“When you experience that moment of discovery it changes everything”

– Laura Ridout


Are you operating as 'Superwoman'? You feel to succeed in life you need to always be pushing, spinning all the plates (family, work, home and relationships) competing with men to show your worth, always giving but rarely good at receiving and mostly putting others needs before your own. If this is you click below.

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Sisters' Circle

I help women who are looking to refresh their career or business to find the freedom and happiness they deserve. I bring like-minded women together in groups of 6 (Sisters Circle) and help them find out what they want, what's holding them back and how to move forward.

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Sisters Circle allowed me to  explore my feelings, my dreams and my limiting beliefs, in a safe environment.  By meeting same minded people was such an inspiration to me.  I have achieved more than I expected on many levels.  I now believe in me and in what I can achieve.

Sisters Circle is the perfect inspiring platform for women who need professional support in achieving their dreams of a new job, career or life work balance, but feel stuck or have no idea where to start.

Laura provides a safe environment, that creates honest, powerful, challenging and exciting conversations, combined with humour, which help you eradicate those blocks that have stopped you achieving your goals. Laura has your best interests at heart in helping you on your journey of self- discovery.  I would highly recommended Sisters Circle to those women who feel stuck, lost or have a business idea they don’t know how to get off the ground.


Laura is a wonderfully positive person who has an ability to connect with people almost instantly, no matter their background or position.  In short, she is a people person, and with a wealth of knowledge and experience.


Stewart Brock Public Health Specialist, Somerset County Council

Laura is a skilled facilitator who is able to create an environment in which individuals come together as a team to work creatively and effectively.  Her wealth of experience in working with both Local Authority and NHS teams gives her a depth of insight in enabling change in complex and challenging environments’.


Kate Knight Programme Director, Public Health Action, South Central and West CSU

Laura is an inspiring facilitator. I have met with her on many occasions and have been impressed with her thorough preparation and ability to adhere to the agenda, based on the participants requirements. Laura is an excellent listener and communicates effectively by speaking clearly and calmly. In our meetings, she posed many open questions and managed to enable the participants to reach conclusions on each aspect discussed without necessarily imposing her own views, unless deemed helpful. She followed up her session with us by clearly summarising our discussions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Laura most highly.

Dr Baljit Kalsi Queens Medical Centre, Barnstaple

Laura provided a safe space where myself and a number of colleagues had protected time to be with each other and develop a greater understanding and deeper bond around each of our work steams. The structure that Laura provided, enabled the exploration of a work stream you may be struggling with, or facing blocks, or just frustrated with initially was a different mind-set for me as often when people present a challenge we tend to try and give them the answer to that problem from our perspective. What was good about this experience was that didn’t happen and colleagues worked instead to encourage you through open questions and probing which often helped to unpick where things were and in doing so often brought about additional insight which in my experience was quite monumental in its outcome.


Andrew Wilson Health Promotion Manager, Somerset County Council

I took a leap of faith and left my full time career to begin my business. I was 3 months into the business and rather bewildered when I was fortunate to have begun my business coaching / mentoring with Laura.  Over 6 sessions we have investigated my short and long term goals and explored my belief system and core values as a benchmark to me achieving. Following this Laura helped me to successfully launch phase 2 of my business and has consistently invigorated me to think big; but to work with realism of the current marketplace.  I have found Laura knowledgeable, supportive and willing to challenge my limiting self beliefs! She has a wonderful sense of humour and has used a variety of methods to help.

Hannah Chaudhri Ananda ~ Health and Wellbeing

I have found working with Laura very useful. She has a different approach and her skill of asking the right questions until we find our own solution is both effective and non-confrontational. Laura has introduced ‘rules of engagement’ at our meetings and this has been effective in preventing people from talking over each other and the meeting becoming a free for all. This in turn has led to people being heard.


Pauline Greer PM Brent Area MC

Laura has been very supportive to me in my role as the lead for Bridgwater Bay Health Federation for the implementation of Improved Access.  The task seemed extremely daunting at first as not all federation practices wanted to engage.  However, with her help and support we managed to overcome these challenges and now have a fully operational service up and running with all practices engaged in the process.   On a personal level her support with this project has helped me to gain confidence.

