Welcome to Business Innovators Magazine…Please introduce yourself and a brief thumbnail sketch of your background.
BR: Hello, my name is Bridgid Ruden, in May of 2008, I suffered severe traumatic brain injury following a bicycle accident. I re-learned basic life skills such as how to walk, speak, read, write and continue to be challenged with further disabilities. My prestigious professional career as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner vanished. Being married and caring for three children was overwhelming. I felt lost and unsure why on earth I was still present in this world.
Although I am still in shock, many individuals remark that being a nurse practitioner has never truly left my healing spirit. Within one year, I began a healing journey through restoring and redefining myself. A year later, despite my brain altercations, my tragic trauma truly unfolded in all of the documentations I read. Amazingly, I started a small business and began presenting my story to a variety of people both nationally and internationally. My life embellished as I further excelled in appearing on TV, radio and published in articles and books. It is enriching to know that colleagues, health care professionals, and the public have never seen anyone with severe traumatic brain injured progress as I did. I will never quit!
BI: What would you say is the area in business that you are most passionate about and why?
BR: From childhood forward, caring for others enlightened my spirit and over time, my healing ability enhanced. After the accident, though, I thought my healing ability was lost. Today, as I professionally share my life’s journey, I administer education, growth, and perspective as hope and inspiration to anyone suffering or those caring for them. Attendees describe my presentation as eye-opening and essential. They are amazed, educated, uplifted, inspired, and surrounded with hope and reassurance, despite tragedy.’
BI: How are you different than your competitors?
BR: I provide others with information that is intriguing, as it is sent from my heart and soul with honesty. My presentation instills discovery, education, personal growth, clarity and ambition for change. I blossom and enhance my interaction with so many. This is then disseminated to so many people who want to hear my journey. My demonstration of how I enlightened the power of moving forward flourishes and enhances the ideal market with clearer and more effective business formation.
BI: Please tell me about any recent business accomplishments that you are most proud of and why?
BR: I returned to life as a toddler, relearning how to understand effectively and then communicate with others. Pride arose within my spirit, as I began to amazingly speak more efficiently in one year’s time. I have created my business website that documents my Inspirational Speaker services provides information on alternative healing methods and links to important resources. http://www.BridgidRuden.com I have just been asked to appear on two different radio shows and I have published a chapter in a book.
My book, Discovering My Life’s Purpose: From Tragedy to Triumph, is nearly published!
BI: What Leadership qualities in Leaders do you most admire and why?
BR: I admire leaders who openly share the courage they maintained despite the significant challenges they endured to obtain their successful business. They demonstrate courage by overcoming the fear of the unknown. No matter what the obstacles are, they press forward……always maintaining their integrity. I honor leaders that have clear goals and objectives. They document, organize and consistently analyze these goals to promote achievement. Having clear goals can result in amazing creativity and prudent risk-taking. Direct and positive connection with others is also essential.
BI: What has been a key element of your success?
BR: One major element to my success is my drive to succeed professionally despite my disabilities. I keeping a positive attitude and never give up. I have to give so much credit to all the people who have provided me validation, support, and tremendous guidance. Miracles have never ceased.
BI: What are some of the business projects that you are currently working on that you are excited about and why?
BR: Although I struggled with many challenges, I am thrilled that my book will be published soon will be published soon. Also, I am receiving support for my need for further marketing and success of my small business. I am honored that two different radio shows have asked me to present my life’s experience.
BI: What are 1 or 2 things you would like to say to a prospective client who stumbles across this interview?
BR: To begin, I will provide such gratitude for anyone who contacts me. I will then ascertain the type of group that they would like me to speak too. From this point, I will create the objectives based on the needs of the clients. My history supports that I am very reliable.
BI: To wrap this up, what are you most excited about in the upcoming months in your business?
BR: The publication of my book, that I’ve worked so very hard on!
Recently, two elaborate universities would like me to present my story to further educate health care professionals, faculty, and students. When I speak to health care providers, they remark how essential it is to hear directly from a patient’s experience to amplify their medical practice.
The population to whom I present to is not inclusive to only health care professionals or brain injury survivors. All that I share offers support and healing for anyone needing to heal their mind, body and spirit. My life’s purpose in healing others didn’t leave me; it merely merged to a higher realm.
For more information: http://www.BridgidRuden.com