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Beth Ridley

CEO and Founder of The Brimful Life
Keynote Speaker


I believe a workplace culture rooted in belonging, positivity and purpose is essential for business success. That’s why I combine my 25 years of corporate leadership and management consulting experience with my expertise in diversity and inclusion and positive psychology to partner with leaders to improve team dynamics and workplace behaviors so they can fully realize the vision and goals of the organization. I also inspire and equip people to be their best and bring out the best in others with my podcast series, keynotes and The Brimful Life positivity products.
My approach to helping clients draws upon my varied experience working for start-ups to Fortune 100 companies and my global experience living and working in London, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Boston and New York City. I also have a broad educational background that includes a BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia, a MA in International Relations from Tufts University and an MBA from Columbia University.
At home, I fill my life to the brim with joy and meaning by spending time with my husband and three kids and with running, speed skating and watching cooking competition shows on TV which is ironic because I really hate to cook. And just like the clients I serve, I’m continuously trying to learn new things, fail forward and practice gratitude.
About The Brimful Life
Consulting Services
I partner with executives and their leadership teams to transform organizational cultures. Whether that means driving a sustainable culture of inclusion, addressing employee burnout or boosting overall positivity, I simplify what it takes to embed new behaviors into the culture with data-driven strategies and doable action steps that can be integrated consistently into daily leadership. Afterall, the best strategies are the ones that actually get implemented. Examples of consulting services include:
  • Organizational culture and leadership competency assessments
  • Leadership team strategy, planning and accountability workshop facilitation
  • Employee engagement and education
  • 1x1 coaching
Workshops and Keynotes
My keynotes and workshops inspire and equip professionals to embrace positive behaviors, boost morale and reduce burnout. My style is energetic and interactive, heartfelt and humorous. My content draws upon my diverse and broad experience as well as best practices from the hundreds of professionals and leaders I have interviewed for my blogs and podcasts. Topics include:
  • Say Goodbye to Burnout
  • Be a Better Leader with Positive Psychology
  • Increase Change Agility and Impact with an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Make Diversity a Differentiator in Meetings
  • Lead with an Inclusive Mindset
The Brimful Life Products
Research shows that practicing mindfulness and gratitude and investing in experiences and relationships brings out the best in yourself and others. My products are designed to make integrating these “happy habits” into your personal and professional lives easy and fun:
  • Video and audio courses 
  • Workbooks and journals
  • Card decks and books
  • “Make Your Mark” career exploration master class
  • Blogs, videos and podcast series

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