You know them.
They are the ones who have achieved personal mastery.
The insides of our heads can be noisy, stress-filled, and anxiety-ridden places. It is not the outside world that causes the turmoil in our heads—it’s our responses to it that disturb the peace. Constructing new responses to our circumstances is the path to presence.
Hillary R., Producer
I worked with Russell twice and wholeheartedly recommend him as a coach. Even though on paper I “had it all,” my pre-existing beliefs and perspectives prevented me from the way I wanted to experience my life. Working was Russell was impactful, rewarding and life-affirming. He asked the right questions, gave eye-opening examples and taught useful practices that I continue to use as resources today. If you seek a highly intelligent, practical coach who is capable of telling it to you straight with incredible emotional intelligence, I offer you my congratulations. You just found him.
Liz, Business Owner, New York
Laurisa Schutt, Executive Director of First State Educate
Anna M. Taglieri, Educator, New York, NY
Russell’s strong coaching and authentic communication has changed my life and the life of my family. I am so grateful and excited for this expansive gift.
Matt Smith, Educator, Sebastopol, CA
Russell has used his great talent for getting at what stopped me or limited my performance in my career. He was indispensable in a time of heavy stress and uncertainty and coached me through it when I had no one else to turn to. I highly recommend him.
John Messerschmidt, Entrepreneur, New York, NY
I partner with a client to distinguish ways of thinking or of perceiving the world that may be misguiding or stopping them. I support the client in finding new ways of thinking that speed them on their way. My fundamental assumption is that a person is capable of and responsible for their own growth.
My approach is transformational—not transactional. Transactional coaching attempts to fix problems without changing a person’s underlying behavior. Transformational coaching shifts a person’s way of being resulting in substantial and lasting behavioral change.
For example, if you wanted to be a better speaker, a transactional coach would improve your rhetoric or facility with PowerPoint; a transformational coach would work to transform you from being nervous on the stage to commanding it.