Jeffrey Russell, co-director of Russell Consulting, Inc., specializes in helping organizations achieve great performance while successfully responding to the challenges of continuous change. With a focus on leadership, strategic thinking, leading change, and performance coaching, Jeff has worked internationally with organizations as diverse as Fortune 500 firms, public and social sector organizations, and small family businesses. Jeff received his Masters in Industrial Relations from the UW-Madison. It is at UW-Madison where he serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program, Small Business Development Center, and School of Engineering.
Jeff is a frequent presenter at local, national, and international conferences. Recent presentations include the International Association for Talent Development Conferences; Jamaica Employers Federation Conventions; Wisconsin, Florida, and Minnesota State Human Resource Conferences; and Project Management Institute’s Professional Development Days in Minnesota.
Jeff served on the Greater Madison Area SHRM board of directors for six years – most recently serving as President and Past-President.
Jeff and his wife and business partner Linda have co-authored nine books. Recent titles include Leading Change Training, Strategic Planning Training, Change Basics, Ultimate Performance Management, Engage Your Workforce, and most recently, Fearless Performance Reviews (McGraw-Hill, 2014).
When they aren’t busy helping their clients find their futures, Jeff and Linda can be found hiking in the mountains, paddling a river, biking rural roads, or touring the backroads and villages in Europe and beyond. Their passions include adventure travel, landscape photography, and their Golden Retriever Katie Rose.