We were all created with the desire to be captivating.
To feel like we inspire, dazzle, enchant and project confidence.
It’s how we are wired.
But somewhere along the way life happened.
Maybe it was a rough childhood. Perhaps friends or family made you feel like you were too much or not enough.
Somewhere along the way, you learned to live life by what you “should” be doing/wanting rather than feel empowered by the choices you make. This caused your natural confidence to become buried under expectations from others, stories you believe, feelings of shame and failure.
If this sounds familiar, then you are in the right place!
My name is Kim Ludeman, former Personal Trainer/Nutrition Specialist turned Confidence Coach.
I create a safe space for women to discover their own personal brand of confidence, practice self-acceptance and embrace their true self so they can show up powerfully and authentically in their life.
Captivatingly Confident exists to help women just like you find a self-assurance that comes from knowing who you are and what makes you unique so you can show up in your life the way you really want to.
I learned early on in life what it meant to hide and make yourself less.
My mother unintentionally modeled destructive behaviors like overworking, sugar addiction, high stress and hiding your needs. I loved her dearly and had no idea how much her struggles would become my own. I grew up hearing that I was TOO MUCH and that I needed to take up less space in every way.
When I was just 19, my mom (44) passed away from cancer after battling for two years. The doctors who treated her said lack of movement, poor food choices and high stress level had probably caused the fast growing cancer to take over. I knew then that I needed to do things differently…..but how???
That's when my confidence journey began
I knew there had to be more to life than taking up less space and struggling to figure out what health and confidence looked like. I didn’t want to HIDE like my mom. I wanted to be SEEN for who I truly was. I began confronting my unhealthy habits like disordered eating, sugar addiction and binge eating.
I got help processing the grief of losing my family and uncovering who I truly was underneath all the SHOULDS I had been living by. I found I had a passion for movement and health and helping others. I spent a decade learning, practicing and focusing in on how I could help women stop hiding and embrace their true self.
I began teaching workshops, working one on one with clients and creating my own coaching company, Captivatingly Confident. I am passionate about helping women be the heroine in their own story. Nothing excites me more than seeing a woman embrace who she is and take up space in that.
I want to spend my life helping women see their potential and how much they have to offer themselves, their family and the world!! Don’t do what my mom did- don’t avoid being in pictures or hide your needs. Be Seen, dear one. Be cherished and celebrated for who you truly ARE.
I am married to a professional counselor named Tim and have an incredible 4 year old son named Louis. We live in Portland, Oregon where you can find me hiking in the Gorge or cooking in the kitchen. I love spending time with my family and friends and being active.
I have a strange affinity for mustard and an undying love for thrift store shopping. Give me a cup of Bulletproof Coffee and a foot rub and I am a happy lady.