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Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Author, and Former President of Reebok, CEO of Aveda, & Vice President of Nike
- 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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Thank you for your keynote address. It is powerful, moving and inspirational. From our perspective we wouldn’t change a thing.
If you want to live the life you've dreamed of, read "Living the Life of Your Dreams”. Marilyn had to go through many tough challenges to achieve her dream life - she can help you attain yours.
Marilyn Tam is truly a super star...... She expressed so powerfully and eloquently our mission and standards in a way that we can all understand and use to achieve our mission.
The participants said this was the best conference yet and they could really feel a different energy and excitement level. I attribute it to you who brought such great insight and a wealth of knowledge to the group.
A very important contribution to the art of living a successful, happy, fulfilled life especially in the complicated, highly competitive world of business. I left marking slips on the sides of the pages to return to them.
Your business session, "Competitive Edge—Tools for 21st Century Success" was a huge success and truly a highlight. On behalf of the nearly 2,000 attendees at the Small Business Administration’s SBA Expo, I express my gratitude.
Your contribution to the dialogue The Role of Business in the 21st Century was greatly appreciated. You were the best speaker from North America.
The conference attendees LOVED the program, the content: Fabulous, dynamic speaker. Really practical application. She was dynamic and flexible to cater to audience’s needs. She was fabulous, very inspirational & uplifting. A breath of fresh air—great content—personal plus professional value.