Black Male Initiatives
Boys of Color and Black Men in the U.S. face profound challenges in almost every critical category (education, employment, and health). We help agencies, businesses, institutions, and organizations improve life outcomes for this target group.
Every business needs operational excellence. No business can afford to stand still. In some cases, business leaders may know where they have opportunities for strategic improvements. In other cases, however, the task can be overwhelming, We help agencies, businesses, institutions, and organizations redesign their existing operations while removing non-value-adding costs and activities.
Employees today need help and direction to understand their role, to accomplish objectives, and set goals for the future so that they can influence their own career path and pursue their own interests. We help individuals stimulate their thinking, clarify goals, provide support and teach important strategies for making meaningful career decisions that aid them in their job and career search.
Neighborhoods and communities in rural, suburban, and urban areas are challenged with issues of sustainability and viability and are in need of new methods, strategies, and tactics to develop better economies, housing, and infrastructure. We help community-based, housing, and economic development agencies, businesses, institutions, and organizations build capacity and support their ability to strengthen and revitalize communities.
The quest for continual learning and development is one that sets apart good leaders from great leaders. Developing, refining, and improving skills isn’t something just for those starting out on their career path, rather it is something that benefits everyone, including those who have reached the very top of an organization. We help agencies, businesses, institutions, and organizations and their c-suite execs benefit from developing new skills, behaviors and embarking on a journey towards increasing better leadership and people.
Fundraising & Development
When your organization is behind in your fundraising goals, it can be a little intimidating to ask for help. Far too many organizations think of fundraising and development in the context of an activity. However, often times all an organization really needs is a fresh perspective, new approach or different look. An outsider can look at your organization through the eyes of potential donors. We help agencies, institutions, and organizations plan, strategize, and implement comprehensive fundraising methods to ensure a steady flow of donations an resources.
Governance and leadership represents a critical imperative especially in business today. The number of organizations that have caused a decrease in public confidence by unscrupulous and fraudulent solicitors, financial improprieties, and poor executives and sr. managers who care more about their own financial welfare than the mission of the organization are great. We help agencies, businesses, institutions, and organizations build and maintain the knowledge, skills, and ability to govern and support their organization’s missions they care about so deeply while remaining complaint.
Some of the world’s most successful people have used and continue to use a life coach: Oprah. Leonardo DiCaprio, Serena Williams and many other celebrities, entrepreneurs, and world leaders. Those in the C-suite or professional locker room understand the importance it make in their success. Athletes train with the added insight, objective perspective, and support of an athletic coach to take their lives, careers, or businesses to the next level. We help individual, families, and small groups look at where they are now, where they want to be in each area of their life, explore and set goals in these areas to get to the next level.
Men's Personal Style
Many men, whether they are interested in fashion or not, are hard pressed to admit that at some point in time they have wondered if they could be better-dressed. The majority of men’s personal journey’s in the quest to become more fashionable reflects the search and quest to find a style that reflects their personality and gives them confidence. There is an increasing recognition that such confidence helps a man to achieve. First impressions count. Anyone man can dress themselves, but there’s more to styling than simply knowing which jeans fit you. We help individuals and groups assess and determine their existing style and improvement and understand their needs in making relevant purchases, style suggestions.
With the demands of leading within your own ministry, it can be difficult to grasp a complete picture of what is actually happening on the playing field. Churches, mosques, and temples are overwhelmed by the needs they encounter, dysfunction they must work through and the expectations they must meet. Even the wisest and most successful ministry leaders need outside input, ongoing encouragement, and advice for challenging situations. We help churches, mosques, and temples become more effective in every aspect of their work by collaboratively determining needs, creating a strategic vision, providing training and development, developing cutting edge ministries and programs, and measuring impact so that they can stay on mission.
In the current economic environment, it is important that businesses find ways to stand out, tighten their operations, and increase their revenues while keeping expenses low. As many businesses struggle to stay ahead of the competition, the day-to-day operations of the business are more than enough to keep management busy, especially in smaller businesses where owners or managers wear many hats. How you manage and develop your business’s organization and environment will impact your success. We help agencies, businesses, institutions, and organizations by providing guidance and advice to help businesses improve efficiency, enhance operations, and drive profitability without cutting departments or personnel.
