Ruth is a Leadership Development Coach, Facilitator and Podcaster. She loves coaching established and emerging leaders to step up to new challenges in work and life from a place of strength, authenticity and purpose.
In previous roles Ruth has been a postdoctoral research psychologist, a consumer insights leader, a business executive and a pastor. Ruth's career may have had its fair share of twists and turns, but there is core thread: Her passion for understanding people and empowering them to show up more fully, stand up for what matters, and step up to make the biggest difference they can make for good.
Ruth has been through many transitions in her life, but 10 years ago she made 2 big changes within a few months: She left her corporate career to take on a pastoral role in a church, and she got married.
In this episode Ruth talks to her husband Daniel about her experience of change and transition during that part of her journey. She shares how the inner journey of transition and the outer journey of change are like a dance. Sometimes our inner journey of growth leads and initiates an outer change. Sometimes an outer change or event, like moving house or job, starting or ending a close relationship initiates an inner journey of personal transition, adaptation and ultimately growth.
At the end she summarizes 3 things we can do to help us navigate change and transition:
1. Seek Inner Clarity: Know yourself, your strengths, values, purpose and principles. These things act like an anchor and a compass to guide your choices.
2. Seek Outer Clarity: Face the reality of your current situation. Are you set up for success and growth? What needs to change for you to thrive?
3. Create your own support structure: This includes people, systems and processes that keep you healthly and productive, and provide compassionate perspective, feedback and accountability.
If you'd like to find out more about Ruth's work and upcoming events check out her website at yourpathtosuccess.ch