Tiauna Ross

Tiauna is a business professional, career and empowerment coach, author, speaker and trainer who actively works with individuals and groups to improve personal effectiveness through career coaching, mentoring, seminars, training and personal development.

Tiauna has achieved great success in the areas of accounting, technology and project management.  She has over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting, project/program management, business and systems analysis, communication and change management.  Tiauna is known for her innovative and resourceful approach to managing people, projects and systems and her reputation for helping others achieve career and personal success.  She has led many award-winning multi-million dollar projects throughout her career and has written articles for the PM Times, the BA Times and LinkedIn.  She is a co-author of the book “Positioned to Prosper” among other publications.  She has been a keynote speaker for the Michigan Association of CPAs, the Power of We Symposium (Chicago and Atlanta) and has been featured on numerous podcasts and shows, most recently featured on MTV.

Tiauna Ross

Name: Tiauna Ross

Email: info@tiaunaross.com

Address: 6749 S Westnedge Ave # 138 Ste K. Portage, MI 49002-3556 United States

  • 21

    Projects Completed

  • 13

    Awards and Honors

  • 37

    Successful clients

  • 6

    Global projects

Speaking Engagements

My Background

Services Offered

I work with individuals and groups to improve personal effectiveness through career coaching, mentoring, seminars, training and personal development.  As a public speaker, I speak about financial literacy, education, youth empowerment, personal effectiveness, business analysis, project management and the Power of Choice.

Publications & Interviews

Certifications

I have earned the following certifications across accounting, business, project management and coaching domains.

Project Management Professional

The PMP is the gold standard of project management certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates competence to perform in the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams.

Certified Business Analysis Professional

The Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP ®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis (BA) experience. CBAP® recipients are the leading, senior members of the BA community.

Certified Public Accountant

The CPA designation distinguishes licensed accounting professionals committed to protecting the public interest.

These professionals offer financial statement audits and other attestation services to help inform investors about the financial health of organizations. They provide individuals and families with valuable knowledge and advice on taxes and financial planning.

In business and industry, CPAs offer organizations around the world tax, financial reporting and advisory services to drive strategic decision-making and foster growth and success.

To earn the CPA license, accounting professionals must have extensive education—at least 150 hours—pass a rigorous four-part exam and meet experience requirements.

They must also commit to lifelong learning and adhere to a strict Code of Professional Conduct that requires competence, objectivity, integrity and independence.

Stanford Certified Project Manager

The Stanford Certified Project Manager certification consisted of the successful completion of the following 6 courses taught by top Stanford professors: Converting Strategy into Action, Executing Complex Programs, Leadership for Strategic Execution, Mastering the Project Portfolio, Managing Without Authority and Leading Change from the Middle.

Certified 5D Coach

5D Certified Coach©, are equipped to walk their clients through an amazing self-discovery process and lead them to a greater awareness of their identity, passion, and purpose.

Training to become a 5D Authentically Me Certified Coach© is conducted using both live and webinar formats. The training areas include:

  • Human Behavior Consultant Certification

  • Summary of Coaching profession

  • 5D Seminar Training

  • Facilitation/Presenter Training

Certified Human Behavioral Consultant

This title is only given to individuals that have received training in behavioral analysis.

Training to become a Certified Human Behavioral Consultant is conducted using a live (full day) format as well as observation of the candidates in practice. This certification teaches consultants to help their clients:

  • Recognize problematic patterns of behavior

  • Sharpen communication skills

  • Gain better self-awareness

  • Increase productivity and efficiency

  • Understand how DISC based personality assessments work

Professional Experience

Recent Experience

My diverse background and experience gives me a unique perspective to effectively coach and mentor others to achieve their career goals and objectives, particularly in business analysis, project management and finance/accounting disciplines.

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Senior Program Manager, Cross Platform Integration

July, 2019 - Current (8 months)

Responsible for activities related to the integration (design, build, test, deploy) of the Stryker SAP commercial solution with partner system programs, business initiatives, local site applications and third-party solutions. Serves as the point of contact between the Stryker SAP ERP implementation program team and Application owners and Build teams.

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IT Corporate Functions Senior Project Manager

Jan, 2017 - July 2019 (2 years, 7 months)

Led project execution for global HR, Legal and Compliance projects.

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Lead Business Analyst

June, 2015 - Jan, 2017 (1 year, 7 Months)

Responsible for understanding business needs and processes and acting as a partnered liaison between the business and the technical team. I was responsible for providing knowledge and expertise to IS, the business teams and process owners in identifying opportunities for technology and supporting prioritization. I was required to understand business processes, elicit and document requirements, and coordinate communication among various business groups and IS technical teams.

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Business Solutions Manager

March, 2012 - October, 2014 (2 years, 8 months)

Led project management and business analysis team that provided master data management, project management, business analysis and change management services to key Corporate projects.

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Audit Staff

January, 2011 - March, 2012 (1 Year, 3 Months)

I provided commercial audit and assurance services ranging from compilations and reviews of privately-held companies to performing financial statement audits of SEC regulated publicly traded companies. Additionally, I performed audits of employee benefit plans as well as provided supplier performance consulting services.

Education

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Smith College

From Specialist to Strategist
2019

In partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, From Specialist to Strategist provides emerging women leaders the tools and strategies they need to thrive in the especially male-dominated STEM fields.

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Stanford Center for Professional Development

Advanced Project Management Certification
2013

The Stanford Advanced Project Management program is a unique blend of cutting-edge Stanford University research and proven techniques from leading-practice companies that provides crucial insights and practical tools for managing projects, portfolios, and complex systems.

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Western Michigan University

Master of Science
2006 - 2007

Studied accountancy and management at the graduate level.

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Western Michigan University

Bachelor of Business Administration
2001 - 2006

Studied both personal financial planning and accountancy with a general business minor.

Contact Me

Lets Keep In Touch

If you would like to connect with me, please reach out to me via the information provided below.  I can also be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

  • Address

    6749 S Westnedge Ave. #138 Ste K. Portage, MI 49002-3556 United States

  • Email address

    info@tiaunaross.com
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