Ruth Bachman speaking


Ruth’s message and mission grew out of her experience with cancer; describing cancer as the narrow spot in an hourglass. She soon realized that life is full of narrow spots – not all of them labeled cancer. They indicate change and represent the depth and intensity of life experience. She has learned that change is inevitable and transformation is intentional.

A certified convener in The Art of Convening, Ruth brings meaningful connection, inspiration, and commitment to action to her presentations; empowering you to choose to embrace the inevitability of change and the possibility of transformation rather than sticking your head in the sand and pretending nothing has happened.

As a Certified Wellness Speaker, Ruth customizes her message as an authority on navigating change with integrity, faith, courage and grace whether speaking to medical or business professionals, faith-based groups, or community organizations, Ruth delivers her message as a living authority on living resiliently.


Change and Resilience are common topics today. Ruth brings a meaningful and unique perspective to what navigating change with resilience entails. Audiences are inspired by the content to find the resources needed to move forward no matter  what the circumstances.


The opportunity to look deeper and more personally at the topics of change and resilience make Ruth an ideal presenter at your conference. Your attendees will gain insight, a new perspective and tools on how to manage their response to change.

Workshops & Retreats

Ruth will guide you on a journey of renewal, transformation and healing, using story to create, recognize and celebrate wholeness. Time will be spent in reflection, meditation, talking and writing about choosing to embrace “what is” and listening to the wisdom of our hearts.


Ruth has experience and talent as an emcee. Her humor and enthusiasm make her a natural to engage your audience in the agenda of your event.

Past Audiences

American Association of University Women State Convention
American Society on Aging Conference
American Nursery and Landscape Association
Angel Foundation
Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference
Aurora Women’s Pavilion
Bank Cherokee
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Bloomington Women’s Club
Center for Spirituality and Healing
CentraCare Oncology Nursing Conference
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC
Community Health Charities Minnesota
Fairview Southdale Hospital Leadership Retreat
Fellowship of Christian Business and Professional Women
First United Bank
Frauenshuh Cancer Center Survivorship Event
Get Your Rear in Gear Survivorship Event
Growing Through Loss
Honoring Choices Minnesota Annual Conference
Hopkins Women’s Club
Hospice of Douglas County
Hospice of the Twin Cities

Humphrey Cancer Center Survivorship Event
Mankato Area Lifelong Learners
The Marsh
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
The Mayo Clinic Survivorship Event
Merrill Lynch
Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Consortium
Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit
Minnesota Health Association Trustee Conference
Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association
Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing Conference
Minnesota State Bar Association
Namaste Yoga Center
National Wellness Institute Conference
National Women’s Survivorship Conference
The Omega Institute
Oncology Nursing Society
Optum Health
Osseo Book Club
Owatonna Community Education
Owatonna Hospital Leadership Retreat
Pathways Health Crisis Resources Center
Positive Aging Conference

Quality Resources Group
Rediscovering U
The Refine Conference
Rein in Sarcoma
Ridgeview Medical Center Survivorship Event
Rose Chase Financial Client Event
Sacred Ground
St. Francis Regional Hospital Survivorship Event
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Southwest Grief Coalition
Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Lititz, PA
Twin Cities Church Library Association
United Health Services Hospitals
The University of Minnesota College of Medicine
University of Minnesota Foundation
University of Minnesota Hospital
The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
University of St. Thomas/Students Against Cancer
Well Within Survivorship Conference
Women in Financial Services
Women of Words Conference
The Women’s Club of Minneapolis
Women’s Impact Foundation