what our clients say
'Ruth has a rare ability to provoke deep thought with searching, insightful questions; she is a great listener; a great shaper; and, in the most engaging way, tough enough to hold her clients accountable for the work they are doing with her. A greatly valued experience.'
Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide
'I can highly recommend Ruth as a phenomenal executive coach. I first met Ruth a few years ago whilst trying to figure out the next stages of my career. I was at a crossroad, facing a lot of different options and trying to decide whether to remain in a senior corporate job or pursue something more entrepreneurial.
Ruth’s insights into my character and strengths and weaknesses were incredibly astute throughout and she was able to really get me on a plan to take advantage of them. I can’t say enough good things about the way the she has helped me and my career grow.
Subsequently, I’ve also had her come in and work with my team with whom I’ve had several issues in terms of lack of clarity about roles and getting the team to take on more responsibilities. She was very quickly able to asses the team and the relationships between the individuals. She was able to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses, identify places where they needed specific coaching and where I needed to change my behaviour towards them.
I believe Ruth has a very broad base understanding of how both individuals and teams operate. She knows how to coach and develop people to get the most out of them. I can therefore very strongly recommend Ruth for any senior management team or individual in terms of helping them become more productive, focused and more effective in their role as well as happier in their current position. She can really help transform the way any executive is dealing with their business, and personal life to a degree. She can help them clarify their objectives by really refocusing them on not only what they like to do, but what they’re good at and how to be better at it.'
Universal Pictures International
'Creation brings together years of facilitation, true people and team understanding with high levels of compassion and empathy. The result is genuine growth in individuals and teams alike. In the last two years we have achieved outstanding business results and I am in no doubt that Creation's coaching of the senior team was an important factor in our success.'
'I have been consistently impressed by Ruth's commitment and integrity in helping our team evolve and grow. Whether working one to one or with teams, from us as the group leadership team to our support staff, she has helped to take care of our strengths, and helped us unlock solutions that have impacted in a truly positive way.
She has worked with the founders of the business prior to, and from its inception, and has been instrumental at key growth points along the way; she will continue to have a role in our future growth.'
'Creation has an uncanny ability to navigate the way to the heart of management team issues. And they have the tools to guide people to a better understanding of themselves and each other as individuals. Creation's skills will help develop a well-balanced and firmly bonded team, committed to a shared purpose and goal. Success is only a few steps away from any team who has these assets.'
2CV Group Chairman
Ruth made a huge contribution to executing the succession management plan at PHD. But for me personally the real game-changer was the work she did with David Pattison (P), myself (H), and Jonathan Durden (D) around our changing roles as the business grew, and then preparing us for Life After PHD.
All these years later Jonathan, David and I remain close friends, and I’ll always be very grateful to Ruth for the important part she played in this.
Group Chairman, S I Partners
'Ruth has been engaged with the leadership team here at Adapt2Digital, coaching us as a team, and as individuals, to support us through our start-up phase. She has a rare quality that inspires creative, brave thinking in a supportive and neutral environment. Anything can be approached and tabled - her professionalism is second to none. She emanates calm and ignites possibility just in her being. The results of the coaching are absolutely tangible.
The work we are doing with Ruth is totally transforming - we have achieved a belief, culture, confidence, and professionalism that would otherwise have taken us years. We have moved from a business idea to a serious business in a short number of months.'
Co-Owner & Founder
'As a result of working with Ruth for a short intensive period of executive coaching, we were able to align the leadership team and commit to the next phase of growth and development. It was a fascinating, enjoyable and testing experience, which helped us develop the tools and focussed motivation to take our business to the next stage. I would not hesitate to recommend Ruth's services to any senior team who are looking for an authentic and sustainable way forward.'
'Ruth was recruited to work with the company through a challenging period of growth and change. Through this she displayed an exceptional talent for revealing opportunities for personal development, supporting this with a positive coaching to enhance existing leadership skills. Ruth was also adept at identifying core team dynamics and at skilfully working with the team to enable a better understand of their impact and to encourage working to their strengths. Her impact on improved business performance has been substantial.'
Tech Soft 3D
'Creation enabled Boomerang to create a much stronger management team over a period of 18 months. They successfully managed to break down all previous barriers so that the team could gel and communicate on a much higher level. I would have no hesitation in recommending Creation to any company that needs its team to work more smartly and effectively.'
'Thank you for everything you have done – getting all our people together was a great success and this would not have been achievable without your input.'
Head of BRS
'Creation has an amazing ability to enable you to re-frame situations and issues in a way that leads far more readily to actionable solutions. They don't judge or tell you what the answer should be but they open up your mind to the range of possibilities.
Creation's instinctive understanding of what drives individuals is coupled with a real ability to get those individuals to better understand themselves. In formulating a stronger team, able to harness benefits from difference, this new found understanding goes a very long way.'
CEO Cello Health Europe
Joint CEO Cello Health Insight
'I took the decision to work with Creation having done a reasonable amount of research in to executive coaching. As part of my research I did meet other coaches but Ruth Grodek had a distinctly different approach to them all. She immediately connected with me in a way that demonstrated she understood what my needs were. By focusing on building strength from within I have been able to better manage the expectations of my board and motivate my teams through testing times. As the only executive on our Board it has been invaluable to have a confidential, unbiased and balanced view on my leadership.'
as Managing Director
'Creation's unique and effective approach to coaching takes into account much more than just the business angle. Their holistic and even spiritual approach to helping clients fulfill their true potential is an extremely powerful mechanism for support and guidance. They are a pleasure to work with.'
One can stand still in a flowing stream, but not in the world of men.
The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
If you dream and you believe, you can do it.
Set aside half an hour every day to do all yourworrying; then take a nap during this period.
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Why not go out on a limb?
The imagination may be compared to Adam's dream - he awoke and found it the truth.
Let's dare to be ourselves, for we do that better than anyone else.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Overcoming yourself is better than overcoming a million enemies in battle.
You think because you understand 'one' you must also understand 'two', because one and one make two.
This life is really just a journey, so you may as well enjoy the ride.