Ruth Paris MA MCC
Executive Leadership Coaching
trusted ally & "angel at my shoulder" of leaders who value integrity
When and Who?
When is coaching with Ruth a rewarding approach and who will benefit?
Ruth has a strong track record coaching individuals to do their best thinking around:
About Ruth Paris MA, MCC
effective coaching with rigour, insight and wisdom - and a touch of humour along the way
I've been an executive and leadership coach since the early 1990s, working in trusted partnership with leaders in an eclectic spread of industry sectors and corporate structures internationally. My particular expertise is supporting people to develop congruent leadership of self and others - in turn to mobilise energy, build rewarding relationships, develop conscious influence through appropriate communication & generate sustainable achievement.
Clients variously describe my style as incisive, kind yet challenging and technically rigorous - in a relationship of profound 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 significant 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 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 divided brain and transpersonal psychology.
I'm based in Surrey, near London, UK and undertake 'virtual' coaching by phone /skype / zooom as well as F2F coaching.
For more about me, see here.
What Clients Say
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In my experience Ruth is unique amongst business coaches. She has an extraordinary ability to listen to my ideas, challenges and opportunities with
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.
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.
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.