Professional Development

Kids go to school each day yearning for recognition or validation from a caring adult. Even the simplest connection – a smile, a hello or a kind word of encouragement – can have a profound impact on that child’s day. These crucial connections are a cornerstone of Tara’s trainings and workshops. 

While still in the classroom, Tara endured far too many painful professional development days. Those experiences solidified her commitment to create powerful, engaging, inspiring, relevant trainings for educators of all levels. 

Tara’s passion is palpable … her humor infectious … and she has proven her ability to inspire audiences around the world to reach their students through the sheer strength of deeper connections.

What they're saying about Tara: 


"Every teacher, administrator, student or parent should come across Tara Brown at least once. The energy she is capable of delivering is only shadowed by that which she is able to draw from her audience. It is a pleasure to watch teachers interacting with her. It is like medicine that is working. I would not only recommend Tara Brown. I would personally guarantee it."
—Namir Hanna
President/CEO Rearden Educational
Beirut, Lebanon

"This has been an amazing day. Your training helped me think back on the past 5 years of teaching and remember fondly my classes and the importance of the relationships we built. I was feeling pretty burnt out, but today was a gift. I actually wish I had students to go back to sooner than August-Thank you!"
Summer workshop, Tampa, Fl. 

Professional Development Programs

Content can combined, altered and reconfigured to meet the specific needs of your staff or district in order to deliver a dynamic Half or Full Day Training. 

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Helping the Under-Resourced Student Succeed

In today’s challenging economy, more and more students are becoming Under-Resourced. The school can and should be a major stabilizing force in the lives of kids in poverty. This Research based workshop provides the latest information on identifying and serving these students. More...

BRAIN RULES: Plug In-Turn On Applying the Newest Brain Research in the Classroom

In the past ten years, researchers have discovered more information about the brain than in all previous years combined. The advances in our understanding of how the brain works and factors that impact learning have been staggering. More...

Increasing Classroom Performance through Stronger Connections

Connecting and building relationships within a school and the classroom is vital if true potential is to be realized. This research packed workshop will help educators truly understand how to unleash the power of positive relationships and the impact it will have on academic performance and behavior. More...

You are the CEO of your Classroom

Educators are Leaders...or they better be. Many teachers unfortunately are unprepared for taking on that leadership role and becoming the CEO as they step into their classroom. More...

It's a MARATHON…not a SPRINT Balancing Your Personal and Professional Life

With a 20-year extensive holistic background as a Massage Therapist, nationally certified personal trainer and educator, Tara has experienced the fatigue, stress, and frustration from both sides of the equation. More...


  • Teacher coaching: On-site or Skype sessions
  • Consulting
  • Class video breakdown, assessment and feedback
  • TRENCH TIME WITH TARA Video Series: Give your educators the gift of a weekly Emotional Coaching session with Tara: Every Monday, throughout the school year, your staff will get a 60-90 second video of Tara, delivered to their in-box. Tara's messages are Motivational, Inspirational, Instructional, Humorous, Informative and Uplifting.  -- a great way to start each week!  35 videos in the series -- one for each week of the school year.  
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“…the most important element in motivating students to want to achieve at high standards is the quality of the relationship with their teachers.”  Tony Wagner, Robert Kegan, 2006