What people are saying about my speaking and consulting engagements
“I have heard from many of the participants who have said this was the best conference yet and they could really feel a different energy and excitement level. I attribute it to you who brought such great insight and a wealth of knowledge to the group. I can't thank you enough.”
Jackie O'Sullivan, Workforce Diversity Program Manager
IBM World Headquarters, Armonk, NY
“Thank you for a very wonderful presentation to us! I was so impressed by your insightful speech and advice, plus your passion. We all learned lots from your presentation.”
Takekazu Kaneko, Executive Vice President,
Sumitomo 3M Limited Tokyo, Japan
“Thank you for sending along a copy of your keynote address. It is powerful, moving and inspirational. From our perspective we wouldn’t change a thing. “
Trish A. Douglas,
Accenture Global Human Capital Team
“Diversity is such a key issue currently at 3M. Thanks again for your inspiring and encouraging presentation. All our affinity groups received your presentation with great excitement.”
MaryJo Lewis & Lynnette T. Welsch,
Co-chairs 3M Women’s Advisory Committee 3M Corporation, St Paul, MN
“Thank you for your outstanding participation as moderator and plenary speaker for Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference. Your insight into the strategies, tactics and tools critical to building a successful business through deal making was particularly helpful. Thank you for your excellent contribution.”
Ronald Langston, National Director,
United States Department of Commerce,
Minority Business Development Agency, Washington DC
“The conference attendees LOVED the program, the content: Fabulous, dynamic speaker. Really practical application. She was dynamic and flexible to cater to audience’s needs. She was fabulous, very inspirational & uplifting. A breath of fresh air - great content - personal plus professional value.”
Katharine Coles, Conference coordinator,
Women In Technology International Annual Conference
Santa Cruz, California
"Marilyn Tam is truly a super star...... Her presentation and her principles are what we believe in and how we need to operate and live to succeed. She expressed so powerfully and eloquently our mission and standards in a way that we can all understand and use to achieve our mission. Her experiences are indicative of her commitment to promoting and enhancing cross-cultural awareness and diversity throughout the world. Her achievements reflect great credit upon her, global leaders, and the United States of America…… My wife and I are going to have our children read her book to further inspire them to attain their dreams."
Commanding General, James Rogers,
U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command,
Redstone Arsenal, Ala
“Your session was extremely well received by the conference attendees and your leadership was felt by all who participated. Your contribution to the event was a significant part of making our conference reflect the values and community of SVN. Thank you again for contributing to transforming the way the world does business. Our members loved your talk.”
Pam Chaloult, Co-Chair,
Social Venture Network
San Francisco, California
“It was great to have you as our keynote speaker in Dubai. I really think you added lots of value to our event and reinforced the core messages we were trying to get across. Thank you very much.”
Alex Lambeek, Director Sales and Biz Development,
Nokia CMO, APAC
“Thank you very much for your participation and support of LEAP at the IBM Asian Executive Leadership Conference. The feedback that we've received from the conference has been nothing but positive and you helped make it their best! IBM said that there is a lot of energy and excitement following the conference and that people are moving forward full force!”
Director of External Relations Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)
Your ability to take your current experiences in Asia and translate those into ethical dilemmas for the students was simply wonderful. You did a great job laying out the problems, presenting the significance of our globalized society and asking them to address the real issues. Additionally you present such a great role model of an ethically sensitive, ethically competent and successful business person, accomplishing so much against so many obstacles, that is particularly valuable to hear what you are thinking about.
Professor Laurie Harris,
Ethics, Enterprise & Leadership,
University of California at Santa Barbara
I wanted you to know how many wonderful comments we got from your presentation—it really hit the mark and we were able to leverage much of what you shared in our session two days later. Thanks again for sharing your very special gift with us.
Practice Leader and Manager,
Executive Solutions Group, Development Dimensions International, Inc. (DDI),
World headquarters, PA
Thank you Marilyn. Among the many positive quotes we have received, we felt these three were representational from attendees of the Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference in Boston, MA:
"Marilyn Tam's structured view of mentoring provided an excellent roadmap for planning mentor-mentee relationships. Also, Marilyn's real-life experience about transitioning and transforming these relationships over time was so important."
"Marilyn Tam gave authoritative answers to challenging questions."
"If I had to pick one session that impacted me most, Marilyn Tam's session on diversity would win hands down. I found her real, very inspirational and, despite her achievements, quite humble."
Joyce Kolligian, Executive Director Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference, MA
“I would like to thank you dearly for your participation in the Universal Forum of Cultures Barcelona. Your contribution to the dialogue THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN THE 21st CENTURY was greatly appreciated. You were the best speaker from North America.”
Mireia Belil, Director of Dialogues,
Universal Forum of Cultures,
"I had the privilege to have Dr. Marilyn Tam present a webinar based on "Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want’. I felt it was extremely worthwhile for our group and was thoroughly impressed with how she successfully grounded on her business success into her personal values and internal compass. Dr. Tam engaged our participants to be mindful of the lessons presented and empowering them to put that knowledge into practice with confidence. I received several glowing reports from our participants, thanking us for making such a wonderful presentation available to them. I would highly recommend Dr. Tam’s books as well as her as a keynote speaker to anyone looking to further articulate their professional goals based on their values."
Mrim Boutla, PhD, GCDF co-founder, More than More than Money League