August 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm EDT


Grab a seat at the table in this new 8-week Social Impact Mastermind: A Transformational Journey Towards Antiracism. A transformational journey for those who desire a deeper understanding of cultivating social change through personal transformation in a racialized society.

The purpose of the Mastermind Discovery Call is to ensure that we are a good fit for one another. Should you accept a seat to the mastermind, you will then receive the details to complete the payment process. If you decide the mastermind is not for you, then there is no further obligation.

Alchemy 1.01 Cultivating a Shift in Racism

Cultivating a shift in racism from the inside out with activist and coach Anita D Russell

Hosted by JJ Stenhouse, Producer Alchemy 1.01 | Uk Health Radio

Creating heart-centered business for wellbeing with Korinne Le Page and cultivating a shift in racism from the inside out with activist and coach Anita Russell

“I bring you chat with experts, businesspeople and health professionals all creating positive change for wellbeing in society as well as advice on how to minimize the health impacts of emotional, spiritual, physical, mental patterns and practices.” 

—JJ Stenhouse, Producer Alchemy 1.01

Exclusive Interview from Dendy Media

Anita Speaks with Dendy Media.

In this exclusive interview Anita speaks with Dendy Media through her personal story, her work, her definition of success, and her most recent publication, Cultivating Change from the Inside Out.

Read the Full Article…

It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?

Metaphorically my life has been filled with doors, bridges, and choices that called for action on my part to either move forward or risk being stuck in limbo. When I dissect my life, I recognize that as I moved from one season to another, the key was formulating my own definition of success. In my journey through doors and across bridges, I passed through five distinct seasons of my life: a traumatized little girl, an awakening adolescent, a nurturing young adult, an evolving grown woman, and the liberated woman I see in myself today.

These seasons have all been stepping stones to a higher purpose. Along the way I came to terms with trauma, guilt, and depression, a boulder that had blocked my path for decades. Along the way I made career decisions that moved me from a scientist in basic research to pharmaceutical R&D. From pharmaceutical R&D, I moved into learning and development, leadership in diversity and inclusion, and project leadership. On the last leg of my corporate career, things began to change in my work environment, and I came to realize that I was being called into a different purpose for my life going forward.

So, I walked away and began to build The Place to SOAR, a social enterprise dedicated to cultivating change through daily growth and personal development for the purpose of unleashing human potential. Hence, my work as a life coach. 

Read More…

Cultivating Change from the Inside Out

Kindle Edition available at the $2.99 Book Release Price through March 31, 2021. Grab your copy today!

Learn more about Anita’s most recent book, Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Power of Being Human. The book empowers the idea that dismantling racism is an inside job.

Discover Exclusive Book Release Testimonials
Explore Anita’s Official Author Page

It is dedicated to my grandsons, Zane and Cairo, whose lives I pray will be free from the need to protest for their right to exist as humans in Black skin, and whose dreams will not be systematically broken or deferred.

—Anita D Russell

Book Release Testimonials: Cultivating Change from the Inside Out

What’s on your bookshelf?


Grab the newest book by Anita D Russell, life coach and international bestselling author. A no-frills book on a heavy topic, just the thing to add to your bookshelf.

Kindle Edition $7.99

Discover what early readers have to say…

Lisa Hannigan

Virtual Engagement Specialist

“This is a peak moment, I believe, and a very great moment for you to be writing this book.”

Jane Parmel

Chief “Change it Up” Officer
Resilience & Profitability Coach

“I feel like I was looking into your soul as you were writing it.”

Irma Parone

Parone Group, Organizational Development

“The more people put out really good thought-provoking information to get people to think, the better and quicker we can get though this.””

Yasmin S. Brown

International Bestselling Author

“Take a page out of Anita’s book and embrace change.”

Cherie Griffith-Dunn

Business Growth Coach

“I’m so excited for the world to get their hands on this book!” 

Editorial Review: Relentlessly Optimistic

“While not ignoring harsh realities of life in America, Russell is relentlessly optimistic about herself, God, and her readers, and she writes in a relatable, motivational tone indicative of a seasoned life coach.” —Kirkus Reviews

Six Figure Chic Podcast with Anita Russell

I really enjoyed the conversation with the women from the Six Figure Chic Podcast. Hosted by Cherie Griffith-Dunn and Niokioh Wright-Smith. —Anita D Russell, MEd, CPLC

Check out the 6 Figure Chic Podcast on YouTube.

Anita is committed to doing BIG things—building community, inspiring change and giving back. She founded The Place to SOAR as a social enterprise dedicated to cultivating change. To SOAR is to step and redesign, to disrupt limiting beliefs and empower deep self-knowledge to get unstuck in life. She is an international bestselling author. Her most recent collaborative publication is Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference.

Her next independent book, Cultivating Change from the Inside Out releases on March 23. Anita is a John Maxwell Certified life coach and international bestselling author with career experience in multiple disciplines including pharmaceutical R&D, learning and development, and leadership. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Author Page

Book Launch Cultivating Change From the Inside Out


Join the Celebration!

Join Anita on March 23 for a special
Facebook Live Celebration at 3 PM ET.
Pre-order the book

The Story Behind the Book

I wrote this book in response to a question my daughter asked me as she and her sister prepared for a Black Lives Metter protest in Pittsburgh PA, shortly after the murder of George Floyd. She asked me the question after realizing that our family represented three generations of protesting for the same thing—our birthright to freely exist in the melanized skin in which we were born.

She asked me if I thought her son, Cairo, just three months old at the time, would have to protest in his lifetime, again for the same exact thing. So, I wrote the book as a contribution to the call for antiracism action through personal transformation. Race as a social construct is based on the ideas and beliefs that lie in people’s hearts and minds. For this reason, overcoming systemic racism and miseducation requires systemic and institutional change, as well as self-reflection and personal transformation.

The book is presented as a self-help guide to dismantling racism by cultivating true change from the inside out using personal development, sustainable relationships, and transformational living.

A Series of Conversations

Leading up to the launch of the book, I did a series of conversations providing a deeper glimpse into the book content. The entire series is available on my YouTube Channel .The Place to SOAR

Conversation 1
Conversation 2
Conversation 3
Conversation 4
Conversation 5
Conversation 6