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.

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.

Ruth customizes her message 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 unique perspective to what navigating change with resilience entails. Audiences are inspired by the content to discover the resources needed to move forward no matter what the circumstances.

Previous Audiences

American Association of University Women
American Society on Aging
American Nursery and Landscape Association
Angel Foundation
Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Bloomington Women’s Club
Center for Spirituality and Healing
CentraCare Oncology Nurses
Community Health Charities Minnesota
First United Bank
Frauenshuh Cancer Center
Honoring Choices Minnesota
Hopkins Women’s Club
Hospice of Douglas County
Hospice of the Twin Cities
Humphrey Cancer Center

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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
Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association
Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing
Minnesota State Bar Association
Namaste Yoga Center
National Wellness Institute
National Women’s Survivorship
The Omega Institute
Oncology Nursing Society
Optum Health
Owatonna Community Education

Pathways Health Crisis Resources Center
Rediscovering U
Rein in Sarcoma
Ridgeview Medical Center
Sacred Ground
St. Francis Regional Hospital
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Southwest Grief Coalition
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
Women in Financial Services
The Women’s Club of Minneapolis
Women’s Impact Foundation