Guest Profile: Nan S. Russell

In her Own words:

I left the corporate world after a few decades to pursue a life-dream to work and write from the Rocky Mountains, first in Montana and now in Colorado. Today Iím the author of five business and career books, a speaker, mentor, and workplace consultant. Iíve had the opportunity to share workplace insights with a wide variety of people, from coal miners and Navy engineers to college students and senior leaders at nonprofits and Fortune 100 corporations.

My books include Itís Not About Time: How to Thrive and Get the Results You Want at Work and in Life! (2017); Trust, Inc.: How to Create a Business Culture That Will Ignite Passion, Engagement and Innovation (2014); The Titleless Leader: How to Get Things Done When Youíre Not in Charge (2012); Hitting Your Stride: Your Work, Your Way (2008); and Nibble Your Way to Success: 56 Winning Tips for Taking Charge of Your Career (2007). I also write a work insights column called ďWinning at Working,Ē a life reflections column called ďIn the Scheme of Things,Ē and I blog for

Before moving to the Rocky Mountains, I spent 20 years in leadership positions in human resources, communication, marketing and line management, in a varied career that took me from a minimum wage employee (after being fired from my first professional job) to a Vice President of multibillion dollar QVC. I hold degrees from Stanford and the University of Michigan, both in psychology.

I donít see work in a traditional job sense. To me, oneís ďworkĒ is about becoming who you are capable of becoming. To that end, my passion in writing and speaking is to be a catalyst of sorts; helping people bring the best of who they are to the world, realize their dreams, and live their lifeís potential.

On a more personal note, while Iím a writer by trade, Iím also a vintage collector, jewelry enthusiast, nature lover, and forever learner by heart. For fun, I run a little vintage shop on Etsy called Twinkling Star Vintage. Iím known as Nana by two adorable granddaughters, mom by a wonderful son and daughter-in-law, and best friend by an amazing husband


Nan S. Russell's Shows:

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May 17, 2017

Author of IT'S NOT ABOUT TIME: How to Thrive and Get the Results You Want at Work and in Life! takes us beyond time management to the concept of self management.

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