Tara Marcus is an undeniable expert in designing and leading corporate retreats. She has a knack for listening and knowing exactly what is needed to help bring a leader's vision to life. Blessed with the rare ability to be both strategic and tactical, Tara finds great joy in seeing a future and helping to 'make it happen'. She spent the formative part of her professional career bringing GE's ideas to life creating a highly acclaimed innovative strategic sharing day for GE Capital Mortgage Services (the forest) and leading countless Work-Out process improvement sessions (the trees). During that part of her career, Tara earned GE's prestigious Presidential and Summit Club awards in recognition of her contributions.
As Vice President at Knutson Mortgage Corporation, Tara built inside sales center with annual production of $820 million, serving 500 nationally based Wholesale and Private Label accounts. She also advised the President regarding corporate vision, organizational structure and strategic planning efforts. She successfully led transition team activities for business acquisitions involving systems integration, personnel management and maintenance of marketplace continuity.
Yes, she is a strategic thinker and a savvy business woman, yet it is her communication skills that have garnered her accolades. Tara is a stand-out keynote speaker, expertly weaving stories and audience interactivity into her talks.
It's sort a well-kept secret that Tara is an award-winning instructional designer. Upon request, Tara creates custom-built leadership curriculums that stand-out from off-the-shelf varieties both in impact and in the overall experience.
Co-founder of DillonMarcus Executive Retreats, Tara's breadth and depth is impressive. She spent a number of years as an Adjunct Professor teaching Business Communications in Rutger's MBA program. She has also led the iconic Dale Carnegie® course along with Achieve Global's signature Customer Service Course. Tara holds a Master’s degree in Training and Organizational Development from St. Joseph’s University and received her undergraduate degree in Communication from Douglass College. She is past president of the 6th largest ASTD chapter, is a certified Myers-Briggs Typological Instructor and volunteers her time as a DECA judge for high school students. Tara’s book, "It’s O.K. to Play, 30 Days to a Ridiculously Wonderful Life" is available on Amazon.com or www.30DaysofPlay.com.
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A Mom of three boys, Tara spends her free time perfecting her 'downward dog', going to the movies with her Mom and searching the country for new ziplines to try.