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Consulting services

The consulting services I offer fall into three main areas: assessment, strategy and implementation and speaking. Together, we can determine what mix of services will best fit your needs.


Tara is a professional, knowledgeable partner for engineering teams looking to build organizations that are more inclusive of a variety of viewpoints. She’s comfortable confidently coaching leaders who are building new muscles in our modern world. If you are looking to transform your organization, Tara is an amazing partner.

Dr. Lars Bergstrom

Director of Engineering, Google

Tara is an excellent thought partner for equity, diversity, and inclusion. She is also a joy to work with. Tara communicates timelines and progress very clearly. Our meetings are never boring – she has so much life and love coming across the Zoom screen.

Dr. Kari L. Jordan

Executive Director, The Carpentries

Tara has been a wonderful help in navigating some complex corporate governance/personnel issues. She’s thoughtful, attentive, and passionate about what she does. I’ve worked one-on-one with Tara, and I leave every meeting with a clearer sense of how to look at, and tackle problems. I highly recommend working with Tara.

Hugh McGuire

Founder/CEO, Pressbooks and Executive Director, Rebus Foundation

Tara has deeply impacted how we at Openscapes build diversity, equity and inclusion into the fabric of our science mentorship programs. Working with Tara isn’t a box to check, it is a conversation to start, habits to develop. She helped us be braver in how we lead, how we speak up, how to learn from mistakes. We continue to build from what we’ve learned with Tara, which is perhaps the most important thing of all.

Dr. Julia Stewart Lowndes and Erin Robinson

Co-directors, Openscapes

Tara was a crucial partner in making my engineering organization tighter and more capable. She brings an infectious energy and forward motion to projects and conversations. I worked primarily with Tara on D&I initiatives and situations, and I would strongly recommend her for any role that requires the navigation of new or tough conversations that need to happen in an organization.

Chris Karlof

Senior Director of Firefox Engineering, Mozilla

Tara is a strategic and pragmatic partner to any leader, especially those in the C-Suite. At Crunchyroll, Tara drove DEI assessments across the business and jumped in to help our newly formed DEI Steering Committee to find its footing. The most meaningful was the work Tara did to help amplify and stabilize our ERGs. She brought expertise and even guest speakers we couldn’t have procured on our own.

Tyler Haugen

Chief People Officer, Crunchyroll