Build from your true self and what you want first

To create and sustain the work and life you want, collaborate with Ruth Schimel PhD. For focusing and anchoring, attention is paid first to your strengths, interests, and well-being before committing to preferred, viable possibilities.

Proven over decades with a wide range of over 2,000 clients, her pioneering processes avoid 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 processes includes how to transcend limiting internal constraints and preconceptions 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 can 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 free related services

Other aspects of Ruth’s services include free short phone and email exchanges, access to hundreds of original guides, leads to relevant learning, employment and opportunities to connect with others, a monthly pithy Newsletter geared to recipients’ interests and website Resources and Blog articles.

Request an initial conversation 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

Uncertainty and curiosity about work situations have benefits when guided explorations and experiences lead to self-knowledge. This foundation focuses effective transitions that integrate unfolding interests, needs, talents and strengths. To continue thriving and taking action, also consider five other options to adapt with Ruth’s assistance.

Whether chosen or not, transitions in your situation and environment are likely. So, take incremental steps to what you want by addressing blocks and hopes. By starting now, you’ll be more likely to use and express your gifts and interests as well as to address unfolding needs, vision and mission for the future.


Continuing skill development is key for effective quality of life, work and relationships. This process supports fulfilling goals and sustaining brain vitality in dynamic, uncertain situations especially. Expand and deepen transferable, interpersonal, managerial and leadership skills; ways to learn new content skills are addressed separately.


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