Professional summary

A seasoned executive coach, Ruth Mott has over two decades of leadership and consulting experience across healthcare, public television, insurance, engineering and finance industries. Her clients are executives, private consultants and individuals from technology startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Ruth believes in training, coaching, motivating and leading her clients by asking the right questions at the right time and assisting them in taking high-stakes decisions necessary for their success. She helps clients understand how confidence and strong leadership are directly related to achieving one’s professional goals. Ruth specializes in formulating exceptional presentations, inculcating strategic thinking, leadership agility and liaison

Engagement overview

The coaching objective is to create clarity by changing whatever isn’t working, identifying different techniques and approaches that fit your style, and helping you access the courage necessary to succeed.


• Global Insurance Company
• Health Trust in the UK
• Engineering Firm
• Large East Coast Teaching Hospital
• Global Manufacturing Company
• Global Financial Corporation
• Publishers
• Investment Advisors
• Marketing Professionals


Lots of good advice here. Just to add my "take". You are in a managerial/leadership position and it seems your organization supported you in this matter. My advice is to sit down with this employee, tell him you know he went over your head and that you are not angry about it - he did what he thought was right (he may not have, but your are taking the high road. This will also put him on notice th... Read more


All good advice above. He has been pretty clear about how he deals with "leadersh'ip" responsibilities. While he hasn't articulated his feelings he has certainly demonstrated them. Often, the behavior speaks louder than the words. I think a straight-forward discussion with him about what he wants - advancement, but of what sort ; the opportunity he now faces; what you'd like to do about it and w... Read more


There are several things you can do, all dependent on how good a job you are presently doing. First, you need to help your manager look good by producing high-quality work; by meeting with him regularly and having solid suggestions for whatever he/she needs; by thinking strategically when offering suggestions. Don't bring problems - bring solutions. At some point, you need to let your manager kn... Read more


Nice work "Romancing the Phone"! You obviously have a flair and you will be able to use it very well in designing the training programs you would like to develop. The first thing is to know WHY a training program, and WHAT you want to achieve. You might ask the potential participants what they would like to get out of a training program, or what they see as the need for an organizational training ... Read more


If you (your company) is really serious about developing your foreign operations' leaders, here is what I would suggest: Choose one of the leaders whom you would be genuinely ready to promote. Sit that person down and, as Robert White suggests, explore what they want and whether they really want the promotion. Then help that person select an ESL (English as a second language) course. By working wi... Read more

The first thing is that establishing a connection has to be authentic. Also, making reference to something you may have in common must be done carefully. The danger is that the interviewer may not want to share her/his interest with you and you could be seen as presumptuous. If you really do have something in common, then making reference to it must be done with implicit (or explicit) invitation ... Read more


Great advice here. I only add one thing: Think in terms of OUTCOMES. What WILL OR CAN THE TEAMS ACHIEVE - alone and as part of the organization as a whole? Think: what difference will it make if I lead them as opposed to someone else. Good luck!.. Read more


Good advice from Bill Kaplan and Susan Bowen. I have used MBTI and frankly I think it has marginal usefulness. As Bill points out, It can be an indicator of reactions and behavior but it is definitely not a predictor. In my opinion, the best predictor of behavior is past experience. And the best way to determine if someone is right for the team is to talk to them, ask good questions, look at thei... Read more

Congratulations! You obviously are doing a very good job right now to be considered for such a key role in the company. There's lots of sage advice here so I wont repeat what others have said. I would ask you just one question, do you want the job? If you only want it if you can negotiate some of the demands, then it's not this job you want. Any company looking to go for an IPO will require the ki... Read more


This kind of behavior from your manager is a clear signal - one that says, she does not value your position or opinions for that matter. But having said that, it could also mean that she is waiting for you to talk with her about her expectations - not the best way to come into a new position, but not that unusual either. If that is a possibility, it would have to be carefully crafted so as not to... Read more


Hi Ruth, You are a fantastic coach! Truly brilliant, fun, firm in your resolve to help me help myself (which just isn't easy), kind, and most wonderful to me is your depth of compassion which always equates to wisdom. It has been more than a year now that we have worked together and what a blessing you have been to me

SANDRA HARRIS, CEO Benchmark Logistics

Dear Ruth, Following is a testimonial for your consideration. Of course, it doesn't do justice to the positive impact you've had on my life: "My time with Ruth Mott has been one of the most defining experiences of my entire life. When I finally write the book on everything I've slogged through to get resituated at the midlife of my career, it'll be dedicated to Ruth Mott


In a few sessions ... Ruth's coaching helped me land the job of my dreams! Thanks Ruth

NATE LEVENSON, Superintendent of Schools Arlington Massachusetts

In the eight years that I have worked with her, Ruth has enabled me to find what is true about me. She takes a no-nonsense approach to bringing out and sharpening my strengths. She has enabled me to realize more of my potential to lead, communicate and create

ALLAN COHEN, Private Consultant

I'm used to learning things on an intellectual level. Like most people, I thought that a speaker's role was to merely inform or broadcast information. Ruth understood, well before I did, that my 'head' was in my way. I'm grateful that Ruth used untraditional methods, because they challenged me to move outside the lines of traditional corporate behavior. Ruth helped me to see beyond mere mechanics and to view myself through a different lens

ANNETTE TONTI, Founder Bluestreak

Ruth's feedback is immediate, supportive and constructive. This makes it a pleasure to work with her and makes changes in perception and attitude go much faster - better results, sooner - what business doesn't want that? Ruth's warm yet professional manner enables her to establish rapport quickly. I trust Ruth and readily seek her feedback and advice. And she's so much fun to work with

DEBORAH BUCHANAN, Independent Consultant

Working with Ruth allowed me to learn more about myself. I gained insights into different approaches and options in problem solving. With her wide range of knowledge and her sharp business sense Ruth always made me feel comfortable and confident with my decisions

CRAIG GOLDSTEIN, Global Head of Special Projects Fortune 500 Company

Working with Ruth has not only changed my work style and effectiveness as a senior manager, but she has become my conscience. She is in my head at all times and when I have to make a difficult decision, my first thought is "What would Ruth advise me to do?

FRANK MANIACI, Regional Manager of Customer Services for the Americas Fortune 500 Company

More than a coach, Ruth is one of the most valued members of my executive team. More than a member of my team, Ruth brings real world, real time experience to the table from her efforts with each of the businesses and charities she touches on a weekly basis. It is hard to place a value on this combination; it is one of our competitive advantages

MATTHEW LAMPROS, President and COO eLampros