Story Teller | Host | Campaigner | Motivator
A speaker at the Telegraph outdoor show for 2016, Russell cover topics from worldwide adventures, how to get going with adventure and his passion exploring Britain with the idea that we don’t need to travel 10,000 miles to have amazing adventures, it’s all right here on our doorstep.
A prolific speaker in schools spending 2015 taking careers class sessions, inspiring future generations that a passion should be your job and that happiness isn’t found in selling your soul for something as common as money.
“Russ was a great host. He had good presence and was entertaining without hogging the limelight. You could tell he respected his role as a host and facilitator between the speakers and audience, putting both parties at ease. I think the number of questions from the audience was testimount to Russ’s skills in generating enthusiasm as much as it was to the content of the talks themselves”
Tales of adventure attendee March 2016
“Russell was a great volunteer for IntoUniversity and his session was highly interactive, engaging and the activities were well thought out. He offered a great insight into having a passion for what you choose to do and motivated students to think about careers they might not have thought about, which was highly beneficial for them. We hope, down the line, that Russell would be able to run other sessions with our organisation and would highly recommend him to other organisations”
Alex Owusu, Cross-Centre Education Worker, IntoUniversity Haringey North.
“Adventures are everywhere, there is neither any need to climb Mt Everest nor to reach the south pole. Russell’s talk inspires normal people to try something new. His message is clear and simple “just do it” or “aim orientated madness” gets you anywhere, I truly enjoyed his talk.”
Gerda Pauler, Adventurer, Author and speaker.
“Russell kindly volunteered to work with a south London branch of IntoUniversity, a national education charity aiming to raise aspiration among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.He spoke to a group of 13-14 year old students, inspiring them to follow their passions in life.
During the session, the students even got to construct their own tent, and Russell made time to speak to each individually about their dreams for the future. Russell is a really natural and confident public speaker, and the students thoroughly enjoyed the session. Several other IntoUniversity centres have already requested that he come in to work with their students!”
Education Worker and Mentoring Coordinator, IntoUniversity Walworth.