Prior to becoming a certified coach, Ruth held numerous global executive roles during her 20-year career at American International Group (AIG), a Fortune 500 company. As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a complex, multinational division, she was responsible for 700+ international employees and a significant P&L. She was recognized as a dedicated, pragmatic people leader with the ability to lead her teams through a matrixed reporting structure, develop talent, and build collaborative remote/hybrid environments.
Ruth is a strengths-trained coach, an approach rooted in the principles of positive psychology. She works with leaders to enhance their effectiveness by leveraging their innate talents that already drive their professional excellence, which is far more effective in creating lasting behavioral change than the tactic of weakness-fixing. She supports the leaders she serves by enhancing self-awareness, developing executive presence, and building a robust leadership skillset to tackle complex challenges. Her ability to actively listen and question without judgment allows her to build trust and partner closely with her clients to quickly achieve meaningful growth and transformation.
A newly promoted C-Suite executive was on the verge of resigning over the difficulties of maintaining a healthy work-life balance with his new responsibilities. His stress over the demands of his new role had caused him to become withdrawn from his colleagues, quick to anger when challenged, and overly involved in the tactical details causing his team to feel micromanaged. Over 6-months, he grew his self-awareness and skill set substantially, enabling him to set stronger boundaries around his personal time, delegate more responsibility to his staff, and improve his overall attitude towards his work and commitment to the organization.
“Ruth is an incredibly talented leader and coach. She provided an unfiltered, judgment free zone for me and in that space I grew exponentially. I learned how to utilize and adapt to both my strengths and weaknesses. Ruth is fair but challenging in the best ways. I attribute much of my professional growth in the last three years to Ruth’s steady, insightful coaching.”
– Kyle, Chief Operating Officer
- Senior executive at a multinational company for over two decades prior to starting private coaching & consulting practice.
- Professional speaker & humorist at national conferences
Education, Certifications & Awards
- MES, University of Pennsylvania/Wharton
- BS, Southampton College
- Leadership Coaching – Rice University
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – International Coach Federation (ICF)
- Certified Gallup Strengths Coach
- Certified Birkman Professional
- EQi 2.0 Certified Coach
Areas Of Coaching Expertise
- Leadership Development
- Effective Communication
- Negotiation Skills
- Career Transitions
- Executive Presence
- Work/Life Integration
- Financial Services
- Oil & Gas
- Start-Ups/PE & VC-Backed Firms
- Technical analysis
- Business development
- Field/Zone management
- P&L management
Languages & International Experience
- Corporate multinational expertise
- Senior Executives
- High Potentials
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