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Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, speaker and New York Times best-selling author of Bankable Leadership. Leadership is her life's work—she’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the leadership world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to business challenges—over her nearly 15 year career, she’s helped thousands of leaders transform.

With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University and BAs in Theater and Psychology from Middlebury College, Tasha serves on the adjunct faculty of the Center for Creative Leadership, one of the top ten executive development institutions in the world. She’s also the principal of The Eurich Group, a boutique executive development firm that helps companies—from start-ups to the Fortune 100—succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams.

As a passionate, often humorous and always enlightening speaker, Tasha travels the world spreading her message. As a writer, she contributes to The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine, has been featured in outlets like Forbes, The New York Times, CNBC, USA Today, INC. Magazine, Today.com, and CNN. She's been named one of Denver Business Journal's “40 Under 40.” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, alongside the likes of Stephen Covey, Jim Kouzes, and Bill George. In 2015, she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association alongside the likes of Patrick Lencioni, Ram Charan, and Chip Heath.

In her spare time, when not obsessing about her second book, she enjoys travelling, cycling and is an unapologetic theater nerd. She lives in her hometown of Denver, Colorado, with her husband and their rambunctious dogs.

 
   
What Makes Tasha Awesome?
 
 
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Fresh
Tasha isn't like other leadership speakers. She has a fresh, modern, and fun take on leadership. People use words like “enthusiastic,” “sharp,” and “pithy” to describe her style.
 
 
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Practical
Her approach is geared towards busy professionals who don’t have time to pontificate. Instead, she gives leaders tools and helps them make plans to implement them.
 
 
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Interactive
To maximize learning, Tasha includes audiences and readers in everything she does, whether it’s through large or small group discussion, individual reflection or activities.
 
 
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Science-based
A self-proclaimed leadership geek, she’s steeped in the science of the workplace. Tasha’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been showcased around the world.
 
 
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Professional
As a speaker, Tasha isn't messing around. She is a former professional actor with formal training and 15 years of experience, including a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater.

Tasha's Story

 

Tasha is a born entrepreneur. In the early 1980s, her mother started and grew a successful company. Watching her find fulfillment and a way to support their family as a single mom, Tasha witnessed the power of businesses to transform lives. Eager to get going and ever the Type A person, she started her first business at age 11 (if you’re curious, they designed and delivered children’s birthday parties so parents could hang out and drink wine instead of stressing).

When it was time for college, Tasha braved the freezing Vermont temperatures to study Theater and Psychology at Middlebury College. She returned to Colorado, her much-less-freezing home state, to complete her PhD in Organizational Psychology at Colorado State University. As the youngest instructor in their business school, she earned a commendation for teaching excellence and fell in love with teaching. She also cut her teeth as a junior consultant, working with businesses like Poudre Valley Hospital and New Belgium Brewing (no, they didn't pay her in free beer).

Tasha knew she didn’t want to be one of those consultants who told companies what to do but had never worked in one. So after graduate school, she entered the Fortune 500 world. Starting out at CH2M HILL, an engineering and program management firm, Tasha worked her way up from an entry-level position to leading the company’s global leadership programs, where she travelled the world to help their leaders be better.

She was then recruited to work for the CEO of Rose Medical Center/HealthONE (Yes, nurses and engineers—basically the same, right?). Here, she had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a leadership development program from scratch. In less than 18 months, the programs she built saved the hospital more than $8 million, and they were named one of the Top 25 Hospitals to Work For by HealthExecNews. Her boss was pretty pleased, and Tasha knew she was onto something!

In 2011, Tasha founded The Eurich Group, which helps companies succeed by making their leaders AWESOME (primarily through workshops, keynotes, and executive and team coaching). For more information, see the consulting page.

In her spare time, when not working on her second book, Tasha enjoys travelling, cycling and is an unapologetic theater nerd. She lives in her hometown of Denver, Colorado, with her husband and their rambunctious dogs.

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