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Marilyn Tam

5 out of 5

Best-Selling Author, Consultant, Board Certified Executive/Corporate Coach, CEO of Marilyn Tam & Co., Founder & Executive Director of Us Foundation

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Marilyn Tam Biography

Marilyn Tam, Ph.D. is a speaker, bestselling Author, Consultant, Board Certified Executive/Corporate Coach, CEO of Marilyn Tam & Co. and Founder and Executive Director of Us Foundation. She was formerly the CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, Vice President of Nike Inc. and a successful entrepreneur who has built four companies.

Inc. Magazine ranks her as one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world. She has been selected as one of the Top 10 inspirational business speakers by one of the best professional speakers’ bureaus. Brand Channel lists her as one of the four most prominent names in Ethical Business globally. Tam is a contributing writer to Thrive Global/Medium on how to live a successful, happy, healthy and dynamically balanced life.

Her life is an inspiring example of what can be achieved if one followed their dreams. She grew up as an abused and neglected child in Hong Kong. She left home as a teen to come to America alone. Following her life mission, she achieved international business and humanitarian success.

Tam now speaks, facilitates workshops and consults with corporations, organizations, and people to achieve greater success and happiness. She speaks and consults on leadership, diversity and inclusion from her personal experience as a woman of color and an immigrant, as well as research, business and nonprofit work in 120 countries. She helps people and organizations find and fulfill their life purpose and provide them with the principles and actions steps to take them to their goals. Her NPR (Net Promoter Score) from her clients, the industry standard for measuring customer satisfaction, is among the highest rated of all speakers.

Tam was recognized as one of the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in the USA by Fempreneur magazine. Jack Canfield detailed her work in his book on the strategies for success, “The Success Principles”.

Among her numerous recognition and awards is the Artemis Award from the Greek Government and Euro-American Women's Council, with her image on a Greek postage stamp. Tam is featured in many documentary movies including GLOW Project, The Compass, Tapping the Source, and FEMME for her accomplishments and inner wisdom.

Tam’s book, “The Happiness Choice”, was the top 3 most read book by businesses according to the leading business book supplier. The book won the Silver Medal of the Global eBook Awards. The book shows how and why happiness is crucial for business productivity and success, and for your physical, emotional, spiritual and financial health.

Her book, “How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want”, is in six languages. Her book, “Living the Life of Your Dreams” was eBook of the Year in the Inspirational/Visionary category.

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership Excellence, How You Can Achieve It

    To be a successful Leader in the 21st Century takes new skills and awareness. Fresh managerial tools and talents are needed to deal with today’s fast changing global business and the tighter and more visible connections between all aspects of the development, production and consumption cycle. An entrepreneurial mindset, innovation and the wisdom to take calculated risks are essential to ongoing success. In addition to standard business and finance, leaders have to consider the impact on cultural, social and environmental factors. A solid understanding of how to manage a partially remote and local workforce is crucial. Agility and entrepreneurial skills are needed. Learn from Marilyn’s international business, entrepreneurial and humanitarian experience on how to be the more effective and productive in business and life while creating collaborative and lasting relationships.

    Marilyn will discuss how to define your mission and the principles and actions steps to ensure a cohesive, productive and energized team. Strategy and outlook into how to plan and lead in today’s tumultuous and interconnected business environment will be covered. She will help you review your personal leadership style and how to enhance it to increase effective communication and maximum sustainable profitable growth and development of your organization.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community

    The demographics of the world’s population are rapidly changing. In the USA, 2020 is the year nonwhite children becomes the majority of USA children. Between 2041 • 2046 ethnic minority will comprise the majority of the USA population. In 2050, 58% of the world’s population growth will be coming from Africa. Learning how to benefit from diversity and to be a leader in a more diverse and global world is a challenge and an opportunity. The only way to prosper and grow in the 21st century is to embrace and leverage diversity. Learn how to successfully integrate diversity into your organization and network to create an inclusive, productive and thriving culture for ongoing success, employee and customer engagement and retention. Hear stories, learn principles, tools and action steps from Marilyn Tam's global business, humanitarian, and consulting experience to become a more successful global leader.

    A key focus is on helping leaders and employees understand how to adapt and grow their unique leadership styles to foster a multicultural workplace and attract and engage employees from across the cultural and diverse spectrum. Marilyn Tam is a self-made immigrant woman of color, you will learn from someone who has actually "walked the walk".

