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Ruth Sarah Pearce
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Project Manager turned executive coach for non-executives. Previously responsible for leading and motivating large teams on enterprise-wide projects. Now a group and 1:1 coach using positive psychology concepts to inform the coaching approach.

Project Manager turned executive coach for non-executives. Previously responsible for leading and motivating large teams on enterprise-wide projects. Now a group and 1:1 coach using positive psychology concepts to inform the coaching approach.

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Bio

Ruth is a pathfinder and path builder. She coaches groups & individuals. She is an executive coach for people who don't consider themselves to be executives (yet). She loves her work. She is passionate about it. It aligns with who she is. But she was not always a coach. Before that, she was a project & program manager - for more than 25 (TWENTY FIVE) years! A quarter-century. "That's a very long time" a friend said to Ruth recently.

In 2016, Ruth quit project management. She was burned out. It appeared as sudden insubordination. Principled insubordination (thx Todd Kashdan) but insubordination nonetheless. After 25 years in project management, Ruth couldn't say the word “project”. She was done. Exhausted, disconnected, cynical, useless. Now Ruth lives AND coaches by the motto BE HOPEFUL; BE STRONG; BE BRAVE; BE CURIOUS. She embraces the dark and light sides of life.

Why work with Ruth? It's a winding journey that has brought her here. She's worked in fields from mediation & law to anxiety coaching, economics to massage, & industries from financial services to state government, & non-profits to education. Then there is project management AND coaching!

Ruth's coaching practice has been deeply affected by having worked in so many international organizations such as Société Générale, UBS, HVB & Broadridge, as well as NYS Government & an educational non-profit. It is also influenced by the amazing teachers she has worked with.

You can learn to be Hopeful, Strong, Brave & Curious with the right support. Even if things seem really tough at the moment. Being a coach informs everything Ruth does.

  • Everything is about you the client, the audience, the student
  • She listens deeply and make sense for you of what she hears.
  • She plays back and retells your story from a different perspective to help you see a new step.
  • She is 100% in your corner – and at the same time she gently challenges you
  • Ruth embraces the light and the dark of life.

Top VIA strengths: Appreciation, Bravery, Curiosity, Fairness and Love of Learning

Favorite MIPI competencies: Motivational Self Efficacy, Motivational Influence, Perseverance

Ruth is a LinkedIn Learning Instructor with four courses on burnout, character strengths, mindfulness, and bravery. Her fifth course in emotional, social, and motivational intelligence will be produced in 2023

Since 2016 Ruth has engaged with audiences from around the world - more than 135,000 people live and pre-recorded in 10's of countries. Audiences include Project Managers, HR professionals, Coaches, Leaders, Managers, Teams, Interest Groups and more. More than 95,000 people have watched her LinkedIn Live courses.

Author: 2 studies of Project Managers Strengths and Expectations (2019) Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management (Berrett-Koehler, 2018) 2nd author with Dr Ryan Niemiec of The Practice of Character Strengths; Frontiers in Psychology (2020)

Awards: Ruth is rated in the Top 10 thought leaders for mental health, project management and the future of work by Thinkers360 She has been named a top 50 professional in the project management field by LeadersHum She has been named a top 50 professional in the field of the Future of Work by LeadersHum She graduated Valedictorian of her JD Class in 2012 She was awarded the Jack R. Goetz award for academic excellence

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Work History
LinkedIn
Learning Instructor - Life Management Skills for Project Managers
West Virginia University
Coach/Instructor/Curriculum Development - Bringing Character Strengths to Pre-ETS
VIA Institute on Character
  • Faculty Member - Teaching the Science of Character
  • Ambassador - Sharing the Science of Character
  • Product & Practice Development Consultant - Tools to Support Character Strengths Practitioners
  • United in Strengths Co-Host - Riding the Waves of Life with Mindfulness & Character Strengths
  • Project Manager
Credentials
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Certified Coach Trainer
  • Certified Inclusion Coach
  • Certified MIPI Coach
  • PMI PMP & ACP
  • Institute Of Coaching Fellow
Industry Specialties
Computer Software, Education, Financial Services, Information Technology and more
Functional Specialties
Customer Service, Education, Informaton Technology, Legal Compliance and more
Expertise
Improve At Networking, Early Career, Mid Career, New People Manager and more

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