Tara’s background is in nursing, so it’s no surprise that her approach to coaching is a nurturing one. Her life experience makes her the perfect candidate to assist individuals with overcoming obstacles, finding clarity, and optimizing personal growth.
— Sara Boykan, MC, LPC

I am on a mission to help 1,000 thought leaders reach a million people by 2020.


about tara

From start-up Founders to Inc 5000 CEOs, Tara Bradford serves her clients as a trusted confidante and advisor.

She started her career as a Registered Nurse caring for people who were in critical condition after devastating accidents. During her time caring for these patients and their families she heard a lot of people's regrets. The most common regret was, "I wish I had spent more time with the people I care about the most." These stories of regret came from the ambitious attorney who was trying to make partner in the law firm, the ivy league graduate student studying to get her MBA while working a full-time career, and the breadwinning parent in a single income home, to name a few.

As a dedicated advocate and tireless problem solver, she realized she was helping people solve the "quantity of life" equation, but wondered if she was really improving the "quality of life" for her patients. Her heart pulled her to find a way to meet these people when they were thriving so she could teach them how to live more meaningful lives. After all, it wasn't exactly "lack of time" that was causing this regret, it was the question: "Does this person know how much I care about them and will I ever have the opportunity to make sure they know how I feel?"

She bridged that gap between quantity and quality of life when she discovered coaching.

In her first year as a Leadership Coach, she was featured in the media every 2 weeks for 12 months. She then went on to get certified in Reputation Risk Management so she could help the public figures she works with design their reputations around their message.

Today, Tara works as a Publicity Strategist, Reputation Designer, Coach, Mentor, Corporate Trainer, and International Keynote Speaker to help individuals gain clarity on their goals and objectives, communicate confidently about themselves and their businesses, feel more understood in their professional relationships, and reach a larger audience with their message.

In her spare time she sits on the Executive Board of a division of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association that promotes best practices in stroke care across the greater New York metro area.

She also supports the following charities:

Tara has a huge heart! I feel so fortunate to know her and see her continue to create such amazing “success ripples” in her life and so many other people’s lives around her.
— Chris Winfield, Editor-at-Large ThriveGlobal


  • Certified in Reputation Risk Management (PRSA)

  • Certified Success Coach

  • Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Certification

  • TIME Techniques Certification

  • Certified in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

  • Certified High Performance Coach

  • Advanced Trauma Care Nursing Certification

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Arizona

A leader in the rise of the super positive millenial movement.
— Glamour Magazine