Kathy Bartley PM Redgate MC and Somerset Bridge MC

I just wanted to share the positive feedback I have had in relation to your facilitation of our away day.  I think you managed to turn around what could have been quite a challenging, unreceptive day into one where the team all engaged and gave them a new sense of energy at the end of it. Thank you for your support.

Kerry White Managing Director, Symphony Healthcare Services

The decision to bring Laura in as a delivery partner on the ‘100 Women First’ programme has been a brilliant move! We now have all the expertise required to support our ladies moving forward with business start- up. Laura has produced outstanding results giving the ladies the skills and confidence to grow their own business in a pro-active and motivated outlook.

Caroline Derrick Employment, Skills & Training Manager, Inward Investment & Growth, Sedgemoor District council

‘I have met with Laura for two sessions of coaching and each time she has helped me enormously with her clear, logical approach, and the ability to ask questions in such an open, friendly manner. This has allowed me to explore possibilities in a protected environment and to reach the correct conclusions for me, both professionally and personally.’


Dr Kathryn Patrick GP Buttercross Surgery

If you ever get the chance to work with Laura grab it with both hands. I say 'if ' because Laura is a rising star, in the same way I’m sure you wish you had met Derren Brown or even Steve Jobs, before they became so successful you can now only afford the book!

She is not only successful in her own right, she has walked the walk and she inspires confidence and direction with clear information and knowledge. We have all met coaches who have read books or come from for example, business school, but don’t actually know about the real world. Laura is full of good advice that does actually work.

I struggled giving this testimonial because there is an argument for keeping Laura a best kept secret or soon I may not be able to afford to continue to benefit from her amazing coaching! She has made me see I can succeed, I can reach for the bigger picture and actually achieve it! So hold on to your hats and I hope to launch my business at the end of March. Take the next step to the real you, don’t short change yourself and get some personalised help from Laura and show the world! I hope ultimately to see you at one of Laura's mastermind groups as soon as she starts one. May success be your answer and Laura your guide.


Randa Magid Oh Beehave Productions

The sister circle provided a safe and professional space for sharing and exploring ideas, feelings and concepts. Laura is a pleasure to work with, she is down to earth and has a wonderful blend of professionalism and coaching combined with mother earth. She encourages others to share their wisdom, experiences and knowledge that creates trust, allowing a platform for self-discovery and encourages freedom. I would recommend the sister circle to women of all ages who feel stuck, undervalued or frustrated with life. Thank you Laura for bringing together women to create a community to empower each other.

Hannah Chaudhri

I think when embracing change in your life, it is important to give yourself time to work through what you truly want and what you absolutely don’t. I identified my key problem which I probably knew but it made me face that I was procrastinating over quite a few things in my life!

The sessions were extremely powerful in being able to share, I felt that my mountain to climb was not as difficult as I thought and I had some helpful steers along the way.

The sisters circle is a very supportive place to work this through with very helpful resources which are there to enable that process

Lesley Woakes

I joined Sisters Circle whilst at a crossroads of employment v self-employment, but little did I know that I would learn SO much about me!  – from realising and acknowledging personal values, understanding how they affect me in the everyday, realigning them to make me happy and ultimately more productive, to understanding more about the flow of energy throughout each stage of my cycle and how to get the best from my energies and when to allow myself some breathing space without the guilt!

Laura is a fabulous mentor and I have thoroughly enjoyed this journey with my fellow Sisters.

Natalie Raphael

Laura isn’t the voice in your head, Laura IS the voice in your head if you were SMART! If you had time to really think deeply about the why’s. Why you waste time, why you are hard on yourself, why you put others first. Then she is the How, how to be motivated, how to find the joys in your life, how to gain confidence and of course FINALLY she is the WHEN, when is NOW. Laura understands that a small change now and lots of consequent small changes lead to the life you strive for. AND whilst you are listening and learning she radiates such understanding and support, that feel you CAN actually move forward. Laura is exceptionally talented, some people have her knowledge but not her gift as a coach to evoke REAL CHANGE. Grab this opportunity to work with her before it’s too late and she is so successful, all we can do is read her book and dream. Laura is on her way up and we are lucky right now to be able speak to her in person. Imagine having access to Oprah before she became famous.

Randa Magid Ohbeehave Productions

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