Hi, I'm Russell A. Wheeler!


I am an award-winning Talent Development and Applied Innovation Strategist with a proven track record of increasing revenue, customer satisfaction and employee engagement in finance, banking, consulting, retail and global outsourcing environments. I am one of only about 600 people worldwide with the recognized credential in Innovation and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY – Buffalo State.


Russell is the Vice President of Learning Architecture and Innovation at Effective Sales Strategies. He partners with other well-known and respected training and consulting firms to serve large, global technology companies with their Corporate Training Strategies, Sales Kickoffs, Sales Enablement and Sales/Leadership Training programs, Measurement, Evaluation and Performance, etc. Assessments and Talent Management, eLearning and LMS needs.


  • Custom Blended and Virtual Training, eLearning, Microlearning and Instructional Design and Delivery

  • Organizational Development, Innovation, Creative Problem Solving and Change Management Expert

  • Phillips ROI Methodology for Evaluation and Measurement

  • LMS, Multimedia Technology and Software

  • FourSight™ (Innovative and Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Process) Advanced Master Facilitator

  • HBDI® Certified Practitioner

  • NeuroColor™ Certified Consultant

  • TTI Success Insights® DISC & 12 Driving Forces Consultant