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Tara Rethore helps CEOs, executives, and board members to bring strategy to life so they achieve their objectives – for their organizations, their teams, and themselves. Tara is known for discovering leadership and strategy lessons in everyday situations which then become relatable examples for her clients. 

A former executive in a Fortune 500 company and a global management consultancy, Tara understands what it’s like to envision and execute strategy from multiple levels of the organization. She knows how to bring teams together to achieve sustainable results – and has done so across multiple industries around the world. She works effectively in mission-driven and forprofit organizations of varied sizes and complexity. Tara’s clients value her solid strategic thinking, deep knowledge about how organizations work, and the ability to identify, then use the unique strengths of individuals to accomplish specific objectives and actively manage interdependencies.


A recognized expert on strategy, governance, and executive leadership, she is invited as a guest on podcasts and national radio shows, including KCBS, WGN, and iHeart Radio. Tara authored Charting the Course: CEO Tools to Align Strategy and Operations. Some of her published articles have been featured in Chief Executive and Corporate Board Member. Find more insights on Tara's Real Strategy© blog.


Tara earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School and an A.B. cum laude from Mount Holyoke College.

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