Born deaf, Ruth Williams is a ‘Play Specialist’ for children with disabilities. Her deafness led to all sorts of complications that affected her balance, breathing, eating reading and talking. Always behind other children at school, Ruth was written off by teachers. “I was bullied, ridiculed & reprimanded. I hated school. They didn’t know what to do with someone who was deaf. I wanted to learn and was determined”. Told she would never amount to anything in life and the best she could expect was working in a factory, Ruth had other plans and knew instinctively from age 10, that she wanted to work with children. A move away from home led to happier times. Her first job in a children’s home set her on a path to help disadvantaged children. Ruth talks about ‘getting a spark out of children’ and focusses her life and work on what people can do rather than what they can’t do and expanding on that. “Everybody can do something.” Ruth talks movingly about going from hearing nothing to hearing everything and the first time she heard thunder & lightning. “I thought the house was going to fall down”. Hospital work, school work or private work. Rather than wanting to be some kind of miracle worker, Ruth is more interested in sharing her knowledge & teaching the parents of disabled children how they can better help their own children. this is a heartwarming story of adversity overcome, of determination, of heroes, of looking at the world through the ears & eyes of a child, of making a difference and paying it forward.

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!