Russ Volckmann, Ph.D., has worked for over thirty years as an organization development consultant and executive coach. He earned his B.A. from Monmouth University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition he studied humanistic psychology at Sonoma State University and focused on Gestalt Therapy and Jungian Archetypal Psychology. He was a Fulbright Fellow in India. As an educator he has taught at U.C., Berkeley; the University of Arizona; the United States Army Intelligence School at Ft. Juachuca, Arizona; Sonoma State University; Golden Gate University; John F. Kennedy University; Leadership University; and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.
In addition he has served on dissertation committees for the Fielding Graduate Institute and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology and mentor for Antioch University. As a writer and editor, he was the founding editor of a professional journal, Vision/Action, for five years. He is the founder, publisher and editor of The Integral Leadership Review and LeadingDigest. He is currently on the Editorial Board of Integral Review which is published by ARINA, Inc. He has published numerous professional articles. His book on organizational leadership is A Leadership Opportunity. His book, Phoenix Rising, provides important tools to assist leaders in effectively learning from and managing professional and life passages, particularly experiences of failure. He is currently working on his third book which he is co-authoring with Brett Thomas on the topic of Integral Leadership.
His international travels have taken him to Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippine Islands, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Thailand, India, Lebanon, Turkey, Germany, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He has lived in or visited virtually every region of the United States.