After three decades working on stage, television and radio, Ruby Wax has recently changed direction.
She completed an MSc in Psychotherapy and a course in Neuroscience at UCL, and now now runs management workshops for business leaders enabling them to find a deeper and more direct level of communication with their clients and colleagues. Her workshops combine humour with scientific and theoretical learning and normally involve practical exercises. Ruby's participants leave with a set of tools helping them create a climate of positivity, more effective teams, so directly impacting their organisation.
As Ruby says, "To be successful you need to become aware of yourself, your people and the world around you. We can all talk at each other but rapport means reading under the radar below the words to understand what people really mean and being transparent enough for them to understand you. When you begin to relate as a human to another it helps build better teamwork, better connections with the public, your clients, your shareholders and your employees. It’s your humanness that works as a glue to hold relationships together, not your intellect."
After arriving in Britain from America in 1977 and training as an actress, Ruby began her career acting alongside the likes of Helen Mirren with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Upon leaving the RSC, Ruby found success as a script writer for “Not The Nine O’Clock News”, a talent she exported to Los Angeles where she wrote a sit-com pilot for CBS and sketches for Cheech & Chong and a Steve Martin TV special.
Returning to Britain she linked up with French & Saunders to start work on the first series of “Girls On Top”. Ruby wrote and performed her one-woman show entitled “Wax Acts” which was originally presented at the Edinburgh Festival, toured throughout the UK and completed a West End run at the Globe Theatre.
Ruby has also presented some very unusual documentaries including “Miami Memoirs”, “East Meets Wax”, “Class Of ‘69” and “Ruby’s Health Quest”. She also wrote and starred in five series of her own show for BBC TV entitled “The Full Wax”.
“Ruby Wax Meets...”, written and presented by Ruby, is her most recent project. In this series she has interviewed high profile celebrities from Imelda Marcos to Pamela Anderson. Her ability to provide a light-hearted and candid view of the personal lives of her guests has ensured the success of the series and has made Ruby Wax a household name.
Ruby now speaks regularly at corporate conferences, where her sharp brain, wittiness and humour helps get her important messages across.
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