"My life is a PIE and so is yours. You make choices every day based on your values and priorities. You aim to be happy, to live in joy, to be deliciously satisfied in the work that you do and the life you lead. Let’s talk about your PIE and how you slice it."
About Tara Foster
Helping other professionals discover the natural gifts and talents that make them powerful, the ways they can use that strength to move barriers, and how they can achieve a life of success as they define it is my mission.
If you are single and starting your career, a spouse with a career, a young parent with a corporate job, or a working parent of school-aged children, I can identify! Male or female, perhaps the demands are different but the goals remain the same. The goal of my practice is to help you define what success looks like, identifying and eliminating roadblocks, and the creating a practical path to achieve your goals.
We all want the most out of our lives. We know what it means to work hard for success, to achieve it, and then to wonder if "this" is what it will be like for the next 20, 30, 40 years. Perhaps you feel disconnected from goals you once thought so clear, feel stuck in your job, blocked from the top floor, not even sure you even wanted to get there anymore.
After twenty years of working hard to climb the ladder, I realized that the intersection of what I liked doing and what I was good at doing looked different than the work I did very day. I wanted more: more meaning, more impact, and more fulfillment more of the time.
Life can be like a pie, carefully made with the finest ingredients, baked to perfection, and sliced by the choices we make. Sometimes we get caught trying to put 9" deep-dish filling in an 8" shallow shell and we wonder why it doesn’t look appetizing anymore. Impossible. Overflowing. Messy.
Shifting away from a successful career in corporate America has allowed me to live out the conversation that exists somewhere between Leaning In and Not Having it All. Applying past experience, successes gained and lessons learned, I provide guidance as others work to find what will fulfill them in work and life, helping leaders use their innate talents and gifts to move barriers and achieve their next levels of success.
The Official Bio
Tara is a veteran of the corporate and consulting world, having spent the majority of her time working in or consulting with financial services organizations. Tara was able to take on multiple roles while working for one of the largest commercial and retail financial institutions. In addition to her roles in database marketing and change management, she also spent time as an internal process consultant to corporate real estate executives, and as the compliance officer for the operational risk executive and team, where relationships were the key to accomplishing objectives. Key strengths in all of her roles included the ability to design and implement operational models and to craft strategies to resolve immediate and longer-term business problems.
Tara also led several teams throughout her career, taking pride in developing team members, designing optimum team environments, and creating efficiencies that would allow greater work/life balance. A career rich in many different experiences including the management of a multi-million dollar project portfolio, Tara always found her greatest satisfaction in creating a better working environment for those around her whether on a personal level or by developing a better way to do the business at hand.
She left corporate America to pursue her passion of helping others discover what makes them great and to use that knowledge to push past barriers toward increasing success and satisfaction. Tara is the mother of three energetic, delightful, and frighteningly smart kids and the wife of one amazing husband. She feels blessed to call them her family and make Charlotte, NC her home.
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