With 15+ years’ experience building strategic relationships with stakeholders in support of philanthropic organizations, Tamara is helping bring Dr. Jody’s message to as many people as possible.
How did you end up working with Dr. Jody?
I worked really hard to prove that I was the one who should join this amazing team and take over this brand-new position. I truly believed this was my path and when a strong will, hard work, and believing in yourself come together you can do anything!
Can you tell us a bit about your first experience on the road with Jody and Marti?
It was incredible! We met some amazing people on the Manifest tour and had so much fun. One minute I was telling Jody how I never would have believed if someone told me six months ago, I would be spending Jody’s birthday with her in Kelowna, I never would have believed it. The next minute I was watching Jody stand in her underwear as Marti lathered her in spray tan. Shit got real, real fast!
What are you most excited about right now?
There is SO much opportunity in front of our team right now. The best is yet to come!
Tell us about your background in sales. What do you love most about working in the field?
I LOVE connecting with people. I have never liked small talk, I want to dive right in and get to know you, your story, what do you have to teach me? What can I teach you? I am not afraid to ask for what I want. If I believe in something I go for it. I believe all these things have resulted in my success.
Staycation or get out of town?
Out of town!! Exploring and adventures are my fave. I have a hubby and two daughters and camping is our favourite thing to do.
What’s your advice for 18-year-old you?
Feel it all, don’t try and push your feelings aside or mask them.
Best book recommendations for the summer?
I am currently reading Awareness by Anthony De Mello & The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer. They are both so deep and so good.
You’ve read some of the manuscript of Jody’s new book (coming out in January) – what do you think so far?
It is an incredible, life-changing book. There is something in this book for everyone. I could put it down. This book will be a gift to the world.
What do you do to stay focused and connected?
I work out and meditate on a regular basis. It helps me to be presence in life, feel good, and be my best. The days I am in the office we are so busy connecting that sometimes focusing can be a bit of a problem, but I am not complaining. 😉