• Ruth Paris executive coaching

    Ruth Paris MA MCC
    Executive Leadership Coaching

    trusted ally & "angel at my shoulder" of leaders who value integrity

  • Leading Effectively

    Engaging and aligning hearts and minds. Thinking strategically.

    Influencing Consciously

    Being taken seriously. Building reputation.


    Making the most of opportunities. Taking on more responsibility. Blossoming :- )

    Building Resilience

    Understanding and managing physical, psychological and emotional well-being

    Communicating Powerfully

    Being heard. Making an impact.

  • When and Who?

    When is coaching with Ruth a rewarding approach and who will benefit?

    Ruth has a strong track record in coaching individuals to do their best thinking around:

    • Leadership of virtual or internationally distributed teams
    • Moving from management to leadership mindset - leading a team or leading other leads
    • Optimising brain performance through applied neuroscience
    • Confidence building
    • Personal state management under pressure
    • Developing a congruent leadership style
    • Effective communication in different media
    • Managing uncertainty / ambiguity / overwhelm
    • Building resilience
    • Overcoming 'impostor syndrome'
    • 'It's lonely at the top' - a safe and confidential sounding board for emergent ideas 
    • Emotional Intelligence - growing self awareness and flexibility to positively impact on others
    • Managing 'difficult' interpersonal relationships / conflict
    • Communicating appropriately with different stakeholders

    Ruth is also a qualified team coach, working in partnership with senior teams to support their effectiveness in meeting /exceeding their goals through honest communication and leveraging diversity - achieving results that are consistently greater than the sum of their parts.

  • About Ruth Paris MA, MCC

    transformational coaching with rigour, insight & wisdom - with a touch of humour along the way

    Ruth Paris PCC coach


    With over 3,500 hours of professional coaching experience, I've been an executive and leadership coach since the early 1990s, working in partnership with leaders in an eclectic spread of industry sectors and corporate structures internationally. 


    I work at a generative level, seeking to stimulate fresh thinking that aligns purpose and values with intentional behaviour.


    My particular expertise is in supporting people at all levels to develop congruent leadership - of themselves and others - to mobilise energy, build rewarding relationships, develop conscious influence through appropriate communications and so to generate sustainable achievement.

    Clients variously describe my style as incisive, kind yet challenging and technically rigorous - experienced in a relationship of genuine trust and partnership.


    In the early '90s I co-founded a niche business consultancy developing leadership, team and individual performance, during which time I worked increasingly as an executive coach and mentor. In 2007 I was a founding partner of global coaching provider Coaching on Call International, which continues to entail valuable experience in developing and managing coaching best practice for complex organisations worldwide.


    I have an MA in Linguistics and Social Anthropology from Edinburgh University, am a qualified counsellor through Surrey University (1992), NLP Master Practitioner (1993), accredited coach (2001), graduate of the AC programme Applied Neuroscience for Executive Coaches (2014) and have a Diploma in Team Coaching from the Executive Coach Studio (2018).


    I am a longstanding Member of the Association for Coaching and Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (<3% of over 38,000 ICF credentialed coaches in the world are certified MCC).


    Other training I have undertaken includes Time to Think, non-violent communication, transactional analysis, spiral dynamics, systems theory, systemic constellations, somatic coaching, embodied neuroscience, hypnosis, NLP based health and wellbeing, time line therapy, equine guided leadership, Gestalt, the bi-hemispheric brain, ontological coaching and transpersonal psychology. I integrate key principles of such learnings seamlessly into my coaching practice to support the smoothest pathway for clients' success.


    I'm based in Surrey, near London, UK and undertake primarily 'virtual' coaching across the world.


    For more about me, see here.

  • accredited ICF Professional Certified Coach


    Full Member of the Association for Coaching
  • What Clients Say

    I'm protective of my clients' privacy - please ask if you would like identification for these testimonials

    what clients say Ruth Paris coaching

    In my experience Ruth is unique amongst business coaches. She has an extraordinary ability to listen to my ideas, challenges and opportunities with

    intense concentration.


    Her summary of the situation and steps to move ahead are insightful and concise.


    I emerge from our dialogue with renewed confidence, an ability to acknowledge and confront self-limiting beliefs and, by the end of the session, I can visualise the path that will lead to the achievement of my goals.

    what clients say Ruth Paris PCC coach

    Over the course of a few months I worked with Ruth in some very intense and at times emotional sessions that have given me a far better understanding of why I behave and communicate with others in the way I do.

    I was treated with great kindness, compassion and sensitivity through some very vulnerable moments.

    I have been left with a renewed enthusiasm not only for my career but my life in general.



    We could have thrashed around endlessly, getting it wrong even as we tried our hardest, if not for you.

    Working with Ruth gives me real space to be fully myself, to formulate and believe my own vision with tremendous clarity. Coaching is absolutely not self-indulgent, rather an exciting journey of discovering for myself how to think ahead and plan the future I want through a process that is positive, challenging and thought provoking.

    Any organisation or individual lost in a dense wood will call it a lucky day to have come upon Ruth and her clear insight and wisdom. Ruth gives the overview and re-finds your resources. You'll arrive where you want to be without damaging foliage and wildlife. She's unique.

    At critical times in my career, Ruth has been the angel at my shoulder, providing a completely supportive yet rigorous space for me to get clear and determine

    my best way forward.

    ... feeling safe with you, respected by you, encouraged and valued and seen by you. And from this place, I've been able to access real shifts and insights.
    Powerful stuff.

