Ruth is a negotiation practitioner, often called upon to consult with organizations involved in high-stakes negotiations. She is steeped in negotiation research and committed to knowing and incorporating the current best practices in her negotiation training and consulting. Ruth works with all levels of negotiators, from neophyte negotiators to senior executives and leadership teams. She offers practical guidance to negotiating everything from scope issues to multimillion-dollar mergers. Ruth has consulted Fortune 100 companies in the auto, manufacturing, health-care, IT, finance, and insurance industries. Ruth has also done consulting for the armed forces, for government agencies, and for institutions of higher education. Her recent clients include Chrysler, ArcelorMittal, AlixPartners, Phillip De Pury, Institute of Management Studies, BCD Travel, OSI Restaurants, and Halliburton. Ruth’s international experience includes consulting in North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle-East, Asia, Africa, China, Russia, and Japan. She has taught thousands of people the strategies necessary to become master negotiators. Her depth of knowledge, as well as her easily approachable style and humorous delivery, have made her a sought after negotiation consultant and speaker. Ruth’s seminars are known for being humorous, fast-paced, practical and highly impactful. Ruth has uniquely combined the art and science of emotional intelligence and negotiation. She is well researched and experienced in both areas and has found a way to help her clients raise their emotional intelligence about negotiating. Many participants have commented that it was the best training session they had ever attended. Ruth earned a M.Ed. from Harvard University with a specialty in leadership, and a BA in education from the University of Florida.


Ronda has experience operating behind the scenes, helping executives succeed by handling the day-to-day operations, allowing them to focus on growing the business. Ronda assisted CEO’s and other senior executives before becoming a founding member of the Castle Negotiations Consulting Group. Ronda has experience working in a wide variety of industries, ranging from large international companies to a small, family owned retail business, giving her a unique, well-rounded perspective that is an asset to our team. When Ronda isn’t getting (or keeping) someone out of a jam, she enjoys learning new things, hunting for treasures in thrift stores, and researching.