Ed Gash

Ed Gash

Ed Gash
Mr. Ed Gash
Industry Trainer, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Development

Ed has over 30 years of leadership, coaching, and training experience. He operated his own  consulting business 10 years. Ed was named “International Facilitator of the Year” from Franklin Covey and served as past president of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Society of Talent Development (ATD). Through collaboration with Steven Covey, Ken Blanchard, and Denis Waitley, Ed co-authored “Conversations on Success.”  He is the author of two books: "Beyond the Hashmarks," and "Culture Coaching."

Business Solutions

Need Audience Solution
Interpersonal Skills Development Employees at All Levels Development Dimensions International (DDI) Business Solution Series
Leadership Development Employees at All Levels DiSC Solutions - Personality Profiles
Leadership Development Managers and Supervisors Situational Leadership SLX Experience, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Leadership Development Managers and Supervisors The 5 C's of Organizational Alignment, Creating a Pull Culture
Leadership Development Managers and Supervisors 7 Habits for Managers
Leadership Development Managers and Supervisors Leading at the Speed of Trust, Trust Foundations, Principles of High Performing Teams, Unconcious Bias
Leadership Development Managers and Supervisors First Time Managers/Self Management

Professional History

Education & Training

  • B.A. Sociology
  • M.Ed. Guidance & Counseling
  • Development Dimensions International – Master Facilitator
  • Franklin Covey Leadership – Master Facilitator
  • Situational Leadership


  • Blanchard Training: SLX Experience, SL Concepts, Team Concepts, First Time Manager/Essentials/Building Trust, Coaching Essentials
  • Franklin Covey - 7 Habits 4.0; 7 Habits for Managers
  • 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity
  • Leading Across Generations/Unconcious Bias
  • DDI Master Trainer - XL
  • Interaction Management
  • DISC

Instructional Expertise

  • Essential Skills for New Leaders
  • Situational Leadership
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Group Dynamics
  • Covey Leadership Series
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leading Teams
  • Communicating Change


"Ed provided leadership training in an effective, interesting and motivating manner.  The training was interactive, providing our managers with the tools to improve employee interactions and skills to assess training and team needs. "
- Pete McMichael, President, Sapona Manufacturing, Asheboro
"Ed’s experience and enthusiasm created an excellent learning environment for our managers.  His positive energy is a perfect fit for our commitment to continual improvement.  We were so impressed by the effectiveness of the classes, we immediately scheduled additional training. "
- Chris Davis, Plant Manager, Consolidated Metco, Bryson City