Ruth has over 30 years’ experience in facilitating workshops; Areas of specialisation include: Leadership and Change Management, Women in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Managing your Cross-Cultural and Virtual Team, and Building your Influence & Credibility.
Ruth started her career in Washington DC working with training programs financed by large international institutions such as the World Bank, the OAS, the IDB and others. She then established herself in Italy where she worked for a major Milan Consultancy and then a Bologna consultancy managing international projects.
American (USA) by birth, Ruth also holds an EU (Italian) passport as well as Lebanese citizenship. Following many years in Milan, she transferred country and is currently a resident in Nice, France. Ruth’s mother tongue is English although she also facilitates in Italian, Spanish and French. She has published 3 books, one on Effective Business Presentations, the second one on Cross Cultural Negotiations and the third one on Relational Leadership.
A member of the PPI network she has significant experience developing and delivering management development programmes for a client base ranging from large multinationals to medium-sized companies, and from the co-operative to the public sector. Her clients have included: Autodesk, Astra Zeneca, Barilla, Campari, Essity, FIAT, Foster Wheeler, Glaxo, International Paper, Reuters, Schlumberger, Sun Microsystems, ST Microelectronics, & Unilever.
Ruth-Ann Lake holds a University degree in International Relations from Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico and two postgraduate degrees: Master of Public Administration with a specialisation in International Business and a Master of Science in Business Communications obtained at The American University, Washington DC. She has lived in the Latin America for 3.5 years and in Europe for more than 30 years
Ruth regularly volunteers with 100,000 Entrepreneurs, a French group which tries to raise awareness among young people in high schools about making a career choice to become an entrepreneur. She is also active in the Professional Women’s Network, has been on the Mentoring Committee and is a frequent speaker at events.