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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, hospitality, law enforcement, local and national government, non profits.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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