“Reflecting on the last 7 months of executive coaching for myself and our rapidly expanding South East Asia team I see a number of highlights. In particular you personally guided me through an intense period of career reflection (“what got you here… won’t get you there”) which has not only improved my day to day interactions with my senior leadership team but has also played a direct role in my promotion to VP. Having led senior leadership teams for over 25yrs I can truly say that your interaction with myself and my colleagues has brought about positive, measurable change.”
Bob McDougall, Vice President – Sales Operations, South East Asia, Asurion.
“Meeting with Ruth over the past year has provided me with an invaluable break from my busy routine to share challenges and gain a fresh perspective. She is an excellent listener who is able to provide powerful and often elegant insights for problems ranging from maintaining focus and setting goals to management situations. An hour with Ruth is time well spent, no matter how busy I am.”
Melody Sheridan, CFO Asia Pacific, Asurion.
“Leading through difference, rather than despite difference, is what makes the difference.
The most successful businesses are the ones with high levels of engagement around a shared mission, which gives people’s individual efforts meaning.
Developing leaders who can establish the environment for this shared mission to be created and lived by each person in the organization is the focus of my work. This begins with deepening the leader’s understanding of themselves and all that they bring to their role. The exciting part is when leaders truly challenge their own thinking and perspective on the value and power of diversity in the team. That’s when amazing things happen.”
Ruth brings over 20 years experience to enable senior business leaders to develop an integrated approach to leadership: one which engages the whole person and establishes a different level of thinking and operating – and the ability to inspire the same in others, regardless of their background or culture. Her personal experience of working across difference is significant having coached a huge variety of people over her 20 years in the field including leaders of $billion-plus revenues, people returning to the workforce or changing career, first world and developing world business leaders, profit and not-for-profit and everyone in between.
Her approach builds on the positive drivers and values which have underpinned your success to date and combines deepened self-awareness with very down to earth strategies to establish your unique and ‘symphonised’ leadership style. The outcomes are enhanced resilience, adaptability, personal power and greater wisdom in your decisions and actions. She is also a skilled facilitator of value-adding, yet challenging conversations within leadership teams to establish shared purpose, values and guiding principles to navigate change.
Previous clients include Cisco Systems, BHP Billiton, Sun/Oracle, Telstra, BT Financial, Baxter Healthcare, Swisslog and Asurion.
Ruth understands the challenges leaders face working in fast-changing and culturally diverse environments, leading virtual / distributed teams. Her clients are typically senior executives from around the world who are navigating change either for the organization or for themselves as they transition into new roles.