Desi Tahiraj selected as Top Transformational Coach of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)


UNITED STATES – 05-02-2020 ( — Desi Tahiraj, Transformational Coach, Success Principles Trainer, Business Consultant, Human Resources Professional, International Speaker and Author, was recently selected as Top Transformational Coach of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With over 2 decades of professional experience, Desi has certainly proven herself as an expert in many fields.  As a dynamic, results-driven leader, Desi has demonstrated success not only as a Transformational Coach and Success Principles Trainer but also as a Business Consultant, Human Resources Professional, International Speaker and Author. Throughout her career she has developed a deep understanding of what causes high achievers to burnout and as a result, Desi has established a methodology to help people avoid it.

As a strong and prosperous Transformational Coach, Desi offers to partner with clients to achieve their goals and gain skills for success, fulfillment and to develop powerful workplace culture and high performance. Her vision is for clients to develop a solid foundation of new mindset and persistent habits with energy and empathy. Desi has helped people resolve their doubts and fears and progressively experience life, work and relationships with new excitement and effectiveness. 

Desi’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to coaching, leadership and development, communication, organizational leadership, mentoring, training and development, team building, staff development, personnel management, employee training, engagement and development, and culture change.

Before embarking on her professional career path, Desi studied Law at the University of Tirana, Albania. Upon traveling to the U.S., she became a citizen and began her work as a trusted Human Resources and Academic Affairs Manager at Columbia University in New York. She completed her Professional Development Program through the University of Navarra and is a licensed and certified Canfield Business Trainer. Desi also holds licenses in Executive Education and Driving Performance Change both accredited by Columbia University.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Desi for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is an innovative thinker and committed to making a positive impact on people’s lives. We felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization and provide a positive light for other members. We are looking forward to meeting her at the Annual Awards Gala being held at the magnificent Plaza Hotel in New York City at the end of this year.”  

Throughout her career Desi has received awards, accolades and has been recognized for her outstanding leadership and commitment to those she serves. This year she will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional Magazine and was selected as Top Transformational Coach of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). She is also being considered for the Empowered Woman Award for 2021. Desi has been recognized and given an Award for Distinguished Service while in her Management position at Columbia University. Recently, she was recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for their Lifetime Achievement Award. Desi is a member of the Columbia University Toastmasters International and also a member of ExecuNet Inc.

Aside from her successful career, Desi is also a sought-after international speaker and offers a variety of workshops. Currently the workshops available are based on leadership and management, team building, management skills and cures to stress and burnout in the workplace. Desi is also in the process of completing two books: “Leading a Healthy Lifestyle with Meaningful Relationships” and “Helping Others Get Out of Stress and Burnout and Move into High Performance”. She remains active within her community and is both a volunteer and donor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Looking back, Desi attributes her success to her perseverance, big heart and the ability to motivate, inspire and empower others. For the future, she hopes to encourage her clientele to achieve their goals, increase their confidence and continue to make an impact on people’s lives and careers through her coaching.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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