Ruth Bigger

Ruth Bigger

2 Railway Terrace
M21 0RQ

M20 2RZ

07803 759451

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2 Railway Terrace
M21 0RQ

M20 2RZ

07803 759451

About me

Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I offer coaching within businesses, organisations and to individuals.

Life coaching

What would it be like for you to listen in to your deepest wishes and then act from that place? So often we dismiss what we want, tell ourselves it’s not possible, or maybe we will take notice next week, next month or next year. Coaching helps us pay attention to our innermost longings and move towards making them happen in our lives. We can learn to work with our procrastinating selves, make small changes happen and building our confidence to create a future we want. So coaching is about exploring how we want our lives to be, giving ourselves space to imagine, dream, and then making changes that support us.

Sounds straightforward? We tend to make it a whole lot more complicated- why?

We get caught in the busyness of life, rush from one activity to another so by the end of the day we are too exhausted to give attention to our personal development. Often it is only when we hit a crisis that we finally accept we must do something.

We can believe we can’t have what we want. We can tell ourselves that we won’t get that promotion, we don’t deserve it, or other people are better. We can be harsh towards ourselves in ways we would not be to others. At such times, we can see ourselves as victims of others; our boss, our colleagues and feel powerless to change the situation.

Previous patterns of coping kick in- we think we can handle everything and  find it hard to show our vulnerability. We lose our authentic nature in the midst of keeping our show on the road.

So my invitation is not to wait.  If you feel you are ready for a new challenge in your work or personal life, or you want to develop more loving empowering relationships with yourself and others then start today.  Perhaps you 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? Perhaps your job is getting you down and you want to look at something different- maybe even working for yourself. Perhaps you are out of work and you want to choose your next job that will give you purpose and satisfaction.

When we connect to ourselves  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 have kept us static, and the limiting effect this has. It can be tough- we can question if what we want is really possible. Self-doubt can creep in at every opportunity!  In coaching, it is about taking small steps to change, and building on these - the changes we want really are possible!

What to expect from a coaching session

The first session is about getting to know one another to see if coaching can work for you. We will look at what brought you to coaching, where you want to be in your life after the coaching. How will your life be? I will ask about different areas of your life, your hobbies, job, family as each will have a bearing on the changes you want to make.  At the end of the session, you will be able to say where you want to be in 3-6 months time.  Each session after that, the work is about identifying a small step in your overall direction.

We may different ways of connecting to what is important for you such as discussion, drawing, writing and meditation.

I work from a lovely quiet room a short distance from the centre of Chorlton. I also coach outdoors in local parks.  Please discuss this if you are interested in this.

Business and Organisational Coaching

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
developing confidence and realising potential
developing career options


  • being compassionate to our inner critic
  • working with procrastination
  • focus and concentration
  • self-acceptance
  • beliefs around money 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, generally in Fletcher Moss in Didsbury to open to exploring other 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 have worked within Child and Family services in both Local Authorities and national charities for over 40 years, delivering and managing 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 with organisations 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
1980 Social Work Qualification (CQSW)

I am currently studying for an PG Dip in Psychosynthesis Leadership and Organisational Coaching to be completed in June 18.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

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


For Life Coaching, I offer a free half hour discussion with you, to explore how we could work together, the issues you are looking for support with, and if coaching is for you. If we go ahead, I charge £50 for an hour. Reduction for block bookings of 6 sessions or longer. Rates negotiable for people on low income- please ask.

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, M21 0RQ
Manchester, M20 2RZ

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 weekdays, and evenings.

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