Ms. Anita D Russell MEd, Certified Life Coach

Life Coach
Anita Russell

Credentials: Certification

Institution: (1) The Life Coaching Institute of Orance County (2) John Maxwell Global Certification Program

Certification: Certified Professional Life Coach

Certification Year: 2015

Institution: Capella University

Graduated: 2011

In practice since: 2015

First and foremost I am a woman of God. I have had a personal relationship with God as my creator, savior and comforter since the age of five when I experienced a personal tragedy and God showed up just when I needed Him most. I am an independent consultant and network marketer who is passionate about contributing to the growth and development of people.

I was born, raised and educated in Pittsburgh PA. My eclectic career spans multiple disciplines, including pharmaceutical R&D, learning and development, computer arts and elearning design, youth and community leadership, and ministry. I am a former research scientist, who practiced first in academia, then moved on to drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey. After leaving the lab, I took on the role of program manager for the company's R&D Center for Science Education. I also led the company’s African American Affinity Group in support of corporate diversity and inclusion.

Now working independently, I am the CEO/Founder of The Place to SOAR LLC, the umbrella brand for my web/eleaning design business and life coaching practice. I consult as a web/elearning designer, for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. I am also a John Maxwell Team Life Coach, Teacher and Speaker.

In 2014, I began producing and hosting The Place to SOAR, a local talk show featuring guests who live their lives on purpose and willingly share their experiences and lessons learned for the benefit of others. The show is broadcast through a partnership with Princeton Community TV, airing on Tuesdays at 10 AM and Sundays at 6:30 PM ET.

Finally, I am also a writer! My first book, "Motherhood Dreams and Success: You Can Have It All", was published in 2014. I am currently working on a second book to be released in 2017.

Formal Education:
University of Pittsburgh – Bachelor of Science, Biology
Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Specialized Technology Degree, Interior Design
Capella University – Master of Education

Areas of Specialty

Life Coaching

Success Coaching

Treatment Methods


Life Coaching

Media Professional

Success Coaching