about the founder

Ardi Ghorashy

Ardi has an extensive background working with executives, managers, teams, and organizations to pinpoint sources of drag, smooth rough edges, optimize performance, and accelerate progress toward ambitious goals. His work has positively impacted thousands of managers and executives in Fortune Global 500 companies, spanning technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, food, power, oil and gas, finance, banking, insurance, and more. 

Ardi earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Manchester UK and holds PMP, PgMP, CSM, SAFe 4.0 Agilist, Six Sigma Green Belt, Prosci and APMG designations. He is also a Change Management practitioner and International Coaching Federation (ICF) Coach — and is certified in MBTI, EQi-2.0, Leadership Challenge and GlobeSmart assessments. 

Ardi created the 8020 Excellerate program because he has seen how insightful feedback and mentoring can transform people, careers, and companies. 8020 Excellerate aims to close the leadership development gap by shining light on the hidden “leadership gems” within an organization. 

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