Marilyn Tam

Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Author, and Former President of Reebok, CEO of Aveda, & Vice President of Nike
Marilyn Tam
  • Successful, award-winning entrepreneur who founded four companies
  • Recognized as one of the “Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in the USA” by Fempreneur magazine
  • Best-selling business author on the importance of happiness in business productivity and success
  • Motivational speaker helping people and organizations find and fulfill their life purpose

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Marilyn Tam, Ph.D. is a keynote speaker, 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 also a successful entrepreneur who has built four companies.

Inc. Magazine ranks her as one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world. Brand Channel lists her as one of the four most prominent names in Ethical Business globally. Marilyn is a contributing writer to the Huffington Post on how to live a happy, healthy, successful, 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.

Marilyn is now an international best-selling author, and she speaks, facilitates workshops, and consults with corporations, organizations, and individuals to achieve greater success and happiness. She helps people and organizations find and fulfill their life purpose, and provide them with the principles and actions steps to take them their goals. Her NPR (Net Promoter Score), the industry standard for measuring customer satisfaction, from her clients is among the highest rated of all speakers.

Marilyn 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. Marilyn is featured in many documentary movies including GLOW Project, The Compass, Tapping the Source, and FEMME for her accomplishments and inner wisdom.

Marilyn’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, has been translated into six languages, while her eBook, Living the Life of Your Dreams, was rated the eBook of the Year in the Inspirational/Visionary category.

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