Whether you are navigating change, seeking a new career direction, or ready to enhance your leadership skills, Ruth is a dedicated, resourceful coach and partner on your journey.
Ruth facilitates dynamic VIRTUAL and in-person team meetings and board retreats, and provides customized workshops to promote employee engagement, build leadership competencies, and strengthen communication and teamwork.
Using industry-leading assessment tools, Ruth advises recruiters, HR business partners and hiring managers on qualified talent and team dynamics to bring the right candidates on board and help new and seasoned teams perform their best.
Ruth is an experienced speaker and humorist, specializing in topics on emotional intelligence, leadership skills, building a coaching culture, driving employee engagement and negotiation skills.
Before launching her leadership coaching and consultancy practice, Ruth was a global senior executive in a Fortune 50 company for over two decades. She possesses a keen "ear" for detail and the ability to speak truth to power, which made her successful in the fast-paced, high-stress boardrooms of the business world. Throughout her corporate career, Ruth’s professional development and interests were always people-focused, particularly in developing talent and building great teams that work well together, innovate and consistently exceed their goals.
As a certified leadership coach and consultant, Ruth focuses on maximizing leadership potential and performance excellence with clients in a wide range of business fields. Using compassion, humor and candor, her effective coaching style creates transformative collaborations that unlock potential and create the space and confidence her clients need to successfully pursue and achieve their goals.
Ruth is an impactful professional speaker and humorist at national conferences and events, focusing on leadership topics such as developing emotional intelligence, effective leadership styles and building employee engagement.
Ruth is an accredited coach through the International Coach Federation, and a graduate of the prestigious Rice University CoachRICE Certificate program. She holds numerous certifications, including Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Birkman Certified Professional, EQ-i Certified Coach and WBECS Enhanced Practitioner.
Ruth lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, daughter and two rescue cats.
Style switching is a critical social skill and a leadership superpower!
Ruth talks about her journey to become a Leadership Coach, and why leadership development is so critical in the workplace.
Ruth will be delivering her workshop "Negotiate as if your Business Depends on it - because it does!"
"Ruth has been an invaluable resource to me as I built a new team, established new leaders, policies and processes, and grew my business. I was starting from a place of not knowing what step one was, while knowing I had 100+ steps to complete. She has a great process around brainstorming, planning, execution and reflection that enabled us to identify a plan (specifically, a waterfall of meetings involving different levels of my organization), carry out those meetings, and regroup in between the meetings to digest new information and course correct as needed. We are over a year into our engagement and the "new leaders" are no longer "new", two of them are no longer with the team (which has been great for the overall health of the company), and my organization is highly engaged with revenues consistently 20+% higher year over year. I appreciate her real world corporate experience at all levels, her great education in the coaching world, and her continued education around emotional intelligence and team building. I fully endorse Ruth and encourage you to reach out to her if you are looking for insightful coaching for yourself and/or your team."
"I have worked with Ruth in an executive coaching capacity for a while, and I HIGHLY recommend her. Ruth is not just a coach who is "wise" and has a strong opinion, Ruth has decades of professional, executive experience, successfully advancing her career with a Fortune 50 company. Ruth is an honest, direct communicator, who will help you discover the best path for yourself, but also help you drive yourself to reach the best outcome. And if you want someone who will also make you laugh hysterically and have a blast while doing this, Ruth is the one who can do that too!"
"Ruth has a knack for taking a disparate group of contributors and creating an inclusive work environment where those individual efforts come together seamlessly. Her leadership coaching ensures teamwork even in challenging business environments, which allows for delivery of innovation on schedule and ready for implementation."
"I worked with Ruth in the corporate world for several years and witnessed first hand how her coaching and mentoring skills would lead individuals and teams to successfully take on challenges that seemed insurmountable. She has an incredible sense of humor and ability to develop high-functioning teams. I recommend Ruth to help unlock your potential - she is amazing!"
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