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Press & Speaking Engagements

Ashley Herd is the founder of Manager Method(®), providing training and tools for managers and employees. She uses her experience as a General Counsel and Head of HR, combined with her knack for stand-up comedy, to run one of the largest HR accounts on TikTok, @managermethod.

Ashley knows all too well how painful and exhausting litigation can be for all involved (no matter who "wins"). But also, she knows how clear communication between managers and employees can not only avoid disputes, but make work more enjoyable.

Ashley helps managers and employees through engaging training and practical tools. From onboarding guidebooks for new employees and new managers, to individual and group training, Ashley aims to make work better for all involved.

Ashley is always up for a coffee or Old Fashioned, travel (including living abroad in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and kids), golf or a guitar jam session (keep your expectations low).

Want to book Ashley for an interview or event?

Just email [email protected] to set it up.

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Interviews & Media

NPR - WFAE-FM "Charlotte Talks"

Quiet quitting and the state of the American workplace


What managers should know about "quiet quitting"

Financial Times

Named as a top #HRTikTok creator to follow

CHART (Association of Hospitality Trainers) Webinar

Mind the Gap: Managing Mental Health & Addiction in the Hospitality Industry

"How I Lawyer" Podcast with Jonah Perlin

Ashley Herd - HR & Employment Lawyer, General Counsel & TikTok Creator

"LawHer" Podcast

Ashley Herd - HR & Employment Lawyer, General Counsel & TikTok Creator

"Low Hanging Fruit" Podcast

Ashley Herd, the Woman Behind @ManagerMethod

"Pink Squirrels!" Podcast

TikTok for recruitment and employer brand

"Oh Sh*t! I'm the Boss Now?!" Podcast

Benefits & Drawbacks Of A Remote Team

"So Worth It" Podcast

Taking the Family to Live Abroad


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Ashley Herd is the founder of Manager Method. She worked as an attorney at an AmLaw 50 firm, and some of the world’s top companies (including McKinsey and Yum! Brands), and served as SVP of People & Legal for the nation’s largest luxury media company (Modern Luxury). She now provides training and tools for employees and managers, and is the creator of the @managermethod TikTok account. She has been named a Top 3 HR TikTok creator by the Financial Times and appeared in CNN, NPR and CEO Weekly.

"We thoroughly enjoyed having you... you were a perfect ending to the day!"

- Amanda Gries, President

Evansville-Area Human Resource Association