Meet Debra

Tony Robbins says… “Debra Russell is a person of great depth and knowledge. She shares her valuable life experiences and skills with passion and caring. She is one of the top speakers and trainers I know.”

IMG_5129_brushed_croppedMaster Coach, Debra Russellhas spent the last 20+ years coaching, consulting, speaking, and conducting trainings all over the world with people from all walks of life.

“With all I’ve done, helping people feel strong, happy and fulfilled with their personal lives and careers is paramount.  Developing my client’s natural strengths and talents and helping them learn to give themselves regular “pats on the back” to reinforce what’s working in their lives has become a true and deep passion.”, says Debra.

Coaching for Debra is much more than just talking the talk; she leads by example. In spite of a very difficult childhood in Mississippi, jumping out of the frying pan into the fire with three marriages by the age of 22, and raising her two children on her own, Debra persevered. She is living proof we can utilize our natural strengths and talents to utilize whatever comes our way to create something much greater. After 12 years as a hairstylist, this single mom and former welfare recipient finally decided to change her life and she’s been on a fascinating and wonderful adventure ever since!

In her early 30’s, Debra became committed to learning and applying personal improvement philosophies and techniques. She immediately began making changes and within one year she had turned around her personal life and doubled her income as a hairstylist. Within four years of embarking on this new journey, she had attained a coveted position as Head Trainer and General Manager of the multi-million dollar training organization, Robbins Research International, Inc.

Since deciding to build her own coaching, training, consulting business, Debra has traveled to The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, England, Australia, Malaysia, China, and South America delivering keynotes and conducting seminars. She has given seminars in Breakthrough Thinking to entire organizations, worked at the executive level in strategic planning and implementation, helped insure smooth transitions in large mergers, built cross-cultural teams in organizations, trained managers in being seamless in their ability to handle conflict, trained sales teams and non-sales team members in the art of influencing, among many other projects.

Debra says, “The quote below perfectly sums up my mission both for myself and in my work with others!”

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Howard Thurman