Walk a mile in On’s shoes: Entrepreneur and RWFL member Glynis Rudolph shares her storyThe Social Media Company
Glynis Rudolph isn’t scared of facing challenges head on. Having worked in the advertising industry for 35 years, 2020’s COVID-19 lockdown was the melting-pot that gave rise to not only a new business, but also paved the road of Glynis’s venture into health and fitness.
Glynis (54) is a member of Run/Walk For Life’s Benoni branch, and joined in October last year, after deciding to put herself and her health first.
“I’d just started my own business, and I was obviously just very focused on getting my business up and running, I’m a single mom of two, I have a son in varsity, and I never really had time for me, so, all of a sudden, Run/Walk For Life just put me in a whole different stratosphere. I’m meeting the most amazing people at our branch. The coaches are amazing, the people are super – I’m a bit of an addict at the moment,” Glynis says.
Previous difficulties with her ankles made Glynis aware that she had to invest in a good pair of shoes, and an On Testing Zone at a recent RWFL meeting gave her the opportunity to try On’s Cloud. After walking a few kilometres in the shoes, Glynis was impressed with how On’s Swiss-engineered technology really mimicked the feeling of walking on clouds.
“I must admit, after my short time walking with On, it just felt like I could carry on walking, it was an absolute beautiful experience.”
Glynis’s determination to better her health while starting a new business is a testament to how the trials our country and the world are facing can be turned into chances for growth and progress. With HerCollab, a social media platform focusing on women in business, Glynis hopes to also empower other female entrepreneurs in making their own ventures a success.
“It was born in lockdown, which was beautiful, right? You hear devastating stories, but ours was an opportunity, and it’s written in the stars – we’re going to do great things with it.”