Dr Robert Russell (Talbot 1970-1974)

Robert was born in Malaysia where he lived until the age of eight years when he left for boarding school in England. At 13 years he joined Ellesmere College as a Talbot boy. Robert really enjoyed his time at school, making new friends and learning and absorbing the new culture in which he found himself. He finished his secondary schooling at 19 years, having taken and passed his A Levels.

After leaving school Robert wanted to travel the world, and did so for several years, going to Europe, USA, Asia and Australia, taking up numerous part-time jobs along the way. At 23 years he finally embarked on tertiary education undertaking a three year course in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, with a view to joining the family tea growing business in Malaysia.

Upon graduating Robert decided to work in Singapore instead, where he stayed until he married in 1984 and returned to the UK in 1985. Robert started a family and continued in property until the 1989 crash, when he decided that he would pursue a career as a Personal Development Consultant. After much formal training, he commenced working full-time as a professionally qualified personal development consultant in 1991, initially under his own trading name of Robert Russell, offering Hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT, Stress Management and EMDR. He quickly threw himself into his new passion and started taking further relevant courses, particularly certified courses in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), in order to advance his knowledge and ability to help clients. By 1995 Robert was lecturing students in Hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT, Stress Management and EMDR.

After taking on numerous celebrity clients, Robert managed to showcase and discuss his work in the media through TV, newspapers and magazines. He then expanded his business further and in doing so set up Mindset Synergy to promote Hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT, Stress Management and EMDR, along with Business Motivation and Development, Goal Setting, Team Building and Sport Psychology. He progressed his career through contracts with several companies. He still sees individual clients and supports them on personal issues and continues to undertake student lecturing.

As Robert's work has progressed, he has set up Training Alliance Group (TAG) along with two other experienced personal development trainers. Through his various personal development ventures, Robert is enthusiastic about his work and his future in the years ahead.

Robert has been an avid supporter of the OE Club for many years and is a regular attendee of our London based events.

19th March 2020  Back to Where are they now?