About Ruth


Learn about Dr Ruth M Allan's personal journey that shaped her into the person she is today

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Meet Ruth

Ruth is passionate about helping individuals reconnect with their best self and win back their energy and time doing what they love by unchaining, unlocking and unleashing their full potential

Her clients say she has a natural ability to connect with people at a personal level, providing a safe, inclusive, relaxing space for them to be vulnerable

Ruth has helped people with a wide range of personal development and brain health challenges. Her clients around the world have ranged from senior executives to young children, military and emergency services personnel

Ruth has over 25 years of coaching and mentoring experience, facilitating the recovery and boosting the performance of individuals, projects and teams

Ruth has reach-back to a wide range of medical professionals, providing you with access to specialists experienced in functional brain imaging, neuro-endocrinology, immunology, nutrition and alternative therapy

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available via video-conferencing or in person


Ruth's journey

In 2016 Ruth went through a very dark period when she was unexpectedly plunged into an incredibly difficult time at work when she was told at a performance review she had 'no emotional intelligence,' whilst simultaneously dealing with a traumatic miscarriage

Unhappy and unfulfilled, and struggling to come to terms with the unexpected loss, she became incredibly stressed and depressed. She felt an emotional and biological failure. She started having anxiety attacks and suicidal thoughts. Her wellbeing was rock bottom and her relationships began to suffer

Realising there was more to life -  that she had more to give and was more capable than she was giving herself credit for, she asked herself "Am I truly unleashing my full potential to make a difference in this world?" 

Driven to be happy with the answer to her question, she decided to take back control of her life again. Embarking on a transformational journey as a high performance and brain health coaching client, she lost 27 lbs, took back control of her brain health and wellbeing and achieved her dream of ski touring across the French Alps with her husband

Unbeknown to her at the time it wasn't just her and her husband that went ski touring and eight months later she gave birth to her daughter Lilly on Christmas Day

Growing up as a child, Ruth suffered emotional and physical childhood trauma, which significantly impacted how she felt, acted and connected with herself, others and the world around her

This trauma impacted her throughout her life in terms of how 'safe' she felt connecting and expressing her feelings and inner-most vulnerabilities with others

It wasn't until she went on her own personal transformational journey as a client of high performance, brain health and Havening coaching that she was able to unravel the root causes, extinguish the unhelpful emotions and truly unleash her inner power

In her twenties Ruth completed a PhD in Medical Imaging and Spectroscopy Applied to Dermatology at the University of Cambridge and was the first in the world to image skin cancer using Terahertz technology.  This led her to giving international talks around the world on her research, and she was an inventor on two patents

Inspired by the experiences she had as a PhD Researcher, Ruth founded her company in 2003 to help emerging technology organisations "Harness Technology"

By age 31, for her contribution to Terahertz technology she was recognised as a Role Model for Women in Information, Technology, Electronics and Communication by the UK government and as a Role Model for Women in Optics in the USA by SPIE - the International Society for Optics and Photonics

Since then she has helped individuals and organisations gain greater clarity and focus on their goals and dreams, helping the recovery and boost the performance of a variety of different projects and programs through her coaching and consulting

After being requested to coach children, Ruth founded the Wellbeing Warrior Academy to help adults and children learn how to optimise their brain health and wellbeing through deep diving into their four quadrants of wellbeing and optimising the Five Pillars of Brain Health

More recently Dr Ruth has been recognised by Brainz Magazine for her contribution to mental health

Ruth's memorable moments

  • Recognised by Brainz Magazine CREA Global Awards 2022 for her contribution to mental health
  • Recognised Role Model for Women in Information, Technology, Electronics and Communication by the UK government and Role Model for Women in Optics in the USA by SPIE - the International Society for Optics and Photonics in 2007
  • Participated in the first Royal Signals Territorial Army 100 Expedition "Exercise Midnight Sun" in 2008, summiting unclimbed peaks in Greenland
  • Participated in the first Military Expedition to ski tour across the European Alps, "Exercise Alpine Arc 2015," Phase 11, ski-touring from Col du Larche to Menton over eight days
  • Marrying Dave and most memorable - becoming mum to our daughter Lilly


Today Dr Ruth is the lead Certified Amen Clinics Brain Health Professional and Trainer in the UK, a Certified High Performance Coach™ through the High Performance Institute and Certified Havening Practitioner

She is a professional speaker, having appeared alongside Les Brown at the Share the change talks, trainer and host of the podcast 'Brain Health - Unchaining Your Pain'

Her vision is to establish a functional brain imaging clinic and supporting Wellbeing Warrior Academy and Community in the UK and Europe

As part of realising her vision she partners with multiple experts in the medical space, including the Amen University for education on your cognitive health, ASEA Redox to enhance your body's internal cellular communication system, complementing other nutritional and medical interventions, as well as approved blood testing and DNA testing facilities to bring you the best in class capabilities right to your door (literally) 

Alongside her PhD she has an MSc in Semiconductor Science and Technology and a BSc in Physics and German (fluent) from Imperial College London. She is a serving Reservist British Army Officer, military mountain leader and ski leader

Ruth is also founder of Peter and Paula Pixie Ltd, providing children's stories of Peter and Paula Pixie, the first book 'Peter Pixie Visits the Rescue Centre' which was written by her father, Michael J Woodward and illustrated by Alison Lingley

She is a guest judge on Imperial College's Faculty of Natural Science Make a Difference Competition. In her spare time Ruth enjoys cycling, mountaineering, climbing and ski touring. She is married to Dave, who is her rock and guiding star and mum to Lilly, who brings the joy wherever she goes!

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