Ruth MacNeill

What’s Your Business?

Ruth MacNeill provides coaching, group facilitation, holistic leadership and personal development programmes to individuals, groups, organisations and communities. The objective of all services is to support mastery at three levels of scale: Leading Change, Leading Others and Leading One’s Own Life.

Why Did You Start Your Business?

I am passionate about the “heart” of humanity and the “soul” of this planet.

What Does It Say On Your Business Card?

Wholehearted. Resilient. Living.

“Be the Best for the World”

What's Your Neigbourhood And Why Do You Love It?

I live in the West End one block from Lost Lagoon. I live in an urban oasis with an inclusive community of residents and a vibrancy of local based businesses.

Best Kept Secret or Little Known Fact About Your Neighbouhood?

Our vibrant Farmer’s Market

The One Piece of Advice You’d Give Other Local Businesses Is….

Stay true to your values in the best of times and worst of times. Setbacks build our resiliency muscle to create Comebacks.

What’s The Most Important Business Lesson You’ve Learned?

Asking for help.

What's The Best Business Move You've Made Recently? The Worst?

Building a community of practice that is a cross functional.

What Local Suppliers (goods or services) Can't You Live Without? Why?

I have always been an avid supporter of ecological sound local business, I have lived from coast to coast to coast in this expansive country and first thing I always do is source out local food markets and culturally creative artisans.

Organic food is my priority. I support Local Farmers Markets. I was born on the East Coast of Canada on a 5th generation family farm. I know how much love, resiliency and perseverance it takes to create the conditions for a harvest.

What's A Little Known Fact About Your Business?

I am known for masterfully facilitating creative and transformational changes.

What Inspires You to Keep Moving Forward?

Oh so much. The stories of people who have loved and lost and found meaning and purpose in their adversity to create new beginnings Most of all the collective intelligence that I know we can draw upon when we truly embrace the paradox “that we are all alone in this together.”

One Thing That Never Ceases to Amaze You About Doing Business Here Is….

How supportive the community is to share and support each other to grow and thrive.

Too Many Trips, Calls, Meetings, Emails, Tweets...What's Your Favorite Escape?

On a daily basis, tuning in to the Source that is available to all of us through meditation and mindfulness. 5 rhythms dance also feeds my soul.
I am a lover of wild nature and taking extended trips kayaking, hiking and camping in backcountry is food for my soul.

How Does Your Business Work To Better Our World?

My intention always is in raising consciousness of who we are, what we stand for and how we want to take action to to create a meaningful life. Everyone has unique gifts and talents to give to this world. The worlds needs all of us to give back with our highest potential and to work collectively with one heart.

I support people to find the confluence of what they want and what the world needs, to find the courage and confidence to follow their vision, embody their values, and to live a wholehearted life that they love for the greater good of themselves and humanity.

How Are Your Products/Services Environmentally And Socially Beneficial?

I work from a holistic strategic model supporting social and ecological resilience.

Why Is Local Important To You?

Building relationships and living in community opens my heart to live with empathy and connection.

How Do You Support Other Local Businesses?

I shop local as much as I can.
When I find a product, I absolutely love, I promote it.
I coach local businesses to grow and thrive beyond their current success.

You Are Excited About The Future Because…

Collectively we are working together.