  • Contact

    Please do get in touch. I will be pleased to discuss your situation in confidence.

    Based near Farnham, Surrey UK
    +44 (0) 7720 558456
Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (“the Terms”) govern the users (“you” or “your”) use of the website www.ruthparis.com (“the Website”) and your relationship with Ruth Paris, whose Registered Address is Amberley House, Crondall, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5QT, England  (“we”, “our” or “us”). Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under law. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not access nor use the Website. If you have any queries regarding these Terms then please contact us.

Use of the Website

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2. Amendments

We reserve the right to: 
· update these Terms from time to time and any changes will be notified to you via a suitable announcement on the Website. It is your responsibility to check for such changes. The changes will apply to the use of the Website after we have given such announcement. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms you should not continue to use the Website. If you continue to use the Website after the date on which the change comes into effect, your use of the Website indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms; and 
· modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, this Website and the material contained within (or any part) without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website or its contents.

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· the personal information which you are required to provide when you register is true, accurate, current and complete in all respects; and 
· you are not impersonating any other person or entity 
· you will notify us immediately of any changes to the personal information by using our contact form or telephoning us at: +44 (0) 1252850496

4. Privacy Policy

We will treat all your personal information: 
· as confidential and will only disclose the same in the circumstances set out below; and 
· in accordance with Data Protection legislation from time to time in force in England and Wales. 
If you contact us via this website we will collect data on you, for example your email address. We confirm that this information will be held by us in accordance with the registration we have with the Data Commissioner’s office. We will use your personal information for the following purposes: 
· to administer this Website; 
· for statistical purposes to improve this Website and its services to you; 
· if you have consented during the registration process, to notify you of products or special offers that may be of interest to you.
· Your data will also be used by our credit card processing company.
If you have consented during the registration process, but do not want us to contact you regarding products or services which may be of interest to you then please write to us at Ruth Paris, Amberley House, Crondall, Farnham, Surrey, England and notify us accordingly.

Subject to your rights of objection, you agree that personal information may be disclosed to reputable third parties who will help process your order.

You should be aware that if we are requested by the police or any other regulatory authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your personal information, we are entitled to do so.

The content of all coaching conversations are confidential and Ruth Paris is bound by the Code of Ethics of the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching.

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· any computer viruses or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer; and 
· any material which is defamatory, offensive or of an obscene character

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You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of these Terms by you, or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website or any other person accessing the Website using your personal information.

7. Third Party Links

As a convenience to our customers, the Website may include links to other websites or material which is beyond our control. For your information, we are not responsible for such websites or material nor do we review or endorse these. We will not be liable, whether directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or content of such websites nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such advertising, content, products, materials or services available on such external websites or resources.


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You may retrieve and display the content of the Website on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the Website.

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· affect or limit your rights as a consumer under English law; or 
· will exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. 
The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representation or endorsement made and we make no warranties, whether express or implied, in relation to it and its use. You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and cannot be responsible for the security or privacy of the Website and any information provided to by you. You must bear the risk associated with the use of the Internet.

Whilst we will try to ensure that material included on the Website is correct, reputable and of high quality, we cannot accept responsibility if this is not the case. We will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information or for any technical problems you may experience with the Website. If we are informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the Website we will attempt to correct this as soon as we reasonably can.

In particular, we disclaim all liabilities in connection with the following: 
· incompatibility of the Website with any of your equipment, software or telecommunications links 
· technical problems including errors or interruptions of the Website or your mobile phone network
· unsuitability, unreliability or inaccuracy of the Website 
· inadequacy of the Website to meet your requirements 
To the full extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages (both of which terms includes, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, loss of anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, loss of privacy and loss of data) or any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the Website.

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If any part of the Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions of the Terms.

11. Waiver

No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.

12. Entire Agreement

These Terms form the entire basis form the entire basis of any agreement reached between you and us.

13. Law and Jurisdiction

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Privacy Policy

I will never give or sell your contact details to any third party, nor use them for any purpose other than to send you relevant updates, and any major announcements relating to my work. If you wish to either be removed from my contact list, or change your preferences, please contact me via the website contact form or direct at ruth@ruthparis.com.

This privacy policy sets out how Ruth Paris uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website or, where applicable, otherwise join one of my mailing lists or become a client of Ruth Paris.

Ruth Paris is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated October 11th, 2018.

I may collect the following information:

    contact information including email address
    demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
    other information relevant to professional interest in coaching

What I do with the information:

I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

    Internal record keeping - this is done with strict security in line with my membership of the International Coach Federation
   Improve products and services.
    I may (rarely) send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. I will only do this if you have subscribed to an appropriate list.

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, there are suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online.

Cookie use:

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I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps to analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies helps provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not in any way give access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share here.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
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This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

    whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate which (if any) list  you would like to join for direct information/marketing purposes
    if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct information/marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by following the instructions at the foot of any of emails, emailing me using this form, or at the email address ruth@ruthparis.com.

I will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. 

You may at any time:

    request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable.
    request that we make changes to the information we hold to ensure that it is accurate and up to date. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible – we will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
    ask that we delete your information if we do not have a good cause to retain it; or
    otherwise object to the way in which we use your information.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or if you have any questions about our use of your information, please email us using this form. You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office or other appropriate regulatory authority in relation to your information held by us, and how we use it (contact details can be found here https://ico.org.uk/).