As a certified mediator, group facilitator, and former practicing attorney, Tory Ruttenberg has been helping people resolve their disagreements and work better together since 1990.
Many organizations attract extremely independent, high-functioning people who are not always adept at working closely with others. To thrive, these individuals need to perform well in teams. Tory guides team development by helping team members work closely together and rely on one another while retaining their autonomy.
Tory Ruttenberg coaches C-level executives, executive directors, partners, and high-potential managers in leading more effectively. Because of her legal training, Tory has a nuanced understanding and a deep adherence to confidentiality. She quickly earns the trust of her clients, and they feel safe confiding in her about issues they can discuss with no one else in the organization.
Tory Ruttenberg has this unique combination of abilities—assessment, agenda design, group facilitation, and planning—and enjoys the multiple challenges facilitation presents. She frequently facilitates meetings, retreats, and multiday planning sessions for organizations.
Tory Ruttenberg offers training, workshops, and presentations to support her clients’ goals and to augment her project work. Depending on her clients’ needs, she provides off-the-shelf programs that she has refined over years of delivery, she tailors role plays and case studies to illustrate particular issues her clients face, and she creates entirely new training modules.
Tory assesses current policies and practices, cultural norms, exit interview data, and employee interview information to determine what is working and what is not, and how to improve systems and practices to achieve better results.