Marilyn Tam, Ph.D. is a 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.
Marilyn is a contributing writer to Huffington Post, and she has a weekly radio show, The Happiness Choice on FMG network, featuring experts in 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.
She is now an international selling author, and she speaks, facilitates workshops and consults with corporations, organizations and people to achieve greater success and happiness. Marilyn helps people and organization 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”. Brand Channel lists her as one of the four most prominent names in Ethical Business globally.
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 new book, “The Happiness Choice”, published by John Wiley & Sons, was the top 3 most read book by businesses according to 800 CEO Read, the leading business book supplier. The book won the Silver Medal of the Global eBook Awards 2013. The book shows how and why happiness is crucial for business productivity and success, and for your physical, emotional, spiritual and financial health.
- The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions that Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
- Lean In – Is that the Magic? The Choices and Challenges of Attaining Happiness and Success
- How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want
- Diversity: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community
- Women in the Workplace and Marketplace
- Life Balance: How to Juggle Work, Home, Personal and Spiritual Health
- Leadership Excellence, How You Can Achieve It
- The Role of Business in the 21st Century
- Global Business today, the Opportunities and Challenges
- Today’s Social and Environmental concerns and how to integrate them into a business profitably
Women, Business, Minority, Diversity, Leadership, Business, Management
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"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." - U. S. Army Aviation
“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.” - IBM World Headquarters
“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.” - Women In Technology International