The Speak Up Program

Welcome to The Speak Up™ Program!

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Join today to receive a big welcome, personalized support and attention from Tara (& past program participants!), AND immediate access to the 6 Speak Up Modules!

From Create Your Life! founder & president, Tara Sage Steeves:

√ Do you sense that it’s time to Speak Up and be the leader you are meant to be?

√ Are you eager to have a game-changing breakthrough around fears of visibility, vulnerability, public speaking, and stepping up as a leader?

√ Is your heart longing to speak, to cultivate and more articulately express your authentic voice, hone your unique message, and share in a way that moves and inspires others? 

√ Are you tired of feeling hesitation, fear, and uncertainty about what to say and how to say it? 

√ Are you eager to reach more people with your message, to develop a confident, commanding public speaking presence that is relatable, engaging, and authentically YOU? 

√ Are you excited at the thought of having a Signature Talk, complete and ready to deliver, as a high-service way to share and propel your mission?  

If you answered “YES” to one or more of these questions, let me be first to say a great BIG WARM WELCOME … I am beyond excited that you’ve found your way here. I truly can’t wait for you to read more about this groundbreaking Speak Up™ Program and to join us for what promises to be a deeply transformative learning adventure.

Get ready to:  1) catapult your public speaking confidence, 2) expand your influence and abilities as a leader, and 3) speak from your selfhood in a way that powerfully moves and inspires others towards positive change … all through the creation and delivery of your Signature Talk. 

Please continue below for the full scoop…

In this 6 Module program, YOU WILL:

==> Learn how to cultivate your authentic voice and become a powerful, graceful, influential public speaker.

==> Overcome fear of public speaking through the application of a proven foolproof psychological process.

==> Hone your unique message, develop a commanding presence, and significantly grow your confidence levels.

==> Build the muscle of powerful storytelling.

==> Bridge the public speaking skill-gap that all too often keeps heart-centered leaders playing smaller than they could.

==> Design your very own Signature Talk and practice its powerful delivery.

==> Embody your true potential to inspire others and accelerate your influence as a leader.

==> AND – a whole ton more!

If you are a leader, but you are not “fluent”, confident, and truly effective as a public speaker, then you are essentially limited (if not impaired) in your leadership. I see far too many wise, capable, mission-driven leaders, entrepreneurs, managers, authors, movers-and-shakers allow their fear and their inexperience with public speaking to remain a very real obstacle to their next level of success and influence.

I designed this program to be the missing piece – to bridge the gap, so that you can build your confidence and skills AND be the leader you are meant to be. My mission in this program is simple: to give you everything I’ve got to support you in successfully bridging this gap, once and for all.

So keep reading, ok?

I’m incredibly honored for this opportunity to serve you, and I truly can’t wait to get started!

Of course, reach out right away if you have any questions.

Onward and upward,


Tara Sage Steeves, Create Your Life! Founder ~ Life & Leadership Master Coach

~ Space is limited, to ensure an intimate group experience with lots of personal attention. Do NOT drag your feet on this. Secure your seat today! ~


When you invest in yourself through renowned Create Your Life! programs like The Speak Up™ Program, you are also investing in the support and wellbeing of women in war-torn countries. Create Your Life! proudly sponsors women through Women for Women, International.

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Are YOU a good fit for The Speak Up™ Program??

This program is for you IF:

==> You’re a leader or aspiring leader – BUT you feel unprepared or uncertain about how to really make the most of public speaking as an effective avenue for growth. Or…

==> You’re comfortable writing (be it a book, an article, a newsletter…) – BUT public speaking scares the you-know-what out of you.  Or…

==> You’re an entrepreneur who enjoys connecting and serving your clients – BUT you shy away, even avoid, public speaking despite knowing it can rapidly support the growth of your business and the influence of your work. Or…

==> You’re inspired by a cause and feel a stirring around legacy, contribution, and playing a more active roll in making the world a better place – BUT you’re not sure how to hone your message and speak powerfully to its importance for a real and lasting impact.

==> You want personalized support from a coach who “gets it”, explains things clearly, and provides exactly what you need when you need it to grow and evolve as a speaker and a leader.

==> You know the value of investing in your own growth and development. You understand that investing in YOU reaps a return that’s forever yours and benefits all aspects of your life, personal and professional. You welcome high-value, expert coaching and hands-on support. You are eager to learn how to deliver your message in an empowered, authentic way that’s uniquely suited to your style, story, and mission.

==> You’ve had it with excuses and delayed success. You are done tolerating fear and inexperience with public speaking as an impediment. You’re ready to stop hiding behind your true potential and reveal the truth and power of your heart and your message. You understand it’s crucial to address fear head-on and you’re willing to do the inner and outer work required to step up and become a confident public speaker.

==> You have a “can do” attitude. Timidness, hesitation, and fears about visibility and using your voice are officially on notice. You’re ready to dig deep and tap into a wellspring of bravery, enthusiasm, motivation, and drive. You’re eager to experience new levels of confidence and connection, with yourself and others.

Feed the FearsOh, and – psst… you won’t be a good fit for The Speak Up™ Program IF:

==> You are unwilling to experiment with new approaches and ways of thinking.

==> You are a chronic skeptic, whiner, or quitter who blames everything “out there” for your lack of success.

==> You’d rather challenge or control than grow, learn, and create.

==> You are unwilling to step into a bigger bolder vision for yourself.

Ready?…Set?…It’s go time.

The time is now (always). So that’s exactly where you start. From exactly where you are, it’s time to decide that it’s time. Step up to the plate of your true potential and reap the benefits of having high-level, step-by-step support on your side. Be bold, brave, and willing to learn how to powerfully deliver your message, as only YOU can. 

