Master The Politics

I help people understand positive politics so they can excel, without selling out.

Support to manage through this crisis and plan for a post-pandemic recovery.


Ruths clients include local councils, state governments, organisations, and non-profits. She supports new and emerging leaders to manage the challenges and pressures of striving for exceptional leadership.


Looking for an inspiring speaker who keeps it real and your audience engaged? Through her extensive experience, authentic stories and meticulous research, Ruth connects as a memorable presenter on stage and online.


Take your training to another level. Transform your virtual meetings, deliver a winning campaign, and build Political Intelligence. Ruth is an experienced provider of exceptional training.


Ruth supports council leaders to be influential and reach their full potential. For when you need to trust someone wise, who ‘gets it’, and has got your back.

Ruth McGowan

Consultant. Speaker. Trainer. Coach.

Ruth McGowan OAM provides expert consulting advice on leadership, gender equality, political intelligence, and political campaigning. As a former Mayor, she helped lead her community through the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire disaster. Ruth’s leadership and volunteer contribution were honoured with a National Emergency Medal and an Order of Australia Medal.

Ruth McGowan

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Get Elected

Tired of waiting for politicians to act? Become one!

Inspired by the call to activists everywhere, to Don’t Get Mad – Get Elected, Ruth wrote Australia’s first national campaign guide in 2019. Get Elected, a step-by-step campaign guide to winning public office encourages women and diverse candidates to stand for politics at a local, state, and federal level. Aimed at independent candidates, Get Elected equips aspiring candidates, and their supporters, to plan a successful political campaign. 

This practical guide draws on the successful ‘Independent for Indi’ campaigns that Ruth helped coordinate, that saw her sister Cathy McGowan elected to the Australian House of Representatives Federal Parliament in 2013 and again in 2016.

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