A mentor to mentors and a well-respected business leader with over 35 years of experience in both large and small corporate and entrepreneurial environments, Russell brings a unique blend of practical, real-world experience rooted in eastern philosophy and Jungian psychology to help clients develop a strong and insightful foundation for personal and professional growth.
Over 35 Years of Profitable Business Experience
My path in business ownership and as an entrepreneur began in college, where I built and ran two highly successful businesses while I was a full-time student. I later joined what was at the time, the oldest privately owned company in America and the reference standard of the world, Encyclopedia Britannica. I invested everything I owned for a proprietorship in New Mexico and over time built, controlled and lead a significant sales organization with offices that covered the West and Midwest portions of the U.S.
Since then, I have been an independent business owner and entrepreneur of three ventures, two of which I still own – a company that facilitates the buying and selling of companies and a negotiation firm that specializes in intellectual property mediation, due diligence, and assessments. Over the years, I have built countless leadership teams, created substantial profits, solved innumerable problems, and created abundant opportunities….and from all of this, I have gained strong self-knowledge and pragmatic experience from my career path and I now believe it is time to share, teach, mentor and help others on theirs.
Over 20 Years of Successful Mentoring and Coaching
I was given the gift of a guide and mentor when I was in my early 30’s. My mentor, Dr. Joseph Schwitter, was a successful business man and educator from Switzerland and a former student of Carl Jung. For over 20 years, Dr. Schwitter shared with me the great teachers and their wisdom that had guided him. I learned from his teachings as well as my own pragmatic experiences on how to confront and overcome the hindrances of fear, anger, self-doubt and negativity and transform them into positive, healthy energy. I learned how to gain clarity in times of chaos, turmoil as well as in times of abundance. I experienced and continue to experience balance, inner peace, happiness and abundance. As a result, I have a passion for sharing my experiences and guiding select individuals.
I have an experiential understanding of your challenges.
I have been where you are. I have mentored numerous others where you are as well. As a business owner, I have been presented with external challenges and obstacles that at the time seemed insurmountable or even hopeless. I have lost the key manager or sales person at the worst possible time. I have seen lending dry up and deals go south just when I needed them most. I have had challenges with business partners that almost destroyed the business. I know the darkness of telling loyal, trusted employees that I had to let them go. I know the feeling of possibly not meeting payroll at the end of the month. I have laid at night, unable to sleep as I continually played a video in my mind of the future and what would or could happen “if” or what I could have or should have done with a decision in the past. I have simply run out of energy and enough hours in the day to get it all done and witnessed how the stress of it all was being manifested in my personal relationships, as well as my family.
Most importantly I know that there are solutions to every challenge and that is where abundance is found. The ability to persevere and learn is what makes us successful business owners and entrepreneurs.
I have mentored and coached many individuals through challenges similar to yours and I am ready to help you through and beyond those challenges with power and grace.