Ruth McCarthy, Time to Think Faculty

Ruth McCarthy

Ruth is ‘on a mission to develop independent thinking, encourage engagement, trust and connection and to transform meetings from dull to dynamic’.

Why?  Because we’ve never needed it more!

After a successful first career in book publishing and journalism Ruth trained as a coach in the mid-1990’s.  In 2007 she discovered the power and ‘flexible rigour’ of the Thinking Environment, began training with Nancy Kline (see personal story on right), first qualifying as a TTT coach.

As a Consultant and Faculty member at Time to Think ( Ruth now leads the exceptional TTT training programmes and courses, offering fresh insights and practical can-do process to individuals and groups.

Past or current clients include dunnhumby, Imperial College, Birmingham City University,  NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, The Arvon Foundation, The Bird Table, Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Glaxo Smith Kline, Praesta Ireland and the American School of Milan.  Ruth is also Development Consultant at Midas PR.

The driving force behind all aspects of this work is a passion for creating the conditions in which people can think clearly and well, discovering for themselves the advantages and benefits of giving uninerrupted attention, really understanding each other and making great decisions together.

Ruth brings a grounded, calm presence to teaching, coaching and facilitation, supported by a substantial career path and life experience that includes chairing a national grant-making Trust for over five years, acting as trusted advisor to senior executives, building a successful coaching practice, teaching and training nationally and internationally,judging an annual, national prize for a student of law and successful career change as a parent of two daughters.

Following a Masters in Critical and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck, University of London in 2002 Ruth continues to maintain professional learning and development through regular CPD, supervision and memberships of relevant organisations such as the Time to Think Collegiate, the Association for Coaching and the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacture and Commerce where she is a Fellow.

Time to Think Courses participants come from corporates such as KPMG and Old Mutual Group,  private sector SMEs including brand marketing and PR; public sector employees from the NHS and the civil service, universities and other places of education, and from national and international non-profits like Save the Children and Amnesty International.

Participants attend from the UK and abroad: the current map of participants includes Bermuda, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Spain and Australia.

Think It Through Associates

Associates at Think It  Through are other experienced Time to Think Consultants and Facilitators: we work together to deliver Thinking Environment® Courses, Workshops and bespoke facilitation.