Taryn Ash MBA, ACC
------------------------- Global Talent Development
"Helping individuals and organizations grow."
CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COACH
Through tried and tested coaching practices, I help individuals be more effective and satisfied in their personal and professional lives. I am a professional development specialist who has worked on-one-one and in small groups with clients in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa on executive leadership, transition and expat-related issues. We accomplish this either face-to-face or remotely.
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MASTER TRAINER & FACILITATOR
I help organizations and government bodies adapt their people's behaviours to be more productive and efficient in their work. I am a soft-skills and sales training professional and facilitator, with close to 25 years of experience developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes of professionals from the front-line to C-level positions. My programs include leadership, management, intercultural and interpersonal communication, self-management and sales topics. These courses and meeting facilitations are tailored to specific organizational goals - a process that includes comprehensive needs analyses, program development, implementation, and post-intervention evaluation.
In addition, I can help manage and develop your team of training consultants, as well as conduct train-the-trainer programs for your corporate clients.
Let's discuss your orgnization's training or faciltiation needs.
PUBLIC SPEAKER & SPEAKER COACH
I am a seasoned public speaker who has given papers on a wide variety of organizational behaviour topics, for audiences in Europe, the Middle East, East Asia, and North American. My topics have included advances in modern leadership and management, intercultural communication, self-management, and approaches to workforce transformation at a national level.
Beyond presenting my own talks, I have spent the last two decades helping other professionals develop and deliver high-quality and impactful presentations. Recently, I was part of the leadership team of TEDxBeaconStreet (Boston), one of the biggest and most recognized off-shoots of TED.com. During that time, I coached industry experts, a former government cabinet official, a NYTimes best-selling author, a nationally-recognized educator, an influential magazine publisher, a world-changing inventor, a world-renowned musician, and a range of Harvard and MIT alumni.
Contact me if you're looking for an event speaker or need speaker coaching.
My award-winning corporate learning programs are designed to catalyze positive workforce behaviour change and business transformation. Services include:
Conducting needs analyses
Designing learning strategies, programs and courses that match organizational needs - face-to-face, e-learning and blended learning.
Implementing, including coordinating training teams (locally, regionally or globally)
Training and facilitating
Evaluating the interventions' impact
Let's discuss your team's (or customers') learning needs, and how I can help.
She is exceptional coach . . . and asks the difficult, but necessary, questions.
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"I have found the sessions with Taryn over the last several months to be absolutely life-changing.
It sounds like an extreme statement, but truly our conversations have led me to a re-evaluation of my business and personal life in ways that I do not think would have happened otherwise. As a result of consulting with Taryn, I have reworked my business plan, begun seriously exploring a whole new avenue of business that brings me genuine joy, and begun to really appreciate the value I add to my family and business after years of under-valuing myself and my contributions.
There is not doubt in my mind that Taryn’s combination of business acumen, empathy, and patience have made it possible for me to implement real change personally and professionally."
- Jennifer S.
China & US
"Taryn has been the game-changer that I needed to get my business hurtling into motion.
Before I started working with her, I was extremely overwhelmed as to how to begin. I did not know what angle to approach, there was too much to do, too much information out there…I was confused and almost put off. She has been able to help me break down the elements of starting up and has encouraged me to search within my own resources and knowledge-base and apply them all to my business.
I am so fortunate to have her coaching me! "
- Afriyei O.
"Taryn Ash has transformed the way I approach a passionate business idea, but didn’t know how to manifest into reality. She asks important questions - ones that I was perhaps too afraid to ask myself- listens - supports with new ideas, and generally helps keep me focused on my future endeavour, one step at a time. She stays connected with me and is flexible and respectful of my needs.
I am so excited about the transformation I am experiencing, all because of her coaching! And even on the more difficult days, I know that she is just a call away to guide me to being the best I can be. Thanks, Taryn!"
- Donna-Lea F.
