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Wildpreneurs: Turning Passion into Business

Tamara travels to colleges, adventure conferences, entrepreneurship programs and other unique locations and events around the world where she inspires and empowers audiences to listen to their hearts, step out of the box, journey into the beautiful unknown and turn passion into holistic business.

Topics (presentations may include speaking, video & interactive elements)

Wildpreneurs 101 (Inspiration)

This brief presentation explores how a new era of free-spirited entrepreneurs are breaking free of 9 - 5s and designing their lives personally and professionally. Tamara illuminates the challenge and tremendous reward of Wildpreneur lifestyle and philosophy. Includes lessons from Tamara’s experience building the Tailwind Jungle Lodge and case studies from other Wildpreneurs globally who have created their dream businesses while also achieving financial viability. Session includes a call to action and secrets to Wildpreneur success.

3 Ws (Action)

This presentation begins with Wildpreneurship 101, then engages the audiences in a 3-step process.

  • Wish: Pursue what makes you come alive. Wildpreneurship begins with inspiration, visualization, setting intention, and creating a simple action plan.

  • Wildpreneur Approach: Discover a new business recipe with key ingredients: get dirty, get gritty, get perseverance, get holistic, get support.

    Wisdom: Spotlight on successful wildpreneurs—advice, what they wish they’d known & insights to prepare you for the journey.

Wildpreneur Grit (Workshop)

  • Interactive session that outlines the 3Ws, guides participants through composing a simple business plan and offers essential techniques/resources to stay focused and persevere throughout their journey. Persistence and grit leads to treasure!

ABouT TAMARA (AKA “The Jungle Girl”)

Born in Vermont, raised in rural Quebec, and intermittently home-schooled in Latin America, family adventures included bike-packing the USA’s Continental Divide, kayaking the length of the Sea of Cortez, and mountaineering Mexican volcanos. This unconventional, minimalist, and free-spirited lifestyle sparked Tamara’s Wildpreneur vision. Upon the completion of her BA in Environmental Economics at Middlebury College (VT) in February 2007, she skied down the Snow Bowl in cap and gown with a freshly composed business plan in one hand and a Wall Street job opportunity in the other. Inspiration allured Tamara away from the concrete jungle towards the real jungle on the Mexican Pacific, where she rolled up her sleeves alongside her family to create her wild business; the Tailwind Jungle Lodge, a tree-house style eco-lodge and retreat center.

Nearly 15 years later, Tamara continues to live, love, work, write and play in diverse natural paradises, while empowering Wildpreneurs globally to chase their dreams. Tamara’s book, Wildpreneurs, will be published by HarperCollins Leadership in February 2020.

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