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Ruby Wax

Highly successful comedian, presenter, author and prominent mental health speaker, Ruby Wax combines neuroscience. mindfulness and comedy in her tours and books, helping the world to find calm in this hectic 21st century. A highly-acclaimed TED talker and recently awarded an OBE for her services to mental health, the comedian is breaking down mental health taboos, and making neuroscience accessible and interesting. 

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Ruby Wax Biography

Ruby Wax is a side-splittingly charismatic awards host, after dinner speaker, comedian and motivational speaker. Using her knowledge from her Masters Degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at Oxford University, she has become an inspirational mental health mentor and adviser.

Ruby first came to Britain in 1977 and initially trained as an actress working with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 1979 she moved into television, writing for ‘Not the Nine O’clock News’.  Ruby teamed up with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders and worked alongside them on a number of television series throughout the 80s and 90s including ‘French and Saunders’ and ‘Absolutely Fabulous’.

Ruby got her own chat show and gained access to a wide variety of personalities.  Her inimitable style became her trademark and she provided the television public with...

Ruby Wax is a side-splittingly charismatic awards host, after dinner speaker, comedian and motivational speaker. Using her knowledge from her Masters Degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at Oxford University, she has become an inspirational mental health mentor and adviser.

Ruby first came to Britain in 1977 and initially trained as an actress working with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 1979 she moved into television, writing for ‘Not the Nine O’clock News’.  Ruby teamed up with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders and worked alongside them on a number of television series throughout the 80s and 90s including ‘French and Saunders’ and ‘Absolutely Fabulous’.

Ruby got her own chat show and gained access to a wide variety of personalities.  Her inimitable style became her trademark and she provided the television public with a truly different insight into the lives of the rich and famous.  She has appeared on numerous television shows including ‘The Ruby Wax Show’, ‘Ruby Takes a Trip’ and ‘Ruby’.

Ruby is also an accomplished stand-up comedian and has taken her tour around the world, as well as participated at a variety of corporate events entertaining after dinner or presenting awards.

Awareness is one of the tools Ruby uses to ground herself when interviewing famous or powerful people, to read their emotions and be able to control her own through selfawareness.

The keynote speeches and workshops combine humour with scientific and theoretical learning and practical exercises. Participants leave with a set of tools that will enable them to become more fully present - to themselves, clients, colleagues and team members. This kind of communication ensures that the individuals that make up an organisation work from a place of trust and transparency. Ruby demonstrates how leaders can get the best out of their teams by creating a climate of positivity, not fear. Fear or stress passes like a virus through organisations. Teams and people work at their best if they feel genuinely listened to and heard – not talked at.

Her hugely successful two-woman show ‘Losing It’ has recently finished its West End run.  The show is a dark comedy about mental illness and coping with the toxins of modern life.  Ruby has been nominated for the Jo Hutchinson International Best Solo Performance in the 2012 WhatsOnStage.com Awards for her performance. Ruby hosted weekly Forums at the theatre where members of the public could get free advice from prominent mental health professionals on where to find help in the UK. 

Ruby launched Blackdogtribe.com which helps sufferers get help, information, and to break the stigma.

In 2012 Ruby gave lauded TED talk covering the important issues of mental health and the brain. Her accolades do not stop there, as well as being a well-recognised speaker, her intellect is highly acclaimed too. She is an Alumna of Regent’s University London’s school of Psychotherapy and was awarded Senior Fellow and Honourary MA from there in 2013. 

Ruby is a prominent speaker on mental Health issues, and her 2014 international tour, Sane New World, will help us understand why we sabotage our own sanity and provides a manual on how to survive the 21st century. Ruby has published a best-selling book of the same name, which guides us to rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world. 

Ruby’s bestselling book ‘A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled’ was published earlier in 2016 and her new show of the same toured the UK.  She was recently awarded an OBE for services to mental health.

Her speaking topics include:

-Personal executive coach for individuals

-Facilitate teams and leadership groups

-Executive coaching

-Developing emotional Intelligence – developing skills in self awareness, self-management, social awareness, genuine listening and social management –‘working the room’.

-Working under stress while keeping the organisation positive and creative.

-Using humour in leadership

-Creating trust in relationships

-Creating courageous conversations

-Using change to your advantage - how to re-invent

-Breaking down the barriers between employees and leaders

-Mental health

For further information or to book Ruby Wax, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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