ruth toomey

Ruth is an Executive Coach and facilitator with over 10 years of experience working with executives,
and management teams in Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, FMCG, I.T., Motor, Sports, and Banking & Finance.

Ruth’s key areas of expertise include Executive Coaching, Executive Facilitation, Leadership, Management & Organisation Development, Culture & Change Management.

Ruth worked for 10 years with the United Drug Group PLC. She held several senior positions, including 3 years at General Manager and 3 years as Business Development Director level. She was responsible for developing and implementing strategic growth plans while ensuring her team were fully aligned to achieve the same. For the last 12 years, Ruth has been running her own Executive Coaching & Facilitation company.

Ruth works with clients at C Suite, Director, Senior Manager and Middle Manager level. Her clients include KPMG, MSD Ireland, Valeo Foods, Astellas Pharma, Fresenius Kabi, DCC Vital, Commscope & Consilient Health.

Ruth specialises in “Developmental Coaching’, an intentional process of increasing awareness and perspective. She works with her clients to explore the multiplicity of factors that affect their leadership style and partners them in designing a tailored development plan to unlock their full potential.


Diploma in Executive Coaching 2009 (Irish Management Institute)

Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) 1993 (Waterford Institute of Technology)

Member of European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
Member of Irish Management Institute

Ruth is a Certified DiSC & EQi & Skills Profiler Practitioner

‘Ruth has a unique approach in gently, but determinedly, directing people to be the best they can be. Her experience and competencies in working to develop people, along with her advice and support, encourage self-compassion and fine-tuning of behaviours and skills which lead to self-improvement and more authentic inter-personal relationships’

“I have worked with Ruth over the last two years and I would highly recommend her as an executive coach. Every time I meet Ruth, she turns potential problems on their heads and helps me to work out issues that have arisen in my career. She has an excellent business background and this coupled with her talent as a coach, gives me a huge competitive advantage in my business. Even one meeting with Ruth will help you to make significant changes”

“My experience of coaching with Ruth has had a significant impact on me. By focusing on a behavioural pattern linked to my past that I want to change I have grown in my awareness of myself.  At all times I felt held, hear, safe and supported by you which was absolutely essential for me to be honest, to share, to be vulnerable and to move forwards”

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other"
J. Kennedy