ABOUT RUSS POWELL CONSULTING
Founded in 2010, Russ Powell Consulting grew out of the work of veteran performance improvement consultant Russ Powell.
After working for over 20 years as a training and performance improvement consultant, Russ decided to focus his efforts on the building and development of work teams and their leaders.
Russ Powell Consulting is founded on three principles. High-performing teams have:
Leaders who think systemically—They recognize that they are part of an interdependent, complex system, and they take that into account when analyzing, planning, and executing.
Members who are disciplined—in thought, word, and action. The best teams are comprised of disciplined people who think rigorously before taking disciplined action.
Access to the right information and the right resources—including clarity on performance expectations, feedback, agreements between and among each other, and clear processes and procedures.
About Russ Powell
Russ began his career in hospitality and then moved to a global telecommunications company where he developed a reputation as a skillful training consultant and helped leaders in sales and customer service find more and better ways to win against their competitors.
Over the course of his career, Russ has helped work teams in such notable organizations as Roche, Genentech, Delta Airlines, The United States Coast Guard, Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle), SAP, SuccessFactors, Coca-Cola, Marriott, Hilton Worldwide and Presidio Graduate School achieve more and better outputs for their organizations. Along the way, he and his teams have won awards of excellence from The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and Brandon Hall Research.
Today, Russ and his partners continue to help work teams find new and better ways to achieve desired results for their organizations.
Russ' educational background in the behavioral sciences, coupled with decades of practical experience helping managers and teams in Fortune 500 companies design and develop performance improvement interventions, makes him uniquely qualified to work with individuals, teams and organizations. As one of his clients wrote, "Russ has a highly-disciplined approached to design and a human-centric approach to facilitation. The combination of these traits differentiates him from many in this field. He has impeccable character and is a pleasure to work with. I endorse them without reservation.”
Russ holds degrees from Georgia State University and Loyola University. He lives near San Francisco, California, and is an avid musician, juggler and photographer.