Best-Selling Author & Former VP of Talent and Development at Comedy Central
Tara Schuster is a best-selling author, playwright, and accomplished entertainment executive. Tara Schuster served as Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central where she was the Executive in Charge of the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Key & Peele, the Emmy® Award winning @Midnight, and Lights Out with David Spade. For her work on Key & Peele, Jordan Peele remarked that Schuster is “ahead of her time...she sees the future a little bit.” Her book, Buy Yourself The F*cking Lilies, debuted as the #1 New Release in Humor Essays and Self-Help on both Audible and Kindle. InStyle, People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Goodreads, BuzzFeed, Goop, and many others have chosen Buy Yourself The F*cking Lilies as one of the best new books of 2020. Read More >
Deemed a “veteran television executive” by the Hollywood Reporter, Tara Schuster worked for years helping prestigious artists like Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key and Oscar winner Jordan Peele clarify and amplify their voices. Drawing on her experience of developing and helping to create Emmy and Peabody award winning television shows, Schuster offers her hilarious insights into what can stop us from employing our most authentic voices and how we can overcome those hurdles. Using real life examples from her time in Hollywood as well as from her experience writing her own best-selling memoir, Schuster offers funny, concrete tips and lessons on how anyone can find their most authentic voice.
Publications from People Magazine, to InStyle Magazine to Cosmopolitan have selected Schuster’s book as a “must read” for anyone looking to build self-love. But how do you actually do that? Using practical, tested, not-impossible tips and tricks from her own life, Schuster shows how we can identify our Frenemy Within (our inner critic), kick it to the curb, and replace it with a positive and confidence building map of who we are. In this soulful yet funny talk, Schuster will show us how to find our self-esteem and principles so we can grow into the people we most want to become.
In the current, chaotic climate, self-care is more essential than ever, but few have the tool kit necessary to nurture themselves. Using hilarious stories of navigating personal and professional crisis, Tara will give your listeners concrete, actionable steps they can take to find a little joy in the worst of circumstances, because, yes, it’s possible.
Want to work directly with Tara to build a not-impossible-to-maintain self-care routine you can stick to for a lifetime? Yes, a lifetime. Tara’s got your back! Work one-on-one with Tara to figure out who you are at your core, the person you want to be, and the habits in your everyday life that will support that vision of you. This is for anyone who wants motivation, inspiration, and practical ways to achieve the most abundant and stable version of themselves.
"I had the pleasure of bringing in Tara to empower a group of high school girls from around the world. She so easily connects to her listeners with hilarious stories of her personal experiences, and concrete tools to becoming the best version of yourself. Tara was a breeze to work with and lights up a room, or in our case a Zoom conference, every time she speaks. Her work inspires self-reflection and confronting that pesky Frenemy Within to better understand personal goals, values, and finding your inner cheerleader in a way that leaves you wanting more. Weeks after our session, I’m still getting messages from participants about Tara’s impact and the actions the girls are taking to be more self-confident, bad-ass leaders in their communities. We’ve already made plans to bring Tara back to connect with more of our network!"
"When Tara started talking, I thought, 'Yes! Someone who is really speaking in a way these kids can understand.' Tara was relatable, very fresh, authentic, and humorous in a way that truly resonated with both the students and adults in the room."
"I have to wonder what my life would have been like if I’d had a friend (or imaginary friend) like Tara Schuster when I was in my twenties. Her candor and sincerity are unimpeachable. The lessons she’s extrapolated from her unsentimental education are compelling, persuasive, and useful no matter where you are in your life."
"You’re going to want Tara Schuster to become your new best friend."
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