An Epping author and neuroscience expert has been shortlisted for a Business Book Award.

Psychology and neuroscience expert, Ruth Kudzi, 46, is a finalist for the prestigious award with her bestselling book 'How to Feel Better: 4 Steps to Self-Coach Your Way to a Happier More Authentic You'.

The Business Book Awards, in association with Pathway Group, holds the annual ceremony to honour authors who have imparted their industry knowledge and experience in book format.

Ms Kudzi, a respected coach and advocate for unlocking human potential, has had a significant impact in the fields of coaching, neuroscience, psychology, and personal development.

Her personal experiences, such as growing up around alcoholism, suffering from PTSD due to a tragic accident, and combatting recent ADHD diagnosis, have fuelled her mission to help others to reprogram their mindset and overcome trauma.

This resilience and dedication has made her one of the UK’s top Master Certified Coaches, confirmed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Her dedication extends beyond writing with her founding of the Optimus Coach Academy in 2019, now a renowned provider for evidence-based coaching approaches.

Ms Kudzi said: "I am delighted to have been listed as a finalist in the Business Book Awards.

"My passion lies in sharing with more people the science behind how our brains work and how we can control this with our mindset."

She aims for her book 'How to Feel Better' to guide readers towards less stress, happiness, and achieving goals joyfully through self-reflection and actionable tasks.

According to industry leaders such as Shaa Wasmund MBE, Ms Kudzi's book offers "practical, actionable and down to earth advice for a happier life".

With the awards presentation scheduled for September 19, her recognition is a testament to her contributions towards personal development and business literature.