Profile Ruth Spelman

Ruth_Spelman_The_Spelman_Group_Ltd_Picture.jpgRuth Spelman is an experienced coach with significant management and facilitation experience and an interest in governance.  She brings to her work:
  • Strong results in coaching over 30 managers in government and community based organisations in Hamilton, Auckland and Manukau since 2007
  • 30 years experience facilitating teams within community organisations
  • A professional approach to governance
  • 12 years management experience in the public sector as a decision maker and manager skilled in managing staff and setting clear directions for teams

Ruth's approach to coaching
Ruth acts as a sounding board, a reality check, an encourager and challenges managers to expand their options when dealing with current issues.  Ruth is a rigorous ally helping managers to clarify their goals and to keep to their commitments.  Read more
Ruth's approach to facilitation
Ruth uses a model which engages the team in clarifying its values and understanding roles and responsibilities so that the team can discover a way of working together cooperatively.  Ruth credits La Leche League and Playcentre for early training in facilitation and Massey University for postgraduate study about learning organisations. 

Ruth understands the challenges of working within complex structured organisations and works well with ambiguity.  Ruth is an Associate Member of the NZ Institute of Management.

Ruth is Deputy Chair of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board, a Director of the Health Regulatory Authorities Secretariat, Chair of the Sisters of Mercy Wiri Trust and a member of the Institute of Directors.  Ruth served on the Boards of Wellington High School and Onehunga High School.  This governance experience is an asset when coaching others on governance and management matters in community organisations.

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