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Russell Clayton is a college professor and performance & wellbeing coach. He earned a Ph.D. in business administration with a doctoral minor in psychology from the University of Mississippi.

Russell has had the privilege of speaking to and leading workshops for several organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits and professional organizations. In addition, he has been recognized for his contributions in the college classroom by being awarded the 2020 “Mid-Career Distinguished Educator Award” by MOBTS and voted "Professor of the Year" (2021 - 2022) for the USF Executive MBA program. 


Russell’s insights have been published in the Harvard Business Review and have been mentioned in such popular press outlets as NBC NewsPsychology Today, Fox News, and Fast Company. His most recent book is Walt and Wellbeing.


Ph.D. in

Business Administration

Concentration: Management

Doctoral Minor: Psychology

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Personality

  • Work-Life Interface

  • Social Psychology**

  • Sport Psychology**

  • Stress Management & Mental Performance**

University of Mississippi

**Masters level coursework taken at the University of South Florida

Health & Wellness Coaching

Graduate Certificate

University of South Florida

College of Public Health

Realizing Resilience Masterclass

Positive Psychology

EQ-i 2.0

Emotional Intelligence Certification

MultiHealth Systems (MHS)

insights from Russell

Organizations that have utilized Russell's expertise:

Circle K
13th judicial circuit
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