I’m a leadership and executive coach, mindfulness expert, team performance consultant, and Chartered Professional Accountant with a career spanning over 20 years working with businesses like PwC, BHP, BP, TNT, Novartis and the UAE government.
With years spent deep in the heart of large corporates, I have consistently brought people together with conflicting agendas and found a way for us to work together and get the job done. In one particularly challenging role, I was brought on to bring together technical experts with widely divergent agendas and personalities.
Not only did we deliver the project, but the process we used was adopted globally. I know exactly what it takes to be successful in today’s full-throttle global organisations. With hundreds of hours working with senior and mid management clients in Australia, Europe, India, Africa, Singapore and the UAE, I help them become confident leaders in their field with balance in their lives.
I believe that coaching can all too often become a crutch, a ‘nice’ conversation, or just an undifferentiated spray of advice…In contrast I give people tools, knowledge and opportunities to become more self-aware and make better decisions for themselves and the organization. I tell coachees that their job is to put me out of a job!
I regularly speak to women’s groups on topics ranging from self-confidence to finding their voice. I am a coach faculty member of the Ludic Group (UK) and WWA Coaching (UAE), a credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation (US) and the Association of Coaching (UK) as well as a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada).
My clients say...
"Ruth's coaching has brought me so much good. By asking deeper questions, the mind starts to release better thoughts, insights, answers and decisions. I have also learned to slow down but that does not mean that I am giving up. On the contrary, I have started to find a balance in doing. I have started to systematically bring new ways and ideas of working and new ways of thinking in my life. I have a more concrete structure in my work and personal life. I saw the actions that needed more emphasis and balance. My prioritizing skills have improved a lot." Country Manager, Novartis
“Ruth constantly challenged me to achieve my potential by asking ‘why not’ if she felt I was capable of more, or just asking ‘why?’ if she felt I was proposing to do something that may be incompatible with my values. She helped me define my purpose, what I value and translate that into reality, encouraging me to set SMART goals which she held me accountable to.” Female Senior Manager, Australian Government
"I have a great deal of gratitude for Ruth's passion and professionalism!" Big 4 Female Manager