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community

    The demographics of the world’s population are rapidly changing. In the USA, 2020 is the year nonwhite children becomes the majority of USA children. Between 2041 • 2046 ethnic minority will comprise the majority of the USA population. In 2050, 58% of the world’s population growth will be coming from Africa. Learning how to benefit from diversity and to be a leader in a more diverse and global world is a challenge and an opportunity. The only way to prosper and grow in the 21st century is to embrace and leverage diversity. Learn how to successfully integrate diversity into your organization and network to create an inclusive, productive and thriving culture for ongoing success, employee and customer engagement and retention. Hear stories, learn principles, tools and action steps from Marilyn Tam's global business, humanitarian, and consulting experience to become a more successful global leader.

    A key focus is on helping leaders and employees understand how to adapt and grow their unique leadership styles to foster a multicultural workplace and attract and engage employees from across the cultural and diverse spectrum. Marilyn Tam is a self-made immigrant woman of color, you will learn from someone who has actually "walked the walk".

  • The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions that Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be*

    Happiness is a choice. Gallup research in 2013 showed that in the USA, $550 billion worth of productivity was lost due to unhappiness and poor wellbeing at work and the cost has increased every year since. People want contentment, love, and happiness derived from meaningful work. They want healthy personal relationships, a healthy mind and body, a spiritual core, and a reason for living. But with only 24 hours in a day and the competing demands of modern life, how can you achieve all of this?

    The author of The Happiness Choice, speaker Marilyn Tam shares what she learned from being an unwanted, neglected, and abused child in Hong Kong to becoming an international business success and humanitarian who is happy, healthy, and at peace with herself. In this presentation, you will learn the principles, tools, and philosophies Tam and others have used to achieve a productive, healthy, and joyful life. You’ll learn what will help power your organization, employees and yourself to greater creativity, productivity and happiness. Marilyn’s book, “The Happiness Choice”, was the top 3 most read book by businesses and won the Silver Medal of the Global eBook Awards.

  • Women in the Workplace and Marketplace

    McKinsey & Company’s survey showed that better financial returns, recruitment, retention, customer relations and business decisions are the benefits of a more gender balanced organization. In today's highly competitive and interconnected world, women are invaluable to any enterprise. Yet cultural biases and structural obstacles hinder women's progress. This is a loss for the company as much as it is for women. For a business to succeed and continue to thrive today, it needs to fully utilize all the resources available.

    Tam will share the key factors that helped her become a successful woman in business and discuss her personal experience as a corporate leader, woman, business consultant, and humanitarian. You will learn the elements needed to attain success and happiness as a woman in business, and how to support and foster the development of women in business. Included in the presentation will be how to deal with “glass walls” as well as glass ceiling.

  • How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want - Leadership and Personal Excellence: How You Can Achieve It

    What seemed to be disadvantages in Marilyn Tam's life ended up being the keys to her personal and professional success. In this engaging presentation, she will show you how to use what you've got to achieve your dreams, just like she did. As someone who has broken the glass ceiling, Tam will share the leadership skills and character traits that really work to get to the top. You will hear motivational real-life stories, learn the four success principles, and how to maintain life balance and personal peace and happiness while achieving professional success.

    Her best-selling book, “How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want is available globally in several languages.

Videos
Books
The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions That Will Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions That Will Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Living the Life of Your Dreams: The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality

Living the Life of Your Dreams: The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality

How to Use What You've Got to Get What You Want

How to Use What You've Got to Get What You Want

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marilyn Tam for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Marilyn Tam, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marilyn Tam or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Marilyn Tam?

    Booking fees for Marilyn Tam, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marilyn Tam, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Marilyn Tam?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marilyn Tam for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marilyn Tam for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marilyn Tam or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marilyn Tam or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Marilyn Tam

5 out of 5

Best-Selling Author, Consultant, Board Certified Executive/Corporate Coach, CEO of Marilyn Tam & Co., Founder & Executive Director of Us Foundation

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Marilyn Tam Biography

Marilyn Tam, Ph.D. is a speaker, bestselling Author, Consultant, Board Certified Executive/Corporate Coach, CEO of Marilyn Tam & Co. and Founder and Executive Director of Us Foundation. She was formerly the CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, Vice President of Nike Inc. and a successful entrepreneur who has built four companies.

Inc. Magazine ranks her as one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world. She has been selected as one of the Top 10 inspirational business speakers by one of the best professional speakers’ bureaus. Brand Channel lists her as one of the four most prominent names in Ethical Business globally. Tam is a contributing writer to Thrive Global/Medium on how to live a successful, happy, healthy and dynamically balanced life.

