Tamara is a social entrepreneur, best-selling author of six business books for entrepreneurs, media contributor, educator, speaker, award-winning inventor, and leading voice for entrepreneurs. Tamara's online programs help rocket entrepreneurs to success! She is a former Clinton White House Advisor and U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff for Adult Education. Tamara has a doctorate degree in Education from the University of San Francisco and is a Professor at the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Tamara has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including; the Wall Street Journal (front page), New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New Yorker, TIME, PEOPLE, US NEWS & WORLD REPORT and OPRAH Magazines. She has appeared on NBC’s Nightly News, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The View, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN News LIVE, CNNfn and CNNMoney.
Tamara has written six business books for entrepreneurs: The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing was published by McGraw-Hill in 2005. The second edition launched in bookstores worldwide on April 2014 and hit #1 on Amazon in six business categories. In May 2013, Tamara launched a new product evaluation system (book, workbook & online video tutorials) called How Hot is Your Product? Find Out if Your Product Idea Will Make or Cost You Money! Your Million Dollar Dream: Regain Control & Be Your Own Boss hit #1 in Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Home-Based Businesses on Amazon. (McGraw-Hill, 2010) The One Page Business Plan for Women in Business co-authored with Jim Horan launched January 2010. Secrets of Millionaire Moms: Learn How They Turned Great Ideas into Booming Businesses – and How You Can Too! hit bookstores globally May 2007. (McGraw-Hill)
Working Mother magazine’s “Hero of the Month” and Forbes 100 Top Websites for Women.
She served in the Clinton Administration as Senior Communications Associate for the President's Initiative on Race at the White House, Education Director for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, and Chief of Staff for the Office of Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.
Tamara is a frequent speaker on Entrepreneurship, Starting a Business, Marketing & Social Media, Product Development, Innovation & Creativity, and Women & Leadership. She holds a Doctoral Degree (Ed.D.) in International & Multicultural Education with a specialization in Women in Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
Tamara is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals!