A Few Words from My Past Clients
I worked with Russell twice (in 2014-2015 and 2019-2020) 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
“Working with Russell is a transformative experience. Through his clarity, kindness, and tenacious determination to stay the course, I identified the life-long lens through which I view the world and made a leap into a more powerful and cohesive lens. This shift in perspective, made possible by Russell’s consistent focus on daily practices, has allowed me to craft specific declarations to achieve work, family, and personal health goals. His calming acknowledgment of my courage and small victories provided milestones for progress and incentives to persevere. I am now able to pursue the life that I choose, one with a heightened level of gratitude, possibility, and state of ease. I know the path that I need to walk and the heart I need to bring each day in order to live a powerful and beautiful life. Russell’s strong coaching and authentic communication have changed my life and the life of my family. I am so grateful and excited for this expansive gift.”
–-Matt Smith, Educator, Sebastopol, CA
“Before I started working with Russell, I felt stuck in a career that I hated, and the sense of powerlessness I felt over my career trajectory had impoverished the other aspects of my life as well. Working with Russell changed that. Through questioning my beliefs about what was possible for me, he helped me realize that the powerlessness I felt was a choice, and that I could instead choose to take control and ownership of my life (and that I could do so despite the inherent anxiety that accompanies such a paradigm shift). I have utilized this newfound sense of agency to great effect; I made necessary changes to my career, and I have been able to pursue my other priorities with greater dedication and focus. I would highly recommend Russell to anybody who is stuck in a rut, or who feels powerless or lost; he has an incredible ability to understand what is holding you back, and will offer practical guidance and helpful exercises to help you achieve your potential. “
—J.P., lawyer, New York City
“In one coaching session, Russell dug into the core of what was holding me back and led me through some painful beliefs I had about myself. He’s tenacious; he was there for the result I said I wanted even though I wasn’t being completely cooperative. He didn’t give up on me. He’s tough with a toughness based in compassion. When we came out on the other side, I created a new direction of where I want to go. With love, gratitude, and appreciation.”
–Anna M. Taglieri, Educator, New York, NY
“Coaching has given me the strength and courage to move beyond thinking to action on the issues most important to me. Coaching has dramatically increased my confidence and enabled me to make many positive changes in my life at home, work, and in all my relationships.”
–TC, Juneau, AK
“Working with Russell was a totally transformative experience. In our first session, he told me that coaching was in large part about reflecting back to me what he was hearing, in a way that I could see myself anew. That’s exactly his genius: the ability to get someone out of the weeds and gain a new perspective. I learned so much about myself: patterns of behavior, mechanisms that held me back, and tools to overcome those mechanisms. I arrived completely stuck in a job and paralyzed about relationships; 11 months later, I had landed a promotion, embarked on a solo creative project, and delved back into dating with confidence. Russell’s patience, empathy, and perseverance even with the most stubborn of clients (that would be me) make him an outstanding coach.”
–Bene Cipolla, Author and Editor, New York, NY
“Russell is a gentle force that keeps the conversation headed in the direction you want it to go. Think of him like a magnet that pulls the treasure out of the sand.”
–Hillary R., Producer, Los Angeles, CA
“The big win from my coaching sessions with Russell was a healthy and necessary change of perspective. Tough, passionate, legitimate feedback with no surprises that was always accompanied by a sense of compassion. It is this latter quality that underpinned all of our work together and provided a sense of direction for me as I moved into a more effective (Russell would say powerful) position in all aspects of my life.”
–Ira R. Corporate Executive, New York, NY
“Russell Heath embodies what it is to be a coach. He champions your individual power and guides you gently until it is in focus. Working with Russell was enlightening, expansive, and a true joy. I am forever changed by our work together. The words: “thank you” do not seem big enough for the gratitude I have in my heart to Russell Heath and all he has taught me.”
-Kelly Meerbott, Principal/Leadership Coach for YOU: Loud & Clear, Inc.
“Russell is an amazing coach! I felt extremely comfortable working with him and opening up to him about myself right from the first session. Throughout the time we spent working together I gained numerous new insights about myself and my own ‘mechanisms’. I saw my own world differently and as a result was able to affect it and change my situation for the better. The best part about these realizations is that they came from within myself…with the gentle guidance of a professional…so I felt ownership over them and more empowered by them. I would highly recommend working with Russell if you are in the market for leadership training and really want results!”
–Joan Picker, Customer Marketing Manager at Godiva Chocolatier, NJ
“It has been a great opportunity and gift to take this journey with Russell at my side. He was kind, supportive and nonjudgmental in his approach which allowed me to communicate freely. I learned in coaching that assertions and judgments cannot be made by what we think is reality, but what we learn about ourselves and the world through experiences. This knowledge would not have been possible without Russell’s fluid intellect and ability to adapt to my needs. He understood that the best way to accomplish goals and effect change was for me to incorporate a holistic approach (mind and body) to my life. I had to learn to take responsibility for my emotional and physical health in order to sustain long-term success in life. The educational tools Russell used in coaching enabled me to clearly measure progress and identify areas for growth and/or improvement. There were times, when I felt frustrated and immobilized, but Russell displayed patience, understanding and validation. He was able to identify ambiguity and provide a summation of my thoughts in a logical and concise manner. Moreover, Russell’s empathic ability and strong active listening skills dispelled any doubt I had in pursuing a career as an entrepreneur.”
–Jason M., Entrepreneur, Morris Plains, NJ
“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
“Russell is one of the most attentive and focused listeners I’ve ever met, and one who does not inject his own opinion into the conversation train, but instead skillfully elicits from you what you are really trying to say. He naturally and genuinely enjoys digging deeper to find together with you the deeper underlying belief structures that drive or hamper your life, and respectfully encourages through listening and questioning that you take responsibility for your own path. Such engagements are not merely puzzles he enjoys figuring out — he comes from a place of true empathy and compassion, ever striving to work together to bring out the best in you, and to make the world a better place as a result. Russell is a rare soul that I cannot more highly recommend as a guide and counselor if you are eager to break old thinking habits and create for yourself a world of near infinite possibilities.”
–Kenyon Fields, Environmental Activist, Durango CO
“The most valuable thing I got from working with Russell was seeing my hidden, deep fear of fully owning my own power. Not just seeing this, but recognizing how I had limited enormous capabilities throughout my entire life—in work, relationships, and my own self image. Russell has an extraordinary ability to listen and get deeply to the root of the matter for his clients—where real, lasting changes can occur.”
–Kristen Mangione, ZenMoves Founder, Hackensack, NJ
"Russell is a gentle force that keeps the conversation headed in the direction you want it to go. Think of him like a magnet that pulls the treasure out of the sand."
Hillary R., Producer, Los Angeles, CA
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