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Success Stories from My Clients

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"My team now has a shared language for solving problems, and tools for having more ‘data-rich’ conversations. I use Russ' Middle Path frameworks daily and recommend them highly."

Peter Bui

Senior Software Engineer


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"Leadership and the Middle Path has helped me prepare for and hold more productive discussions. I not only have greater confidence to initiate them, I'm also better equipped to navigate them once started."

Ajara Safko

Senior Scientist

Ubiquitous Energy


“I found the workshop Leadership and the Middle Path valuable—both personally and professionally. It offers useful tools for solving problems and navigating common challenges. I highly recommend it."

Zaki Shafi

Analytical Chemist

Merck Animal Health


"Today’s position-based approach to conversations—'I’m right, you’re wrong'—greatly needs the skills taught and practiced in Leadership and the Middle Path. I love that the program calls out familiar but sometimes inscrutable traps we fall into in important conversations and problem solving. It unravels the complex mental processes needed for effective conversations, and includes enough practice and support to enable the leader to own the skills by the end of the program."

Mary Anne Rasmussen


Rasmussen Consulting



"We've seen a significant increase in employee engagement as a result of our work with Russ and his team. I highly recommend him!"

Barbara Jamelli-Sefchik

Senior Director, Global Career Development



"I highly recommend Leadership and the Middle Path. It offers powerful frameworks for analyzing and addressing problems in human systems."

John Wickson

Chief Strategy and Planning Officer

Current Aviation


“Russ has a highly-disciplined approach to design and a learner-centric approach to facilitation. This combination differentiates him from many in this field. I endorse him without reservation."

Chris Holmberg


Middle Path Consulting


"Mindful of your needs and business goals! You'll quickly see Russ as a strategic partner, not 'just another vendor.'"

Enzo Silva

Senior Learning Strategist, UX Product Owner



"Russ is an excellent coach who brings relevant information, useful insights, and viable strategies for success. I highly recommend him."

Debra Behrens

Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development

Univ. of California, Berkeley


"Russ has been an invaluable resource and played a key role in the development of our organization."

Susan Hollingshead

Chief People and Corporate Services Officer



"Impressive. Innovative. Effective. We are in a much better place thanks to Russ' work with our operations team. I recommend him to anyone eager to communicate more clearly and work more effectively."

Tony MacNeill

Senior Manager, Human Resources



"The outputs of Russ' work with our team exceeded our expectations. His expertise is vast and his integrity high. To make the most of your training initiatives, include him among your advisors."

Kathryn Swartz

Chief Executive Officer

Solar Energy International


"An excellent thought partner, with a wonderful combination of wit, creativity and intuition. Russ brings people together for productive work sessions and builds consensus seemingly without effort."

Deborah Klein

Senior Instructional Designer, Consultant

U.S. Coast Guard


"I hired Russ to help us on a performance improvement project. He and his team were easy to work with and produced outstanding results. I would not hesitate to hire him again."

Trudie Folsom

Director, Customer and Partner Training


Join Us for Our Next Public Leadership Workshop

Leadership and the Middle Path, the foundational workshop in my curriculum, helps new and emerging managers build the collaborative problem-solving skills they need to be effective leaders. These skills help them and their organizations save time, good-will, and revenue—often to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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