Build from your true self and what you want first

To create and sustain the work and life you want, collaborate with Ruth SchimelPhD.For focus and anchors, attention is paid first to your strengths, interests, and well-being before exploring actionable possibilities.

Proven over decades with a wide range of over 2,000 clients, this pioneering process avoids limiting you with static labels and categories, often overtaken by accelerating change. Throughout this discerning inside-out process, bridges are built to cross from your past to present as preparation for the ever-evolving, uncertain future.

Clarify meaning and purpose related to what you want to do

As you work with Ruth, you’ll get the tools, experience, and encouragement for sustaining self-sufficiency and the progress you want. Attention is paid to building a work and life of meaning and purpose that distinguishes you, your needs, values, and aspirations.

Get new resources to expand your possibilities and vision

Work with Ruth to consider and explore both focused and broader choices, available now and evolving. The process includes how to transcend limiting internal constraints and ideas you may have. Inspiration, empathy, and insight are integral to your interaction with Ruth. That includes access to over 250 free, short guides related to work search, development, and quality of life. You’ll also find and confirm your courage using Ruth’s “Choose Courage” book series, here and at

Further encouragement is in Ruth Schimel’s seventh book, Happiness and Joy in Work: Preparing for Your Future, available now on Amazon.  You’ll benefit from its singular focus on what individuals can do to make the most of their strengths and influence the many unknowns ahead to their advantage.  Get your bonus first chapter and one-page description of the entire book here.

Obtain related services

Other services offered by Ruth include a variety of specially designed guided collaborations to promote individual, group, and organizational effectiveness and progress.

Get in touch without cost

To explore how Ruth’s services and resources will support your needs and interests, call her to arrange a free 30-minute consultation.   202.659.1772.   Alternatively, email a brief description of your interests and questions to

career consulting services

Identify and integrate themes from your interests, talents, and strengths to find or launch the work you want, now and later.  Smooth transitions and move beyond internal obstacles to success.  Boost management and leadership effectiveness and other abilities and skills to continue thriving.  Five other related options are offered.

Develop inspiring focus that also reflects the dynamism in your life and work to generate the continuing meaning, purpose, and success you want.  Convert internal blocks to progress into opportunities.  Create and use your adaptable, holistic profile for action to express your true self and priorities over time.  See other options at Career Consulting as well.

Specially designed, interactive, online and phone collaborations focus on skill and team building processes.  Examples are mutual mentoring, each-one-teach-one, “unlearning,” and accountability partnerships.  Productive, practical, and sustainable, they are customized to meet personal and professional needs and goals for individuals, dyads, groups, and organizations.


Fees are determined by the hour, pay as you go. Along the way, you’ll benefit from access to relevant, free materials and communication.


Our collaborative process uses customized processes, methods, and sources to support effective strategies focused on action and success, as you define it.