Russ Watts

Facilitator & Executive Coach


In my personal understanding, pain acts as a signal, compelling one to either lean in with greater focus or step back and recalibrate essential patterns. Comprehending this aspect of one’s inner nature and its dynamics can greatly aid every leader in recognizing their own patterns, potential, strengths, and weaknesses.


Russ has empowered and uplifted numerous clients, enabling them to grasp their unique patterns, potential, strengths, and weaknesses, thereby fostering a deeper understanding of themselves and the cultural environment in which they operate.

Acting as an energetic Integral Facilitator, Russ has effectively managed small strategic working groups as well as orchestrated and led large-scale organizational events hosting over 200 individuals. Notably, he has recently spearheaded the design, planning, and execution of events for entities such as IaDB, the World Bank, Paypal, and Georgetown University.

His clientele represents a diverse array of professional sectors, ranging from small non-governmental organizations to prominent institutions like NASA, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the International Monetary Fund, McCormick Spice, Marriott, the Environmental Protection Agency, Oracle, the European Parliament, the University of California at Davis, and the Global Good Fund, among others.

Moreover, Russ currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Bocconi University within the MaSEM Program (Master in Sustainability and Energy Management), where he imparts knowledge on Social Entrepreneurship. He has also been actively involved in teaching courses on Executive and Health & Wellness Coaching at Georgetown University.

Education and Certifications

  • Leadership Coaching Certificate (Georgetown University)
  • International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Health and Wellness Certified Coach, NBC-HWC (Georgetown University)
  • Executive Masters in Leadership (EML) Degree (Georgetown University)
  • Graduate work in Education (University of California Davis)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), English (University of California Davis)
  • Certification: Integral Facilitator, DISC & C-IQ (Conversational Intelligence)

On a Personal Note

Russ finds joy in various activities, including paragliding, ultra trail running, sailing, mountaineering, river kayaking, rock climbing, cooking, and photography, all of which have granted him the opportunity to conquer feats such as reaching the summits of Denali and Kilimanjaro, ascending Half Dome, and traversing the Alps. Russ, besides adventuring in the outdoors, dedicates a significant portion of his daily routine to gardening, practicing mindfulness and meditating, and cherishing moments with his family. Additionally, he is fluent in Italian.

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