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 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.

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 transitions of all kinds: life stages, career and retirement, health, relationship and residential. 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.

In October 2017, I published my new book "The Invitation: Rich and Raw Conversations about Aging, Death & Dying" based on Our Thoughts on Aging interview project. It is available for purchase on .

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