Taz Thornton is an award-winning coach and trainer, best selling author and professional speaker, regularly appearing on radio and TV.
With a background in journalism, publishing and marketing, Taz switched careers after the breakdown she now refers to as her breakTHROUGH.
Now one of the UK’s leading coaches and known as The Pink Powerhouse, Taz’s journey to success saw her breaking her back in three places in an attempt to escape life, then later going into hiding to break free from an abusive relationship.
Having hidden her pain behind goal setting for years, achieving huge career success with her drive and determination, she finally broke after life threw a number of curveballs her way in short succession, beginning with the unexpected death of her father.
Feeling powerfully drawn to do more with her life, Taz leapt from a safe, well-paid corporate publishing career into the unknown of self-employment.
She spent a decade-long learning curve learning from shamans and medicine people, as well as training in NLP, enterprise mentoring, coaching and sales, as well as becoming a Reiki master and training with the same team who taught Tony Robbins to safely walk across fire and broken glass, as well as other ‘extreme’ empowerment activities.
Taz now spends much of her time coaching celebrities, executives, business owners and other coaches on everything from confidence, spiritual empowerment, branding and visibility, as well as speaking on stages across the globe.
With three TED talks under her belt (covering overcoming adversity, the science of being silly and LGBTQ equality and the liberal blind spot), Taz has also spoken at Europe’s biggest business show, as well as some of the UK’s most impressive stages, including the NEC, Aston Villa FC and Leicester Tiger’s Stadium, and at overseas events including Milan, Spain and Cannes. She speaks for a variety of clients, including big brands who trust her to motivate their teams, and event organiser who know she will wow their audiences.
Taz has appeared on ITV and Sky TV, supported reality shows as a coach and consultant working with the cast and crew, and spoken frequently on BBC Radio. Print and online coverage accolades include The Daily Mail, Metro, HuffPost, DIVA, Kindred Spirit, Soul & Spirit and America Out Loud.
Her books - Whispers From The Earth and Unleash Your Awesome - both hit the bestseller list.
Now happily married, Taz lives with her wife in South Lincolnshire, England, three dogs and two cats.
Less than half an hour from Peterborough, Taz can easily commute by train, car or plane should travel be necessary.
ACCOLADES AND PRESS: Winner - Best Coach, national Best Business Women Awards 2018 | One To Watch Speaker Trainer Award 2019 | Finalist, UK’s Most Inspirational Businesswoman 2019 | Female Professional Of The Year, Central England, 2020 | Top 100 Female Marketers To Follow, SEJ, 2019 | DIVA Power List 2019 | DIVA Awards Finalist 2019 | National Diversity Awards Nominee (Entrepreneur Of Excellence) 2019 | Top 50 Global Women In Marketing - Content Hacker | Co-host and columnist - America Out Loud | TEDx Speaker | SourceTV Evolutionary | BBC Radio | ITV | Featured: HuffPost, Daily Mail, Kindred Spirit, ITV, Sky TV and more.