Agency Leaders:

Trying to deliver on ever-increasing client demands & pitches? Yet, short-staffed & lacking seniority?

I help agencies build highly effective senior teams, eliminating internal & client friction so that you can get more done with less!

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Agency Leaders:

Trying to deliver on ever-increasing client demands & pitches? Yet, short-staffed & lacking seniority?

I help agencies build highly effective senior teams, eliminating internal & client friction so that you can get more done with less!

Book Your FREE
Diagnostics Call

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Happy Clients

"Tia's modern and refreshing approaches, framework, and tools allowed me to build scrum team more effectively. Also, her framework allowed myself and my team to have more self-awareness of our strengths and weaknesses which led to an extremely effective and efficient approach to executive collaborations. I extended Tia's services to the entire agency, and all at Barbarian found that her framework and techniques allowed to unlock more human potential".

- Steven Moy (CEO)

"It's been a pleasure working with Tia. The workshops she ran really engaged and inspired our team and we are going to see a really positive ripple effect across the wider agency for some time. Excited to see what else we can work on together in the future!"

- Andy Siv (Director, Performance Media)

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"The best recommendations always come from the people directly experiencing the programme, so I'll let them do the talking: "Tia has been excellent; she has positive energy and encourages people to believe in their own abilities and to take consistent action towards their goals. Thanks for the opportunity. I would 100% recommend the programme".

- Ewen MacPherson (Global Chief People Officer)

Constantly being pushed to do more for less? It's time to stop.

  •  Chronically short-staffed, struggling to fill in key roles, dealing with regular recruitment freezes and tough decisions on which roles not to replace
  • Having to pluck pitch teams out of thin air & rely always on the same people, who eventually get burnt out and leave
  • Facing ever-increasing client demands, which the juniors are too junior to deal with... and the seniors, well, too senior to have the digital skills needed

If you also, like me, get stressed just reading this, let's get in control of what we can control: the way we work.

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Best practices from nearly 2 decades in agencies building award-winning teams & a few more years coaching & training them from the outside

  • Built agencies & large departments from scratch, always smashing targets, with happy teams
  • Helped many agencies of any size do the same, through 10,000 hours of training, coaching & consulting
  • Ammassed wonderful recommendations from each and every client 
  • Appeared in industry-leading magazines such as Campaign, Women in Trade, Management Today 

 

Tia Castagno - Leadership Consultant, Exec Coach & Speaker

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Testimonials

"It was clear from the moment we engaged Tia that she was truly invested in our team's success. Tia truly understood what we wanted to accomplish and the landscape we were navigating. In concert with in-depth assessments, strategic tactical tools, and on-going coaching she was a"le to identify some blind spots and untapped strengths we could pull from. She has a great attitude and was a pleasure to work with. Recommend without hesitation.
- Melissa Fry (Director of People & Operations)
Barbarian
"As professional, Tia brings the perfect mix of intelligence, energy and enthusiasm. Most recently I have worked with Tia and her business, Unlock Your Block - the programs she offers are inspiring, the content is rich, and the outcomes have been both actionable and impactful for our business and our employees. Perhaps most importantly Tia has been able to develop an offering that truly stands out from the market norm, something that simply works - Tia has been able to do all this, while ensuring every offering across UYB is delivered and run in a way that embodies all the notable personal qualities that has made her a success in her own life. She is truly inspiring, an unstoppable force, and someone I couldn't give higher praise!"
- James Upson (Media & Tech Professional) MD Adnami
"Tia has been a close advisor as I’ve taken Intanify from an idea to a VC-backed high calibre team focused on execution. She has always made me think about people issues in a different perspective. I have found this invaluable. I intend for my growing team to also benefit from her expertise and programs like the business retreat."
- Dylan Dryden (Intanify Co-founder & CEO) NED
"I had the pleasure of working with Tia as my leadership coach, helping the LIONS Marketing Team. Tia's Structured and personalized approach, combined with her extensive knowledge and prior corporate leadership experience, made her stand out. She helped us navigate some professional challenges and the tools she provided have also an impact in personal life"
- Jose Carmona Orbeza (Marketing Director) Cannes Lions
"I was able to experience Tia in her element, as a coach and facilitators during one her workshops offered at my company. She was insightful, engaging, and gave us tools to help stop, reset and examine the natural tendencies that we all have that limit our own potential. It was great to have the opportunity to appreciate that we all have things that limit our leadership, and learn how to navigate them in a real world setting so we can change our patterns."
- Kerry Ross (Leadership Coach) Starcom
"Tia has done an exceptional job and fully delivered to my brief. She ran the inspirational workshop with 20+ people in the room, including a deep dive into self-leadership and strategies for delivering our own personal and business expectations. Tia meticulously prepared for the session and her workshop style and presentation was a great example of a true professional in action. Thank you Tia for inspiring us!
- Gordana Buccisano (SSenior Direcotr) LinkedIn
"On behalf of all Team Dentsu Sweden - huge thanks again for your inspiring contribution on stage today in front of more than 800 CMOs and other key industry stakeholders"
- Mattias Behrer (CEO) Dentu Aegis Netowrk
"I recently organised some sales training for my team with Tia which was fantastic... I would absolutely recommend the course for any Managers out there. I think the key differentiator of this course is the focus on the mental approach to sales training. Really great course, would fully recommend!"
- Chris Porter (Executive Director) New York Times
"Tia gave a fantastic presentation... all about how to be a trusted leader. Tia provided us with some great takeaways and some incredibly interesting insights on her own journey and how she helps others today"
- Sophie Harrington (Conference Producer) Haymarket
"I have been working with Tia as my executive coach over the last 8 months and I could not recommend her enough. Tia has been instrumental in my growth and development through the use of tools and offering different perspecitives to approach situations. In addition to providing a corporate perspective, Tia has a unique quality to humanize every experience and situation and, to me, that is what sets her apart from other executive coaches I have had. Tia makes going through the "work" of applying tools and skills less academic and more relatable which has led me to adapt and apply what I have learned in real life situations thus helping me to be a more effective leader."
- Julie Dalonzo (Senior VP) AdWeek Winner

Deliver on all demands, with highly effective teams.

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