This month we're happy to highlight our Business Psychologist and Product Manager Ruth Gibson, the woman with the plan! Ruth is a major player on the Synermetric team and a vital part of not only our business, but that of our partners and clients as well. We rely on Ruth to keep us all together, whether by organising and managing projects across multiple arms of our team or by brightening our days with a smile and a cup of hot cocoa. (She doesn't drink tea, much to Dakotah's surprise!)
So you can know and love Ruth as much as we do, we've asked her to share her answers to the following questions:
Pretend you’re speed dating and you’ve got thirty seconds to describe yourself. What would you say?
Masked under a thoughtful and reserved demeanour is a great drive, determination, and passion to succeed at everything I do. I am light-hearted and fun with a sense of adventure. I am caring and always try to help others as best I can. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as skiing and generally keeping fit. I also have a crazy mutt who takes me on lots of long walks in the countryside.
Please describe your role at Synermetric?
As Product Manager and Business Psychologist I look after the current assessment and tool range at Synermetric and maintain close relationships with the product authors. I also source new products for our online catalogue to fill gaps in our portfolio. Close work with marketing is key, particularly in the marketing of products and new product launches. I also advise clients on the use of assessments and tools within their projects to ensure maximum effect.
What do you like about your work at Synermetric?
I enjoy the variety and continued learning. No day is the same. The internal team, as well as our extended network, is great to work with - an innovative, knowledgeable and passionate bunch of people.
Tell us about your future ambitions?
In the next five years I would like to train for and take part in a physically challenging sports event such as the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or a triathlon. Not only take part, but do it in a competitive time. I used to participate in a lot of sports events growing up but less so as an adult; it would just be nice to prove to myself that I can do it, really.
If you could go anywhere, where would you travel?
The Galapagos is high on my list right now. My sister and her fiancé have just got back, and they saw so much wildlife, including killer whales hunting seals up close. Their blog, photos, and stories have me sold.
Images from the Galapagos, courtesy of Laura Hannant and Jack Thompson