About Ruth Kudzi
When you join up the dots it all makes sense: combining 25+ years of studying Psychology & Neuroscience, a background in school leadership and education and 10 years+ of coaching including 4 1/2 years running a successful coaching business stepping into coach training made sense.
At 17 years old my passion for Psychology saw me spend a few days at Sheffield University on a taster course for the subject: I had found my "thing"
I went on to study Psychology at an undergraduate and post graduate level.
Career wise I started out in sales and recruitment and remember even then wanting to get involved in training; I didn't have to wait long as I helped train new team members for our New York and European offices.
A few life events made I re-evaluated what was important to me and stepped away from making 6 figures to retrain as a teacher.
My education career spanned 12 years including 4 years as a consultant developing partnerships between schools, colleges, universities and businesses and 6 years as a senior leader (assistant and deputy head)
It was in 2011 when I was accepted onto a fast scheme for future headteachers and I got a coach: again I remember that feeling that this is what I wanted to do.
I became a volunteer coach for the organisation and spent the summer of 2014 coaching Headteachers and Senior leaders.
I already knew I wanted to be a coach long term and added to my in-house coach training with certifications and qualifications; I knew if I was doing this I wanted it to be credible (and I wanted to feel confident)
Fast forward to 2016 when I started my own coaching business: originally as a confidence and career coach for mums I transitioned into business and mindset coaching in 2017.
In the back of my mind I had been thinking about developing a coaching certification: I saw so many people wanting something different and knew my passion for teaching and training hadn't disappeared.
In 2019 I started to develop the qualification with support from a coach mentor and we welcomed my first cohort in 2020.
Coach training combines my passion for neuroscience and Psychology with strong teaching and coaching skills and my experience in business growth and development and I love it!
My credentials have taken years to build up and I believe in life long learning and development, some of my qualifications and accreditations include:
- ICF PCC coach
- Birkbeck, University of London PGCERT Coaching
- Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching
- Diploma in Small Business Coaching
- Spiral Practitioner (energy coaching)
- Diploma in Applied Neuroscience
- Diploma in NLP
- BA in Management Studies & Psychology
- MA in Psychology & Education
- Diploma in Coaching the Brain Values course
- PGCE in Business Education
- Level 3 DISC Personality Trainer
- Certificate in Executive Coaching
- Certificate in Positive Psychology
- Certificate in Conflict Resolution
She is currently training to be a NLP master practitioner.
Ruth has been receiving regular coaching supervision for over 5 years and has worked with a mentor coach from the ICF since December 2019.