By John Lechner
I am lucky enough to have known Tara for a few years now, we first met, when Tara and her partner visited my Iceland Collection exhibition in 2014. Tara is a professional dedicated to relationships and for me personally was a huge priority to recruit for our Wellbeing at work blog.
We sat down recently for a chat, usually they are pretty epic and cover travel, relationships, coffee and of course food. Today we will just focus on introducing you to Tara.
Tara is based at Toronto, in the beautiful Lake Macquarie region of Newcastle, NSW. "I’m so lucky to live here! Such a perfect combination of bush, lake, and city convenience."
Growing up was an interesting lifestyle, "I was born in Canberra, and then at the age of 2 we moved to Tokyo where I went to a local preschool for 2 years. We then lived in Beijing for the next 2 ½ years, before finally moving back to Canberra when I was 7. I spent the next 15 years or so in our Nation’s Capital (don’t hold that against me!) before moving to Newcastle in 2004."
Passion and Expertise?
"Research has shown that the single greatest factor that dictates health & happiness, is the quality of your relationships. My passion is in educating people to create connection in their lives. From facilitating better relationships within a sales team, building rapport with clients, or creating passionate & loving intimate relationships, no matter the context it is always the connections that matter."
What drives Tara?
"I want to create a world where no one ever has to feel like they don’t belong. When I look at the people around me, I see all of their inherent potential, and imagine the world we would live in if everyone had the love & support they need to succeed."
What do you do and who do you help?
Tara works with clients to build supporting structures & systems in their relationships, from reconnecting as best friends, to collaborating as creators and communicating as lovers. She brings insight and experience to allow couples to understand how to truly motivate and support each other through education and coaching.
Where is your favourite place to travel to?
"My partner and I love spending time in the Blue Mountains. There is a little campground that only has enough space for a few campers, and is still only ten minutes drive from espresso coffee!
It is such a beautiful & awe inspiring area, there are so many walks, waterfalls, and rugged valleys that you never see the same thing twice."
What is the one place/thing is at the top of your bucket list that you haven’t got to yet?
"The very top of the travel bucket list is to head to Italy and spend a month travelling the countryside."
What is your favourite eating/drinking experience when travelling?
"I spent a few weeks in Mexico in 2010. One of my favourite experiences was having dinner at a restaurant in Vera Cruz. I had been wanting to see a mariachi band for a few days, and all of a sudden there was a mariachi WAR! Two different groups, playing one on each side of the table. It was one of the funniest (and noisiest) meals I have ever had!"
If you had $1000 spare and no rules on how to spend it what would you do?
"We are planning & planting a garden in our new house, it would be entirely spent at the Wyee Nursery! A combination of flowering Australian natives to attract the birds, a kitchen garden so we can support our organic vegetable habit, and some larger trees to bring some structure & shade to the garden."
If people want to know more about you where is the best place for them to find you?