Ruth brings over 25 years of experience in the field of project management in the domains of financial services, state government, education, and non-profits. She is also an experienced group coach, author, speaker and trainer. Her book Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management and her contribution to Coaching Perspectives VIII were both released in late 2018.
Her core competencies are in bringing the research and practices of positive psychology - in particular, character strengths - to the workplace through training and coaching. She loves to share the best evidence-based tools and methods with her followers. Ruth’s other passion is to train others to become coaches and she is a Certified Coach Trainer with the Center for Coaching Certification. Ruth has spoken to more than 15,000 people in more than 45 countries about the topic of Social Intelligence for Project Leaders and loves to research strengths use among project managers to better understand how they can grow in influence and success.
Ruth is a contributor to several publications including the PMWorld 360 E-zine, Projectmanagement.com and Ellevate. She has been published in Forbes and Huffington Post and has appeared on multiple project management podcasts.
She regularly speaks at live events in the US and Europe - most recently speaking at the PMI EMEA Congress 2019. She will be presenting a break out called "In the Here and Now" as well as a Hands-On Lab called "Mindfulness Matters" at the PMI 50th Anniversary Conference in October.
Ruth wanders the world with her husband and their dog Milo.
Her motto is Be Hopeful, Be Strong, Be Brave and, above all, Be Curious.
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