When it comes to building a successful business, there are a lot of different elements at play. Considering that your employees are often the driving force behind your operations, finding and retaining the best people is an extremely critical factor. Regardless of the current state of your business, talent acquisition should be front and center when moving forward. Attracting the best human capital with critical skills, retaining them and enhancing workforce productivity are of critical strategic importance for companies interested in winning the battle for top talent. We help agencies, business, institutions, and organizations by forecasting hiring needs, sourcing potential hires on various online channels, building relationships with passive candidates and hiring managers and evaluating candidates’ performance in interviews and assignments.
“What stands out most about Kevin is his unique ability to balance strong delivery of results with a flexible, collaborative approach. He exceeded my expectations with the thought put behind his strategies as well as the quality of his services.
At the same time, Kevin was always delightful to work with, and his positive attitude always helped carry the entire team through any challenging circumstances that arose.
It is rare to find someone with such strong talent who is also so humble and easy to work with, and it is this combination that I believe allows him to work so effectively with his clients. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Kevin anytime as my Church Consultant, and I give him my endorsement without any hesitation.”
“Kevin gave me a new look and exactly the style boost I was looking for! He made it easy for me to let go of things I was holding onto, but not wearing. Kevin was professional and sensitive in his approach to explaining why I shouldn’t be wearing certain pieces and it made putting them in the donate pile a little easier. Kevin’s talent at pairing pieces, colors and patterns to create a unique look is amazing. He has a unique insight and vision and puts things together that I never would have considered. I have never felt so good or confident when getting ready for work, play, or any occasion. Kevin has made has made getting dressed truly fun again!”
“Kevin has the unique ability to balance strong delivery of results with a flexible, collaborative approach. He exceeded my expectations with the thought put behind his strategies as well as the quality of his work.
He was always delightful to work with, and his positive attitude always helped carry the entire team through any challenging circumstances that arose.”
What an amazingly productive session it was this afternoon! This is an email bringing loads of gratitude. I can’t thank you enough for the insight you showed toward prioritizing my ideas and projects. The “values” stuff was so helpful. However, more than that you took an enormously creative leap on my behalf and saw what I couldn’t. You have put it all into context and given me a huge gift. I feel great relief. This will go down as one of my life’s most pivotal points – never to be forgotten. I have so much energy and enthusiasm now.”
“Kevin Russ L.L.C. has worked with many of the senior executives within our organization to fill mission critical positions. In addition to Kevin Russ L.L.C.’s ability to effectively provide the best top-level candidates, their knowledge and professionalism has delivered a high level of service and commitment which provides us with confidence in our hiring decisions. Kevin Russ L.L.C. is a reliable partner for helping us acquire top executive talent.”
“Kevin partnered on a consulting project for our urban male development initiative at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in April.
The scope of work for Mr. Russ was to help a cross-sectional group comprised of academic, student development and faculty members come up with a plan to implement an urban male leadership program at the college Kevin did an awesome job.
Not only did he provide assistance in the form of thought leadership which he did gladly, but he also led the charge in helping us develop our program and provide a number of trainings for staff and faculty to increase our professional development around this subject matter.
Kevin helped BMCC formulate a feasibility study and needs assessment that helped us understand all of the various issues that we needed to take into consideration in setting up our program. Additionally, Kevin took the time to really consult with our institution in order to come up with a plan and strategy that fit our dynamics and culture. It wasn’t a cookie-cutter approach.
Kevin is an excellent teacher and facilitator. His candid and professional approach made the training both interesting and fun. All the information I needed to be successful in was presented in a very organized manner that was easy to learn and retain. I would strongly recommend Kevin Russ L.L.C. to anyone interested in using consultants to help expand their black male initiative.”
Many businesses, large and small, have a huge source of great ideas that can help them improve, innovate, and grow, and yet so many of these companies never think of using this amazing corporate asset. What is this highly valuable asset? Its own people.December 15, 2017
Many businesses, large and small, have a huge source of great ideas that can help them improve, innovate, and grow, and yet so many of these companies never think of using this amazing corporate asset. What is this highly valuable asset? Its own people.January 22, 2016
Says Morgan Fraud, the author of The Thinking Corporation, “Given that we are all capable of contributing new ideas, the question becomes how do you successfully generate, capture, process and implement ideas?” Becoming an organization capable of answering this question can benefit in a number of waysJanuary 22, 2016
Growth through innovation/creativity. Rather than be constrained by ideas for new products, services and new markets coming from just a few people, a Thinking Corporation can tap into the employees.January 22, 2016
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