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Tamela M. Rich

From Charlotte, NC, Tamela writes books, articles, speeches and presentations for business professionals.

From “the road” she writes about the people, places and experiences she discovers and the life lessons she learns from them. Invite her to share some of her lessons from the road at your next event!

The Process of Turning a Concept into a Book Cover

Rich Barrett who illustrated the cover of Tamela Rich's new book "Hit the Road"

Four Octobers ago, in the mountains of West Virginia, my friend Jill took this photo of me. It remains one of my favorite shots—as a photo, and as a memento of a gorgeous day with a dear friend. When I wrote my new book, Hit The Road: A Woman’s Guide …

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My Grandmother could have used the Hashtag MeToo in 1934

family photos and letters

Social media platforms are blowing up with the campaign #MeToo that protests the culture of silence around sexual assault. While the hashtag is used mostly by women, others are coming forward with their stories of abuse too. If my beloved mamaw were alive today, I’m not sure she would join the …

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The “Ambition Dress” and Extending My Middle Age

Tam with Shepherd Center Seniors

Yes, that's me with a group of seniors in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of the Shepherd Center Author Series. 

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Congrats to Adam Holden-Bache on his Award-Winning Book

Adam Holden-Bache's award-winning book, "How to Win at B2B Email Marketing"

How to Win at B2B Email Marketing: A Guide to Achieving Success is a pioneering work in the field of email marketing.

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Finding Courage to Relaunch Your Life

The "Courage" card that Jeri made for my birthday

My dear friend Jeri and I learned how to be grownups together.

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Connecting Deep: Life Lessons from Dolphins

Life lessons from dolphins

Matt and I spent the week of Christmas in Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The weather obliged, offering mostly-sunny skies and weather in the high 70's.

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Join me Live. I’ll Answer Your Questions about FEAR

My survey findings explore FIVE fears in THREE areas of life

I surveyed over 200 people about their fears at home, work and play. I'll use the results in my forthcoming book on fear.

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Self-Help Techniques for Fear and Anxiety

Tamela on Good Day Charlotte talking about fear and anxiety

This week I joined Good Day Charlotte to talk about fear. Just in time for Halloween!

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Today is Face Your Fears Day: Why are we Afraid of Clowns?

Heath Ledger's portrayal of the insane Joker may have led to escalating fear of clowns

"Aren't you afraid?" 

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Leaf Peeping and Waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway

This year's wet weather may have postponed your annual trip to the North Carolina Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway to take in the fall foliage. Good news, you haven't missed a thing. The dazzling colors will continue to descend from high elevations to low through the beginning of November.

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