Her life is an inspiring example of what can be achieved if one followed their dreams. She grew up as an abused and neglected child in Hong Kong. She left home as a teen to come to America alone. Following her life mission, she achieved international business and humanitarian success.

Tam now speaks, facilitates workshops and consults with corporations, organizations, and people to achieve greater success and happiness. She speaks and consults on leadership, diversity and inclusion from her personal experience as a woman of color and an immigrant, as well as research, business and nonprofit work in 120 countries. She helps people and organizations find and fulfill their life purpose and provide them with the principles and actions steps to take them to their goals. Her NPR (Net Promoter Score) from her clients, the industry standard for measuring customer satisfaction, is among the highest rated of all speakers.

Tam was recognized as one of the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in the USA by Fempreneur magazine. Jack Canfield detailed her work in his book on the strategies for success, “The Success Principles”.

Among her numerous recognition and awards is the Artemis Award from the Greek Government and Euro-American Women's Council, with her image on a Greek postage stamp. Tam is featured in many documentary movies including GLOW Project, The Compass, Tapping the Source, and FEMME for her accomplishments and inner wisdom.

Tam’s book, “The Happiness Choice”, was the top 3 most read book by businesses according to the leading business book supplier. The book won the Silver Medal of the Global eBook Awards. The book shows how and why happiness is crucial for business productivity and success, and for your physical, emotional, spiritual and financial health.

Her book, “How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want”, is in six languages. Her book, “Living the Life of Your Dreams” was eBook of the Year in the Inspirational/Visionary category.

Marilyn Tam Speaking Topics

  • Leadership Excellence, How You Can Achieve It

    To be a successful Leader in the 21st Century takes new skills and awareness. Fresh managerial tools and talents are needed to deal with today’s fast changing global business and the tighter and more visible connections between all aspects of the development, production and consumption cycle. An entrepreneurial mindset, innovation and the wisdom to take calculated risks are essential to ongoing success. In addition to standard business and finance, leaders have to consider the impact on cultural, social and environmental factors. A solid understanding of how to manage a partially remote and local workforce is crucial. Agility and entrepreneurial skills are needed. Learn from Marilyn’s international business, entrepreneurial and humanitarian experience on how to be the more effective and productive in business and life while creating collaborative and lasting relationships.

    Marilyn will discuss how to define your mission and the principles and actions steps to ensure a cohesive, productive and energized team. Strategy and outlook into how to plan and lead in today’s tumultuous and interconnected business environment will be covered. She will help you review your personal leadership style and how to enhance it to increase effective communication and maximum sustainable profitable growth and development of your organization.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community

    The demographics of the world’s population are rapidly changing. In the USA, 2020 is the year nonwhite children becomes the majority of USA children. Between 2041 • 2046 ethnic minority will comprise the majority of the USA population. In 2050, 58% of the world’s population growth will be coming from Africa. Learning how to benefit from diversity and to be a leader in a more diverse and global world is a challenge and an opportunity. The only way to prosper and grow in the 21st century is to embrace and leverage diversity. Learn how to successfully integrate diversity into your organization and network to create an inclusive, productive and thriving culture for ongoing success, employee and customer engagement and retention. Hear stories, learn principles, tools and action steps from Marilyn Tam's global business, humanitarian, and consulting experience to become a more successful global leader.

    A key focus is on helping leaders and employees understand how to adapt and grow their unique leadership styles to foster a multicultural workplace and attract and engage employees from across the cultural and diverse spectrum. Marilyn Tam is a self-made immigrant woman of color, you will learn from someone who has actually "walked the walk".

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community

    The demographics of the world’s population are rapidly changing. In the USA, 2020 is the year nonwhite children becomes the majority of USA children. Between 2041 • 2046 ethnic minority will comprise the majority of the USA population. In 2050, 58% of the world’s population growth will be coming from Africa. Learning how to benefit from diversity and to be a leader in a more diverse and global world is a challenge and an opportunity. The only way to prosper and grow in the 21st century is to embrace and leverage diversity. Learn how to successfully integrate diversity into your organization and network to create an inclusive, productive and thriving culture for ongoing success, employee and customer engagement and retention. Hear stories, learn principles, tools and action steps from Marilyn Tam's global business, humanitarian, and consulting experience to become a more successful global leader.

    A key focus is on helping leaders and employees understand how to adapt and grow their unique leadership styles to foster a multicultural workplace and attract and engage employees from across the cultural and diverse spectrum. Marilyn Tam is a self-made immigrant woman of color, you will learn from someone who has actually "walked the walk".

