Ed Gash is a leadership development consultant and owns his own business, Eagle Wings – where leaders learn to soar! He conducts workshops in the areas of Leadership and Personal Development. Ed’s varied background, coaching experiences, and often humorous approach combine to create entertaining and enlightening storytelling. Ed was president of the national award-winning chapter of the Charlotte Area American Society of Training and Development. He worked at First Union for eight years, implementing a corporate-wide leadership training program with Franklin Covey, and previously managed the training and employment functions at the Federal Reserve Bank.His versatile career includes being a top salesman in an executive recruiting firm, directing a comprehensive guidance program at an independent school, a decade of coaching winning football and wrestling teams, writing a federal grant that awarded a drug treatment facility assessment and creation of overall wellness and fitness programs, and working with the department of corrections as a probation officer.Ed belongs to the following professional organizations:NSA (National Speakers Association)ASTD (American Society of Training and Development)SHRM (Society of Human Resources Professionals)ICF (International Coaches Federation)Ed graduated from NC State University with a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice. He also holds a Master of Education Degree in Guidance & Counseling from UNCC. He studied at Cambridge University in England and graduated from the NC School of Banking. He is a Master Trainer in Development Dimensions International and Franklin Covey and teaches all of the Franklin Covey Leadership Courses. Additionally, he has attended the Disney School of Management.Ed is active in his church as a lay minister and leader. Being an Eagle Scout, he proudly serves as an adult leader in his son’s troop. He has completed Woodbadge Training, the highest leadership training in Boy Scouts. He has an official Cherokee name and is infatuated with Native American Culture and has competed in Indian Dance Competition. In addition, Ed has had leading roles in dramas and musicals and participated in summer stock and opera.He is married to the former Cindy Anderson of Kingsport, Tennessee, and is the proud father of 18-year-old Mason, who is also an Eagle Scout! Of all the prestigious titles Ed has held, his most cherished is that of “dad.”Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Robert Edward Gash and other top speakers and celebrities.