Fiona Russell

History and experience

Fiona is an experienced trainer with a wide ranging practice. She works with individuals and groups to develop management skills and personal effectiveness. She combines training and coaching with project management consultancy.

Her background in the BBC involved the production and research for programmes aimed at small and medium businesses, and, career and personal development. She project managed multi-media campaigns on radio, TV and online. Fiona set up and managed teams located across the UK to promote stronger partnerships with business groups and local communities. Prior to this, she managed BBC Corporate Recruitment, liaising with education and community groups.

Fiona has managed large scale and niche events for corporate and education sectors. She is also a qualified careers advisor and coach and recently trained Team London 2012 Olympic Ambassadors.

"Fiona is very clear, to the point and knowledgeable."
JD, Russell-Cook Solicitors

Clients

Fiona works with corporate, pubic sector and not-for-profit organisations. Recent work includes developing courses for professional associations and Government agencies. She has delivered ILM and CMI management courses, worked with university students and coached individuals.

Training style

As an experienced trainer, Fiona creates programmes to suit small or large scale groups. Her style is to facilitate the group to ensure that each participant is challenged and is given a toolkit to apply back in their workplace. She encourages individuals to identify their strengths and develop resilience in managing tough situations.

Fiona is experienced in training large and small groups and training via online webinars. As a coach, she provides support and a framework for individuals to consider options and decisions to initiate change.

Courses

Fiona trains on a range of courses, including: Assertiveness, Customer care, Event management, Influencing skills, Managing better meetings, Minutes, Time management for administrators and Project management.

Testimonials 

"The trainer was an excellent communicator and made the subject very interesting. I feel I have the knowledge to help me prepare for events in the future." 
RF, The Salvation Army
"Fiona was great, she was very encouraging and very knowledgeable. I now feel like I am doing things correctly and I will recommend my colleagues to come here."
AS, UK Theatre