Let me introduce myself. My name’s Ruth Sanderson, I’m a Yorkshire lass and the Founder of blue pea POD ;an organisation that helps leaders and their organisations express their true identity in the world of business and be successful. For over 15 years I’ve been privileged to support a variety of corporate leaders in their quest to be an Authentic Leader; someone who can achieve both personal success and deliver success for the business they lead. My clients have included AstraZeneca, General Mills, Mars, Matalan, Rowlands Pharmacy and Unilever to name but a few.
I’m passionate about helping leaders on their path to being fearlessly authentic; increasing their resilience, being fulfilled in their career and then going on to build workplaces where everyone is engaged in a job that has meaning for them. Put simply – great leader : happy staff.
This site contains thoughts and sources of ideas on self-expression, resilience, and what it takes to grow as a leader in this ever increasingly uncertain world. Ever heard of the ‘Hero’s Journey’? Whether you have or haven’t, you’re still living one, as am I. You see by nature we are story people, we learn and share with stories, we come alive in story, we are our stories. Ponder that last sentence for a moment – makes you think doesn’t it. So the material I share with you endeavours to help you be the leading light in your story, not the best supporting actor or actress.
My background is in science (various branches of) before I became a people manager and leader. I’ve spent over 25 years working in and around the manufacturing world of the Chemical and FMCG sectors, as well as now getting involved with retail, marketing and online clients. Bring together my experience and expertise, and it enables me to add significant value to my clients with real results, both short and long term. Now I can’t guarantee this next bit as an outcome for you, however virtually all of my clients have secured long term investment and expansion in their (manufacturing) sites as a result of our work together – and we started out just wanting to bring stability to the site in this volatile market.
Lifelong study has equipped me with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry, a Diploma in Management, be certified as a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, certified in Archetypal Applications (individual and organisation) and level 2 of the Corporate Transformation Tools. As well as lots of stuff they don’t give you pieces of paper for, such as tenacity, resilience, faith and the ability to laugh at myself, often, and I do.
Since the grand old age of 21, my philosophy has been to make the most of every single day, doing every ‘thing’ at 100%. Others describe me as cheerful, curious, imaginative and passionate. I also get comments like quirky and nutty – it’s nice to see I’m shining bright. Outside of work I have a love of shoes, boots, dancing, champagne and motorbikes.
For years I’ve loved the quote “there’s no point in living if you can’t feel alive” from The World Is Not Enough. And if I had to pick a mantra to live by that would be it.
As for the future, well they say everybody has at least one book within them, and one day I’ll write that book. Well one day I’ll have a book published. If I write it in one day it’ll be a short book.
Please enjoy the site, comment freely and should you want to discuss the possibility of me supporting you in fulfilling your potential as an authentic leader then please get in touch.
The route to experiencing Authentic Success, and fulfilling the potential you have as a world class leader, begins with a conversation.
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