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About Us

Hi, I’m Ashley! We can’t wait to help you become exactly what you're looking to be .

Why We Can Help You

Because we get it.

We love nothing more than helping managers and employees tackle challenges confidently.

I'm Ashley Herd, founder of Manager Method. I worked as a lawyer in BigLaw (Ogletree Deakins), and some of the world’s top companies (including McKinsey and Yum! Brands). I have also served as General Counsel and Head of HR for the nation’s largest luxury media company (Modern Luxury), providing a skill set to benefit you.

We meet you where your needs are. For managers, this includes training from Manager 101 basics to specific situations. For employees, includes coaching to drive productive conversations and career moves. For organizations, it includes making your required training something your managers and employees actually pay attention to, and real-world tools. 


We bring this experience, along with a common-sense approach where we "talk like humans" instead of spouting legalese, to make your life easier, with lasting improvements.

Our Values

We Are More Than a Business.

At Manager Method®, we pride ourselves on our core values. We value the organizations (and the people that make them up) in our community. 

We value your time.
We know that you have a full plate at work and in every other aspect of life. We know you want to do your best and have the right outcomes. We work to save you time in your employment needs so that you can have a well-oiled machine and focus on what drives you. 

We value leveraging the power of each individual's contributions.
We know that every person in your organization matters. We provide coaching, training and tools aimed at all levels of organizations, from individual contributors to executives. We want to help you bring out the best in each member of your team.

We value diversity. 
We want to help create workplaces where individuals are treated the same, regardless of their gender, race, sexual identity, age, family status, position, and any other characteristic. We believe that everyone in the company should be treated with the same respect, so we have created standardized trainings and tools to help your teams "sing from the same songbook."

We value courage in communication.
So much goodness in the workplace comes from employees feeling empowered to speak up and provide ideas and information. On the other hand, so much conflict comes from employees biting their tongues because "it's how it's always been done." We help companies think differently and challenge assumptions to have lasting improvements.

We value treating employees as humans.
From the language we use in our templates and talking points, to the trainings we conduct, we identify words and phrases that can help your managers treat their employees like humans. Whether an employee succeeds at your organization, or if it's not a fit, we believe that your employees are each walking billboards for your company. We aim to help those "billboards" send messages that you would want to be broadcast to your customers, employees, applicants, partners and communities.

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