Tony Russell


Senior Executive Coach

Montpellier, France

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Coaching Experience

  • Certified coach (2013)
  • Mozaik International (Paris)
  • University of Bristol (UK)
  • Prior broad international HR development experience over 35 years

Professional background

  • Director – Senior Executive Development
  • Regional HR Director (Asia)
  • Global Training Director
  • Regional HR Director (W. Europe); HRD UK
  • Prior HR experience with Diageo and Nestlé (UK)


  • University of London BEd 2:1
  • INSEAD Consulting and Coaching for Change

Personal commitments

  • Founder member, President and Secretary of two Lions Clubs responsible for charitable projects in the community.

Tony thrives in his role to provide unstinting support to help individuals and teams in organisations to find the necessary resources and inspiration to progress, perform and find pleasure in their work together.

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Executive Coach

Professional background

Tony built his HR career firstly in the UK working in food production sites in the UK ; he was HR Manager for a unionised, greenfield site employing over 1200 employees; then for Diageo working in regional and national rôles for the hospitality industry. His experience in working with strong cultures, progressive HR policies and branded products was deepened when Tony joined L’Oréal UK as HR Director for Great Britain and Ireland.

Tony moved with L’Oréal to France in 1997.  and for over 15 years, held significant senior HR rôles, including Regional HRD for Western Europe ( Luxe) and Asia and Global Training Director. His last rôle with L’Oréal was as Director – Senior Executive Development, looking after the training, coaching and development needs of the top 250 senior executives within L’Oréal, including the Group’s 60 Country Managers.

Coaching expertise

Tony’s coaching experience, built on firm convictions, focuses on supporting the development needs of managers, senior executives and their teams, working both virtually and in situ to best accompany their progress and performance.

His style is pragmatic, grounded and experiential, using behavioural and systemic coaching approaches as well as tools, techniques and models from theory and practice, together with mature experience achieved over 35 years international HR experience. He adapts his approaches to meet the specific nature and working cultures of diverse organisations.

He is skilled in the conception, development and animation of training modules and programmes in support of organisational transformation and transitions.

He deploys profiling tools ( DiSC, MBTI, TMP, TLP……) and 180°/360° feedback instruments with impact for both individual and teams.

What we say about Tony Russell at Turningpoint

Tony is collaborative, conceptual and pragmatic; he is approachable and caring with  strong ethical principles. 

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