I may be the “Tenacity Queen” in business; but when it comes to my health and self-care, i really lag in these areas. As I work on myself and my health, I’ve made it my goal to inspire and empower 100,000 women to do it along side me.  I am beginning my self-care routine, and even though I have fallen off the wagon, I’m not scared to get right back on.

For over 25 years I struggled with low self-worth. So of course I felt inclined to participate in an ‘Esteem’ photo project by Hippie Skin.  When I turned 40, I started developing fatty tumors on my arms.  Today at 52, they cover my body, but my arms are still the worst.

I am incredibly embarrassed by these, and I feel icky when I look at them.  I seldom wear short sleeved shirts or sleeveless blouses, because when the light hits my arms just right (usually on stage speaking), they can be quite unsightly.

This photo art project has taken women and highlights their flaws, while showing them that their flaws do not define them!


From here on out, with the help of this photo project, I will wear short and sleeveless shirts.  I am grateful for my arms, if I didn’t have arms I’d have no hands or fingers, therefore I wouldn’t be able to do what I love doing. I love my arms and I am so so thankful for them.

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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