Harriet L. Russell,
Director, Bhumi's International
For 35 years, Harriet Russell has been doing one
thing: Stopping people from offending each other. From managing
Public Relations at Sony in the Big Apple to translating for Peter
Jennings and the ABC News staff at the Tokyo Economic Summit to
jetting off to Minsk on the dime of the U.S. State Department to
educate and motivate entrepreneurs, Harriet understands when “Yes”
really means “No,” and makes sure you do, too. She lived and worked
overseas for eight years, is a published author by Encyclopedia
Britannica, and has taught intercultural communications at
universities here and abroad. Harriet has been commended by the
Fulbright Commission and given an award by Rotary International for
creating friendly relations among peoples of the world—and not just
because she knows to kiss twice in Spain and three times in Italy.
RECENT ARTICLE ON CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS:
"Conscious Communications: Know Yourself"
Ms. Russell believes that being healthy today isn’t just about being
physically fit. It means having a healthy attitude that will carry
you through your lifetime. Curbing stress with holistic
health techniques is a proven means of achieving mind-body wellness.
As she often says, "It is not about standing on your head so
much as standing on your own two feet.”
WELLNESS ARTICLES by Harriet:
is LIfe Force: Energy Gains and Energy Drains
Yoga Nidra: Deep Relaxation
Transitioning Into Autumn: Healthy Tips for the Body & Mind
Follow Your Heart for Better Health: From "Doing" to "Feeling"
HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR 2014!!!
Organizational Consulting Magazine
published Harriet Russell's article entitled "Cross Cultural
Connections for a Better World" in their December, 2012 issue.
(Link to read it in English)
CBC (Cleveland Business Connects) Magazine
features Harriet Russell
in the new Bhumi's International training facility.
(Link to article)
Harriet was awarded the State Dept US Speaker Grant to Minsk,
* Harriet was presented the
Paul Harris Fellow Award from
appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of
better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world."
for her hands on international work.
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B.S. from Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
M.S, Jochi Daigaku Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Have been learning, consulting and
coaching in this specialty for over 35 years.
• Lived abroad for 8 years in total immersion (Spain, Japan, and
Kyrgyzstan) and well travelled globally.
• Bachelors of Science in Sociology, Masters Degree in Linguistics.
• Coaching Training at Kripalu Ashram for Holistic Health 1975-80
and contined coaching education since.
• Speak several foreign languages fluently and therefore understand
the cultural elements in those native speakers.
• Worked in several large international corporations: Sony Corp USA;
Nissho Iwai, Japan; Metallgesellschaft, New York, Bankers Trust
(Wall Street), and on a project with RENFE (Spanish National
• Cross Cultural Consultant to Peter Jennings and ABC News at the
1979 Tokyo Economic Summit; Hanes Hosiery at the US Dept of Commerce
“Boatique America”; Ridge Tool, Ohio;
• Awarded the U.S. Speaker Grant by the State Dept. to present at
the Bel-Biz Entrepreneurship Forum, the Belarus Coach University,
Credit Union Association, and U.S. Embassy, in Minsk, Belarus on
cross cultural communications and small business development.
• Commended by the Fulbright Commission for promoting educational
exchanges between countries and cross cultural business endeavors
• Given the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International "in
appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the
furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among
peoples of the world."
• Major Publications on this subject:
1) "Cross Cultural Connections for a Better World" in The Belarusian
Organizational Consulting Magazine December, 2012.
2) How to Teach English to the Japanese, Pub. Encyclopaedia
3) Sex, Status, and Second Personal Pronouns - Pub. Sophia
• Member and host family for Council of International Programs (CIP
USA, Ohio). I regularly interact socially with international
professionals visiting Cleveland and see cultural changes in the
younger professionals with a more global style.
• Taught Intercultural Communications at Baldwin Wallace College,
Ohio for two years.
HOLISTIC HEALTH CERTIFICATIONS:
Ms. Russell is a Certified Holistic Health Educator, Certified Yoga
Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Certified Amrit Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Shiatsu
(Acupressure) Massage Trainer, Certified Body Worker Massotherist, and former
martial artist of Aikido.
Ms. Russell was Program Director for eight years at the Kripalu
Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, the largest residential
wellness retreat and program center in the United States, with
15,000 guests annually. She studied the science of Yoga and Holistic
Health, Diet and Nutrition, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, Body
Mind Sciences, and was Head Mentor for 55 teachers at the Center.
She trained thousands of people in the U.S. and Canada in methods
for stress management, health and wellness.
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Phone: 440.236.6366 (Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00
Mail: 19322 East River Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028
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