  • The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions that Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be*

    Happiness is a choice. Gallup research in 2013 showed that in the USA, $550 billion worth of productivity was lost due to unhappiness and poor wellbeing at work and the cost has increased every year since. People want contentment, love, and happiness derived from meaningful work. They want healthy personal relationships, a healthy mind and body, a spiritual core, and a reason for living. But with only 24 hours in a day and the competing demands of modern life, how can you achieve all of this?

    The author of The Happiness Choice, speaker Marilyn Tam shares what she learned from being an unwanted, neglected, and abused child in Hong Kong to becoming an international business success and humanitarian who is happy, healthy, and at peace with herself. In this presentation, you will learn the principles, tools, and philosophies Tam and others have used to achieve a productive, healthy, and joyful life. You’ll learn what will help power your organization, employees and yourself to greater creativity, productivity and happiness. Marilyn’s book, “The Happiness Choice”, was the top 3 most read book by businesses and won the Silver Medal of the Global eBook Awards.

  • Women in the Workplace and Marketplace

    McKinsey & Company’s survey showed that better financial returns, recruitment, retention, customer relations and business decisions are the benefits of a more gender balanced organization. In today's highly competitive and interconnected world, women are invaluable to any enterprise. Yet cultural biases and structural obstacles hinder women's progress. This is a loss for the company as much as it is for women. For a business to succeed and continue to thrive today, it needs to fully utilize all the resources available.

    Tam will share the key factors that helped her become a successful woman in business and discuss her personal experience as a corporate leader, woman, business consultant, and humanitarian. You will learn the elements needed to attain success and happiness as a woman in business, and how to support and foster the development of women in business. Included in the presentation will be how to deal with “glass walls” as well as glass ceiling.

  • How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want - Leadership and Personal Excellence: How You Can Achieve It

    What seemed to be disadvantages in Marilyn Tam's life ended up being the keys to her personal and professional success. In this engaging presentation, she will show you how to use what you've got to achieve your dreams, just like she did. As someone who has broken the glass ceiling, Tam will share the leadership skills and character traits that really work to get to the top. You will hear motivational real-life stories, learn the four success principles, and how to maintain life balance and personal peace and happiness while achieving professional success.

    Her best-selling book, “How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want is available globally in several languages.

Marilyn Tam Videos

  • Why and how to empower women in business: Marilyn Tam/ Rotary ...
  • Leadership, diversity and happiness - Excerpts of Marilyn Tam's ...
  • Marilyn Tam on Finding Your Purpose

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  • How to book Marilyn Tam?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marilyn Tam for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Marilyn Tam, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marilyn Tam or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marilyn Tam?

    Booking fees for Marilyn Tam, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marilyn Tam, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Marilyn Tam?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marilyn Tam for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marilyn Tam for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marilyn Tam or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marilyn Tam or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Marilyn Tam is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Leadership Excellence, How You Can Achieve It , Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community , Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community , The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions that Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be*, Women in the Workplace and Marketplace and How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want - Leadership and Personal Excellence: How You Can Achieve It. The estimated speaking fee range to book Marilyn Tam for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Marilyn Tam generally travels from Santa Barbara, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Fran Hauser, Libby Gill, Jenn Lim and Linda Alvarado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marilyn Tam for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Marilyn Tam Speaking Topics

  • Leadership Excellence, How You Can Achieve It

    To be a successful Leader in the 21st Century takes new skills and awareness. Fresh managerial tools and talents are needed to deal with today’s fast changing global business and the tighter and more visible connections between all aspects of the development, production and consumption cycle. An entrepreneurial mindset, innovation and the wisdom to take calculated risks are essential to ongoing success. In addition to standard business and finance, leaders have to consider the impact on cultural, social and environmental factors. A solid understanding of how to manage a partially remote and local workforce is crucial. Agility and entrepreneurial skills are needed. Learn from Marilyn’s international business, entrepreneurial and humanitarian experience on how to be the more effective and productive in business and life while creating collaborative and lasting relationships.

