As a workforce development consultant, Russ Powell has been designing, developing and facilitating training programs and other performance improvement interventions for over 20 years.
Russ began his career in hospitality and then moved to a telecommunications company where he developed a reputation as a top-notch training consultant who excelled in helping leaders in sales and customer service find more and better ways to keep their customers and win against their competitors. Russ first began working w/ pharma and bio-tech sales organizations in the early 2000s helping them improve performance and learning transfer through the use of online games.
Notable achievements in Russ' career include his work with the United States Coast Guard and Oracle/Sun Microsystems. His work with USCG led to multiple awards for Outstanding Human Performance Interventions from ISPI. And at Oracle/Sun, his project team enabled company-wide adoption of new account planning methods and won a gold Excellence in Learning award from Brandon Hall Research.
Today, Russ works with business leaders on ways to improve the design and development of innovative eLearning courses, live-virtual training, job aids, and other performance support tools. He holds degrees in the behavioral sciences from Georgia State University and Loyola University. Russ is also an avid musician, juggler and photographer.
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