Tara Mohr inspirational speaker
Tara Mohr inspirational speaker

Tara Mohr

Award-winning author of Playing Big

Speaker Themes

  • Playing Big
  • Quieting your inner critic
  • Women in leadership
  • Developing inner wisdom
  • Navigating difficult feedback
  • Creativity

Travels from

San Francisco, USA


Tara Sophia Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being, and an author, educator and coach.

Tara is the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, published by Penguin Random House, and named a Best Book of the year by Apple’s iBooks.

She is the creator of the pioneering Playing Big leadership program for women, and Playing Big Facilitators Training for coaches, mentors and managers who support women in their personal and professional growth. Her work has been featured on The Today Show and in publications ranging from The New York Times to goop to Harvard Business Review.

She has been a speaker at venues and companies including Watermark, TedxWomen, Emerging Women Live, Yelp and Intuit, and her Playing Big model has been part of leadership development programs at Starbucks, Google, Zillow, Bank of America, and many other companies. The Playing Big concepts have also been incorporated into middle and high schools in the US and UK to support girls’ leadership development.

For more information on Tara Mohr’s speaking fees and topics, contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@vbqspeakers.com.


Several years ago, Tara began to see a pattern in her work as a leadership coach: Women with tremendous talent, ideas, and aspirations often didn’t see their own brilliance. Too often, they were sitting on their big ideas rather than sharing them, holding back their most provocative questions rather than asking them.

Mohr began working with women to get at the root of why they were playing small and to discover what practical steps truly helped them to play big. She identified a set of powerful tools, concepts, and daily practices that helped women take big steps forward in their careers and their personal lives. This methodology, which she called “Playing Big”, has been at the core of her growth programs, seminars and keynote speeches around the world.

Her work has seen incredible results, with both women and men applying her principles to themselves and those they manage to achieve positive change.


“While I trusted that Tara would be insightful and bring value as a presenter, I had no idea how powerful the impact would be to each and every life in the room. As a speaker, Tara is powerful, graceful and engaging. She not only engages the room, but she creates the magic that allows the guests to really connect at a deeper level with themselves. I’m so happy I invited her.”

Regina Perata, Director at Nike

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