About

ABOUT SISTERS OF THE SPIRIT

Sisters of the Spirit (SOS) was founded by Dr Maxine Ruddock a licensed psychologist and passionate champion for women thriving. Dr Ruddock has always had a passion for women’s issues and has focused a significant amount of her work on helping women realize their created potential. Dr Ruddock’s appreciation for the unique support provided by women increased after experiencing challenging interpersonal experiences and receiving amazing support from her two best friends.

Unfortunately, through her work with women Dr Ruddock observed a disturbing trend of women developing competitive and conflictual relationships with each other instead of supportive and nurturing ones. In addition, many of these women shared stories of betrayal by other women and expressed their intention to maintain an emotionally safe distance from female friendships; they had decided to avoid one of the most important relationships of their lives.

Dr. Ruddock also noticed that many women business owners practiced in isolation and lacked the knowledge, resources, professional and personal support needed to grow their businesses to the level they envisioned. Unfortunately, even those women who were part of business support groups often described them to as impersonal and lacking in the close intimate support that these women craved.

To that end, Dr Ruddock focused on developing a relationship-based approach to educate, empower and support women to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through entrepreneurship, while simultaneously assisting them to maintain spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically balanced lives.

Sisters Of the Spirit is fully committed to increasing women’s awareness of the need to nurture and support each other both personally and professionally. As such members assist each other to identify and advance business goals by addressing mutual concerns, exchanging ideas and resources, sharing successes and failures, and providing moral and emotional support. All of this is done in an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie that supports professional development and promotes lasting friendships.

OUR VALUES

At Sisters of the Spirit we hold an unwavering belief that every woman was created for a specific, world-changing purpose, and that….when a woman walks in her divine path she is unstoppable! Unfortunately, many women find that their destiny has been derailed by various events that move her off-path leaving her feeling unfulfilled, frustrated, helpless, and sometimes hopeless. Sisters Of the Spirit’s mission is to provide women entrepreneurs with the strategies, skill sets, accountability, and support that will result in their achieving fulfilling and successful professional and personal lives. Our values are at the heart of our business and are not just marketing or sales jargon aimed at making a profit. Rather our values are the foundation for our code of conduct and reminds us to:

Remain uncompromisingly excellent in providing the best service and guide to women entrepreneurs. Remain unwavering in our commitment to uplift and support women entrepreneurs.

OUR VISION

Sisters Of the Spirit’s vision is to bring women entrepreneurs together in an environment that provides the tools and support that fosters their personal and professional growth. But we don’t stop there! SOS is also a movement that aims to develop successful world-changing women business owners who are confident in their divine gifts, and who are determined to assume and practice business leadership that leaves a legacy that improves their family, local community and the world.

OUR MISSION

Supporting the growth of women entrepreneurs in unique, innovative, collaborative and profitable ways.

OUR PLEDGE

We pledge to focus on helping women remember and recover their individual divine heritage

  • We pledge to utilize a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive and variable resources to women entrepreneurs irrespective of their Social Economic Status.
  • We pledge to foster and maintain a welcoming, respectful, caring and collaborative relationship among women entrepreneurs regardless of the growth of the group.
  • We pledge to create an atmosphere where women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds with varying experience and education come together in a supportive, informative milieu to learn from one another.
  • We pledge to always strive to increase women business owner’s awareness that working together, instead of competing against each other, helps us to advance individually and as a group.
  • We pledge to minimize the sense of isolation that is often a part of being a woman entrepreneur.
  • We pledge to provide opportunities that foster business and personal growth for our members because we believe that a business can only grow and achieve maximum sustainable results based on how much the leader and team are willing to grow.
  • We pledge to commit to being role models for continual learning and growth, improving ourselves, and building new skills so that we leave a sustainable model for the next generation.
  • We pledge to remain committed to quality and excellence in everything we do
  • We pledge to keep it real and deliver no-nonsense training and coaching based on what is working in our own businesses. We only teach the tips and techniques that have been effective for operating a thriving business AND enjoying an amazing lifestyle.
  • We pledge to prioritize people before profit. Therefore, we only operate and support businesses that do good for the world and invest in and improve the local community, including hiring people from the local community.
  • We pledge to focus on helping women remember and recover their individual divine heritage.

OUR VALUES

At Sisters of the Spirit we hold an unwavering belief that every woman was created for a specific, world-changing purpose, and that….when a woman walks in her divine path she is unstoppable! Unfortunately, many women find that their destiny has been derailed by various events that move her off-path leaving her feeling unfulfilled, frustrated, helpless, and sometimes hopeless. Sisters Of the Spirit’s mission is to provide women entrepreneurs with the strategies, skill sets, accountability, and support that will result in their achieving fulfilling and successful professional and personal lives. Our values are at the heart of our business and are not just marketing or sales jargon aimed at making a profit. Rather our values are the foundation for our code of conduct and reminds us to: Remain uncompromisingly excellent in providing the best service and guide to women entrepreneurs. Remain unwavering in our commitment to uplift and support women entrepreneurs

  • Be uncompromisingly excellent

  • Remain unwavering in our commitment to uplift and support women entrepreneurs

  • Consistently provide the best service and guide to grow women owned businesses.

PRINCIPLE + GOALS

At SOS we focus on the following principle/goals

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SERVANT LEADERS

We are dedicated to the development of servant leaders. However, we recognize the hardships and unselfish nature of true leadership along with the frailty of human nature. We believe that true leadership is not about self-glorification and is not self-serving. Instead a true leader knows that when she accepts the role of caring for and leading others that this is a weighty mantel. As a matter of fact, we believe that true leaders. having counted the cost. often run from not toward the mantel of leadership. Because we understand the multiple sacrifices and strength and faith required of leaders, we’ve taken steps to nurture and support servant leaders and to provide them with the resources necessary to thrive.
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LEGACY

Sustainability is a pivotal aspect of our programs and we remain dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs develop businesses that leave a financial and spiritual legacy for their families, the generations to come, and the world.
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WORK + LIFE BALANCE

We understand that you can't do it all. As a result, we strongly focus on providing women entrepreneurs with the resources and support that are integral to successfully achieving personal-professional balance.
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COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

We believe in the power of cooperation and team building. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for women entrepreneurs to interact in a collaborative environment that nurtures and supports their professional and personal growth.

SUPPORT THAT WILL RESULT IN THEIR ACHIEVING FULFILLING AND SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES.