Tara  Renze

Tara Renze

Author, Keynote Speaker, Emotional Intelligence & Positive Intelligence Practitioner, Podcaster and Thought-Leader

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Be Who You Came To Be
10 Secrets To Level Up Your Leadership
Get Mentally Fit Positive Intelligence And The Leader You Came To Be
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Customized Interactive Workshop For Direct Sales Client

Tara Renze

Author, Keynote Speaker, Emotional Intelligence & Positive Intelligence Practitioner, Podcaster and Thought-Leader

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Virtual Fee Range:
$5,001 - $7,500
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Why Book

  • Tara is an emotional intelligence practitioner, accomplished author and keynote speaker, fueled by an unwavering mission to empower individuals to embrace their authenticity and “be who they came to be.”
  • Her inspiring journey was sparked over 16 years ago by a letter her 87-year-old grandmother wrote to her infant son, containing a profound message that simply said, “be who you came to be.”
  • In those six words, Tara found the courage to embrace her own authenticity and create, own and live the life she desired.


Tara Renze is an author, keynote speaker, emotional intelligence & 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. 

Early Beginnings and Corporate Success:

Tara Renze’s journey to empowerment and inspiration began in the competitive arena of corporate America. At, her exceptional leadership and sales acumen were quickly recognized, earning her the coveted “Sales Leader of the Year” accolade. Tara’s impact expanded as she took the helm of the national new hire sales training program and served as a national sales manager consultant, shaping the future of sales leadership with her innovative approaches and insights.

Transition to Social Selling and Entrepreneurship:

Building on her corporate success, Tara ventured into the world of social selling with Stella & Dot. Here, she founded a nationwide, multi-million-dollar business, blending her corporate expertise with entrepreneurial spirit. This phase of her career not only showcased her business acumen but also her ability to connect with and inspire a new generation of women entrepreneurs.

Current Role as a Beacon of Authenticity and Empowerment:

Today, Tara Renze is a beacon for those seeking to “be who they came to be.” Her grandmother’s transformative note to her son in 2007 became the cornerstone of Tara’s mission. As an author, keynote speaker, and emotional intelligence practitioner, Tara has dedicated her life to empowering others. Her work is supported by her impressive educational background, with a degree from the University of Kansas and leadership studies at the Wharton School and Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Tara’s influence extends through her books, such as “Be Who You Came To Be” and the collaborative children’s book “Be Who You Came To Bee,” along with her eagerly awaited “Perfectly Flawed.” Her “Be Who You Came To Be” merchandise line further embodies the spirit of her empowering message.

Trusted by Leading Brands:

Tara’s credibility is underscored by her collaborations with renowned brands such as Aflac, T-Mobile, Amazon, American Century Investments, Baxter, the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), Farmasi, and many more. These partnerships reflect the trust and value placed in her expertise and the universal appeal of her empowering message.

Personal Life and Advocacy:

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 enjoys traveling, cooking, fitness, live music, all things sports and dancing in the kitchen.

Beyond her professional achievements, Tara is a passionate advocate for breast cancer awareness, inspired by the battles faced by her loved ones.

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Be Who You Came To Be - Create, Own & Live the Life you Deserve & Desire

In this high-energy, packed with takeaways presentation, you will learn to tap into your emotional and positive intelligence to:

  • Redefine Happiness
  • Extinguish Burnout
  • Embrace Change
  • Eliminate Comparison
  • Self-Assess to Self-Actualize
  • Lean into Fear to Take Risks
  • Achieve Higher Goals
  • Never Play Small Again
  • Elevate Your Success

Finding our purpose, balancing career and home and living a truly fulfilled life are three priorities for professionals. In response to these situations, we ask ourselves many questions, including: 

  • How do I make an impact? 
  • How do I find my purpose?  
  • How do I create sustainable happiness? 
  • How can I be successful at work and at home? 
  • How can I eliminate comparisons and embrace my authenticity?
  • How do I become the best version of myself? 
  • How do I move through fear, take calculated risks and go all in on my life and career? 

Be Who You Came to Be is a thought-provoking, inspiring, genuine and fresh approach that answers these questions and helps professionals unlock and unleash their purposes in life.  

Tara takes a new and refreshing approach to help her audience find purpose and be who they came to be. Through personal experience, stories and research she walks her audience through a three-step process to “be who they came to be”. She combines her 20 years of success in corporate and direct sales along with her role as a wife and mother so she can offer her audience an experience and a message that are sincere, motivating, relatable and game changing.

Create It

  • Understand fulfillment vs. happiness; why fulfillment is a better gauge and driver of success and purpose  
  • Discover how emotional intelligence plays a role in how you “show-up” at work and in the home.  
  • Give yourself permission to change and evolve   

Own It  

  • Eliminate unrealistic expectations created through comparisons  
  • Extinguish self-limiting beliefs and internal narratives that are holding you back  
  • Determine what fuels your purpose, and remove feelings of guilt, envy and inadequacy  

Live It

  • Understand how to self-assess to see your full-potential and go all in on you  
  • Gain clarity about your strengths and opportunities to create a personal development bucket list  
  • Learn how to embrace fear, deconstruct it and take risks to be who you came to be 
Be Who You Came to Be - The Emotional Intelligence secrets to… Embrace Your Authenticity, Take Ownership Of Your Vision, & Embrace A Life Of Success And Fulfillment
Be Who You Came To Be - The secrets to...Create, own and live a life that you deserve and desire in direct selling.

Gain secrets to create, own and live a life that you deserve and desire in direct selling. Master the ability to self-assess, achieve self-fulfillment, and reach maximum potential.

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship and direct sales, individuals encounter challenges that demand more than vision, strategy, and dedication to succeed. 

It is crucial for entrepreneurs to forge meaningful connections and provide exceptional value to their teams, customers, and partners, thereby gaining a distinct competitive edge in the marketplace.

Drawing from a fusion of emotional intelligence breakthroughs, life experiences, and the unique landscape of direct sales, Tara empowers you to embrace risks, make bold decisions, and tap into your authentic self to create desired success. 

Tara’s “Be Who You Came to Be” keynote will:  

  • Unlock your understanding of emotional intelligence and inspire you to break through limiting beliefs, assumptions, and fears which prevent you from achieving your desired results.
  • Share how to master the ability to self-assess, achieve self-fulfillment, and reach maximum potential.​
  • Equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to access your full potential and make a positive impact in your business and life.
  • Challenge participants to take risks, embrace change, and find creative solutions for the challenges you face.
  • Encourage entrepreneurs to be themselves and own your unique gifts, talents, experiences, and ideas in order to stand out and create a successful business that reflects who you are.

Need a customized training?

Tara recognizes that no two direct sales companies are the same, and cookie-cutter training programs simply won’t deliver the desired outcomes. That’s why she collaborates closely with your team to gain a comprehensive understanding of your company’s goals, values, and unique challenges. 

Tara has created custom training for direct sales organizations on a wide range of essential topics, including effective prospecting, persuasive communication, objection handling, relationship-building strategies, closing techniques, selling on social media and customer retention strategies. 

Be Who You Came To Be: “Get Mentally Fit” : The emotional intelligence secrets to create, own and live a life that you deserve and desire in direct selling.

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship and direct sales, individuals encounter challenges that demand more than vision, strategy, and dedication to succeed. Increasing your mental and emotional fitness leads to less stress and more satisfaction. “Mental Fitness” is defined as your ability to understand that you are not your thoughts and that you can elevate your self-awareness to achieve a consistent and positive frame of mind. Learning how to “get mentally fit” by tapping into your emotional intelligence is key to unlocking higher levels of success and genuine happiness.

Key Deliverables:

  • Learn simple emotional intelligence mindset shifts that lessen burnout and eliminate self-sabotage.
  • Master the ability to self-assess so you can self-actualize and climb the compensation plan.
  • Optimize your self-regard and own your authenticity.
  • Elevate your self-awareness to attract new customers and recruits.
  • Gain confidence to be independent and self-led.
  • Squash your self-sabotaging beliefs, lean into fear and take your business to the next level. 
Be The Sales Leader You Came To Be - The Emotional Intelligence secrets to…Embrace Your Authenticity, Ignite Your Potential & Unlock Your Selling Power!

Build high-performance sales teams, unlock their selling potential, and create lasting relationships that build a culture of success.

Now more than ever, to create successful sales teams, leaders must have the ability to tap into their authentic potential, build relationships based on trust, and engage with customers on a deeper, emotional level.  


Th​​rough a fusion of emotional intelligence breakthroughs and practical life experiences, Tara Renze shares the secrets to understanding how emotional intelligence can transform your selling potential and create extraordinary results.

During her keynote, Tara shares the secrets that sales leaders use to unlock their authentic potential and take their teams to the next level by: 

  • Utilizing emotional intelligence to create deep and lasting relationships
  • Sharing how to master the ability to self-assess, achieve self-fulfillment, and reach maximum potential.
  • Applying techniques to navigate the sales process with poise and confidence
  • Leveraging emotional intelligence breakthroughs to keep teams motivated and on track
  • Building high-performing sales teams through collaboration and trust

Create It: Design Your Dream Career

Sales leaders have the power to create a foundation that will help them reach success while still remaining true to themselves.

Own It  Take Charge of Your Vision

When sales leaders take ownership of their vision, they understand the importance of building strong relationships with customers and clients.

Live It: Live with Integrity and Lead by Example

Sales leaders can create positive cultures where everyone feels empowered to reach success.

Be Who You Came To Be: Unlocking Emotional Intelligence for Resilience in Healthcare

The emotional intelligence secrets to “be who you came to be” in healthcare. This talk is designed to inspire healthcare professionals to embrace their calling, harnessing their passion and tenacity to create, own, and live the life they deserve and desire.

Healthcare professionals will discover how to tap into their emotional intelligence, using it as a powerful tool to strengthen their resilience, foster personal growth and achieve exceptional success in their chosen field.

