Meet Our Founder

Tara Powers, Founder & CEO

Tara Powers founded Powers Resource Center because she was tired of seeing leaders and teams flounder because they weren’t getting the support, training and resources they needed.

 

As a training manager, she had been on the other end of training for long enough to know what worked and what didn’t in getting leaders on board. And her success over the last two decades has taught her that she can achieve the results company executives want, while making sure the attendees have fun in the process.

 

As a 25-year talent and leadership development expert, CEO Tara Powers is an international best-selling author, award-winning leadership and Wiley DISC expert, sought-after keynote speaker, and crusader for virtual teams and virtual leadership, including her newly launched Virtual Team School. Tara’s company, Powers Resource Center, is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise with WBENC.

 

She’s worked with over 300 companies and more than 30,000 leaders building programs and launching initiatives that deliver high-touch and high-impact results for her clients.

 

For four years, PRC’s Leadership Programs have earned the prestigious Top 10 Leadership 500 award by HR.com, alongside prominent brands such as Korn Ferry, Level (3), Hilton, Honda, MIT and DDI. Tara is also a judge for the coveted Brandon Hall Excellence Awards which recognizes the best organizations globally that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, and tools that have achieved measurable outcomes. In 2020, PRC received an award from Brandon Hall for Best Results from a Leadership Program for their Leadership Boot Camp program. In 2020 and 2021, OnCon awarded PRC with a Top 25 Human Resources Vendor Award and an HR Contributor Icon Award in 2019.

 

Recently, Tara published Virtual Team for Dummies and Working from Home for Dummies with Wiley and was recognized in Colorado Business Magazine as a Women to Watch.

 

Tara speaks nationally on vital topics such as the importance of human connection and emotional intelligence in leadership, simple secrets for creating healthy organizations, and how to build cohesive and committed teams. Tara’s product/program certifications include:

 

  • Dare to Lead Certified Facilitator
  • Everything DISC Workplace Certified Facilitator
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Accredited Facilitator
  • Certified Training Manager/Director – Langevin
  • Coaching Certificate – Association for Talent Development
  • Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer
  • Senior Faculty of Corporate Training Programs – The Corporate Agent

“Tara is a forward-thinking, innovative, articulate, collaborative leader who executes! She truly understands the inner-workings of business – and is one of those rare few who truly “gets it.” To be a great thought leader, one must share without fear and understand that when you share and teach, you will get great gifts of business, friendship and deeper relationships that turn to enormous reward. Only the few top thought leaders in the world really get this — and Tara fully understands and lives this with great success – and therefore she stands among the top breed of thought leaders today. I consider her a friend and business collaborator where we are already creating powerful results together. I highly recommend Tara and I am glad to have her as a part of the strong inner circle of BPI Verified Experts.”

 

– Louis Carter, CEO of Best Practices Institute

Speaking

Book Tara Powers for your next conference or special event and you’ll get a speaker that will inspire, educate, entertain and provide practical tips that your attendees can put to work immediately. When you commit to the expense of gathering your team together, you should not waste one minute of their valuable time.

If you would like to book Tara to speak at your next conference, workshop, or live event, download Tara’s speaker sheet and contact Powers Resource Center or call 720-295-3302.

In 2018, Tara’s first book Virtual Team for Dummies was published by Wiley.

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Awards

Tara Powers and the Powers Resource Center is the recipient of numerous awards in the training and Human Resources industry. The following showcase a few most recent recognitions.

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