‘London Mums Network’ Speaker Interview Ruth Kudzi — Business Coach
At our last event we were fortunate enough to book an inspiring speaker and Business Coach @RuthKudzicoach. Ruth came along with a few business tips and her take on the importance of setting the foundations of your business before you set up. Just before she left I managed to grab a few minutes of Ruth’s time to ask her a few questions:
What is your career background?
I started off working in recruitment and executive search but quickly released that money wasn’t my biggest driver. I then retrained as a teacher and spent 12 years working in inner city schools in London, the last 5 years as a Senior leader.
How did that change after having a baby?
After my first child I went back to work full time and it was tough, I was juggling looking after my child with late nights and early mornings.
Where did your new business idea come from?
I first had coaching 5 ½ years ago as part of my involvement in a program training the Head teachers of the future. I found it really transformational and went on to coach other senior leaders as part of the program. I also started using more of a coaching style in my role. When I became pregnant with my first child I started to re-train as a coach and started to coach people on a pro-bono basis.
How did you move from the idea to business?
It took me over 2 years to do but I made sure I completed the qualifications whilst working, I then started coaching people on a pro-bono basis to build up my experience and skills. When I found out I was pregnant again I knew I had to do something so I got a business coach to help me with my mindset and building up my business. I started up in April 2016.
What’s your USP?
I work with mums to create the work / life balance they require by developing their confidence to build their own businesses or create the careers they want.
What customers are you aiming for?
Mums who want a better work / life balance and to change careers / start up their businesses
What’s your biggest barrier so far?
IT ! I am clueless and have spent many an hour wanting to throw my laptop out of the window. I now have a wonderful VA who helps me (does it all) with this as it is not something I am good at or enjoy so no point
Who inspires you?
Coaching wise I love Emily Williams, brand wise a lady called Stephanie Nickolich who is the most amazing guru on sales funnels and Facebook ads (don’t worry if you don’t know what they are — I didn’t either in April this year)
What do you hope for your future?
I want to create coaching programs that are accessible for as many women as possible both online and face to face so I can help mums create their dream careers. I want to have an influence on as many women as possible and make them realise they can do it too.
If you would like more information about Ruth and her services she can be found at www.ruthkudzicoaching.com