This session is designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities in healthcare, guiding you to:

  • Redefine Fulfillment: Understand the unique blend of purpose and satisfaction in healthcare, transcending traditional definitions of happiness.
  • Combat Professional Burnout/Strengthen Resilience: Learn strategies to reignite your passion for healthcare and maintain resilience in a high-stress environment.
  • Navigate Change with Confidence: Embrace the constant evolution in healthcare with agility and optimism.
  • Foster Authenticity: Break free from the cycle of comparison and embrace your unique contributions to the healthcare field.
  • From Self-Assessment to Self-Actualization: Employ reflective practices to unlock your full potential in both clinical and non-clinical roles.
  • Embrace Risk with Courage: Cultivate the bravery to innovate and lead in healthcare, transforming challenges into opportunities.
  • Set and Surpass Professional Milestones: Elevate your career goals with a clear vision and actionable steps.
  • Maximize Your Impact: Learn to leverage your skills and knowledge for greater influence and effectiveness in your role.
  • Elevate Your Professional Journey: Achieve a harmonious balance between career aspirations and personal well-being for sustained success.

Healthcare professionals constantly grapple with the balance of personal development and professional demands. This keynote addresses critical questions such as:

  • How can I make a lasting impact in healthcare?
  • What drives my passion for healthcare, and how can I sustain it?
  • How can I achieve a fulfilling career and a balanced personal life in such a demanding industry?
  • How can I cultivate a mindset of growth and innovation in healthcare?
  • How do I navigate the complexities of healthcare with authenticity and confidence?
  • How do I stay resilient and continue to show-up as the best version of me when on the verge of burnout.

“Be Who You Came to Be” offers a transformative, heartfelt, and practical approach to personal growth within the healthcare industry. Tara, leveraging her extensive experience in leadership and personal development, combined with insights from healthcare professionals, presents a three-step journey to self-discovery and empowerment. This keynote is not just a presentation; it’s a catalyst for profound personal and professional transformation for those dedicated to the noble field of healthcare.

Create It

  • Understand the deeper meaning of fulfillment in healthcare and why it’s crucial for lasting impact.
  • Discover the role of emotional intelligence in patient care, team dynamics, and personal well-being.
  • Embrace evolution in your professional identity and practice within the healthcare landscape.
  • Release unrealistic ideals of being “happy” all the time to focusing on how fulfilling the work is.
  • Embrace fulfillment as the key to resilience in a demanding work environment.

Own It

  • Overcome the trap of comparing your journey to others and focus on your unique path in healthcare.
  • Shed limiting beliefs that hinder your growth and embrace a mindset of abundance and possibility.
  • Identify and nurture your core motivations in healthcare, eliminating guilt and self-doubt.

Live It

  • Employ self-assessment tools to realize your full potential and commit to your professional and personal growth.
  • Develop a personal roadmap highlighting your strengths and areas for development, tailored to healthcare challenges.
  • Learn to navigate fear and uncertainty in healthcare, turning them into stepping stones for innovation and leadership.
  • Set sights to achieve some big personal goals that will continue to fuel your success at work.
10 Secrets To Level-Up Your Leadership: Elevate Your Leadership, Increase Positive Intelligence, Strengthen Team Culture, Boost Revenue

Authentic leadership is the key to driving results, making a measurable impact and creating camaraderie. Authentic leaders are self-actualized individuals who are aware of their strengths, their limitations, and their emotions. 

They also display their real selves to their followers. Communities rally around authentic leaders who are confident in their vision and purpose. But how do leaders empower their teams to grow, change and evolve within an organization?  

After spending 2 decades in corporate leadership and leadership in the direct sales industry, Tara Renze developed this workshop to share 10 game-changing leadership secrets she learned along the way. 

This dynamic keynote or workshop is zero fluff, all facts. The 10 Leadership Secrets are enhanced with stories and solutions to take your leaders and their teams to the next level. This workshop includes 3 breakout sessions to give the audience time for self-discovery, collaboration and to develop specific actions to deploy after the conference.  


  • Elevate Your Leadership
  • Increase Positive Intelligence
  • Strengthen Team Culture
  • Boost Revenue
  • Extinguish Burnout

Tara Renze Reviews

“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 Get Mentally Fit 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.”

— Attendee, Ventura Foods

“Tara was fabulous. Thank you for reminding us to live our own authentic lives.”

— Founder, Smart Meetings

“I was really impressed with Tara Renze in her talk and found her to be authentic and inspirational. I am excited to read Tara’s book after her presentation and “Be who I have come to be”.

— Head of Events, Intuit Canada

“Tara is a strong and endearing speaker. Her message and information was on point for the audience!”

— President, ADI Meetings & Events

“I’ve followed Tara for over a decade and have always been inspired by her authenticity and message. I was so excited to see Aflac partnered with Tara for our Advancing Women in Leadership program. As always, Tara did not disappoint!”

— Territory Recruiting Consultant AFLAC


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