Ruth Field

The Grit Doctor
© Ruth Field

When criminal barrister Ruth Field was pregnant with twins she was put on an enforced running ban. In an atmosphere of anger and frustration, her formidable tough-talking alter ego -The Grit Doctor - and the bestselling book Run Fat B!tch Run (Sphere, 2014) were born.  Her subsequent books, Get Your Sh!t Together (Sphere, 2013) which tackles lifestyle woes and Cut The Crap (Sphere, 2015) which does exactly that with regards to our eating habits, are all written with The Grit Doctor's trademark tough-love-laced-with-laughs style. Ruth has applied the principle of Grit to all elements of her life, creating a successful brand and legions of followers along the way.

Ruth is an inspiring and motivational talk speaker, sharing her insights on working out how to turn our lives around and really make it happen.  Key themes of her talks are the importance of nurturing connections, the use of gritty life experiences as fuel to succeed and the power of exercise to help us move forward in our lives. She is a brilliant motivator and can give you or your team a healthy Grit injection to get moving and maximise your potential.  

Straight talking and brutally honest, Ruth has the power to capture audiences with her humour and mobilise them in their lives. Drawing on her experience as a criminal barrister, a mother and an author, she has a bank of amusing and uplifting anecdotes which she is willing to share. Ruth can be relied upon to engage her audience and deliver an energetic and inspiring session however big, small or unusual the brief leaving your team motivated and ready to make it happen for themselves.  Expect no prisoners.


Health & Well-being, Motivation, Sport

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  • Amusingly vicious, excellent advice all round.

    Emma Thompson

  • A witty, no-nonsense read, it has us dusting off our trainers within seconds. Trust us when we say you'll be up and running in no time at all.


  • An entertaining, effective read... The book is genuinely funny, but it really does motivate too.

    Zest Magazine

  • Ruth Field, with psychologist Alice Haddon, gave a fascinating talk on procrastination, offering fresh practical insights which left us fired up to be more efficient and productive at work and at home.

    Veronique Salle Fertat
    The Local Data Company

  • Thank you for making International Women's Day at Facebook such a great day. The feedback was very positive from all that attended your talk and you book signing.


  • Ruth Field delivered a workshop on healthy eating in our office, working through the horror of the things we ate and drank. It was genuinely funny and motivating and left us all feeling inspired to eat less crap and move more!

    Barnaby Oswald
    The Local Data Company