Brand Ambassador Ruth Unrau has become our go-to thought leader, speaker, coach, trainer and interviewer for entrepreneurs and rising leaders. Ruth’s coaching clients have branded their meetings as “T-Ruth sessions” because of her unique and effective approach to coaching and leadership development.
Ruth is an active and dedicated volunteer who believes that strong communities are built by individuals that can express their ideas, get involved, and take action. Ruth has an extensive list of organizations and causes where she has volunteered her time and expertise. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and is the Co-founder and Chair of Women in Niagara.
My husband and I are in a transition phase and are, I guess you could say, “semi-retired” (or at least we’re trying!). We have been taking more and more time for ourselves. We bought a motor coach and we’re looking forward to taking some long trips in every direction, as well as doing some biking and golfing!
Coffee Shops – locally owned and operated! Mahtay Café in downtown St. Catharines is on my list. Truly my favourite hangout these days is On the Front Café in Thorold. I’ve turned it into my “office.” Whenever I have a meeting – it is definitely my go-to place.
Fall is Coming – What’s in store?
I love it when the weather turns a bit cooler and the air becomes crisp. It seems that everyone develops a new energy and enthusiasm — it’s contagious! I’ve got some projects brewing that I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into. I’ll also take some time to take a road trip or two and soak in the beauty of Autumn!
What is your latest fashion obsession?
I love how casual and comfortable has become the new “chic.” I’m a big fan of denim – I love the flexibility of what you can do with it.
Whose style have you been copying lately?
I can’t think of anyone! I think I inherited a style sense from my Mom and so I guess you could say that she’s my fashion icon. If you can find others that love casual comfort with a bit of funky flair – that’s who I copy!
What has you going back again & again for restaurants in Niagara?
We don’t go out for dinner much, and although neither my husband or I are vegan, when we do go out for dinner we love the food and the vibe at Rise Above. We mostly treat ourselves to breakfast — we love the extensive menu, the rock and roll diner feel, and the service at Cosmo’s Diner in Thorold. Bonus: it’s right beside The Post Office!
Weekend is almost here, how will you treat yourself?
Relaxing with a good book, casual dinner with close friends, breakfast with family, and an afternoon bike ride!