Ruth Bigger

Ruth Bigger

M20 2RZ


07803 759451

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M20 2RZ


07803 759451

About me

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I offer a coaching model that supports you to explore your purpose and values, so you can make choices in your life that align with them. Coaching can help answer such questions as;

How do I truly express who I am? What values and qualities are important to me?

We each of us hold this knowing but may have got distracted with the busyness of life, and not had space to allow this to unfold.  Coaching allows this. In a compassionate and supportive space you can explore your authentic self and look together at actions which support you.

I offer coaching within businesses, organisations and to indivduals.

Business and Organisational Coaching

I have considerable experience of working in the not-for-profit sector, and understand the pressures on such organisations. For those in leadership roles, coaching can support you to align your vision and purpose to how you lead your team, and the day to day operational work. Coaching supports your creativity, allows space to think about new ways of doing things. It is a place where the challenges of putting vision into practice can be explored, supported and tried in different ways.

As well as benefiting leaders of organisations, coaching also supports all working within organisations and businesses with;

  • aligning work to the organisational values
  • managing change, challenge and conflict
  • developing creativity and new ways of thinking
  • realising potential
  • developing career options

Life coaching

If you are an individual looking for life coaching, perhaps you would like a new challenge in your work or personal life, or you want to develop more loving empowering relationships with others.  You may feel that you want to take a new direction in your life and explore what that may be, or you may simply asking be the question, what do I want from life?

When we connect and align our actions with our values and trust our inner guidance, then we can move to a place where we can embrace change.  We can learn to see the mindsets and beliefs that keep us static, doing what we have always done and the limiting effect this has.

Sometimes we really want to make changes in our lives but find it hard to. We may have had certain roles in life, and developed ways of managing life’s stresses and it can be tough when we want to do things differently. We can question if what we want is really possible.  In coaching, it is about taking small steps to change, and building on these - the changes we want really are possible!


My experience includes working with many different issues;
building healthy self-esteem and confidence
moving towards positive loving relationships
career planning
managing work issues and relationships
managing family and cultural pressures
developing good decision making

I am a LGBTQ (lesbian,gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning) affirmative coach.

Coaching outdoors

I also offer coaching outdoors, walking in the Peak District, or the green spaces of Manchester. It can be liberating connect with nature, noticing the beauty of what is around us as we talk about those matters of importance to you. Please contact me for details if you would like to know more.

How often are the sessions?

Coaching sessions are set at a frequency that meet your needs. Often people start with more frequent times, such as weekly or fortnightly, then may move to monthly. This can be agreed at the first introductory session and reviewed as we go.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a social worker and have worked with children and families for many years. I now work part time for a national charity managing and developing services. I understand the pressures on the voluntary sector at this time and the social and political drivers for public sector services.  Much of my work is supporting individuals and teams through change and embracing new ways of working.

2016 Certificate in Life Coaching from the Institue of Psychosynthesis
2007 Master NLP Practitioner)
1997 MA in Social Work
1980Social Work Qualification (CQSW

I am currently studying for an MA in Psychosynthesis Leadership and Organisational Coaching.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Questioning) issues


For Life Coaching, I charge £40-50 for an hour, depending on income.

For Business and Organisational Coaching, charges are £60 per hour (small organisations- less than 20 staff), £75 per hour for organisations with 20+staff. Reductions for long term coaching.

Manchester, M20 2RZ
Stockport, SK3

Type of session

Online life coaching: No
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am available for coaching sessions on Fridays, evenings and weekends.

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