Tara Renze is an author, keynote speaker, emotional intelligence and positive intelligence practitioner, podcaster, thought-leader, wife and mother and is redefining how we unleash purpose, level up our success and create sustainable happiness and fulfillment in all aspects of our lives. After two decades of success in corporate leadership and social selling, she started writing and keynote speaking to empower others to “be who they came to be” and create, own and live the life they desire, envision and deserve. Tara has a true passion and talent for guiding others to harness and realize their full potential. 

Through books, keynotes, workshops, podcasts, social media, and insights, she helps her audience become the best version of themselves, achieve unlimited success, live fulfilled and pursue their passions. Tara takes a new and refreshing approach to helping others find purpose and be who they came to be. She combines her expertise in emotional & positive intelligence, success in corporate leadership and experience social sales along with her roles as a wife and a mother to offer her audience an experience and a message that are sincere, motivating, relatable and game changing.

Tara is recognized as an inspirational leader and top achiever. At CareerBuilder.com, she was celebrated as a top national sales leader as she built and led two multi-million-dollar sales teams, facilitated national trainings and provided leadership consulting to sales teams across the country. She left the corporate world to raise her two boys and successfully built a nationwide, multi-million-dollar social selling business with Stella & Dot, a San Francisco-based boutique-style accessories company offering flexible entrepreneurship for women. 

Tara is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop host at local and national conferences and seminars. She is also a passionate supporter of breast cancer awareness. Her mother, mother in law, sister in law and aunt are all breast cancer survivors. 2020 marks the 3rd Annual “Breast Night Ever” event. Tara created this event to celebrate women who’ve been impacted by breast cancer and to raise funds and awareness around the importance of early detection. 

Tara is an emotional-intelligence expert certified through OKA-Online. She graduated from the University of Kansas and has studied leadership at the Wharton School of Business, The University of Chicago and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. 

Tara’s first book, Be Who You Came To Be, hit bookshelves in September of 2021. She’s currently working on a children’s version of Be Who You Came To Be and writing her second book, Perfectly Flawed, which will drop in 2023.  Her favorite titles in life are wife to Scott, mom to Ben and Jack, daughter, sister and friend. Her dogs, Olive & Phog, are by far her biggest fans.

Tara Renze’s workshop ‘Be who you came to be’ was the perfect vehicle for launching our company’s internal women’s development network. Tara was engaging and passionate, inspiring our female employees, of all stages of life and career, to embrace their potential. The results of just 90 minutes with Tara are clear as our employees are collaborating and innovating in ways we’ve never seen before. The energy Tara brought with her is palpable even months later! We can’t wait to have Tara back again!
– Kara Cowie, VP of Corporate Communication, SKILLPATH
I've taken many development workshops and learned more from this one than any other workshop combined.
– Kathy Matthynssens, Entrepreneur
I am not sure what it is that she has, but I want some of it!
– Michael Lohner, Chair of the Board, Stella Dot Family of Brands
Tara's workshop empowered me to go from thinking like a Supervisor, to having my eyes set on being a Director. One week later, I’m in training to become the next head of my department.
– Derrick, Ventura Foods
Tara made my ears ring. She is masterful in her delivery and voiced her session with heart and confidence. Bravo Tara Renze and can't wait to have her join us at our upcoming event. We will all get mentally fit eventually.
– Founder, Events Minds Matter
Tara's presentation is comprised of honest and relatable life experiences. Though Tara's presentation offers universal appeal, it is an experience that truly resonates with women of all ages.
– Robyn Manetta, Program & Engagement Mgr, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN
Tara is a strong and endearing speaker. Her message and information was on point for the audience!
– President, ADI Meetings & Events

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