Filo-Aussie Fideliz Cruz, a life coach and business mentor, has been nominated for the 2021 AusMumpreneur Awards.
The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The AusMumpreneur Network celebrate and recognise Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.
Fideliz Cruz is a Christian life coach and business mentor who is passionate in helping women pursue their God-given business vision - she helps women launch and build a thriving business that honours God and gives back to the community.
Fideliz was the winner of the 2018-2019 “International Coach of The Year” Award through Beautiful You Coaching Academy and has been featured in numerous media platforms including SBS, Philtimes and InspireCOACH Magazine.
As an entrepreneur, Fideliz believes in the importance of having a supportive community and so she founded the “Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs” Community which aims to bring together faith-filled entrepreneurs for equipping, empowering and sisterhood support - with 1.2k members, the community continues to grow and support it’s members with their KWE Women’s Conference held every year.
Apart from her coaching business and community, Fideliz is also an international contributing editor for “His Favor”, an International Magazine which celebrates and highlights fellow Christian Entrepreneurs.
Her first year of starting her personal styling business was tough. She was searching for someone to coach her through the early stages of business.
"Unfortunately I was rejected several times and so after not being able to find someone to help me on the entrepreneurial journey, I realised that this was an opportunity for me to become who I was searching for."
And so she pursued Life Coaching and got certified. She re-launched her business in 2015 as a life coach and after years of building her own business, she eventually started to offer business coaching to help others launch and build their business, too.
There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood. She explains, “Since the age of five, my daughter has been with me throughout my entrepreneurial journey. I recall our times together when I was running in-person events and workshops as she helped me prepare the goodie bags and line up the goodies on the floor in colour order. She would say “well done mommy” every time we would finish putting together a bag."
"I love that I get to be on this journey with her."
Fideliz says her daughter is her biggest cheerleader and every time she is about to leave the house because to work, she would say “you can do it, mom” “you are the best”.
It can be challenging to be a successful business woman while raising a family and Fideliz gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise. ”Just start. I would encourage them to start where they are. Often times it is in the wanting to have everything “set up” or “perfect” before starting and if we’re not careful this can become an excuse and the next thing we know, we still haven’t started that business that we said we will start many years ago.”
Read more on www.ausmumpreneur.com or about Fideliz on www.fidelizcruz.com.