Anita D Russell, MEd, CPC
Consultant, Writer, and Life Coach in New Jersey
I am an independent consultant and network marketer who is passionate about contributing to the growth and development of people and helping YOU SOAR. As a social entrepreneur I travel the world for adventure, to learn and discover, and to make an impact in three core areas: building community, making contribution and inspiring change.
My eclectic career spans multiple disciplines, including pharmaceutical R&D, learning and development, instructional design, and youth and community leadership.
I am a former research scientist, first in academia, then in the pharmaceutical industry as drug discovery scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb. After leaving the lab I took on the role of program manager for the R&D Center for Science Education, which included an Annual Scientific Symposium. I also led the Bristol-Myers Squibb African American Affinity Group evolving it into the African American Employee Resource Group in support of corporate diversity and inclusion.
Now working independently, I am the owner of SOAR Travel Ministry. I am also an instructional design consultant, life coach and a writer. My first publication, Motherhood Dreams and Success, is an anthology full of inspiration and wisdom from a very diverse group of women from around the world.
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 in Central New Jersey through a partnership with Princeton Community TV. The show airs in Tuesdays at 10AM and Sundays at 6:30PM onprincetontv.org