Business coaching with Annie Ridout

£ 999.00

Hello, I’m Annie Ridout. And I’m here to encourage women to believe in themselves. All my work – as an author, journalist, founder of The Robora and coach – is about helping and supporting fellow females (including anyone who identifies as one). We are all whole, talented and capable of great things. But sometimes, the narrative we’ve been delivered says otherwise. So I’m here to help you re-write it. Plus, I’m obsessed with goal-setting, creating manageable deadlines to work towards and being an accountability partner for my clients, so if that’s what you’re after, read on…

Fully booked

Originally, I wanted to be a performer. To write and perform my own music. But I found myself moving down a different path – studying for an English BA degree followed by a journalism Masters.

As I started interviewing people for local, regional and national newspapers, I realised I was in the right place: listening to other people’s stories. And piecing together any disconnected parts.

I love listening to women’s tales. Stories of their past, how they’re feeling in the present and hopes for the future. And then helping them to set goals to make their dreams come true.

And so alongside working as a journalist, I trained to become a coach. I’m now fully qualified and have hundreds of hours of experience coaching women who are looking for clarity, focus and encouragement.

Areas I’m particularly experienced in: business coaching, shyness and introversion, women in the workplace, freelancing around other responsibilities, women returning to work after having children, mothers who have lost their sense of self and identity.

Extra special: if you’re open to ‘woo’ (spirituality), I love to incorporate tarot, magic spells and deities into coaching sessions. It can lift the sessions into a rather magical space. If you’ve not explored this before, and would like to, know that I make it lighthearted, accessible and easy to understand.

The details

  • Price: £999
  • Four x 45-minute phone calls (on Whatsapp audio)
  • Over a six-week period
  • Voxer messaging support between calls (like Whatsapp, but for business)

My qualifications and work experience

I’m a trained, qualified and certified coach (I trained with the MOE Foundation, accredited by the Association for Coaching).

And I’ve worked with thousands of women through my business, The Robora, delivering coaching through a combination of online courses, phone calls and email coaching.

As well as coaching and running my business, I’m the author of Shy: How being quiet can lead to success and The Freelance Mum: A flexible career guide for better work-life balance. Both have sold thousands of copies, globally.

I’ve just been offered my third book deal (on incorporating spirituality into your work-life).

As a journalist, I write for the Guardian and ObserverRed MagazineGraziathe TelegraphIndependent and more.

And I’m a poet – writing about feminism and motherhood. Several of my poems have gone viral on Instagram (@annieridoutpoetry).

Past coaching clients have said:

I feel so inspired and encouraged after my business coaching calls with Annie. She is an amazingly present and patient listener and helps me to see my skills and experiences from a different and more positive perspective.

As well as consistently asking considered and thought-provoking questions, Annie has suggested some great ideas that build on the foundations of what I want my business to look like. It’s so helpful that she can relate to life as a mother of young kids too.

I look forward to our calls every week. I feel completely secure, supported and uplifted during and after our conversations.” Emily Fulleylove

“By the end of my coaching programme, I’d not only got my business underway with exciting traction, but for the first time in decades, I could see my unique gift, attributes and purpose in the world.

I cannot believe how far I’ve come in such a short space of time.
Annie has a fantastic ability to distil your confusion and bring clarity to the table. She cuts out the noise and spies the unnecessary distractions, providing you with space and enlightenment to realign with your true passion.

Take this path with Annie and go make magic!” Flic Taylor

“I wanted a coach to help me navigate the daily demands of being a mother and trying to set up my own online business. I knew straight away that Annie was the person I wanted to work with as I knew she understood the challenge of balancing both.

Having Annie as my coach has brought me multiple benefits. She is there to not only talk about my business challenges but also understand the constant conflict of balance as a new mother.

No topic is off discussion with Annie and I always come away from our calls feeling lighter and focused with a clear path forward. I love having Annie to keep me accountable. She understands and believes in my business which gives me so much confidence. I can’t recommend Annie enough!” Milly Hemmings