Staff Spotlight: Ruth Brennan
by Lynda Bunnell
Meet Ruth Brennan. She’s a Living Your Design Guide and a student in both PTL1, Semester 3 and is currently enrolled in the BG5 Business Consultant Certification Course. She also owns a Creative Agency and has been in the business of building brands and helping businesses succeed since 1999. Ruth’s been a Creative and Communications Consultant with the IHDS and the BG5 Business Institute this year.
Personal Interaction: Responding then Engaging
Decision Making Strategy: Respond from the Gut
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I’ve been working with Ruth on several projects this year for the IHDS and the BG5 Business Institute. She has many decades of experience in branding, advertising, marketing and web/graphic design. Many of her clients and colleagues describe her as a master communicator. She has a deep passion for helping small- to medium-sized businesses thrive, and has synthesized it with her passion for Human Design and BG5. It’s a perfect storm of talent and experience to bring back the Professional Development Program. I asked her to lead it and she’s responded with a resounding, UH HUH! Stay tuned for more information and detail on this exciting new program scheduled for 2016.
“I’m passionate about putting a spotlight on people’s hopes and dreams for success in the material world. I believe BG5™ is an amazing tool to help people, especially young people, in their careers and business align with their uniqueness … and become successful, satisfied, peaceful or even surprised at what their special talents and gifts contribute to the world … to embrace who they are and not what they think they should be. That’s when their genius can come shining through.”~ Ruth Brennan
Ruth has a long history in the creative arts. Her first appearance on the stage was in second grade and it instilled in her a love for acting, speaking, and communicating. She went on to perform in 100s of stage productions around the country, in Europe, and in New York. She also recorded 2 children’s albums in the 1980s. Her group, The Dream Weaver’s performed live to audiences in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Her passion for graphic design started as she designed her own promotional materials and logos for the productions. Her career naturally developed as she studied advertising, communication, marketing and web design over the years. She was a pioneer HTML coder in the mid-to-late 1980s … and to this day, loves keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and opportunities for marketing businesses on the internet. “It never gets old to me,” Ruth says. “I get as excited about starting a new project today as I did 25-30 years ago.”
Creatively expressing herself just comes naturally, and she’s an expert at taking complex ideas and situations and explaining them in a way that can be understood. Her life force is all about taking herself and others on a transformational journey … working with others to rise up and succeed in the business world.
When asked what most excites her about BG5™ and the new Professional Development Program she said, “It has seemed like a perfect partnership for me and my business from the first time I heard about BG5. I knew instinctively that this was something that I would embrace and integrate into my business, much like I’ve integrated Human Design into my life. There was no going back. Now, if I know someone’s Career Design I look at helping them through the lens of this extraordinary knowledge. I look forward to getting my BG5 Consultant Certification in March 2016. I have the greatest respect for this knowledge and its application in the business world.”
“The Professional Development Program will take this to the next level. We’ll be working with Analysts and Consultants on the Business of their Businesses. You can be the most amazing Analyst or Consultant and not have all of the pieces you need to make a successful business for yourself. If we want to help get this knowledge out into the world, Analysts and Consultants can now get additional support they might need to succeed,” she went on to explain.
Ruth and I have discussed how BG5 and her creative business are natural partners. During a conversation one day I mentioned the Professional Development Program that we had launched in 2008. It immediately peaked her interest. When the timing was correct, we agreed to re-start the program in 2016 with her in the lead. “I’m so excited about this opportunity,” she said. “It’s like everything I’ve done in my personal and professional life until now has lined up to present the perfect situation for my passions, my talents and my experience,” Ruth continued. Actively pursuing my passions while waiting for something fabulous to respond to has definitely worked well for me.
A fun fact about Ruth … She’s lived all over the world from Alaska to Arizona and from Germany to California, but will always consider Alaska home. She was a contest in the Miss Alaska pageant in her late teens, and, she wrote and performed her own dramatic piece for the talent competition. She’s also written and produced 5 musical murder mysteries that were performed non-stop in New York for over 5 years.
Working with Ruth these past many months has given me a renewed sense of passion for Human Design, the IHDS and the BG5 Business Institute! There are too many ways to state how Ruth has helped to move Human Design forward! She is an incredible life force. Anyone joining the new Professional Development Program will have a transformative experience I’m certain!