I have known Ruth since 1997. Initially, we worked together and a couple of years later I ended up reporting directly to her. Since then, Ruth and I have stayed in close contact and we interact regularly even though our careers diverged. I consider Ruth a dear friend, coach, and mentor. She is a consummate professional and she is one of the first people I call in my network when I need professional advice. She has been-there / done-that, yet listens closely and asks the leading questions to allow someone like myself to see the problem from a different perspective and eventually this allows me to figure the solution out on my own. Ruth truly has a talent for this and I would highly recommend her as an executive-level consultant or as professional coach.


Ruth brings experience, balance, and deep insight to her work as a consultant and coach to business leaders.  She is the person you want on your side in challenging situations.


I hired Ruth to help take our company to the next level and that’s exactly what happened. Since working with Ruth we’ve grown steadily each year, to the point that we now have offices not only in Boston, but Washington and Philadelphia as well. The structure and processes she proposed, and that we implemented, have made our growth possible, and continue to be exactly what we need going forward. I highly recommend hiring Ruth for her consulting and executive coaching talent.


Ruth Gerath is an extremely effective coach. She quickly helped me focus on key professional and personal goals, identify tangible actions required to reach short and long-term objectives, and ensured I was actually following the plan. During this process Ruth helped me identify internal (me) and external obstacles while she partnered with me to navigate the best course of action. I highly recommend Ruth as a coach to help anyone further their personal and professional goals.


Ruth, I can’t thank you enough! This was amazing and has moved my consulting / coaching business to a whole new level. I now have a great framework to show clients exactly how we will work together – and the tremendous benefit they will receive. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.


Ruth’s attention to detail, unflappable manner and ability to keep a team focused on shared goals made her a huge asset to our web program for a global software firm.

Robert DavisSenior Vice President Digital Marketing
Lisa Hamaker

“As a small business owner I don’t often take time to work on my business. That’s compounded by not knowing which steps to take or how to make sure that they are successful.  Working with Ruth provides that framework with a coach who’s smart, insightful and encouraging, which makes the process much more productive, fun and easier.  Plus, she has been down the road many times so is an expert guide.”



Ruth, working with you has been remarkable!  You quickly brought clarity and direction to my business, which has opened doors to much larger and more lucrative opportunities.  Through your comprehensive program I’ve learned critical skills that have enhanced and extended my client relationships and brought my business into an entirely new realm.  Thank you so very much.


Ruth is professional, personable, a perfectionist, and brings deep insight and organizational skills to her work. It was enjoyable and educational to work with Ruth.I gained insight into how I present and organize the services I provide and learned client management tools that I still utilize. I would highly recommend Ruth to assist with businesses of all sizes. No challenge is too large or small for her.


Ruth and I worked as a team at IBM. The nature of the job required us to be going in about 6 different directions at once. Ruth was a great partner. She was hard working, resourceful, had terrific interpersonal skills, and always a positive attitude.


Hiring Ruth Gerath was one of the smartest decisions I made.  Her big company expertise and thinking, developed over a long career working for IBM and consulting to other Fortune 100 companies, is what I wanted to bring to NSS. The Lifecycles processes gave us additional client management tools to assure Best Practices in working with our clients.

Rudi Scheiber_kurtzCEO, Next Stage Solutions
Brett Levine

I contacted Ruth based on a referral from a good friend who had worked with her.  At the time, I was struggling with an increased workload and a lack of life balance.  Ruth helped me identify new ways in which I could organize my work and personal time in order to become more productive in both areas.  We worked on setting goals, developing tools to monitor progress, and taking personal time.  Ruth also helped me identify other obstacles which were impacting my productivity.   I now feel more in control of my days and am getting more done.  I would recommend Ruth as a business coach to anyone looking to be more successful.