Anita D Russell, MEd, CPC

Consultant, Writer, and Life Coach in New Jersey

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I am an independent consultant and network marketer who is passionate about contributing to the growth and development of people.

I was born, raised and educated in Pittsburgh PA. My eclectic career spans multiple disciplines, including pharmaceutical R&D, learning and development, computer arts and elearning design, youth and community leadership, and ministry.

I am a former research scientist, who practiced first in academia, then moved on to drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey.

After leaving the lab, I took on the role of program manager for the company's R&D Center for Science Education. I also led the company’s African American Affinity Group in support of corporate diversity and inclusion.

Now working independently, I am the CEO/Founder of The Place to SOAR LLC, the umbrella brand for my web/eleaning design business and her coaching life practice.

I consult as a web/elearning designer, for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. I am also a John Maxwell Team life coach.

In 2014, I began producing and hosting The Place to SOAR, a local talk show featuring guests who live their lives on purpose and willingly share their experiences and lessons learned for the benefit of others. The show is broadcast through a partnership with Princeton Community TV, airing on Tuesdays at 10 AM and Sundays at 6:30 PM ET.

Finally, I am also a writer! My first book was Motherhood Dreams and Success: You can Have It All, published in 2014. I am currently working on a second book to be released in 2017.

Formal Education:

University of Pittsburgh – Bachelor of Science, Biology

Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Specialized Technology Degree, Interior Design

Capella University – Master of Education

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    • The Place to SOAR