellness

Working back-to-back 80-hour weeks as a lawyer on Wall street taught me a lot about health and happiness. But I’d been searching for ways to live better for a long time before that.

I have nearly twenty years of diverse wellness training in nutrition, health coaching, yoga, counseling, meditation, and life styling. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; Ben Wong and Jock McKeen, founder of the Haven Institute; Shiva Rea, yoga teacher and pioneer; Regena Thomashauer, Founder of Mama Gena’s School for Womanly Arts, and many other leading researchers and wellness authorities. I hold degrees from the London School of Economics, Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto, and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

My education is ongoing, and these days my clients are a big part of how I learn, through dialogue, surveys, experience and the way that growth is catalyzed by our work together. I also have extensive experience in curriculum development and have created and delivered in-person and online content for audiences that range from school age kids to corporate executives, and from non-profit strategy retreats to continuing professional education workshops.

All of this training is complemented by personal experience as an urban professional. Prior to launching Curated Wellness, I had some pretty cool jobs. I was a litigator on Wall Street with an exceptional law firm. I negotiated millions of dollars of technology agreements as in-house counsel at a Swiss bank in New York City. I worked on the trial of an alleged war criminal at a UN tribunal in the Hague. I served as a political assistant to a minister in British Parliament.

I get what it’s like to work in a fast-paced environment full of ambitious people. I’m also a mother and an entrepreneur, and know first hand how changes in work and family life can impact the many elements of wellbeing.