Russ McKendry, PCC


Since 1992, Russ has been helping individuals, couples, and organizations discover their true identity and purpose in life. He believes that every human being has inherent worth and is capable of amazing achievements that are oftentimes obscured by just plain-old bad thinking.

Russ believes that it is time for radical disruptions in the fields of consulting, coaching, and counseling.

New developments in these areas along with neuroscientific research are beginning to help organizations and individuals realize that our general approach to human development has been primarily for the purpose of manipulating people to do more for less or leading them to believe that they can just power-through areas of their lives that are not working.

New consulting, coaching, and counseling models are needed to enable people to better understand themselves in order to overcome organizational or self-imposed limitations in order to live happier, more productive, and fulfilling lives.

These convictions have emerged from Russ’ faith in Christianity, a ThD in Biblical Counseling, certifications in Behaviors, Motivators, and Acumen sciences through Target Training International, multiple certifications in coaching, and training more than forty organization and life coaches.

More than mere theory, he has been able to validate his conclusions through corporate consulting, extensive work with the Colorado Department of Corrections, founding and directing the Denver Counseling &  Coaching Center, socio-economic relief projects in Kenya, and his private counseling and coaching practices.

Russ is pretty good on a road bike in the Colorado mountains. But otherwise, he’s not a particularly impressive human specimen as he is getting old, has no hair, he lost his right eye when he was eleven, and has a cobalt implant for a right knee.

Nonetheless, he’s great with people facing all kinds of situations as his experiences have helped him better understand what Leo Tolstoy meant when he wrote: “There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes.”