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To hire Ruth as a speaker contact:

Speaking Out 

(03) 9417 4443

Booked Out

(03) 9824 0177 or

Nice things people have said...


"...a raw emotional impact that affected everyone in the audience"

– Bruce Mowson, City of Moreland

"...very entertaining and had the audience engaged and excited the entire time."

– Lee Koffman, Emerging Writers Festival

"...creates a magnetic atmosphere which keeps people transfixed and, most importantly, wanting more."

– Ray Tiernan, Port Phillip Council

Taking off our game face

Although I speak on a broad range of topics including mental health and wellbeing, family violence, the rights of children and the transgenerational impact of war, the central question that drives me is how to become brave enough to take off our game face and be honest about the way things really are for us. At home. At work. And as a society. Only then can we feel seen, connected and empowered to change things for the better.

Entertaining storytelling

Humans have used storytelling to share wisdom since we first gathered around fires. No matter what topic I speak on, storytelling is at the heart of my presentations. And my extensive experience as a professional actor means I always make entertainment a priority.

Bespoke material tailored to your audience

Every organisation and audience is different. I engage with you to understand the issues you are facing and the outcome you want to achieve from your event. I then write and deliver unique and memorable material that bypasses the facade and connects with people in a real and meaningful way.

Adaptable and experienced

As well as being a TEDx speaker, I have delivered keynotes, hosted events and spoken to audiences Australia-wide for companies, educational institutions and events of all shapes and sizes. . y