Strengths, solutions and stories.


The Travelling Tool-shed is Russell Deal’s signature interactive workshop.

It is a unique practical introduction to key elements of strengths-based practice that Russell brings alive with his unique blend of soulfulness and humour.

With 30 years’ experience as a strengths-based practitioner, facilitator and publisher Russell retains a passion for exploring quirky and unconventional ways to invite participants to build important, real life conversations using such ‘tools’ as:

Russell’s engaging and lighthearted approach to facilitation has made his Travelling Workshop popular with human service practitioners for years. He emphasizes the need to create safe spaces for learning and builds his workshops around conversations in small groups where everyone can feel confident to participate irrespective of the extent of their experience.

Russell has introduced the possibilities of using creative arts, metaphor and conversation-building materials to countless practitioners throughout Australia, New Zealand and in numerous other countries.

If you have an Innovative Resources card set in your office but are unsure how to best use it this could be the workshop for you.

Feel free to discuss your needs or those of your team or organization with Russell at any time. But, beware of imitations: there is only one Russell!

‘Russell’s workshops are…different’ – his Mum.