Coaching has many purposes in libraries.  It is a tool for improving the effectiveness of individuals and teams and in so doing of the organization as a whole.


Ruth Metz Consultant Studio is fee-based coaching and seminar series open to new and experienced consultants.  Contact Ruth Metz to learn more.



Coaching in the Library

Business Coaching

The greatest challenge to library organizations is to continuously adapt in an ever-changing, ever-more-complext enviroment.  Library leaders need to direct the continuous redevelopment of libraries.  The ability to tackle this and other institutional challenges effectively is fundamental to the success of leaders and the survival of libraries.  One way to acheive this is through the use of coaching. Coaching can be used with individuals and teams for a variety of purposes.

Organizational Assessments for Improved Performance | Individual & Team Development | Manager & Executive Development | Governing & Advisory Board Development | Staff Readiness for Change | Personnel Challenges


Individual, Confidential Coaching


Individuals at every level of the organization can benefit from coaching.  I provide confidential coaching to individuals faced with various challenges throughout their careers. I am happy to respond to actual coaching scenarios or to help libraries find library coaches that suit their needs.  I like to hear from fellow coaches too.

Attain Leadership Positions | Set Personal & Career Goals | Balance Work-Life Issues | Make Effective Decisions | Adapt to New Learning Curves in Career & Life | Train Fellow Leaders & Managers

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Ruth Metz Consultant Studio

The Ruth Metz Consultant Studio provides expert instruction, training, and coaching for consultants.  Ruth Metz provides group and individual sessions for novice, intermediate, and master level consultants in a structured environment.  Ruth also provide one-on-one confidential conference and coaching for consultants in practice.

Consultant Studio Series, October 25, 26, 27 / 2022

Preparing winning responses to RFPs/Managing project expectations/Building and sustaining effective client relationships/Cultivating legacy clients

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