Hi, my name is Russell Verhey. The most important thing about me is my faith and family. I’ve been married to Cari for over twenty-two years and am more in love with her than ever before. My kids are my heart.
My faith and family strengthen me to serve leaders. I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Entrepreneurship from Kennesaw State University. I have a legacy and a passion for business handed down from my family, and I started my first business with employees as a sixteen year old. I also owned and operated an office furniture sales organization for twenty years with nationwide and international clients. I earned my Master’s Degree in Leadership Development from Denver Seminary, which further equipped me in my passion to build leaders. I have been a member of R12 and Vistage business round-tables in Atlanta, Georgia. I have also been a coach and chair for Convene for three years, investing in the lives of Colorado Springs CEOs.
I started the Advance a few years ago to meet the expanding leadership development needs and team challenges of my clients. Moving leaders from inspiration to impact in their area of influence is my passion. My goal is to help you succeed in your workplace and in life. Leadership coaching starts by helping you pay attention to your priorities. Often there’s a gap between our ideals and reality. It’s then we lose sight of what matters most in the demands of the day. This is the ultimate leadership challenge. Hiring a coach to walk with you can help you navigate the tension of both personal and professional success. Leaders need life-giving relationships and resources in order to succeed. Like you, I’ve experienced my share of successes and challenges.
I never would have survived without the help of mentors and coaches. Since my transition in 2012 from running my company, I’ve invested 1000+ hours walking alongside leaders in coaching discussions that resulted in life and organizational change. I’ve hosted 50+ leadership forum days that engaged and developed stronger leaders. In addition, I’ve facilitated dozens of corporate retreats that produced greater team alignment, engagement, and synergy. From the warehouse floor to the corner office, leadership sets the culture of a thriving or surviving organization. That culture and strength of the team will always impact the bottom line. Whether your success is measured in influencing people or making a profit, the strength of the organization reflects the health of the leader.
In a coaching context, I’ve worked with leaders, teams, and boards in technology, banking, publishing, construction, real estate, manufacturing, and non profit. My goal is to see you succeed and move forward to the next level of leadership. So, what’s your leadership challenge? Let’s get you the resources you need to succeed.