Once upon a time I had a dream – a dream to show up to be myself.

…and finally after living 44 years buried in my own way, I felt it was time to ‘awaken’, be real (raw) and find the road to happiness (bliss). Sure enough! With the help of Bravery and Courage it happened!

Hello! I am Kris and 10 years ago I realized I was just a little miserable (ha-ha actually A LOT) in my own skin. I had/have an amazing husband, 2 wonderful, healthy kids, really; your basic white picket fence story/life. But deep inside I struggled with low self-confidence, unworthiness, self-judgement and shame. I realized I needed to work on myself, my self-esteem, self-confidence and my belief in myself. I also needed to learn to LOVE ME.

And so it was- I began my journey of re-creation… ‘She believed she could so she did!’

I had some ‘muck’ I needed to clear out and clear up. I come to a realization it was time to do some work on my fears, to grow, to discover who I was, and to learn to awaken. I thought the story of the lotus and its symbolism seemed like a perfect fit for my logo.

Here is a little bit about the lotus. When it first begins to sprout, it’s underwater, making its home in ponds. Underneath the surface, the lotus is surrounded by mud, fish, muck, and insects – basically just dirty rough conditions.

Despite these conditions; the lotus flower maintains strength and pushes aside these yucky obstacles as it makes its way to clearer surfaces. The lotus grows, rises about adversity and as it surfaces and opens its petal to the air, it is bright and beautiful with NO muck attached.

So many of us are like the lotus; we are submerged in mucky water; yucky back stories of our lives. Some of us never make it to the surface and others are closer to emerging from our darkness and ‘muck’. And if you are like me, you are a bud; very eager to feel the glorious, bright sunshine of life.

Starting and writing this blog post is deeply scary for me – I have put it off for 3 years – 3 years must symbolize something because it also took me 3 years to post my business video online (here’s the link if your curious and NO I know it’s not perfect: https://www.facebook.com/anchorrestoration/videos) I had to do it, get it done and post it without perfection or I would’ve waited another 3 years… I am a perfectionist. I have also learned along the way how important it is do get an item done vs. being perfect.

Over the next few months I will be sharing how I have moved forward and dared to fly before finding my wings. It has been the scariest journey for me, EVER!

I will share how I have tried, for the most part, to stay out of my comfort zone – there have been lots of times I have tried to sneak back in – it’s so cozy right smack deep in our CZ! But I also know in order to achieve my audacious goals and dreams I need to stay out where it is scary and fear grips its all mighty hold on me.

Dare to take a step in the right direction

Courageously taking a step in the right direction


Kris Rudarmel

I am an (award winning) womanpreneur, artist, speaker, empowerment leader and knowledge seeker. I share my stories of adversity with fear, in business and in life, with vulnerability and being awakened and how I boldly built a company to new levels and took risks to soar. Along my journey, my belief in myself, tenacity, courage, confidence, hope and faith grew exponentially. You will hear my message of enlightenment and my life changing principles for fearless living that will assist and inspire others to jump to their greatest potential. I hope to inspire my community to find their strength to live courageously, ignite their flame and leap joyously. I believe we should continually upgrade our dreams to preserve our road to happiness. You need to believe it can be done- this will set your mind in motion to find a way to do it. I (along with my husband) bootstrapped our way to building a local, woman owned enterprise in Salt Lake City; Anchor Water Damage & Restoration. While building Anchor (2008-2016) I have been recognized in the community 8 times with the following: • Nationally Recognized 2016 Best of the Best -Top 3 ‘Women in Restoration’ 2016 Remediation and Restoration Magazine (October issue) • 2016 Enterprise 7 Award: Woman Business Owner • 2015 and 2014 Best of State • 2013 30 Women to Watch- Utah Business Magazine • 2013 Outstanding Entrepreneur • 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year – NAWBO SLC • 2009 Small Business of the Year • 2013 Kris graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program • 2012 GE Capital Banking on Women program • 2011 Won the SCORE/Sam’s giveaway (2 companies per state were awarded this) I love being involved in the community. I help out by serving on committees and volunteering. I serve on the Granite Foundation Board and have held positions at Chamber West, NAWBO along with other organizations. I was a mentor (2016) for the Women of Worth foundation. I reside in South Jordan, Utah with my husband of 33 years and my 2 children.

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