Dr. Michael Russel


Dr. Michael Russel

Thirty-five years as a higher education administrator with significant experience in crisis management, alternative dispute resolution, formal conduct management, supervision, emergency planning,    budget, and mental health response.  Currently serves  as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean  of Campus Life at Texas Christian University  where he manages the Dean’s office, health center, counseling center, recreation center and Fraternity     and Sorority Life.

Dr. Russell has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Colorado State University, a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration, The University of Vermont, an Executive MBA, Texas Christian University, and a Doctorate of Education, Texas Christian  University.

Mike currently holds Certifications in Mediation, completing 40-hour training program that met the State of Texas requirements,  along with the Sherpa Executive Coaching, where he completed an 80-hour certification program.

Sherpa Coaching Method and Philosophy

The Sherpa Executive Coaching model is a 12-week, process-driven coaching model that uses a six phase mod to help executives improve their positive impact on business.   This is a deficit-based model that identifies that which motivates the client, the client’s weaknesses, and ultimately the client’s opportunities for improving business function.  The process embraces Marshall Goldsmith’s notion that “what got you here won’t get you there.”

As a client-center model, the executive will keep a journal of observations and complete homework each week.

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