    Marilyn will discuss how to define your mission and the principles and actions steps to ensure a cohesive, productive and energized team. Strategy and outlook into how to plan and lead in today’s tumultuous and interconnected business environment will be covered. She will help you review your personal leadership style and how to enhance it to increase effective communication and maximum sustainable profitable growth and development of your organization.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community

    The demographics of the world’s population are rapidly changing. In the USA, 2020 is the year nonwhite children becomes the majority of USA children. Between 2041 • 2046 ethnic minority will comprise the majority of the USA population. In 2050, 58% of the world’s population growth will be coming from Africa. Learning how to benefit from diversity and to be a leader in a more diverse and global world is a challenge and an opportunity. The only way to prosper and grow in the 21st century is to embrace and leverage diversity. Learn how to successfully integrate diversity into your organization and network to create an inclusive, productive and thriving culture for ongoing success, employee and customer engagement and retention. Hear stories, learn principles, tools and action steps from Marilyn Tam's global business, humanitarian, and consulting experience to become a more successful global leader.

    A key focus is on helping leaders and employees understand how to adapt and grow their unique leadership styles to foster a multicultural workplace and attract and engage employees from across the cultural and diverse spectrum. Marilyn Tam is a self-made immigrant woman of color, you will learn from someone who has actually "walked the walk".

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community

    The demographics of the world’s population are rapidly changing. In the USA, 2020 is the year nonwhite children becomes the majority of USA children. Between 2041 • 2046 ethnic minority will comprise the majority of the USA population. In 2050, 58% of the world’s population growth will be coming from Africa. Learning how to benefit from diversity and to be a leader in a more diverse and global world is a challenge and an opportunity. The only way to prosper and grow in the 21st century is to embrace and leverage diversity. Learn how to successfully integrate diversity into your organization and network to create an inclusive, productive and thriving culture for ongoing success, employee and customer engagement and retention. Hear stories, learn principles, tools and action steps from Marilyn Tam's global business, humanitarian, and consulting experience to become a more successful global leader.

    A key focus is on helping leaders and employees understand how to adapt and grow their unique leadership styles to foster a multicultural workplace and attract and engage employees from across the cultural and diverse spectrum. Marilyn Tam is a self-made immigrant woman of color, you will learn from someone who has actually "walked the walk".

  • The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions that Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be*

    Happiness is a choice. Gallup research in 2013 showed that in the USA, $550 billion worth of productivity was lost due to unhappiness and poor wellbeing at work and the cost has increased every year since. People want contentment, love, and happiness derived from meaningful work. They want healthy personal relationships, a healthy mind and body, a spiritual core, and a reason for living. But with only 24 hours in a day and the competing demands of modern life, how can you achieve all of this?

    The author of The Happiness Choice, speaker Marilyn Tam shares what she learned from being an unwanted, neglected, and abused child in Hong Kong to becoming an international business success and humanitarian who is happy, healthy, and at peace with herself. In this presentation, you will learn the principles, tools, and philosophies Tam and others have used to achieve a productive, healthy, and joyful life. You’ll learn what will help power your organization, employees and yourself to greater creativity, productivity and happiness. Marilyn’s book, “The Happiness Choice”, was the top 3 most read book by businesses and won the Silver Medal of the Global eBook Awards.

  • Women in the Workplace and Marketplace

    McKinsey & Company’s survey showed that better financial returns, recruitment, retention, customer relations and business decisions are the benefits of a more gender balanced organization. In today's highly competitive and interconnected world, women are invaluable to any enterprise. Yet cultural biases and structural obstacles hinder women's progress. This is a loss for the company as much as it is for women. For a business to succeed and continue to thrive today, it needs to fully utilize all the resources available.

    Tam will share the key factors that helped her become a successful woman in business and discuss her personal experience as a corporate leader, woman, business consultant, and humanitarian. You will learn the elements needed to attain success and happiness as a woman in business, and how to support and foster the development of women in business. Included in the presentation will be how to deal with “glass walls” as well as glass ceiling.

  • How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want - Leadership and Personal Excellence: How You Can Achieve It

    What seemed to be disadvantages in Marilyn Tam's life ended up being the keys to her personal and professional success. In this engaging presentation, she will show you how to use what you've got to achieve your dreams, just like she did. As someone who has broken the glass ceiling, Tam will share the leadership skills and character traits that really work to get to the top. You will hear motivational real-life stories, learn the four success principles, and how to maintain life balance and personal peace and happiness while achieving professional success.

    Her best-selling book, “How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want is available globally in several languages.

Marilyn Tam Speaker Videos

  • Why and how to empower women in business: Marilyn Tam/ Rotary ...
    Leadership, diversity and happiness - Excerpts of Marilyn Tam's ...
  • Marilyn Tam on Finding Your Purpose
    Marilyn Tam - Former CEO of Aveda, President of Reebok, & VP of Nike

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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