Known as ‘The Connection Coach’, Tara Brown is an award-winning educator, author and international speaker whose 30-year professional journey has taken her from rural Florida to gang territory in California and to one of the largest high schools in Tennessee with over 43 countries represented. Her international engagements have included Dubai and Beirut, training both educators and students. Tara believes strongly in the power of connections and that a major key to reaching kids is the ability to build positive relationships. Whether here or abroad, Tara’s passion and humor continues to drive her work to better equip adults with the ability to connect with youth in order to unleash their true potential. She is committed to helping strengthen organizations ‘One connection at a time’. Buckle up….because you are about to get ‘Tara-Ized!’
Dr. Veronica L. Hardy is a motivational speaker, author, and educator. She is currently an Associate Professor at The University of North at Pembroke and a licensed clinical social worker. Dr. Hardy is the organizer of empowerment events including Woman to Woman: There is Power in Our Stories, a platform for women to share their spiritual journeys of resilience; 60 Seconds, a domestic violence awareness event; and Creative Strategies, a seminar series designed to highlight the leadership strengths of social workers. She believes that life is art and is committed to helping others realize their essential value, unique design, and limitless potential.