Ruby Wax is currently much in demand as an outstanding motivational speaker and event host specialising in effective communication.
Ruby’s acting career began with the Royal Shakespeare Company on her arrival from the States. Her TV career began with writing and starring in Girls on Top with French and Saunders & Tracey Ullman. Over the next 25 years Ruby wrote and performed extensively for the BBC and C4 with her own immensely popular TV shows and memorable interviews
Ruby went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford in 2013. She received a Master’s in Psychotherapy from Regent’s College, London where she is also an Honorary Senior Fellow. In addition, Ruby is a Visiting Professor in the School of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey, and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the School of Psychology at The University of East London.
She speaks at Parliament and Downing Street to raise money for neuroscience research and breaking the stigma. She is an ambassador for MIND and SANE charities and is on the board of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Ruby gave a TedTalk at TEDGlobal 2012. Her speaking work includes presentations for GOOGLE, MI5, EBAY, SKYPE, APPLE, Following publication of her first bestselling book combining neuroscience, mindfulness and comedy, Sane New World, in January 2017 her second, “A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled” came out in paperback. The hardback sold over 100,000 copies and is distributed in over 20 countries.
She is currently launching her Frazzled Cafes in partnership with Marks and Spencer’s throughout the UK. Each Marks and Spencer’s will close their cafes for two hours for groups to meet regularly. These are not necessarily for people with Mental Health problems but for everyone who is frazzled
Ruby’s books, How Do You Want Me? Sane New World, and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled have topped the Sunday Times Bestseller’s lists and been published all over the world.
In 2016 Ruby received an OBE for her services to mental health.
“Ruby Wax is widely known for the quickness of her wit and humour, but in addition she has extraordinary intellectual ability and is very astute about human behaviour and psychological functioning. Her intelligence is breathtaking; she is guaranteed to leave the listener with something to be treasured.” – Camila Batmanghelidjh, Director, Kids Company
“Thank you so much for your wonderful speech at the OXPIP lunch. I have received so many calls and messages from guests saying how you brought the subject of attachment “alive” in such an entertaining way. You have an amazing talent and all of us at Oxpip are immensely grateful to you”. House of Lords speech – Andrea, OXPIP Chairman
“I think that Ruby as the leader made a huge difference to the experience, brilliant comic timing aside. She has a no-holds-barred approach to communication and a strong desire for feedback, which made the whole experience feel a lot more open and comfortable.” Colin Graham, Product Manager, Skype