Tazeen Ahmad
Finalist: Best Popular Journalism for British Journalism Awards, Dec 2017

Finalist: Best Popular Journalism for British Journalism Awards, Dec 2017

Finalist - Journalist of the Year, Oct 2017

Finalist - Journalist of the Year, Oct 2017

Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Success, Tedx Bergen Oct 2017

Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Success, Tedx Bergen Oct 2017

Watch the trailer for Tazeen's undercover investigation into cruise ships

Dispatches: Secrets of Your Cruise, Channel 4, July 2017  

Tazeen was asked to share her EQ work alongside an array of special guests for Google on a unique day of learning and inspiration.

Think with Google UK 2017. Watch more here

Tazeen Ahmad is a Bafta-nominated TV reporter, presenter and writer. She has worked at a senior level across all the major broadcasters for over 20 years including ITN, NBC, BBC and Channel 4. An award-winning investigative reporter for 'Dispatches'  on Channel 4, a former foreign-correspondent for NBC News and a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines, she is also the author of 'The Check-out Girl', published by Harper Collins which details her working undercover in a supermarket during the height of the recession.

She regularly sits as a judge on a number of international and domestic juries including BAFTA, Royal Television Society, Rory Peck Awards and One World Media.

Outside of journalism, she is the founder and director of  EQ Matters, an emotional intelligence consultancy which has helped hundreds of senior leaders, teams and executives succeed in pressurised, driven and creative environments. Her life-long study in the world of emotional Intelligence and psychology make her one-to-one leadership & personal consultancy work, team workshops and talks particularly unique. She has also been an in-house Coach and Faculty member for 'The School of Life' where she runs some of her own workshops. 

Tazeen is an experienced speaker and host of conferences and large events and is often invited to chair discussions and sit on panels. 


Thank you so much for your amazing session at ‘Think with Google UK’. I loved the interactivity and the audience engagement you brought to the event. I received excellent feedback from your session, and I’m looking forward to keep working together on future events.
— Why Emotional Intelligence Matters Talk - Think with Google 2017
Tazeen is a highly engaging and compelling speaker.  She is able to deliver impactful and provocative content.
— Emotional Intelligence talk - Service Source, Nov 2016
Tazeen Ahmad has moderated several events for the how to: Academy and without reservation she was hugely professional: well-briefed and researched, absolutely superb in her questioning, charming throughout, incisive and engaged. She can transform an average event into something magical and memorable. Highly to be recommended.
— John Gordon, How To Academy founder
Thanks Tazeen for speaking at Google...one of the most insightful and impactful sessions I’ve hosted at Google. The session was slick, professional and a great balance of information and interaction.
— Introversion: A superpower workshop - Google HQ 2015
Tazeen was an absolute joy to work with. She was utterly professional and adaptable, yet completely friendly and accessible. She performed flawlessly on-air. Her intelligence, warmth and experience were plainly on display.
— Presenter - Skillsoft Live Webcast
The learning and development space is saturated by gurus claiming to have all the answers. But Tazeen Ahmad is the genuine article – articulate, emotionally intelligent and uniquely gifted in the art of teaching groups how to maximise their potential and unlock their talents. Her classes, workshops and talks would be an asset for any team and organisation and her coaching a gift to any individual.
— The School of Life London 2017
Tazeen’s session had a powerful, long-lasting effect on a lot of our delegates, and many have found jobs as a direct result of guidance she gave. As the original session went so well, we invited Tazeen back to deliver the session again in 2016 and we’ve asked Tazeen to return in 2017 too.
— A Masterclass in Networking workshop - Edinburgh International Television Festival
Tazeen was an accomplished and warm host. She was excellent at balancing out the strong personalities on the panel and she proved sensitive and insightful in her questions. The evening was a great success and we recommend using her highly.
— Eleanor O'Keefe, Director at 5x15
Tazeen Ahmad proved to be an excellent host. She not only commanded the stage and our audience made up of our organisation’s members and many VIPs and dignitaries, she did it with humour and plenty of verve and style.
— - Host of UKBCCI Awards - Bajloor Rashid MBE, President UKBCC
It was so successful and she was great; such a down to earth and likeable person. She won everyone over and hope we can invite her again.
— Journalism talk - Alternative Luncheon Club, Jersey
Tazeen was incredibly professional, she stepped in at moments when she hadn’t been scripted to but she could see she needed to take control and overall was a lovely person to work with.
— Host - 'Meet the Future' Conference
The event was a resounding success and Tazeen was a major reason for this. She ensured that we had a really engaging, informative and thought-provoking event. She ran the session in such a seamless yet engaging and inclusive fashion.
— Host - Co-op & Red Cross Conference
Thank you for your graceful handling of the Shakespeare evening. I enjoyed it thoroughly and thought you were just wonderful.
— Chair of panel on Shakespeare - Ben Okri, Author