When I started working with Ruth I had just been made redundant whilst on maternity leave and didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do when i eventually went back to work. Ruth helped me focus on my skills and passions enabling me to make a decision that I wouldn’t have been able to make on my own. She also made me realise that as a new mum ( and eventually a working mum) I needed to make time for myself... however small!! I now have the drive to totally change my career and the confidence to ensure that I can do this! Thank you so much for the coaching, each session made me think about me and how I can change to make my life what I want for both myself and my family
“Ruth has really helped me crystallise why I started my business, something that’s pretty crucial right now as I am at the stage where the euphoria of setting up on my own has subsided and reality is starting to set in. She has also helped me structure and focus my decisionmaking, which has undoubtedly contributed to an increase in my client base. She has definitely been a worthwhile investment. I am looking forward to my further sessions with Ruth and using her support and guidance to help continue to grow my business.”
I can say hand on heart that working with Ruth has helped turned my hopes into reality. I am launching a freelance graphic design, illustration and production business. Since working with Ruth I have gone from feeling overwhelmed and held back by fear of failure to successfully starting my business, feeling confident and most importantly finding paying clients! She has helped me; Recognize and resolve my irrational fears, Create a positive mindset, Find hidden depths of self-belief, Get organized and accountable, Structure my business plan, Plan my marketing and social media campaign and much more. We have regular phone meetings that really help me structure my plans for successfully achieving my business milestones and maintaining positive mindset.
I must admit, I was a little bit skeptical about coaching. A couple of people had mentioned it to me though, and had found it enormously beneficial. So when Ruth got in touch, I thought ‘oh go on, I’ll give it a try’. Thank god I did. There are no bones about it, Ruth is actually brilliant. (No, she hasn’t paid me to say that) Goodness knows how much I tossed and turned, changed my mind, debated unrealistic propositions, realistic growth, lost interest, gained momentum, made plans, dropped plans - I really felt that in those short few weeks that I ran the ultimate gamut of a start-up business owner. At every turn, Ruth was not only there, guiding me back to the important points, creating plans, setting goals and giving me structure when I was creatively all over the place, but also offered support - emotionally and pragmatically. At each meeting, after choosing the focus of your session, Ruth helps to keep you on track with your progress, and grow through the process. Her post-session emails are incredibly useful as a guide for the week, and I printed them off and sat them on the wall in front of my desk to remind me of the goals that week. Not all were always met - things change, and Ruth is fabulously non-judgemental and flexible; there’s no answering to anyone here, it’s about you, and your plan.Importantly, she has that skill that is very special; she’s able to draw out ideas where you thought that you were at the end of the road. You know that blank space we all enter as entrepreneurs, as business owners, when the fatigue sets in and the ideas start to run dry? That is the point that Ruth is at her best. Because she encourages you to look in 4d, in the box, outside of the box, (no-where near the box, maybe), to find the answer. She helps nurture your instinct, and your love for your business - and for me, gave me a whole new perspective on The Motherload, a renewed vigour for our community at exactly the point I needed it. Thank you Ruth. I’m a huge convert to coaching, and have since recommended it to many people - and will continue to do so.
Ruth is down-to-earth, warm and encouraging. Her mindset work has been a game-changer for me. Rather than telling you what to think, she gives you the tools and techniques to make a major shift to become happier, more confident and ultimately more successful.
I can warmly recommend Ruth’s coaching sessions to any start-up business owners, as well as to more established leaders. Her approach is friendly, encouraging and stimulating. Ruth is particularly skilled in targeting the core of any issues preventing a business from blooming. She will guide you to analyse, reflect and find strategies of your own. What’s even more valuable, you will learn how to do this by yourself and become independent in your journey. Sense of achievement is probably the greatest reward for a business owner and an ideal basis to keep progressing. I believe Ruth’s coaching is a gateway to achievement and progress.
When I first met Ruth, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had been going in circle, indecisive about my next career step, and had no idea how to move forward. After the initial call with Ruth, I was sold. I left the session feeling excited again about a future that I had felt stuck in for months, With Ruth’s help, I had laid out 4 possible career directions I was keen to explore. After only two months working with Ruth, I have been able to rule out two out of four choices, and have decided to focus on setting up my own business. I have recenlty incorporated my own limited company, and I am making a fresh start for 2017!
Working with Ruth has transformed how I feel about my business, my abilities and what lies ahead for me. I feel energised, inspired, & motivated by all the possibilities that I am starting to turn into reality.Before speaking with Ruth I had started to really question whether continuing with the art side of my business was viable and whether I had sufficient talent to truly succeed. Even after my introduction call with Ruth I had so much more clarity and felt really excited and inspired. I knew instantly that the decision to work with Ruth was an invaluable investment. It was the 1st step in taking myself and my business more seriously & committing to making it a success.After each session since I have felt similarly inspired, reassured and have a clear set of tangible actions that I am excited to progress with. Ruth is professional, hugely knowledgable & inspiring, and perhaps most importantly for me she is incredibly warm and easy to relate to - probably because it was not so long ago that she was in a similar situation hence can really empathise!I love the fact that working with Ruth has equipped me with a mix of invaluable tools - everything from mindset approaches to the more practical aspects like setting up my website and Instagram account. So thank you Ruth, and I feel excited about continuing to work with you and seeing what the future holds for me and my business. It has been an investment I have hugely benefitted from and feel very happy to have decided upon.I can wholeheartedly recommend Ruth to other mums who are wanting to unlock their true potential and positively transform their attitude and business.
When I started working with Ruth back in February, I had an an idea for a business with a small and safe ambition. Thanks to Ruth’s coaching, I now have a bigger and bolder vision for my business, a plan for how to get there and the confidence that I will make it happen. Ruth also helped me find a confidence and self-belief that I had lost over the past few years as a result of following a career path that wasn’t the right fit for me. I’m so glad I made the decision to invest in one to one coaching with Ruth as I know without a doubt that I wouldn’t be about to take the brave step of leave my current job and launching my business if I hadn’t.
Ruth has really helped me focus on the direction I want to take my business and steps that I can take to get there. She’s given me a good kick up the backside in the nicest possible way to get on with it. And she’s helped me set myself a realistic timeframe with feasible goals as well as organise my time so that it’s achievable without me feeling overwhelmed. I feel like I’ve laid some excellent groundwork to compete at the level I’m aiming at.