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 2019


Jun 14 Keynote Speaker: TEPSA Summer Conference: Austin TX
Jun 26-28 Breakout Sessions: Music City SEL Conference: Cane Ridge, TN


Jul 8 Training: Franklin Special School District: Franklin, TN (Tentative)
Jul 9 Keynote Speaker: Wake County Equity Conference: Raleigh, NC
Jul 22 Keynote Speaker: Georgia Cyber Academy Conference: Atlanta, GA
Jul 24 Professional Development:Superintendent’s Retreat:Buffalo, NY
Jul 29 Professional Development: Wilson Central High: Lebanon, TN


Aug 1 Keynote Speaker: Burke County School District: Waynesboro, GA
Aug 2 Keynote Speaker: Atkinson County School District: Pearson, GA
Aug 2 Keynote Speaker: Clinch County School District: Homerville, GA
Aug 6 Half-Day training: Forest Hills High School: Marshville, NC
Aug 7 Keynote Speaker: Hart County School District: Munfordville, KY
Aug 8 Keynote Speaker: Geary County School District: Junction City, KS
Aug 12 Keynote Speaker: Hermann School District: Hermann, MO
Aug 13 Keynote Speaker: Vallivue School District: Caldwell, ID
Aug 14 Keynote Speaker: Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio School for the Blind
Aug 21 Keynote Speaker: Cottonwood School District: Cottonwood, ID
Aug 23 Keynote Speaker: Wake County School District: Garner, NC
Aug 26 Keynote Speaker and Training: Todd County School District: Mission, SD


Sep 9 Student Engagement: Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN
Sep 14 Keynote Speaker: ESOL Conference Dekalb County School District, GA
Sep 24 Denver Conference Keynote Speaker: Denver, CO
Sep 27 Keynote Speaker: Gasconade County School District, Owensville, MO


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 >>