Russ is an experienced coach having coached at all levels from Graduate to Exec. Being coached by Russ will lead to improved personal performance and an increased self-confidence. If you are looking to gain a better understanding of yourself and improve the way you operate, both personally and professionally, then Russ is the coach for you.
Russ spent the first part of his career in Sales and Business Development working in Publishing/ Advertising and Hospitality sectors. Taking an opportunity to make an internal move into Learning and Development in 2015, allowed Russ to follow his passion for coaching. After achieving various internally recognised coaching qualifications, Russ obtained the ILM’s L7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring in 2018.
Russ has a relaxed but structured approach to coaching, believing that confidence and trust, as well as a strong rapport is critical to success. Russ uses a variety of methods and techniques meaning every client will benefit from a bespoke service to suit themselves, meeting their development needs. Russ will challenge a clients thinking where necessary, exploring any self limiting beliefs and working through any blockages at the clients pace. Russ will help a client to see things differently and provide a new perspective. Whilst a client is focusing on personal development, Russ will always connect the coaching with wider organisational context ensuring there is mutual benefit to both client and organisation.
Russ has worked with many clients and in a number of sectors such as Hospitality, Financial Services, Education and Charity. He is a massive advocate for alternative routes to education and sees himself as a role model for how this can look for someone having carved out a successful career without attending University. He passionately believes in Diversity & Inclusion, believing that everyone has the right to live their authentic self.
Russ is happiest either skiing down the side of a mountain or on a beach somewhere building sandcastles and exploring the rock pools with his two boys. At home you will find him out cycling or walking his dogs across the fields in Warwickshire, England where he lives with his husband, two children and two dogs. He is keen foodie and loves eating out or cooking for others.
When asked recently to highlight a public figure who inspires him, Russ cited Winnie the Pooh for his uncompromising loyalty towards his friends and family and his unwavering ability to be kind to others at all costs.