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Dr. Raquel Garzon is the President/Founder of Revitalize Project and author of the book, The Business of You: Leveraging Business Principles to Thrive in Life. As a speaker and thought leader, she has delivered inspirational and valuable health, performance, and leadership content to thousands of high performers in the areas of business and sports in over 25 countries. She has presented to executive audiences from 40 of the top Fortune 100 companies as well as to 12 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
Raquel designs and delivers customized programs for organizations to meet the unique needs and demands of each client. Client organizations Dr. Garzon has presented to include, Walt Disney, Walmart, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, GlaxoSmithKline, Hyatt, McDonald’s, Pfizer, Novartis, General Electric, Nike, Diageo, Banco Santander, Cisco, Microsoft, CVS, AT&T, Citigroup, Dell, Target, FedEx, Proctor & Gamble, Siemens, Morgan Stanley, American Express, Delta Air Lines, Merck, Dow, Nestle, Danone, Qualcomm, Marriott, Kimberly-Clark, Gap, Estee Lauder, and the U.S. government. She serves as a consultant to various organizations to assess needs and create solutions in the areas of resilience/agility, wellbeing, leadership, change, and inclusiveness. Dr. Garzon speaks regularly at national and international conferences for wellness, mental health, talent development, and human resources professionals.
Raquel earned her Doctor of Health Science degree with a concentration in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University. In her doctoral studies, she focused her efforts in neuroscience and it's impact on behaviors and behavior change. Dr. Garzon also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas A&M University. She is a certified ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt, Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer, a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainer, and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.
Dr. Garzon serves as the Content and Facilitator Lead for various training programs in the Americas region as a consultant to Johnson & Johnson. She was recently adjunct faculty at the Federal Executive Institute in Virginia, where she trained leaders within all branches of U.S. federal government on resiliency. She also served as an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University and as the Wellness Specialist for Cooperative Extension for the state. She continues to consult with the university on local and national grants. Her past professional experiences include a global role for 13 years at the Human Performance Institute/Johnson & Johnson as Vice President of Programs and Content for Corporate and Sports Training, Director of Nutrition, and Keynote Speaker/Trainer. There she played a major role in company strategy and in the development of program offerings in current and new markets.
Raquel also worked as an outpatient and inpatient Pediatric and Maternal Dietitian for the Department of U.S. Army in Fort Hood, TX, where she was awarded the Commander's Award for Civil Service. She previously worked for a digital health content company developing a nutrition and physical activity program for online use geared to the Hispanic and Latino market. Her first professional position was as a community outpatient dietitian at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where she provided individual and group nutrition interventions and education to adults and children, including immigrant and refugee communities in the area.
Raquel has served on the Latino Advisory Board and the Blue-Ribbon Health and Wellness Advisory Board for PepsiCo as an external advisor. She currently serves on the editorial review board of the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal and authored a journal publication in 2014. She has authored other peer-reviewed publications and has been a featured expert in many mainstream media. Raquel participates in community events, volunteer work, and fundraisers to benefit local and global communities. She has appeared on national and local television as a subject matter expert in health and has conducted local radio health shows for the Hispanic market and on public radio in her current community with Be Well with Raquel.
Raquel lives in southern New Mexico with her two children. She is half-Cuban and half-Uruguayan, speaks Spanish fluently, and enjoys traveling with her family. She enjoys salsa dancing, hiking/kickboxing/mountain biking, and anime cosplay!