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.


Tara is an award-winning leadership expert, author, sought after national speaker, experienced talent development consultant and crusader against boring, ineffective employee engagement initiatives and leadership training. Her success in working with over 300 organizations and thousands of leaders has taught her the importance of creating a culture of connection. Tara’s international experience includes working with marketing agencies, service organizations, startups, retail and financial organizations, call centers, and more.


Tara is a 25-year talent development expert with a Masters in Organizational Leadership, a coaching certificate from ATD and a Certified Training Manager. Tara’s product/program certifications include:


  • Dare to Lead Certified Facilitator
  • Everything DISC Workplace Certified Facilitator
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Accredited Facilitator
  • MBTI Certified 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


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.

Check out Tara’s

Virtual Teams for Dummies



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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