"Ruth Bachman's presentation to our management team coincided with a significant time of change for our organization. As Ruth spoke, the energy in the room shifted and the audience listened intently to her story. Ruth not only reminded us that we need to be able to navigate the inevitable changes that life brings, but we have a choice in how we manage those changes."

Rob Webb, UnitedHealth Group, Minneapolis, MN

"My 'stand-in' for a speaking engagement was a 'stand-out' for her inspirational story and eloquence. Temporarily without a voice, I attended to give her my support. She, instead, gave me a gift as she will all who hear her."

Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman, Carlson, Minneapolis, MN

"Ruth Bachman's story is an inspiring message of how to deal with change resulting from a serious health condition. Ruth's analogy of the hourglass is very meaningful. Her life experience's are for people of all ages."

Stephen Wing, President, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Washington, DC

"Ruth Bachman is an absolute inspiration - she shares her personal journey of triumph in a way that touches deep into the heart - reminding us that no matter what, we have the capacity to live with love, joy, and compassion. She is an updraft for the human spirit!"

Carla Goldstein, Chief External Affairs Officer, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY

"[Ruth's] presentation...was frank, informative, moving, educational and impressive.... [She] is an excellent presenter, articulate speaker, and tell[s her] story poignantly."

Patricia Schaber, MA, OTR/L, University of Minnesota, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis, MN

"You are simply an inspiration. All of us, including our CVS interns were deeply moved."

Andrea Tudosie, Regional Intern Program Manager MN, CVS Caremark, Minneapolis, MN

"In the telling of her story, Ruth Bachman shares wit, grit and powerful insights that help all who hear her. For people who are facing serious illnesses, Ruth offers gentle wisdom and practical guidance that will be invaluable to them as well as their partners, families and friends."

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

"Thank you for helping create a wonderful experience for people....you are a kindred spirit that has learned we aren’t defined by our deficiencies, but by how we embrace life."

Jerry Hromatka, President and CEO, Northwest Youth and Family Services, Shoreview, MN

"I immensely enjoyed Ruth's speaking style and learning about her personal triumphs. I was impressed with her ability to lead the large group into an introspective exercise. Her intense and open sharing set the stage for us to really engage in the exercise and evaluate our drives, ambitions, goals."

Carrie Ann Terrell, M.D., Chief of Staff, UMMC Assistant Professor and Division Director, Division of General Ob-Gyn in Dept Ob-Gyn & Women's Health at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

"Thank you for turning your life experience and wisdom into a message of hope for so many. Your words move a listener to more thoughtfully consider his or her own life. It is clear that your message comes directly from your heart; there is no “hype or sell” to your message of hope. You have lived it, faced the dark days, and emerged to tell us to not let the narrow spots define our lives."

Douglas Yee, M.D., Director, Masonic Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

"Ruth's presentation gave our audience the motivation to fight daily to ensure the best quality of life possible, and to see that each person is afforded the opportunity to develop to their full potential. She truly represents a spirit of hope and courage for those facing fear and crisis. The audience was extremely responsive and complimentary and left feeling inspired and hopeful."

Herb Morgenthaler, "Over Coffee" Chair, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Minneapolis, MN

"Ruth is a dynamic speaker who has a very natural ability to personalize her message to the audience that she is addressing. She is also able to build a rapport with the people around her instantaneously."

Debi Windschitl-Pehrson, Director of Human Resources & Volunteer Programs, Community Health Charities, Minneapolis, MN

"Ruth engages her audience, inviting questions, and sometime receiving stories from particularly moved audience members. She clearly is turning her personal health crisis into important teaching opportunities."

Eileen M. Harwood, PhD Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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