For the past 25 years, Russ has guided leaders to reach their potential by using mindfulness,
ability to assess situations and behaviors objectively, compassion, humor and authentic support. His work developing leadership awareness has strengthened and encouraged hundreds of clients in understanding their patterns, potential, strengths and weaknesses, thus providing a richer understanding of themselves and the culture and relations they facilitate in the workplace.
His is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University teaching courses on Teams/Group Dynamics and Change/Conflict Management. He is also currently Board President serving a three-year term on the Board of a large non-profit. His clients have come from a wide variety of workplaces including small NGOs to NASA, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, McCormick Spice, Marriott, Environmental Protection Agency, Oracle, European Parliament, University of California at Davis, and Georgetown University to name a few.
With a background in Education and Organizational Development, Russ holds an English Degree from the University of California at Davis, and an Executive Master’s Degree in Leadership from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He is a graduate from the Executive Leadership Coach training from Georgetown University and holds an ACC level of certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF).