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


Jan 3 District Wide Keynote- Coffee County, TN
Jan 4 3 Hour Training- Maury County, TN
Jan 6 Full Day Training- Sequatchie County, TN
Jan 16 Full Day Training-Tullahoma TN
Jan 23 Keyote-Lone Star State School Counselor Conferencel-Frisco TX
Jan 30-31 Keynote and Training- SDE Beyond the Buzzwords: Fostering Resiliency and Grit Conference


Feb 19-20 Keynote-Curacao Teacher Conference, Curacao, Caribbean
Feb 22 Keynote-At-Risk Youth Forum, Myrtle Beach SC
Feb 24 National Title 1 Conference- 3 Hour Training, Long Beach, CA


March 2nd-Title 1 Parent Engagement, Watertown, TN
March 11 Title 1 Parent Engagement, Rutherford County Schools
March 22 National School Social Workers Conference-Training,

San Diego, CA
March 25 ASCD National Conference-Training, Anaheim, CA


April 8th-Cheathum County Support Staff training
April 13-18th-Lahaina Intermediate School, Maui


May 26th-Rock Creek Elementary, Staff Training, Estil Springs TN
May 31st-Principal's Training, Full Day Lawrence County, TN


June 5th-Full Day Teacher Training, Clarkesville TN
June 7th-Keynote-Wilson County Schools
June 20-21st Keynote/workshops, Baltimore MD
June 28th TN ASCD Full Day Training, Gatlinburg, TN



July 10th-Keynote, GA CTE Conference
July13-14th-Trainings, SDE Discipline 1 Conference Las Vegas, NV
July 20th-Full Day Training, CTE Teachers, Clarkesville, 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 17th-Conference Keynote/Training,  Aberdeen, VA


October 3rd-4th Conference Keynote, LA Educational Diagnostic Association, Lafayette, LA
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



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 >>