Processes for your professional and personal progress: Ruth Schimel PhD designs inspiring, practical ways to improve specific skills and sets of skills for individuals and small groups. They will strengthen effective action for a range of interests and issues, from problem solving to leading. This guidance is offered primarily online and with focused phone conversation and consultation, reinforced with a wide variety of short, free guides. Recordings are also possible for review of interactions.
Options to expand and deepen choices include mutual mentoring, each-one-teach-one, unlearning, and accountability partnering. Ways to integrate humor and storytelling in the process you choose are also considered. Throughout, practice and feedback arrangements are important aspects of skill development design on which Ruth and, ideally, participants collaborate for customizing.
Current and anticipated goals, interests, and challenges are considered in design. By attending first to unique needs, preferences, and values, opportunities and applications go beyond what’s routinely available elsewhere. Emphasis is on creating, adapting, and applying information, ideas, and strategies that make a positive difference. Outcomes focus on improving participants’ performance, work satisfaction and enjoyment, as well as relationships.
Training trainers: Another opportunity is customized design to train trainers as multipliers for particular skill development within your group or organization. Since teaching is often the best way to learn, this approach encourages self-sufficiency and success for most everyone involved.
Resources: Ruth’s seven books and choices among hundreds of free short guides for professional and personal progress provide additional guidance, encouragement, and reinforcement for clients’ development. They also support continuing independent action prior to, during, and afterwards. These resources and practice opportunities lead to realistic, incremental steps and concrete accomplishments while keeping costs, quality, and effectiveness in mind.