The Leadership Champ
Co-Author of the Amazon 5 Star Book
About Russell Stratton
As the "Leadership Champ" I help leaders EXCITE© their teams about their work. I believe that every leader has the potential to improve individual and team performance in their workplace. However, during my work with a great many leaders over 30 years, across a range of businesses, I’ve found that there is one particular challenge that holds them back - being able to have difficult conversations with team members, co-workers or even their boss.
I use live actors in a stop/start forum theatre for business approach and a combination of dynamic experiential learning techniques to allow people the opportunity to practice their skills in a safe environment that they can then implement back in the workplace.
I am an Internationally Certified Trainer, Leadership Coach and Conference Speaker with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. I have a passion for developing Leaders including those transitioning into Management roles, by building their capability and confidence using a blend of simulations, dynamic experiential learning and workplace coaching. I am a Master Facilitator for Bluegem Learning's ground breaking 'Leadership Success' workshop series, co author of the book "I Need To F***ing Talk To You - The Art of Navigating Difficult Workplace Conversations" and co-host of the podcast "I Need To F***ing Talk To You'.
I have a proven track record, over the past 30 years, of success internationally, in HR and Operations Management, in a wide range of organizational cultures including small, medium and large enterprises including construction, engineering, manufacturing and hospitality, law enforcement, local and national government, non profits.