Dr. Norrine Russell is the founder and owner of Russell Coaching for Students, an international student coaching practice that provides support for typical and atypical students in the areas of executive functioning, social and emotional skills, academic and study skills, and other life skills. With twenty years of experience supporting healthy youth development and conducting parenting education, Dr. Russell has extensive knowledge of child and adolescent development, learning styles, special needs, and positive parenting philosophies. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Russell Coaching currently serves students in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Prior to starting her coaching and consulting practice, Dr. Russell worked at a variety of well-known non-profit agencies, including the YWCA of the City of New York, the Tampa Y, and The Ophelia Project and Boys Initiative of Tampa Bay. She has taught psychology and education at Sweet Briar College, University of Minnesota-Morris, University of Tampa, and a number of other colleges. She has served on numerous boards and volunteered with various organizations, mostly recently as the Interim CEO (full-time volunteer) at Plato Academy Schools Corporation in ‘20-’21, serving on the Board at Plato Academy, and in July of 2021, joining the Board of Directors at One Circle Foundation. She first began working with Girls' Circles in 1997. Dr. Russell has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Bowling Green State University with a focus on both psychology and education.