Ruth is an experienced trainer and educator. She has worked with young people at risk for over 20 years, first as a face-to-face practitioner with charities Fairbridge and Outward Bound, and, latterly, in staff and organisational development as Training and Development Manager for Fairbridge.
Ruth has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Outdoor Education and is an accredited Facilitator with the Institute for Development of Human Potential. She is a Reality Therapy certified practitioner, an NLP practitioner and is qualified to deliver the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
Ruth’s training style is responsive, enjoyable and jointly routed in theoretical principles and pragmatism. Her adaptability and sense of fun always adds energy and motivation to the learning environment. Areas of expertise include experiential learning, using dynamic and creative activities, leadership and change management, team development; working with difficult and challenging people and life coaching.
Ruth is a keen triathlete and in 2010 qualified to compete in the Ironman World Championships where she came 6th in her age group. She has also competed twice in the Cross New Zealand Adventure Race, coming 9th in the two-day event. She has more recently taken up cycle time trialling and came 3rd in the national 100mile event in 2011. More recently Ruth has moved to living in a farm based community where the ethos is to live more sustainable and to produce their own food and energy.