Ruth Milligan is an executive communication coach and trainer. She works primarily with leaders delivering consequential communications and trains in content framing, storytelling, public speaking and executive presence.Read More
Ruth Milligan is an executive communication coach and trainer. She works primarily with leaders delivering consequential communications and trains in content framing, storytelling, public speaking and executive presence.
She is also one of the longest running TEDx organizers in the world with Nancy Kramer, having organized and curated TEDxColumbus since 2009. Along with her team at Articulation, her current practice, they have coached over 400 TEDx and TED-style talks. They are known for their work in science, research and data fields, helping researchers, scientists and analysts making their insights accessible to lay audiences.
As for startups: In college she began a campus wide service network connecting residence halls, the greek system and student organizations toward a coordinated approach to deliver community service. That carried over into her first job out of college in the Governor’s Office where she was assigned the job of starting up Americorps, the national service program, for Ohio, before she became the press secretary and speechwriter for Janet Voinovich, Ohio’s First Lady. In 2000 she joined a growing marketing firm to start up a Public Relations division which closed abruptly after the dot-com bubble burst, at which time she chose to start her own business, Milligan Communications. After 7 years of running the traditional PR and Marketing solo practice she started TEDxColumbus (which is now in its 10 year) which also prompted her to narrow her focus on her practice only on executive communication coaching and training which is the business she also founded now runs, Articulation.
She is a graduate of Miami University, a native of Columbus and a resident of Clintonville with her husband and two very active teenagers.