Portland, or

"Often times I found myself going back to our conversations and my notes, able to reassure myself that not wavering from what I wanted was the most important thing I could do for myself. With your help, I was able to achieve exactly what I wanted because I had so much confidence in my plan. I am so excited and happy. I finally feel like I am in the right place, doing what I love and back in the PNW where I am close to my family and everyone else I love. A year ago, this felt impossible to me. Thank you so, so much for helping me get here. Your help and guidance was what I needed to feel good about making these choices for myself and I am so grateful to have you in my life."


"Ruth has a gentle and intelligent disposition that is comforting and insightful."


"I deeply appreciate all that you have coached me through over the last four months. My personal and professional growth as a result of our relationship has been priceless and I feel honored to work with someone of your caliber."

Rising Strong™ Participant

"I found Ruth to be a great facilitator. I appreciated her willingness to meet every participant with compassion, and without judgement, as well as her willingness to be vulnerable herself. I feel this was part of the magic that created such a safe environment."

"It was the best workshop I have attended in years."

Rising Strong™ Participant


"Patient, kind, empathetic, knowledgeable."

"When I started working with Ruth, my coaching goals were honestly to figure out what the heck my goals should be. I was that lost. By the time we were done, I was overflowing with ideas and plans and enthusiasm and purpose and let me at 'em world."



"Ruth Williamson saved me, that is not an overstatement. I can’t begin to say enough about how wonderful she is. Kind, compassionate, smart, tenacious, tough…I could go on and on. Working with Ruth was the best decision I’ve made in a long time."


bend, or

"I knew I needed help with my business. The surprise: I learned a lot about myself. Ruth guided me with trusting, compassionate hands. The self-knowledge that unfolded helped me to move forward in my business and in my life."


bend, or

"Vulnerability is not a bad word. You helped show me that vulnerability can lead to my own self discovery."