Bridget Ruiz is an executive coach specializing in the power of positive psychology and appreciative inquiry in the workplace. Bridget is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a founding partner of Sixth Wing, LLC.
After graduating with distinction from the US Naval Academy, Bridget served as a Basic Dive Officer (Navy Deep Sea Diver), Surface Warfare Officer, and steam engineer. While in the Navy, Bridget traveled the world leading an engineering team, and commanding and controlling all aspects of her deployed ship as an Officer-of-the-Deck. Prior to completing active duty service, Bridget also served at an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training unit in San Diego, CA.
Upon completing her competitive swimming career at the US Naval Academy, Bridget won two team and individual world championships in the Naval Pentathlon while representing the United States at the World Military Games.
After leaving the military to start a family, Bridget founded and led a freelance photography business before discovering executive coaching. Bridget’s coaching methodology combines the leadership lessons of military service with her experience in small business to bring a unique perspective to her Sixth Wing clients. Bridget completed post-graduate education in executive coaching from the College of Executive Coaching.
Bridget currently lives in Maryland with her husband and three sons.