Ruth Pickles

Education leadership coach Coach trainer/course tutor

Ruth is an Executive Coach and HR/Employment Law Consultant with over 27 years’ experience of working at senior leadership level in the education sector. Her passion for coaching comes from her time spent in education developing and mentoring school leaders

working background

Drawing on her extensive human resources background in a large Educational Trust Ruth has a wealth of expertise to offer. She has led a significant number of senior postholder recruitment processes, provided highly effective on-boarding and training programmes and acted as lead HR Strategist and Employment Law Advisor.

Coaching Niche

Ruth coaches’ senior managers across a range of sectors including education. With a personalised approach she is known for investing time in the people she coaches. Her insightful, curious, supportive and encouraging style result in successful tangible outcomes for her clients who often describe her as challenging and fun to work with. Ruth has a particular interest in people’s mindsets and their potential to influence behaviour.

Training and qualifications

ILM level 7 certificate in coaching for senior executive ACC accreditation – International Coach Federation (pending)
Reflective space on your own is all very well, reflective space with somebody is worth 2-3 times the value. Reflective space with somebody with expertise is even more important because you can sound off with confidence. Ruth demonstrated this very well and very naturally. She is focused and enabled me to achieve a fundamental realisation that passed experience was having a detrimental effect on me and that I do not have to be defined by the past.

Hugh Davies

Educational Consultant