Keynote Speaker Marilyn Tam

Marilyn Tam

Global Business & Humanitarian Leader & Best Selling Author

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Marilyn Tam’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Marilyn Tam is a corporate consultant, speaker, author, board certified executive coach, and the executive director and co-founder of the Us Foundation. From child laborer to CEO, Marilyn has had an extraordinarily diverse life, from her beginnings in a traditional Chinese family in Hong Kong to her meteoric rise in the international business world to become an influential corporate leader and respected humanitarian.

Marilyn Tam’s long, distinguished background includes prominent executive roles, including CEO of Aveda, President of Reebok Apparel & Retail Group and Vice President of Nike. She is also a successful entrepreneur, having developed and built four companies., Marilyn Tam consults and speaks globally with Fortune 500 companies, governments and non-profit organizations on Leadership, Diversity, Change Management and how to integrate social and environmental concerns into businesses profitably. Marilyn helps people and organizations find and fulfill their life’s purpose, and provides them with the principles and actions steps to take them to their goals.

Why Marilyn H Tam

  • With the experience of a global business leader and the communications skills of a best selling author and global speaker, Marilyn Tam offers you the tools and perspective to excel and be happy in business and life in today’s fast changing world.
  • You want the wisdom, tools and inspiration from a self-made immigrant woman business leader, best selling author, humanitarian and global expert on leadership, diversity & gender issues, happiness and productivity.
  • “You want to maximize productivity, creativity, morale and retention by applying the leading edge research of increasing happiness and wellbeing in your organization. You are looking for inspiration and motivation of real life stories of overcoming daunting hardships to global business and humanitarian success.”

Marilyn is also  a contributing writer to the Huffington Post, and she has a weekly radio show, The Happiness Choice, featuring experts on how to live a happy, healthy, successful and dynamically balanced life.

Marilyn’s book, The Happiness Choice,  was one of the “Top three most read books by businesses” according to 800 CEO Read. Her book, How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want, is now in six languages, and  Living the Life of Your Dreams was “eBook of the Year 2011” in the Inspirational/Visionary category.

Marilyn Tam was recognized as one of the “Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in the USA” by Fempreneur Magazine and  Jack Canfield detailed her work in his book The Success Principles.  She was also included on Inc. Magazine’s comprehensive list of  outstanding business speakers and business thinkers in 2015.

More About Marilyn Tam . ..
Among Marilyn’s numerous awards and recognitions is the Artemis Award from the Greek Government and Euro-American Women’s Council, with her image on a Greek postage stamp.

Marilyn is also featured in several documentary movies including GLOW ProjectThe Compass,Tapping the Source, and FEMME for her accomplishments and inner wisdom.

Tam knows how to motivate and educate; she’s been on the other side as a business leader, choosing speakers and participating in conferences. Now as a keynote speaker she has the experience and training to present compelling, motivating and informational keynotes to businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies. Tam has presented successfully to a wide variety of audiences, including Fortune 100 corporations like IBM, Intel, and 3M, large non-profits like Christus Health, National Career Development Association (NCDA) and governmental organizations like SBA, and Dept of Healthcare Services, State of California.

Testimonials 6

  • “If you’re looking for an engaging, inspiring, and genuine keynote speaker, I cannot recommend Marilyn Tam more highly! Marilyn was our opening keynote at our annual conference in Long Beach, CA and set the tone for a conference that exceeded all expectations. Our members are career counselors across the lifespan and across the globe and require a balance between inspiration and information and Marilyn delivered both beautifully. Our Twitter feed for the conference lit up during and well after her presentation! On a practical note, she was incredibly easy to work with! We try not to repeat presenters too often, but I already had attendees ask me when we’d have her back. The sooner the better!”

    Lisa Severy

    PhD President, National Career Development Association

  • “You were just fantastic – great story and presentation. Such a perfect close to our SEER Symposium. I would not change a thing – the authentic real you is about as good as it gets. Keep doing what you do – we are all better for it. Thank you so much!”

    Michael Crooke

    , PhD, Lead Faculty of the SEER

  • “Thank you for sending along a copy of your keynote address.  It is powerful, moving and inspirational.  From our perspective we wouldn’t change a thing. “

    Trish A. Douglas, Accenture

    Global Human Capital Team

  • “I have heard from many of the participants who have 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.  I can’t thank you enough.”

    Jackie O'Sullivan

    Workforce Diversity Program Manager, IBM World Headquarters, Armonk, NY

  • “Marilyn Tam is truly a super star…… Her presentation and her principles are what we believe in and how we need to operate and live to succeed. She expressed so powerfully and eloquently our mission and standards in a way that we can all understand and use to achieve our mission. Her experiences are indicative of her commitment to promoting and enhancing cross-cultural awareness and diversity throughout the world. Her achievements reflect great credit upon her, global leaders, and the United States of America…… My wife and I are going to have our children read her book to further inspire them to attain their dreams.”

    James Rogers

    Commanding General, U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command,

  • Our event was a huge success!   Marilyn’s keynote address really got our participants to think about overcoming adversity and building confidence which aligned perfectly to our meeting intent. Thank you for your work and we will definitely keep BigSpeak  in mind for any future needs.

    Fortune 500 client

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