Entrepreneur Coach Mom on the Street: Rebecca Muriuki

Entrepreneur Coach Mom on the Street Rebecca Muriuki has helped many female professionals and entrepreneurs succeed in their businesses. She takes this same motivation and care into her family life and partnership. Learn more about this inspiring businesswoman below!

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca is a Leadership Mentor who helps black women professionals advance from manager to executive positions and get paid their worth.

Rebecca has helped women create an impactful personal brand that gets them seen and valued for the skillset they bring to their organizations.

Her combination of coaching, ‘get it done’ productivity techniques, and her step-by-step ‘Designed to Lead’ framework empowers her clients. She helps them create an intentional path to get promoted from manager level to senior leadership & executive positions in their organizations while creating a stand-out personal brand and value proposition that elevate them as leaders in their field. 

Rebecca, a mom of three, including twins, leads a team of eleven actuaries in the largest global audit firm and has transitioned into different senior management roles throughout her 10-year career. 

When she’s not leading her team or playing hide and seek with the twins, she loves to watch a good tennis match or Formula 1 race on the weekend.

Fast facts:

  • Founder of theelevateHER’ Podcast 
  • Qualified actuary and Director, practicing at the largest global audit firm with 10+ years of experience
  • Proud mom of 3, including twins
  • Business owner for 5+ years

Entrepreneur Coaching Business

When did you start your consulting and coaching business, and why?

I started my coaching business out of my passion to help more women thrive in their businesses and careers. There is still so much work to do in increasing awareness of the issues women of colour face in their career journeys, and my mission is to get more of these women at the top of the corporate ladder.

Do you have a background in business and consulting? Tell us a little more about your career journey!

I started my career ten years ago as an analyst after graduating with an actuarial science degree. I had no idea how the rules of the game had changed in corporate and that hard work was no longer the gold standard for moving ahead. I struggled to fit in, as I was the only black woman on my team and came from a very different background. I leaned into the mentors that came at different points in my career to navigate the corporate ladder.

What are your top three tips for an entrepreneur going through burnout?

Know what season you are in, and respect it. If you have just had a baby, it is not the time to be aggressive in your business or career. A more practical tip is to focus on just three priorities every day and worry about tomorrow’s work tomorrow.

Entrepreneur Coach Challenges, Rewards, and Support

Do your husband, family, and friends support you in your business? How so?

I have learned not to get validation from close friends and family to believe in my business. My family does not love me because of my business, and sometimes it’s not easy to take this in, especially in the early stages. I have always believed in having a strong support system, and it is that support system that has helped me run my business and pursue a highly intense career.

My husband has always been a great cheerleader for my work and interests, and I am forever grateful for that. I also have a house manager who takes care of my kids when I am at work. This also gives me time to work on my business. I also invest a lot of financial and time resources in masterminds. I would highly recommend any woman who is running a business to surround themselves with other women who are doing the same or are ahead of them. It’s much easier to borrow their belief in what you are doing than to get frustrated when your family and friends don’t quite understand your vision or business.

What are some of the most rewarding and challenging parts of owning your own business?

My ability to generate as much or as little revenue fascinates me. There are many factors out of our control, but I have tested on many occasions how much easier it is to make an extra thousand dollars than in typical employment. I love my job and what I do, so it’s crucial that you are running a business or in a career that you love; the money will flow from there.

What are some of your goals for the future?

To support 100,000 high-performing career women in my coaching business.

Where can people find you on social media and your website?

Instagram: @rebeccakmuriuki

Entrepreneur Coach Style

Which three words best describe your style?

Elegant, Chic, Girly.

What are your favorite places to shop?

I am obsessed with handbags, so Michael Kors.

Who’s your favorite style icon? 

Kate Middleton. She is always elegant!

What’s your best style advice?

Keep it simple and stay true to yourself.

What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? 

A black dress and a black handbag.

Which trend would you want to see make a comeback?

Spice girl shoes, I miss those!

What should NEVER make a comeback?

Haha, bellbottoms

What’s your best style secret? 

Stay-ups always; they are thigh-high pantyhose that are easy to wear and the easiest way for me to elevate an outfit, especially the ones closest to your natural skin tone!

Stilettos or flats?

Flats, with a bow!

Entrepreneur Coach Family

What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? 

A good day at a park is great.

What’s been your best family vacation?

We went on a beach holiday in Malindi, with white sand beaches and enough swimming pools for the kids to splash all day. And my family was there too, so I had enough helping hands to give me time to rest.

Best parenting advice:

Parenting was not meant to be done alone. Don’t suffer trying to do it on your own. Get help and be a happy mom.

Parenting true confession: 

I don’t like bedtime storytelling/routine; I feel tired at that point and would rather just go to sleep. Who else can relate?

What’s your go-to family dinner? 

Basil & Tomato Pasta

What’s your favorite family restaurant?

My son loves Burger King because of the play area inside.

Entrepreneur Coach Life

What’s your favorite show to binge-watch? 

Drive to Survive; I am a hardcore Formula 1 Fan.

If you could pick anyone to star as you in a movie based on your life, who would it be? 

Viola Davis. Her resilience and elegance are mind-blowing.

What’s your favorite beach read?

“Feeling is the Secret,” by Neville Goddard. It’s a short and powerful read.

What song would you dance to when nobody’s watching?

It must be one of Michael Jackson’s classics, trying to do the moonwalk.

If you could go shopping with anyone from history, living or deceased, who would it be?

Kate Middleton, but does she go shopping? Who knows!

What’s at the top of your travel bucket list?

Bali

What’s your favorite way to unwind after a long day?

Bubble bath + getting an early night’s sleep in bed.

Inspiring Motivated Mom-Life

We love Entrepreneur Coach Mom on the Street: Rebecca Muriuki’s love of helping other woman-entrepreneurs through her coaching business. She exudes passion throughout all areas of life, whether through her company, her social media presence, or hanging with her family. Be sure to check out Rebecca on Instagram at @rebeccakmuriuki.

And for more interesting and inspiring moms, be sure to check out FamilyApp’s Mom on the Street page!

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