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. She holds the position of Product & Practice Development Consultant at the VIA Institute on Character.
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 has spoken to more than 20,000 people in more than 45 countries about the topic of Social Intelligence for Project Leaders and loves to study character strengths use among project managers to better understand how they can grow in influence and success. Over the last few years, mindfulness has become an integral part of her speaking and writing as she advocates increasingly for mental health. She has attended the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief) program at DUKE and the (MBSP) Mindfulness Based Strengths Practice program at VIA, which she will start leading later this year.
Her book Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management was published in 2018.