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Tara Powers

Tara Powers, MS

Tara is a nationally sought-after keynote and conference speaker, with over 1,000 speeches and workshops delivered over the past 18 years to audiences ranging from 10 to 500.

Tara is an expert on how to boost employee engagement, build leadership capacity, use communication intelligence, flex your emotional intelligence muscles and create team trust and cohesion. Her fresh approach, combined with a heavy dose of humor, will leave your attendees wanting more. Whether you want a 45-minute keynote, a breakout or workshop, Tara will teach and share her expertise in a simple, experiential and entertaining way.

She is the author of Virtual Teams for Dummies and Working From Home for Dummies, part of the popular series of books from Wiley. These books were based on Tara’s original research on virtual team effectiveness and years of experience with clients struggling with leading remote workforces

Tara Powers, thought leaders, author and CEO of an award-winning training and consulting firm, is on a mission to help fast-growing companies and socially responsible organizations boost employee passion, develop cohesive teams, and build leadership agility in a virtual environment. Her commitment to clients is to serve as a catalyst for change and to be the business partner that takes their team collaboration, employee engagement, and leadership credibility to the next level, delivering powerful, long-lasting results.

As a 25-year talent development professional, Tara is an international best-selling author, keynote speaker, award-winning leadership and Wiley DiSC® expert, and crusader against boring, ineffective employee development initiatives and leadership training. She’s worked with over 350 companies and more than 35,000 leaders building programs and launching initiatives that deliver high touch and high impact for her clients.

Tara’s strategic programs have earned her prestigious recognition as a Top 10 Leadership 500 Award winner by HR.com. In 2019 and 2020, Tara received the HR Contributor and HR Vendor Icon Award for her thought leadership on virtual teams and for her outstanding partnership with her clients, chosen by a jury that included senior executives from PepsiCo, GE, UPS, TIAA, TripAdvisor, HP, New York Life and more.

Tara is also a long-time judge for the coveted Brandon Hall Excellence Awards which recognizes the best learning organizations globally that have successfully deployed programs and tools that have achieved measurable impacts, AND won three Brandon Hall Awards for Excellence in 2022 for her virtual leadership programs.

As an experienced keynote speaker and author, Tara speaks nationally on vital topics such as the importance of human connection, resiliency, and emotional agility, as well as simple steps to create cohesive virtual teams. Her highly acclaimed books for Wiley’s popular “Dummies series” include Virtual Teams for Dummies (2018) and Working from Home for Dummies (2020), both focused on success strategies for the new reality of work.

Tara’s fresh approach, combined with a heavy dose of humor, will leave your leaders and teams wanting more. Whether you’re looking for a keynote, a transformational virtual program or DiSC training and certification, Tara and her team teach and share expertise in simple, experiential and entertaining ways that further and inform the future of work.

Travels from: Lafayette, Colorado

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