About Aspire Training and Development

“Empowering and Motivating for Success”

Aspire Training & Development, LLC, is located in beautiful Western North Carolina. The business was started by Bronwen Talley-Coffey with the initial desire to provide customer service training, sales training, and team building to local organizations. Primarily a business training company, Aspire works with small businesses, large corporations, and non-profit organizations. However, due to demand, Aspire has also extended their services to individuals who would like to make a positive change in their own lives. Trainings for organizations and for individuals contain the implementation of Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles. Service locations include Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

Bronwen Talley-Coffey
Owner, Canfield Certified Trainer, Motivational Speaker

Bronwen has a Career Diploma in Administrative Assistant from Penn Foster Career School, and has worked in a wide variety of industries, including banking, accounting, customer service, retail and auto sales, and network marketing. With over 30 years of sales experience, she has distinguished herself as a top seller with multiple companies, including Rainbow Vacuums, Rodan + Fields, and PartyLite, and has served in various leadership and training positions with each of the previously mentioned companies. In the auto industry, she has held several positions including Service Advisor, Assistant to the Service Manager, and Administrative Assistant to the Sales Management Team.

In 2013, she earned both regional and national awards from Rexair Corporation: one award for recruiting the most salespeople in one region in a single month, and the Thoroughbred Award to signify the same distinction for the eastern part of the United States. She was also named a Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women in 2017.

In 2017, she received her certification as a training coach from the Canfield Training Group, established by Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles and co-author of the highly successful best-seller Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her certification was received after completing an extensive online course, traveling to participate in live trainings with Jack Canfield himself, taking tests, writing essays, and conducting her own half-day workshop video. Furthermore, she has traveled nationally and internationally to participate in educational conferences offered by Jack Canfield in order to further her professional and personal development. In 2017, she served on the Assisting Team for Jack Canfield’s “Train the Trainer” program.

Bronwen achieved a major milestone in her career when the first book she co-wrote was released in 2017. To learn more about Bronwen as an author, click here.

Philanthropy work is also very important to Bronwen, and she actively gives her time and resources to organizations that assist both children and animals. Such organizations include a local dance studio, county schools, and organizations that provide animal services. She has been a longtime St. Jude Partner in Hope and is a member of Waynesville Rotary Club. In 2019, she was named a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her horses, dogs, and cats.

Sharon Ross
Vice President of Operations

Sharon has an AAS degree in Secretarial Science from Haywood Community College and has worked as an administrative assistant for over 30 years in a variety of fields including sports, community-based non-profit, legal, state and county government, and renewable resources.

Sharon is responsible for all operations in and out of the office. She is the lead assistant on the training team, and has traveled extensively with Bronwen over the years for various business trips and training events. She has recently completed her certification in the Canfield “Train the Trainer” online program.

In her spare time, she likes reading, hiking, and traveling.


Copper provides motivational support for the staff in Aspire’s office with his adorably funny personality and sweet smile. Always by Bronwen’s side, he enjoys accompanying her to the office.

At all times, Copper enjoys squeaky toys and looking out the window to watch for visitors.

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