I love it when people can get something out of the work I do. When they can make choices in alignment with who they are, and be present and honest with themselves - this benefits everyone around them.

Patricia Russell, President and CEO of The Russell Consulting Group, has fifteen years experience in leadership development, diversity and strategic change management. She is also the content expert and lead designer of the innovative resource Cultural Competence and Mutual Respect.

Russell is the first woman from the Bahamas to earn a chemical engineering degree and the first African American to graduate from the University of Dayton with this degree. She also holds a Master's in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

Transitioning from an engineering background to management and then consulting evolved quite naturally; the necessary skill and talent for consulting and coaching, were inherent to Russell all along. Memories reflecting an innate desire to help and a curiosity about people can be traced back to her childhood.