The mission at Achieve Onward is to encourage, inspire, and support growth and development among the people we influence. Our team is led by C. Ted Ward, II, a business and training consultant with extensive experience working alongside companies and non-profit organizations. Based on Ted’s background which includes improvisational performance, our meetings and training sessions are interactive and memorable.

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Ted Ward brings more than 25 years of organizational leadership experience to Achieve Onward. Ted has a passion for serving as a change agent with groups needing to pivot toward new strategies and practices. Having a lifelong spirit of entrepreneurship, he has enjoyed numerous ventures, including some time with ComedySportz Indianapolis (Team-Based Improvisational Performance/Comedy) – where he discovered parallels to many of the team-building, customer service, leadership, and professional development practices/philosophies he had developed and shaped throughout his professional career, public service, and not-for-profit work. In addition to the guiding principles of improvisational performing, Ted is passionate about adult learning principles and aspects. These combined attributes continue to inform and guide Achieve Onward’s coaching, training, development, and consultant work with individuals and organizations.

Ted has served in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, hospitality, entertainment, publishing, governmental, education, and not-for-profit to name a few. Beyond his work through Achieve Onward, he serves the higher education field as an executive administrator, adjunct faculty member, and professional association board member.