Meet Laura Kuimba:
Strategist & Ecosystem Builder
Championing Women In Leadership
I create platforms and ecosystems for ambitious women leaders to grow and flourish in any environment on their own terms.
Chart your path. Design your destiny.
Hi, I’m Laura Kuimba.
Today I’m mostly known as:
Today, I teach the same principles to ambitious women leaders who desire to:
Design their destiny through self-discovery
Unlock resilience, grit, and empowerment
Dissolve self-saboteurs & imposter syndrome
Enhance their individual success skills (marketing, business, finance)
Strengthen their team and family for scale
Live with purpose, power, and impact
Rise into leadership limelight
Leave a strong and proud legacy
What drives me to do this? Because I want to create a world where every woman feels safe and empowered.
SHE Network Asia
Women of Global Change
My story (so far)...
In 2008, I was at rock-bottom. My dream wedding was on the verge of melting away - my fiance and I were broke and didn't know how we'd pay for our wedding.
I didn’t know how to get out of debts and make my relationship work. Until my husband and I launched an online info product.
We broke even in minutes and funded my wedding, honeymoon, and business—which eventually grew into a 6-figure digital transformation agency in one year. It went on to be a multinational group of companies operating in several countries.
"Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
— Mary Oliver
I received a second chance at life.
My childhood collapsed when I went through a deep, dark season of violence, depression, pain and tragedy.
Initially, I was disappointed that I was still stuck in this hopelessly broken world.
Waking up in the hospital after a suicide attempt, I felt as if someone had switched on an eternal light in me.
I realized I was alive for a reason and made it my duty to make my life count.
Maybe you somehow feel like you got a second chance in life as I did… Or even if not, you might be wondering, What's next? Asking yourself, What will I do with my life?
I want to thank you for being here today. You’re so worthy, valuable, and beautiful. You have survived and you have made it this far. That's worth celebrating!
However, it doesn't mean the rest of the journey is easy, clear or straightfoward.
Overcoming many obstacles and challenging circumstances forced me to reinvent myself, over and over and over again...
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller
After high school, I was privileged to pursue my university education abroad. My educational endeavours transported me from continent to continent.... from Zimbabwe, to Australia, to Malaysia. But in the midst of my studies...
The Zimbabwean economy collapsed!
- Fortunes were wiped out...
- Livelihoods were destroyed...
- Families became destitute...
- Hopes and dreams were shattered...
I could no longer afford the school fees. Dropping out of medical school meant that my lifelong desire of becoming "Dr Laura" vanished into thin air.
Feeling powerless, I watched economic, social and structural institutions fail... one after another... as I asked myself:
“Who am I now? What am I supposed to do next?”
Losing the lifelong dream that was the foundation of my identity led to self-reinvention.
Long before info-products became all the rage, my husband and I launched an info publishing business in 2008. We broke even within minutes, and funded our wedding within a month... including a honeymoon on the beautiful Malaysian island of Langkawi.
I didn't realize at the time but when I decided to reinvent myself as a female leader in business and digital marketing...
I finally discovered who I am meant to be!
It took me 1 year to grow SpurPress from a zero to 6-figure business. The day SpurPress reached the 7th figure in gross profit, I realized I had acquired the skillset, toolset, and mindset to help other ambitious women leaders achieve the same.
I thought I needed more resources to bring this vision to life until one day, a mentor dropped a huge revelation on me:
"What’s missing isn't resources.
AHA! Resources are abundant for those who know how to access them...
What I needed was to increase my resourcefulness and ability to optimally thrive even in the most challenging of environments.
Because if I cracked the code... I could bring bring other women on the journey with me.
Since then, I embarked on a rigorous journey of research, learning and growth. I dived into this whole new world, with the full expectation of encountering people WAY smarter than me.
My goal? To learn and absorb like a sponge as much wisdom, strategy and perspective as I can!
- I met and talked to people from different industries and backgrounds…
- I challenged my existing ideas and learnt more scalable business models from others…
- I rediscovered my career direction and life purpose…
- I took an Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification (becoming a Genos-certified EI practitioner.)
Then, 2020 happened.
When the pandemic hit, my business saw unprecedented results.
My business boomed while others were scraping by.
My preparation bore fruit.
The resourcefulness I’ve devotedly honed became a beaming beacon of hope in times of crisis.
"If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader."
- Dolly Parton
Today, I Champion the Women Empowerment and Women Leadership Movement.
I’m building global platforms and networks where ambitious women support and elevate each other, rising to the next level and charting their path of growth, leadership, and legacy.
At the same time, I’m absorbing and integrating the immense wisdom I learn from other successful women into my own business and life.
Why? To develop myself as a walking example of the grace and power of women leaders.
We need to make everyone more aware of the benefits of empowering women... Then we can succeed faster. It's one thing to achieve success, and another to repeat success. That's the job of a leader. Promoting women leadership and creating a more level playing field is a huge enabler to repeat success.
- Muhtar Kent
What’s next on my plate?
I’m looking for opportunities to be involved in community and nation transformation, especially in women support and empowerment, leadership development, education, and economic transformation.
With my Zimbabwean roots and Malaysian and Singaporean seeds, I foresee opportunities in the future to build more bridges between Asia and Africa in terms of education, resources, knowledge, and investment.