The F***ing Book
"Sometimes conversations suck, but you need to have them, and this book lays out how. Russell and Ken have put together and road-tested simple, up-front, and thoughtful approaches to awkward and difficult workplace conversations."
- Andrew Phung, CBC's Kim's Convenience
The F***ing Podcast
"It's Russell's style. Very personable, very engaging, is able to deliver material in such a way that folks just don't feel threatened. You sit in a room listening to Russell and the light bulb goes on. That makes sense. Right. Why didn't I think of that before?"
- Monique Auffrey, Discovery House
The F***ing Fundamental Course
"I strongly recommend this style of leadership training for any organization looking to provide their leadership group with skills, tools and information when it comes to managing employee performance.”
- Dean Jetten, Volker Stevin
The F***ing Live Masterclass Workshop
“I met Ken a few months ago at a full-day workshop for Resilience Calgary, and Ken was the facilitator. He made the day fabulous. Right from the start, his engaging style, positive demeanour, energetic presence as well as his validating responses were remarkable. I came away feeling empowered by his highly inclusive gestures and comments and I admired how he used various tools to communicate with the audience: cards, story, brainstorming, etc.”
- Din Ladak, University of Calgary
'If you are looking for a very different and worthwhile new take on the skills and practice of managing and leading for the world we are in, then this practical and also creative narrative will serve you well. It accompanies a hands on leadership programme with a practical and sound theoretical base. Its informed value crosses different nation and cultural contexts and weaves different insights into a coherent whole. Unusual in the very crowded field of management and leadership publlications.'
The F***ing Worksheets
Download all of the worksheets from the book to help you implement what you have learnt back into the workplace with your employees.
The F***ing C.O.A.C.H Cards
Buy a pack of C.O.A.C.H cards with 88 great coaching questions that you can use with members of your team straight out of the pack.
The F***ing B.E.E.F Cards
Buy a pack of 25 pocket sized B.E.E.F cards so that you and your management colleagues are always ready to navigate a 'difficult' workplace conversation.
F***ing Bullshit Bingo Card
If you're tired of the usual corporate management speak in your meetings, download and play Bullshit Bingo!
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As a "Leadership Champion", Russell provides leaders with a practical toolkit for building engagement and improving individual and team performance, that will ultimately drive up the business results in your organization.
Using live actors in a stop/start forum theatre for business approach and a combination of dynamic experiential learning techniques in his workshops, participants come away with a greater ability to actually perform better as employees and leaders in their organization. Russell has achieved international success as a result of his proven track record over the past 30 years. He has extensive experience in HR and Operations Management, in a wide range of organizational cultures, including small, medium and large enterprises.
One of Ken's clients gave him the title, "Facilitator of Thinking Differently", and he's proudly hung onto it ever since. Other official titles have included, "Artist in Corporate Residence" and "Citizen Raconteur." All of which tells a story about Ken's unique contributions to creating dialogues that matter, strategic planning that surprises, and workplaces that don't suck.
Ken comes to his creative approach as a consultant facilitator honestly. In addition to a Master of Fine Arts degree Ken is one of Canada's most successful playwrights, directors and arts administrators. Since 2012, Ken has used his creative background to design sessions that draw out all participants, especially the most introverted, who rarely have the opportunity to share their thoughts. He uses his administrative experience and endless curiosity, to fully understand the business so he can reframe your focus and increase your profitability. The unique combination leads to interactive and engaging sessions that result in key insights and eureka moments.