Russell Saunders is an expert on leadership, specialising in a timely topic: the impact of uncertainty. He is a highly engaging and authentic speaker, coach, consultant and facilitator, who is equally comfortable in small intimate environments, or as part of a large-scale production. As partner at inchigo and The Ocean Tree Group, Russell works on people development, to help create profitable, sustainable solutions.
Russell’s wide range of life experience make him a highly knowledgeable and skilled coach and speaker. Formerly a professional sportsman, Russell moved into the Performing Arts to study as an actor, which successfully equipped him with the skills necessary to engage and inspire his high-level clients in the world of business.
Driven by his passion for the positive development of people and organisations, Russell explores the skills, mind-set and techniques needed for leadership, engagement and behavioural change. His expertise allows him to offer detailed and tailored responses to his customer’s needs, creating value by designing and delivering training and development solutions.
In a rapidly changing and complex world, a sustainable business is one where all its stakeholders thrive. To be a sustainable, profitable business, social engagement and human development must become fully integrated. To pursue such integration, Russell helps companies explore questions around what business ‘is’, the nature of its relationships, its purpose in the world, and how it grows and develops, through reflection and action. Rather than presenting fixed solutions, Russell facilitates exploration by offering space, time, energy and ideas to bring about new ways of learning and developing. Helping business to expand awareness, embrace new perspectives and create practices that have a positive impact on all stakeholders.
Russell’s clients include large multinational companies such as Unilever, Philips, Airbus and McDonalds. He has been a part of projects within several areas from engagement to leadership development, culture merging to strategy development and is a certified NLP practitioner and TetraMap facilitator.
EXAMPLE SPEAKING TOPIC
Leading in Uncertainty
Brexit. Trump. North Korea. The economy. The Government. The weather. Healthcare. Game of Thrones.
“Our ability to control or predict has, arguably, never been less. With uncertainty so present in our lives, leaders, teams and organisations need to evolve their relationship with uncertainty and explore new ways of interacting with it. We need to stop fighting it and learn how to be in it.”