Meet Our Coaches
"Ruth's coaching has brought me so much good. By asking deeper questions, the mind starts to release better thoughts, insights, answers and decisions. I have also learned to slow down but that does not mean that I am giving up. On the contrary, I have started to find a balance in doing. I have started to systematically bring new ways and ideas of working and new ways of thinking in my life. I have a more concrete structure in my work and personal life. I saw the actions that needed more emphasis and balance. My prioritizing skills have improved a lot."
Country Manager, Novartis
Executives, Leaders & Teams, Perth
Ruth is a Professional Certified Coach and the President of the WA Branch of the International Coaching Federation. She has been coaching since 2014, working with executives, high performers, leaders and teams in global, national, and not-for-profit organisations including BP Upstream, Laing O’Rourke, LafargeHolcim, Schneider Electric, MetsoOutotec, MEGT Australia, PwC, Novartis, ViacomCBS, Pret-a-Manger, the UAE Government, WA Government, and Wesfarmers. Ruth is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada) and, prior to becoming a coach, worked over 15 years in the resources industry. She was in finance & commercial roles in the oil & gas industries with BHP Petroleum (now Woodside) and BP Upstream. Before that, she was responsible for delivering internal and external PwC audit services to BHP minesites across Western Australian. Between 2018 and 2020, Ruth coached high performing Emirati leaders in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) across key sectors including sovereign wealth funds, technology and tourism industries. Between 2021 and 2023, Ruth ran leadership development programs in Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers. As a coach, she has helped her clients develop leadership impact and team capability by tapping into proven competencies, values and purpose and overcoming limiting beliefs and assumptions. Building on this foundational work, she works with leadership tools including situational leadership, systemic team performance, conflict styles and feedback models. Her clients have gone on to win promotions, high profile projects and global recognition for their efforts. Ruth uses research based and contemporary leadership coaching frameworks. The core frameworks she works with include adult development theory and intentional change theory. She brings her deep corporate experience to quickly build trust. Clients often say that Ruth just gets them. When relevant and appropriate, she offers her corporate perspectives to clients as a contrast to explore their views and options.
Executives, Leaders & Teams, Sydney
Paul is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Professional Coach with the International Coach Academy. Paul has been coaching since 2019, with clients ranging from individual contributors to executives and senior leaders, in various industries and geographies. He has worked with employees from organisations such as Google, AstraZeneca, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, and GE. His clients are predominantly based in the Asia-Pacific region, but he has also coached many clients from North America and Europe. Prior to coaching, Paul’s corporate experience lasted almost a decade within the pharmaceutical industry in Australia. His roles in marketing, along with his MBA, gave him a solid understanding of the business challenges that executives and leaders face. His unique, cross-cultural perspective also allows him to be sensitive to interactions and challenges between different cultures and people. Paul offers and values authenticity, intuition, and attention in coaching partnerships. A priority for Paul is to build trust quickly, and to foster a space in which clients feel safe and comfortable to be themselves, as well as to talk about their concerns. Through partnering with clients, Paul walks their journey with them and supports them to make sense of their place in the world, as well as to gain an insight into their level of influence and control. He firmly believes that change comes from within, and that perspectives matter. These coaching partnerships can challenge long-held perspectives and bring control and change into clients’ lives.
Executives & Leaders, Perth
Caroline is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Professional Coach for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Caroline has been a Supply Chain leader with over 30 years in Supply Chain Management (SCM) delivering large fast-track projects with global companies in Oil and Gas, mining, and construction materials. She has worked for BHP, Technip, McDermott, Subsea 7, FMG, CSR, Rinker (now LafargeHolcim) on Client projects for Woodside, BP, Shell, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, Cooper Energy and FMG. Caroline has spent 18 years in projects. She has worked in Bahrain, Houston, Singapore, and Perth managing global supply chain teams. Her assignments came from prior clients who sought her out to deliver positive project outcomes on fast-track projects. Her ability to lead a team to get things done effectively and energetically allowed her to work with diverse teams from IT to construction projects. Her expertise is in turning around dysfunctional teams to ones that work effectively and creatively to find solutions and make change happen. During her work on various projects, she discovered her true passion and skill was being able to shift energy from within a team leading to better outcomes. Seeking to understand what causes dysfunction and how energy works to create future leadership led her to become a Master Practitioner and Coach with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in 2019, a programme rated in the top five by Forbes. She went on to get her Associate Certified Coach accreditation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Caroline’s coaching approach is grounded in the philosophy that behaviour can be learned. The energy leadership framework creates a common language that addresses thoughts, feelings, and actions. This enables a shift from ego and fear-based thinking to conscious decisions that reframes what is possible. Her focus is on enabling clients to examine their vulnerabilities and connect with their strengths to show up as the best expression of themselves, as people and leaders. She is also a strong advocate of peer and leader coaching to embed the learning, long after she has finished working with the individual or the team.