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About Russell

“Don’t be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity.”

—Dr. E. Paul Torrance

Over the last 20 plus years, I have been fortunate to pursue my passion for adult learning and sales enablement. I enjoy helping professionals grow in their roles and prepare them for success.

My unique background as an award-winning Talent Development and Applied Innovation Strategist has afforded me opportunities to drive business results through customized talent and sales enablement solutions. I have a proven track record of increasing revenue, customer satisfaction and employee engagement in global technology, consulting, public sector, outsourcing, IT, finance and telecom environments.


My career covers the wide spectrum of Learning and Development as well as Sales Enablement. I am highly adept at 1/ assessing needs and desired outcomes; 2/ designing solutions to meet learning and enablement needs; 3/ developing concepts into workable solutions; 4/ implementing programs; and 5/ measuring program effectiveness through the Philips ROI methodology. 


My professional ‘superpower’ is a unique expertise in Applied Innovation by designing and delivering innovative, critical thinking and Creative Problem Solving skills for organizational development. This skillset differentiates my Talent Development and Sales Enablement experience and has been a staple throughout my career.

As one of approximately 600 people worldwide with the recognized credential in Innovation and Change Leadership from the Center for Applied Imagination at SUNY – Buffalo State, I am an expert in leading people and groups to clarify, ideate, develop and implement unique solutions and lead change.


I earned a Master of Science degree in Innovation and Change Leadership and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from SUNY Buffalo State.

My key skills include:

  • Custom Sales Enablement, Leadership and Talent Development, Training Assessment, Instructional Design, Delivery and Program, Project, and Vendor Management Expert

  • Organizational Development, Applied Innovation, Creative Problem Solving and Change Management Strategist

  • Phillips ROI Methodology for Levels 1-5 Evaluation and Measurement, Data Analytics and Actionable Insights

  • Talent Management Assessment Certifications - FourSight™, HBDI®, NeuroColor™, TTI Success Insights® DISC and 12 Driving Forces

  • Richardson Consultative Selling Skills Certified Professional

  • LMS, CMS, KMS and University Platform Experience

My LinkedIn profile is a sample of my experience as it relates to both Talent Development and Sales Enablement.

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