As a theatre director, Ruth has developed a series of interactive tools that work at facilitating authenticity, presence and empathy in people from different walks of life. It was whilst training professional actors, that Ruth discovered that only once an individual is able to connect with their own ‘internal landscape’ or authentic self, are they more able to embrace the similarities and respect the differences between themselves and another character without feeling the need to impose their personal views and need to be always be ‘right’.
By using a gentle process of self exploration, Ruth is able to take each and every person on a journey towards greater self awareness and empathy, where a person is better equipped to understand and embrace their own uniqueness and equally respect and leverage the differences between themselves and their team.
Ruth has an MA in Theatre and Performance from The University of Cape Town (UCT). And her work in the corporate sector has included both multinational and international corporates including Adidas, Sasfin, Cape Union Mart, Promeal and SAICA with great success. Her true gift as a facilitator lies in her ability to combine her experience of facilitation with creativity to create bridges between people and reframe relationships and situations.
“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.” Bill Gates