"Working with Taryn has been a truly wonderful experience! As a freelancer, I was struggling to make progress in my work. Taryn has helped me identify habits and issues holding me back and I have found a clearer focus on career goals. She is exceptional in her coaching qualities and asks the difficult, but necessary, questions. Tough as they are, those questions made me look inside, and without them, I wouldn’t have made the progress I did. I was forced to be honest with myself-not an easy thing to do! Now I feel I’m headed in the right direction and am truly confident of future success."
- Monica S.
former Canadian Mounted Police Officer transitioned to
International Travel Writer/Photographer
"I started working with Taryn as my coach about 8 weeks ago. At that time, I had a vague idea about getting caught up in my present life and feeling in control of my future. I hoped to get back to my roots as a writer, but I had no idea of where to start.
In a very short time, Taryn has rejuvenated my sense of purpose and helped me put concrete plans and workable strategies in place to create the life I want.
Her optimism, experience and dynamic coaching style are exactly what I needed to begin to turn my dreams for a fulfilling career and personal life into a reality. Now I’m looking forward to an exciting new path of my own choosing as I move on to the next stage."
- Sandy B.
Office Administrator & Freelance Writer
"In my first session with Taryn, I was able to achieve clarity on a subject that had been plaguing me for months. In subsequent sessions, Taryn continued to help me unlock answers I didn’t even know were within me. One by one, we knocked down walls that had been standing between me and my goals.
Taryn’s unique blend of practical knowledge and coaching expertise was invaluable. I found that as I presented different issues over our time together, Taryn was able to custom blend her knowledge and coaching to fit my need in any particular session. Some days I needed more consulting and minimal coaching, other days I benefited from more coaching and minimal consulting. Taryn’s ability to quickly ascertain my specific need in any given session, and readily adapt her style and responses was of immeasurable value.
Since I have been working with Taryn, my personal productivity has been at an all-time high. I’ve never been more enthusiastic about the possibilities that lie ahead."
- Carrie C.
"There is no doubt in my mind that Taryn’s combination of business acumen, empathy, and patience have made it possible for me to implement real change personally and professionally."
Donna Lee Ford
"I am so excited about the transformation I am experiencing,. . . . all because of her coaching!'
"Taryn has been the game-changer that I needed to get my business hurtling into motion."
My entire career has focused on professional development and adult learning, initially as a lecturer of interpersonal and intercultural communication, then an award-winning instructional designer, management and training consultant, and executive leadership coach. I have held senior management roles as a leader and developer of training teams, and run my own global talent development consultancy. I have designed and implemented local, regional and global organizational behaviour change programs for government bodies and multinational organizations like FedEx, BP, Castrol, Singapore Airlines, Standard Chartered Bank and Changi Airport. I have also developed policies to foster diversity and inclusion, company-wide mentoring strategies designed to attract and retain valued staff, and award-winning global sales development programs. I have given numerous papers at regional and international conferences on topics related to leadership and self-management, as well as on talent development initiatives at a national level. My work has taken me throughout South and North-East Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. I am a Canadian citizen, currently living between Dubai and France.
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Nottingham University, UK
Certificate in Executive Leadership Coaching, Rice University, US
Bachelors of Arts, Political Science & Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Diploma in Asian Politics & Business, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan
Post-graduate research, Demography, Jilin University, China
Documentary Film Making, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, US
GRAB THE KIDS & GO
A Practical Guide to Your Family's Gap Year
This is the first of two practical guides in Taryn Ash's family travel series. It provides detailed advice on how to overcome the logistical, financial and emotional challenges of choosing to leave your traditional life behind to travel the world for an extended period as a family.
SCHOOLING THROUGH TRAVEL
How the World Became Our Children's Classroom
This practical guide takes the worry out of teaching your children while you travel the world. It provides step-by-step advice about how to teach math, English, history and social studies while taking full advantage of the amazing learning opportunities that travel provides.