I love recruiting fabulous leaders for worthy organisations
I have been working in executive search for 20 years. I began my career with Russell Reynolds Associates.
I started Felix Consulting 13 years ago with the vision of providing SME clients with a quality service equal to that provided by the tier-one search firms, but at a more competitive rate.
As Felix Consulting has grown, so have my interests. This has led me to build my executive search business in the NFP sector, higher education and government.
COACHING WAS THE NEXT STEP
Throughout my career in executive search, I have encountered many people in career transition. I listened to their aspirations, and talked through with them how they could approach the next phase of their career with zest and enthusiasm.
My interest in supporting people through career transitions led me to study both coaching psychology and career development. I am proud that our coaching services are underpinned by rigorous study and that we use theory to support our coaching approaches.
I am committed to ongoing professional development
I am active in developing a vibrant community of coaches through my involvement on the Executive Committee of the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Alumni Chapter (USCMA). I was elected President of USCMA in November 2013. I also hold professional membership of the Career Development Association of Australia and participate in CDAA professional development opportunities.
To support my growth as a coach, I regularly participate in coaching supervision as well as a coaching professional development group.
I adhere to the ‘best practice principles’ outlined in the Standards Australia publication, Coaching in Organisations (2011).
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the Career Development Association of Australia and meet the Career Industry of Australia’s professional standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.
ABOUT RUTH HAYES
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Canberra
- Master of Arts in Organisational Communication, Charles Sturt University
- Master of Applied Science in Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney
- Graduate Certificate in Career Development, University of Queensland
- Certificate IV in Workplace Training, TAFE NSW