ABOUT ME

Ruth kudzi, coaching, about ruth, working from home, coaching for mums

Are you harbouring a secret desire to start a business that will give you the flexibility you need to be the kind of mum that you really want to be?

Has the job that you once loved lost its sparkle since you started a family?

Are you tentatively checking out your options, playing with the figures, and wondering whether your business dream is something that you can REALLY bring into reality –- or if it’s just a nice idea that could never really work?

I had those dreams too. I did those sums. I spent sleepless nights swinging between excitement and fear and talking myself in and out of walking away from my established career and building something of my own, for me and my family.

And I’ve come out the other end with a successful business that gives me the freedom to earn good money, whilst never having to miss nursery pick-up time or choose between my work and my babies.

I can help you do the same. 

I’d always been involved in businesses - organising events, making things, and I even studied business at degree level. But when it came to having my own business, I was stumped. I felt I needed to come up with a brilliant, unique idea to be a success and I didn't have any of those.

I started off working in the city before moving into education and was on the fast track to become a headteacher. So those business dreams were pushed to the back of my mind, and I always told myself that maybe one day, I’d make them happen.

BUT THEN I BECAME A MUM.

I realised that becoming a Headteacher would mean I’d have little time to be with my family. And that was a sacrifice I didn’t want to make. I was leaving before my daughter woke up and would often have only a snatched hour with her before bed. I secretly felt like a failure as a mum, and a failure in the workplace. I was coasting, and merely getting through the days and weeks.

So when I got pregnant for the second time?

I knew that something had to change.

Some people might say that starting a business when you’re pregnant is a crazy idea, but for me, it was the kick up the bum that I needed. Even if there were times that I did think that they might be right.

Though I didn’t have any real concrete ideas about what I’d do, or how I’d make it work, or even IF it could work at all… I knew that things couldn’t carry on as they were, and that it really was now or never.  

So I got a coach, and working with her made me admit to myself that she was doing exactly what I wanted to do. That seed that was planted all those years ago, those courses I had done were because this was my passion.

I was just too scared to admit it, and didn't really know how I could go from coaching to being a coach.

But I did. I set up my business whilst pregnant, working full time, and with my toddler in tow. It was bloody hard - I was speaking to clients during weekends and evenings, and initially did everything myself.

I learnt a lot. I learnt what to outsource and how to give myself time every day. I learnt to have really clear boundaries and I learnt that this was my passion and that I was energised by my clients’ success.

Most of all though? I learnt that it’s my mission to help other mums to create their dream businesses and lives, and how privileged I am to be part of their success.

To find out how I can help you, book your FREE discovery call. The session will last around 30 minutes, and you’ll leave knowing exactly what you need to do to start and build a beautiful business alongside motherhood – even if right now, you have no real idea what your business will look like!

 


 

I have...

  • Two young children

  • First-hand experience of the transition you are making - I switched careers myself and left a successful career to establish my coaching business  (I now earn more every month working three days a week than I did in my full-time role and didn't return after my maternity leave) 
  • Multiple businesses - I have opened a second business focusing on working with teenagers on their confidence and have a number of business partnerships
  • Numerous qualifications in Psychology, Business, and Coaching including a MA in Psychology, Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching, Diploma in Small Business Coaching, Diploma in NLP and I am completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching
  • Over 6 years coaching experience
  • Coached more than 100 private and small business clients and more than 1000 coaching hours
  • Completed group and online programs from Brendon Burchard, Emily Williams, Marie Forleo and Amy Porterfield.
 

I always want to know a bit more about the person before I commit to something like coaching so here is a bit about me.

I’m a globe-trotter and love travel, I have travelled extensively and  lived in Australia, New York and on a Malaysian island for 6 months. This year we are planning a family trip to California so I can attend Brendon Burchard's High Performance Academy and spend some time exploring the state. I have also planned trips to Barcelona, Ibiza, Rome and Greece. 

I’m a qualified dive master and love nothing more than being in the underwater world, it is so peaceful and magical and I find it really relaxing. 

I have run two marathons. I love yoga, exercise, and meditation - this is how I maintain my sanity as a mother of two young children and owner of a small business. It is through exercise and yoga that I am able to truly focus on myself and I find them both energising. 

I enjoy fashion and am pretty much obsessed with Whistles, I have a bit of a "thing" for their dresses and I probably do have too many! I love Sophia Webster shoes so much my second daughter is called Sophia!

I love unwinding with a glass or two of prosecco with my girlfriends and putting the world to rights. 

At 35 my life completely changed when I met my partner. We had our first daughter a year later, and our second daughter within another two years. We are getting married at the end of May and this will mark a truly remarkable 4 years.

Now I’m ready for entirely new adventures working with you to get you to where you want to be.