This is me, Kris, in both pictures, eight years apart. At 25 years old my dad told me sarcastically, he hoped that I wouldn’t end up on welfare like my mom did. (sidenote: my mom was only on welfare, because she was raising four kids with no help from him) That ignited the inner fire within me at the age of 40, when I consciously remembered these hurtful/ pained words.

Twelve years later, with an A/C of 6.5, (I had been a 9 for 12 years)I realized my self worth, hustle, grit, and risk. Plenty of people stumble onto amazing things with zero belief in themselves. It also proves you never know what you can achieve if you never try.

Fear squashes more dreams than failure ever will! Some of us start from the bottom, we can all be who we decide to to be. It takes tenacity, inner fortitude, courage and commitment.

Commit to you, today! Right now. You are so worth it. You have to believe! No one is born a star, but we sure can learn to shine and be a star! I stepped outside of my comfort zone twelve years ago. I can look back and say she believed she could so she did.


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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