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Tara inspires leaders across the globe. Her clients are CEOs, boards, and executives of mid-cap firms, nonprofits, and associations. An active contributor to her community, Tara consistently gives back. She connects people and prompts action to accelerate progress. Tara earned an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Tara’s talks, fireside chats, panels, and roundtables fuel the energy of the group and encourage participation. She provokes new thinking and provides insights that audiences can immediately apply to their situation.

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Senior leaders determine the overall rhythm of the organization and its pace. Too much constancy is monotonous. Too little can be exhausting. Determine what’s right for your business.

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Strategic Advisor | Speaker | Author

CEO, Strategy for Real™

Tara brings strategy to life and inspires leaders to higher performance. Her guidance enables leaders to identify the critical actions that deliver meaningful results. Tara’s clients improve profitability, accelerate achievement of goals, and build stronger, aligned teams. She is known for capturing the leadership and strategy lessons in everyday situations. These relatable examples are widely appreciated by her audiences, making them ideal for keynotes or lively panel discussions.


Tara's depth and breadth of experience was acquired as a senior executive at Lafarge Holcim and Arthur D. Little, and as a highly-valued strategic advisor and consultant. Her global impact includes Construction Materials, Energy, Manufacturing, Data Centers, Technology, Associations, Education, and more. She serves on the boards of several private and nonprofit boards. An expert in strategy, leadership, and governance, Tara frequently contributes to national print media, radio, and podcasts.


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