I worked with Ruud on an educational project for career counsellors. In my opinion, one of Ruud’s greatest assets is that he can work on a very friendly basis, come very close to people, but doesn’t lose his professional objectivity.
What I also appreciated is that he dared to use not everyday methods in a very traditional organization. For some of the participants it was mind-blowing, but always to the point, very refreshing and never forgotten!
Personnel Manager, Central Bureau of Statistics, Netherlands
Ruud West provides masterful guidance in the journey to our inner place of vision. His work as a life coach has been a tremendous boost to my own ability to find and to live in the truth of my Higher Self. For that I am deeply grateful.
S.N., Loveland, CO
I have worked in processes with Ruud and found him to be very trustworthy.
He has many technologies to access deeper ranges of the human psyche and uses them efficiently and with gentle hand.
He is especially good at group dynamics and I have seen him handle a disruptive element so smoothly and with such respect the person did not know what happened.
His use of teaching tools is smooth and educational.
I had a great time with Ruud and cleared a deep painful issue that had been with me since infancy.
I found his use of symbols touching and his deep respect for people and their process very encouraging.
I have attended many courses around the world and was impressed with the atmosphere of safety provided by the faculty for the participants to do some deep heart-work. Each person that attended voiced that they were able to delve deep into sensitive areas. Ruud has an incredible ability to lead individuals through their areas of woundedness and to contact reservoirs of unresolved grief and pain, and then to offer a process to aid in bringing clarity and resolution.
K. A., Loveland, CO
Ruud’s approach to people and natural powers, especially in the sweat-lodge ceremony, has been very important to countless people over the years. He taught us to listen to fire, stones and stars… He is a true, experienced leader with a noble eagle spirit. And a trustworthy Flying Dutchman!
Fr. P., Netherlands
Working with Ruud on building a workshop for leaders and their teams was a great pleasure. The process we went through was very rewarding. We developed deeper insight in our opinions and enhanced both our creative powers. The work we did together inspired me to publish several articles in professional journals.
Fr. v.d. H., Netherlands
I attended a weekend workshop facilitated by Ruud West and in his presence felt safe enough to allow some very deep emotional processes be exposed. Ruud worked with me to take the imageries to another level in a way that I felt completely safe despite the challenges I normally feel opening up in a small group setting. To this day, the imageries and metaphors that Ruud journeyed with me on have remained a source of deep inspiration and clarity to my life.
O.P., Loveland, CO
I found Ruud to be very skilled as a counselor. Direct, though sensitive. Firm, yet gentle and perceptive.
R.H., Loveland, CO
I can truly say that my recent experience with moving through some deep and life-long issues was skillfully guided by the masterful work of Ruud West. His gentle yet strong presence provided a totally safe and trusting place in which I could explore my innermost fears. At times when I was totally within myself and my darkness, his voice was there like a beacon guiding me through the darkness and fears. As I was ready to move past my fears, he was there to help me find my strength within to reach out and re-enter the light.
I cannot imagine a more safe and supportive way to move through and beyond the deep rooted life-long fears that so many of us carry than through the life coaching process with Ruud. He is truly a gifted guide and I am a grateful recipient of that gift.
S.F., Loveland, CO
I have worked in processes with Ruud and found him to be very trustworthy. He has many technologies to access deeper ranges of the human psyche and uses them efficiently and with gentle hand.
His use of teaching tools is smooth and educational. I had a great time with Ruud and cleared a deep painful issue that had been with me since infancy. I found his use of symbols touching and his deep respect for people and their process very encouraging.
L.F., Loveland, CO