Meet Ruth Tamari

I have always had an interest in personal growth, resilience, well-being, and aging.

It seems as though I have always had an interest in health, personal growth, and aging. It drew me to pursue an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology and then a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and Adult Education.

For 20 years I worked as a health clinician at a multi-level geriatric health care centre, specifically in mental health. I learned about the universal importance of holistic wellness and the human aspiration to make each day count at every age of our lives.

I was inspired by the strength and courage I witnessed, and awed by the resilience of human beings as they faced multiple losses – their roles, identity, health, home and life itself. I was fortunate to work with several multidisciplinary teams and experienced a sense of community with others who respected and dignified the experience of aging.

My core personal values of holism, prevention and personal leadership led me to make a career change and in 2006 I pursued training in professional coaching with the Coaches Training Institute. I started a part-time coaching practice in March 2007 and transitioned from being a salaried health professional to a credentialed life coach, consultant and entrepreneur in 2009.

My practice focuses on coaching adults going through life stage transitions, career and retirement transitions, and health transitions. In addition to individual and small group coaching, I facilitate workshops and courses, and act as a consultant for an innovative community engagement program that promotes aging in place.

I am a member of both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Ontario Association for Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).