Coaching power hour with Annie Ridout

£ 300.00

Are you feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed by all of life’s options? Or perhaps you know what you want but need to feel more confident about it before it can happen. Either way, I can support you while you work it out. Because you have all the answers within. As a certified life coach, having just made my own big life transition, I will listen, prompt and support you so that you leave our session feeling calm, excited and focused on your goal…

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.

As well as being a qualified coach, experienced business consultant and founder of The Robora (this online women's business platform), I'm author of The Freelance Mum: a flexible career guide for better work-life balance and Shy: how being quiet can lead to success.

Plus, I'm a freelance journalist (Guardian, Grazia, Telegraph etc), speak regularly on BBC radio and live panels and I'm a poet (my poems on the conflicting thoughts we have as women and mothers have gone viral on Isntagram).

And, crucially, I'm a mum-of-three (aged 8, 5 and 3). So I get how it feels to flex your work around the demands of young children, and other big responsibilities.

Making changes

Following my own big life change - leaving London, temporarily homeschooling my three children, having a countryside adventure - I'm aware that we need support, through these transitions.

Whether you're moving home, to a new area/country, changing your career, getting back into work after children, newly single, starting a new creative project, I can help.

I'm here to ask you open questions that will help you to work out what you want and how to get it.

This is in a non-judgemental space.

I've learned that our closest people are often affected by our decisions, so it can help to have someone outside of that - who isn't emotionally attached - to talk to.

So I can be that person, for you.

In my own life, I've learned how to work towards my big goals and dreams but without sacrificing the time I want with my kids.

I schedule in rest, family time and creativity. But also time for my business, journalism and book-writing. It's all about time management. And believing in your own capabilities.

Now, I'm going to support you so that you can get clear on what you'd like to do, and how to make it happen.

I can be flexible with times.

But feel free to send me an email if you'd like to check whether I'm free at a specific time before you sign up -

What’s included?

  • A one-hour phone call with Annie Ridout.
  • One week’s Voxer messaging after the call (it’s like Whatsapp).
  • We can work on a specific goal, if you have one in mind, or I can help you to get clear on what you'd like to be working towards.
  • You're likely to end the call feeling focused, excited and calmer. This is time just for you.
  • I'll follow up with you at an agreed time, by email, to see how you're getting on.

What can I help with?

  • Confidence, decision-making, productivity, work-life balance
  • Helping you to prepare for a big change or transition
  • Starting and growing a business - particularly the online side of it (website, branding, PR, social media, pricing products/services)
  • Support with your writing: storytelling, self-publishing, pitching for a book deal

"Warning: Working with Annie Ridout is a real results only area.

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 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 Fullylove


"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