Through her powerful keynotes, Tara inspires audiences to embrace the power of authentic connections and high expectations in order to unleash the potential in our youth.

Award-winning speaker, trainer, educator and author Tara Brown. In her keynotes and workshops, Tara is passionate about the power of connections to shift attitudes, transform culture, and unleash potential.  She has inspired audiences of teachers and administrators from DC to Dubai, from Baltimore to Beirut, to reach their students through the sheer strength of authentic relationships.

Tara has inspired audiences from DC to Dubai,
to reach youth through the sheer strength of deeper connections.

Powerful Speaking

Listeners leave Tara’s keynotes recharged and renewed, moved to tears and to action, and—most important— ready to make a life-altering difference in the lives of youth.
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Inspiring Educators

Tara’s presentations and workshops are high energy, humorous, well-researched, and filled with practical ideas and techniques for making connections and getting results in the classroom. Learn more >> 

Preparing Parents

Parents struggling to connect with their teens have dubbed Tara “The Teen Whisperer” for her expertise in helping both kids and parents navigate these difficult times Learn more >>

Where Tara's Going



July 10th-Keynote, GA CTE Conference
July 11th-Keynote TN Alternative Ed Conference
July13-14th-Trainings, SDE Discipline 1 Conference Las Vegas, NV
July 20th-Full Day Training, CTE Teachers, Clarkesville, TN
July 25-26 SDE Conference, Rutherford County TN
July 28 Keynote-District Wide McNairy County TN
July 31st-District Wide Keynote, Lenoir County, TN


August 1st-District Wide Keynote, Lawrence County, TN
August 2nd-Full Day Teacher Training, Laverne, TN
August 3rd-District  Wide  Keynote, Elizabethtown, KY
August 4th-District Wide Keynote, Monroe County, TN
August 7th-District Wide Keynote, Warren County, TN
August 10th-District Wide Keynote Aransas County ISD Rockport TX
August 17th-Conference Keynote/Training,  Aberdeen, VA
August 22nd  Title 1 Conference Keynote, Burley Idaho
August 23 Professional Development Pioneer High School, Mission TX
August 28th   Title 1 Conference Keynote, Cortilane, Idaho


September 9 Keynote: Title1 Conference, Sacramento CA
September 18 Keynote: Missouri Dept of Ed


October 3rd-4th Conference Keynote, LA Educational Diagnostic Association, Lafayette, LA
October 11 Keynote: Title 1 Conference Bismarck ND
October 18-19th-Keynote, Florida Association of School Social Workers Conference


November 8th-9th Keynote NC School Counselor Conference
November 10th-Keynote Indiana School Social Workers Conference


December 7-9 TN Federal Program Conference, Gatlinburg, TN


85 Proven Strategies to Connect in Your Classroom

Tara's book is a direct, easy guide providing 85 practical, proven strategies that any teacher can immediately begin implementing on day one. With intentional action using these strategies, relationships between students and teachers will become stronger and classrooms can be transformed. Get the book >>