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Speaking Engagements

These are events where I’m actually speaking or have spoken.

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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Thoughts on Self-Care and Re-launching Your Life

Self-care might lead to relaunching your life!

If you are in a helping profession, (including a full-time parent) here's a Professional Quality of Life Scale (self-assessment) that will help you gauge your "Compassion Satisfaction," your "Burnout" and your "Secondary Traumatic Stress." The occupational therapists found it to be a useful tool.

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My TEDx Talk with Neale Bayly: Chance Encounters

Neale Bayly and Tamela Rich at TEDx Charlotte 2-2014

When the organizers of TEDx Charlotte gave me and my friend Neale Bayly the opportunity to talk about the role that chance encounters have played in our lives we jumped right in.

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Join me for Storytelling at BMW Riders Association Rally

Tamela and Neale on the TEDx Charlotte stage

I'm looking forward to co-hosting "Tall Tales and Tell-Alls" with my friend and fellow TEDx Charlotte presenter, Neale Bayly (pictured above). If you're a motorcyclist join us!

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Speaking at TEDx Charlotte this week. Watch online, if you can’t attend!

TEDx Charlotte logo

Who doesn't love a TED Talk? It's been called "the ultimate brain spa."

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Announcing a New Keynote Speech and Workshop: Facing Fear

Scary clown

Hundreds of people have asked me about being afraid as I travel by myself. It usually goes something like this:  "Aren't you afraid some nut job will do you in?"

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Touring West Virginia and Speaking in Hagerstown, Maryland

motorcycle approaching from right to left

Confession: I felt shortchanged this summer when the bearings went out in my motorcycle's engine and I had to rent a car to get to Billings, Montana for a week of engagements.

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Developing a Great Presentation: Lessons from Pecha Kucha

Tamela in front of the Pecha Kucha crowd

Right before Labor Day weekend I delivered my first Pecha Kucha, "Alone in the Tetons After Dark." The constraints of the Pecha Kucha format taught me a few things that could help anyone developing ANY kind of presentation. Read on!

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A Full Week of Appearances in Billings, Montana

Tamela on her motorcycle

This summer I'm headed for a week of  speaking engagements and book signings in Billings, Montana, one of my favorite cities. Here's the lineup, in case you are in the area or know someone who is.

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Charlotte’s “Luna Rising,” Here I come with “Mindful Minimalism”

My motorcycle, packed for six weeks

I'm looking forward to facilitating a thoughtful conversation about the "stuff" we think we "need" to lead meaningful lives.

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