ABOUT TARA

“You cannot not communicate – you are always communicating something, either to yourself or the people around you. You may as well make the communication useful, helpful, and life giving.” Tara Connell

 

Tara believes that the messages we send ourselves and others play a major role in determining the extent to which we experience stress, unhappy and unfulfilling relationships, and workplace burn-out.

 

Tara is passionately committed to guiding people in business or the marketplace to live stress-free lives full of well-being, focus, and effectiveness.

 

So you can live the life you were designed to live – and can choose to live. 

 

Tara believes this starts with your ability to be Mindful; to be absolutely calm, peaceful, and present in any situation and operate with mental clarity and concentration.

 

Then it’s a matter of the beliefs, self-awareness and skills you operate with in the world around you. How you relate with confidence in any situation to avoid misunderstandings, defensiveness and confusion.

 

Tara has spent nearly 30 years as an adult educator and trainer, designing and delivering training solutions to a wide range of clients large and small including the finance sector, hotels, airlines, the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, and government.

 

Working in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East in the areas of leadership, management, team development and frontline service, Tara has had first-hand experience observing how pressure, stress and poor relationship skills can impact people’s lives dramatically.

 

Developing a personal Mindfulness Practice was a game changer in Tara’s life and career. And being accredited as a Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation Teacher by the world-renowned Gawler Foundation in Australia  signposted a shift of direction to focus on her real passion….. teaching busy and stressed people how to be personally effective and cope in a pressure-filled, constantly changing world.

 

Click here for more info on our Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation Courses & Mindful Relationships Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"As a trainer and educator of adults in commerce over the last 30 years, I recognise that all the skills-training and people development in the world don’t count for much if people feel pressured, stressed or overwhelmed.  The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.  

Mindfulness is the key to nurturing and nourishing it"

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Tara you are down to earth, real, and approachable.  Your style of delivery as you considered responses to questions is fantastic - taking difficult or obscure questions and turning them into something meaningful is a really great skill you have"  

Susan Kitson - Yoga Teacher 

"Tara you are a wonderful communicator.  For someone like me who by the end of the day tends to be tired due to chemo etc and whose mind tends to wander when tired, you kept me alert and interested throughout - I thoroughly enjoyed your clear and enthusiastic style of presentation"

Janet - Wife, Mother of three teens, Cancer fighter

"I really, really enjoyed the MBSM Course and your delivery of it - so many thanks for such a wonderful, practical and inspirationnal course - you  delivered a real gift in such a beautiful way"

Cam McLeay - Private Guide and Explorer

 

 

"Inclusive, bought eveything back to the topics covered, and kept making connections - great!"

Allison Williams - Teacher

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Graduate Diploma in Education and Training

Victoria University  Melbourne,  Australia

 

Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Instructor

Otto Kroeger Associates/Australian Council of Educational Research

 

Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

International Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainers' Association (INLPTA)

 

Winter Mindfulness Course
 
 

A practical and effective introduction

to developing a mindful approach

to your everyday life

Mindfulness Course
for Men
 

 Our signature 8 week Mindfulness Course -     attend in the company of other men

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Corporate Programs
 
On Request
 

In-House Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness Coaching

Mindfulness-Based ​Leadership Development 

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