Nan S. Russell (www.NanRussell.com) left a successful corporate career to pursue a life-dream to work and write from the mountains of northwestern Montana. Today, she is an award-winning author, workplace consultant, national speaker and seminar leader, and host of Work Matters with Nan Russell, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show.
Prior to her move to Montana, Nan spent over twenty years in management holding executive positions in human resources, communication, marketing, and line management.
She was the architect and influence leader of a culture transformation for 10,000 employees. Nan has a B.A. from Stanford University in Psychology and a M.A. from the University of Michigan in Educational Psychology.
Nan learned early that even a Stanford education wouldn’t protect her from job loss. Fired from her first professional position, her career ultimately followed a winding path from minimum wage employee to Vice President of a multi-billion dollar company.
In roles from transforming a corporate culture to heading a new subsidiary, the launch of which was reported in both the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, Nan brings real-world perspectives with both a motivational and business context.
Nan’s second book, Hitting Your Stride: Your Work, Your Way, was released in January 2008 by Capital Books, and won a 2009 Axiom Business Book Award. Her first book, Nibble Your Way to Success: 56 Winning Tips for Taking Charge of Your Career, debuted in March, 2007.
She is working on book three: NEXT! Rebooting After Job Loss, which will complement her popular new seminar: Rebooting After Job Loss. Her work insights column, Winning at Working appears in over ninety publications.
Nan is president of MountainWorks Communications LLC, a company she founded in 2006 to support her passion for helping organizations build winning work cultures, and helping people bring the best of who they are to the world, realize their dreams, and live their life’s potential.
Follow Nan on Twitter: @nan_russell; Facebook: www.facebook.com/nansrussell
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