International Business Leader
There isn’t a glass ceiling Marilyn Tam didn’t shatter. Growing up as an abused and neglected child in Hong Kong, Tam bravely left home as a teen to come to America. At a young age, Tam had to adjust to life in a foreign country, the language, the culture, completely alone. Read More >
Marilyn Tam's Story
Use What You Got
Everyone wants contentment, love, and happiness derived from meaningful work. But with only 24 hours in a day and all of the competing demands of modern life, how can you achieve all of this? And how can you develop your company’s workplace to be optimally productive, while enhancing well-being and morale? Read More >
An expert in balancing life and work, Marilyn Tam shares what she learned from her journey from a neglected abused child in Hong Kong to an international business success and humanitarian who is happy, healthy, and at peace with herself. In this presentation, audiences will learn the principles, tools, and philosophies Tam and others have used to achieve a productive, healthy, and joyful life.
The author of The Happiness Choice, speaker Marilyn Tam shares what she learned from being an unwanted, neglected, and abused child in Hong Kong to becoming an international business success and humanitarian who is happy, healthy, and at peace with herself. In this presentation, you will learn the principles, tools, and philosophies Tam and others have used to achieve a balanced, healthy, and joyful life. Read Less ^
What seemed to be disadvantages in Marilyn Tam's life ended up being the keys to her personal and professional achievements. In this engaging presentation, she will show you how to use what you've got to achieve your dreams, just like she did. Tam will share the leadership skills and character traits that really work to get to the top. You will hear motivational real-life stories, learn the four success principles, and learn how to still maintain life balance while still achieving immense professional success.
Learning how to benefit from diversity and be a leader in this diverse world is a challenge and an opportunity. Embracing and leveraging diversity, however, is the only way to prosper and grow in the 21st century. As a self-made immigrant woman of color, Marilyn Tam understands the importance of diversity in the work place. Read More >
Tam helps leaders and employees understand how to adapt and grow their unique leadership styles to foster a multicultural workplace, engaging employees from across the cultural spectrum. In this interactive presentation, you will learn the necessary actionable steps towards becoming a more effective global leader. Read Less ^
In today's highly competitive and interconnected world, women are invaluable to any enterprise. Yet cultural biases and structural obstacles hinder women's progress. This is a loss for the company as much as it is for women. For a company to succeed and continue to thrive today, it needs to fully utilize all the resources available. Read More >
In this presentation, Marilyn Tam uses her personal experience as a corporate leader, woman, consultant, and humanitarian to share the key factors that helped her become a star in the business world. She shares not only the elements needed to attain success and joy as a professional woman, but also how to support and foster the development of all women in business. Read Less ^
"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 goals. 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."
"We received many positive comments regarding Marilyn’s speech. The audience was very inspired by both her personal and professional stories. It was really a pleasure working with her."
"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."
"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."
"Thank you again, on behalf of the Trusteeship/International Women’s Forum. The members loved meeting you and your work, your advice and experience inspired even the most accomplished. I loved what you say in your book, making partners, living by your word, taking risks etc. all are so important, and empowering when shared by a woman such as yourself who has done so much in her young years."
"Thanks so much. I enjoyed the session, 'Considering Humanity & the Community to Help Drive Your Business Plan,' very much. I will use it as part of my staff meetings to generate ideas and focus on what areas we should be focusing on to support the community and make a meaningful difference. I was very impressed with everything you have done with your life, not only in your own success, but how you have used your success as a lever to help scores of others around the world. I admire for how you have used your success to leverage change in the world. You remind me of the words of John F. Kennedy a few weeks before his 1961 inauguration: 'For of those to whom much is given, much is required.'"
"On behalf of the US Small Business Administration, I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for your participation in this year's momentous SBA Expo. The business session panel “Competitive Edge - Tools for 21st Century Success,” which you led, was a huge success. Your position on the panel was a major contribution and you kept the audience intrigued and informed from beginning to end. I am certain that the information you presented will be beneficial to the attendees in their business growth."
"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!"
"I was talking with one of our members and he was relating how much your talk and book has meant to him. He is in the middle of creating a new business and had been stuck. After hearing your lecture and reading your book he said he had made great progress and was feeling very optimistic about his venture. I’ve had several people relate those kinds of comments to me, so you are making a difference on many levels!"