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The Leadership Success Workshop Series is back with a range of live online sessions. Check out the topics, dates and times below.

July 15, 2020

What The F&%k Is Wrong With Them? Motivating your employees through values

91% of executives view culture as very important at their firms, and 78% consider culture as one of the top three or five factors that affect their firms’ value. Yet most don’t know where to start. 

You don’t need to put up with that any longer. The SHIFT facilitartion card deck addresses a problem central in any organization; it allows you to talk in a concrete way about what matters to people and how to use their values to motivate them.

Lunch n Learn Tickets only


July 22, 2020

Coaching For Results

​This dynamic live online workshop provides practical tools that you can employ to boost team performance and improve engagement.

We will be taking participants through the COACH model and of course giving people the opportunity to watch our actors demonstrate the model in a real life scenario. 

Lunch n Learn Tickets only


August 12, 2020

How Can I Help Figure Out What the F@#% is Coming Next?

In this interactive workshop we will use a newly developed an online version of the Future Is Coming facilitation card deck to teach you a tool you can use in your business with your clients.

The Future Is Coming offers you a glimpse at what might lie ahead. This custom-designed card deck can randomly generate potential future states. The accompanying five-step process allows you to scan the horizon for what might lie ahead and craft a possible response that allows you to turn threats into business opportunities. We’ve used this technique with hundreds of clients as both an educational exercise and a practical business tool.

Workshop Tickets only



"Bluegem Learning & Development and Corporate Culture Shift have presented two very effective and interactive workshops with our organization. Their comedic and engaging presentation style in the ‘Managing the Unmanageable’ workshop has left a lasting impression on our staff. I highly recommend this workshop if you are looking for a valuable, cost effective customer service training option."

- Jeff Gerestein, City of Brooks

"Russell produced a highly engaging HR programme that reflected our organisational issues. He is without doubt an outstanding training deliverer, challenging managers to address what can be difficult HR issues. I highly recommend Russell, and would always seek to engage Russell on future learning development opportunities."

- Sharon Gartland, DSG Consultancy Services

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Russell Stratton

Leadership Champion

RUSSELL STRATTON is an international Leadership Expert, Professionally Certified Trainer and Coach, with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. He is co-author of the book 'I Need to F@#king Talk To You - The Art Of Navigating Difficult Workplace Conversations'.


He is a Master Facilitator for Bluegem Learning's ground breaking "Leadership Success" workshop series - providing a practical toolkit for building engagement and improving individual and team performance. Using live actors in a stop/start forum theatre approach and a combination of dynamic experiential learning techniques, participants come away with a greater ability to actually perform better as employees and leaders in your organization.


He is an accomplished management education, learning & development professional with a proven track record of working with clients in the public, voluntary and private sectors to achieve lasting, measurable step changes in business performance.


Russell works internationally with a wide range of organizational cultures and with all levels from front line customer facing staff to executive management boards. Having worked as both a Personnel Manager and Operational Manager he works at both strategic and tactical levels.

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