Getting Started

In This Groundbreaking Program, You’ll Be Coached Through Each of The 6 Speak Up Modules. You’ll Feel Not Only Increased Public Speaking Confidence and Know-How, You’ll Also Feel Compelled and Eager to Step Up as a Leader and Expand Your Influence and Ability to Powerfully Move and Inspire Others.

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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anais Nin

By intentional and heart-felt design, this program will guide you to Speak Up, to be the biggest-boldest-version of yourself, to develop and deliver a Signature Talk, to keep you accountable along the way, and to celebrate with you – each and every step. You can finally stop questioning your abilities, spinning your wheels, hiding out, trying to figure it all out by yourself, or moving much slower than you’d like.

How many times have I heard:

Tara, working with you and experiencing the value of having the right support, has made me realize that I CAN do this. You always get right to the heart of what’s holding me back, and laser in on the best next steps to propel me forward. Your expertise, support, teachings, guidance, and belief in my abilities gives me the know-how and the confidence to step up into a bigger version of myself, to find and use my authentic voice, and to hone and share my message and mission with the world!”

Through the 6 Module format of The Speak Up™ Program (outlined below), you will go from feeling uncertain and intimidated … to confident, articulate, and empowered.


According to the American Psychological Foundation, 95% of people do not take action on their dreams because of fear. And 98% percent of that fear is unfounded!  

If you fear public speaking, you are certainly not alone.

Watch this Seinfeld clip for a laugh:

 One of the many things you’ll learn in the Speak Up Program is how to overcome this common fear once and for all, so you can let your voice be heard.

Sometimes you need to be witnessed, receive some serious feedback, have someone hold you accountable and gently guide you through implementing the process. By design, all of this is integral to The Speak Up Program. Sometimes you need a sounding board and someone to answer your questions. It’s all here for you. The right support really does makes the difference (especially for us we-should-be-able-to-do-it-all-by-our-self people!).

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*** Meet Your Coach! ***

Founder of Create Your Life!

Life, Leadership & Public Speaking Master Coach  

“I am not here to tell you who or how to be. I am here to shine a light and coach you through how to amp up your connection to the Truth of the highest version of YOU. I am also here to teach you the skills and a strategy for how you can powerfully share who you are in a way that is heartful and impactful to the people meant to hear your message.” 

Tara is an international coach, speaker, entrepreneur, twice-published author, and leadership development activator. Tara believes that dreams are the voice of our soul, and listening is our gift to the world. She empowers and supports her clients to grow, both as people and as leaders. She is devoted to helping heart-centered leaders, driven dreamers, and what she often refers to as “closeted creatives” to go far beyond what fear would have them do, create an extraordinary life and contribute to the betterment of our world in a meaningful way — be that through a job, entrepreneurship, volunteering, or through service to their family.

Within every wise, lived, person is a leader. And within every dream is a person longing for self-actualization and full expression. Tara loves to take on both, sometimes all at once.

She thinks of herself as a freedom fighter on behalf of your deepest dreams and your best self. She helps you cut through the “I can’t because’s…” to successfully create and *be* what was previously thought of as out-of-reach, even impossible. She helps her clients go from feeling stuck, overwhelmed, restless – even trapped – to become the best, brightest, bravest and highest version of themselves. And ultimately, this almost always includes some degree of servant leadership and contribution to a better world.

Her traditional credentials include: A Masters degree in Holistic Leadership, a Bachelors degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Behavior Modification and Positive Psychology, a minor in Theater Arts, and her Coach Training. She’s proud of Create Your Life!‘s 12+ years in business, and our service to clients spanning 4 continents. She’s also proud of her 12+ years experience in how to show up authentically as a high-service entrepreneur.

On a more personal front … she is deeply committed to being a servant leader and she brings her 40+ years of lived experience to everything she does. On her journey, she has travel through a wide variety of experiences that have resulted in learning and gathering helpful information, to include the rocky terrain of a challenging childhood and a personal journey of healing and finding her own voice. In the more literal sense of travel, she has traveled internationally (Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Dominican Republic …) and has had a plethora of cross-cultural experiences that have enriched her understanding of the world, given her a broader perspective about what makes us human, and a deep appreciation for what makes each of us unique.

All this to say, these are concepts and “geographies” that she can help you navigate too. Through The Speak Up Program, Tara will help YOU pinpoint and express the most telling and impactful parts of your own story in a way that is emotionally intelligent, pro-active, authentic and relatable.

As a rule, Tara does not hold back information that she knows would serve you. This is true for all her programs.

The Speak Up Program is Tara’s newest offering and she couldn’t be more excited about it. It has been designed with the clear intention to bring YOUR lived experience and YOUR expertise and YOUR unique message to the forefront, building your skills and confidence, and thereby empowering and better positioning YOU as leader – personally and professionally. She is absolutely honored to have this opportunity to serve YOU.

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Ready to be the next real-life “I didn’t think I could, but now I’ve learned I can” story? 

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The Speak Up™ Program was created to help those who want to catapult their public speaking confidence, expand their leadership influence and abilities, and powerfully move and inspire others towards positive change – all without breaking the bank!

Create a life you loveOver the course of this comprehensive program, we will be covering all 6 Speak Up™ Modules (outlined below), in depth. The virtual classroom allows me to bring people together from all over the world for an intimate shared experience, while leveraging my time and energy to provide YOU high-value, high-content, and all the tools and support you need – at a super affordable price!

Here are the 6 modules of The Speak Up™ Program that we will be covering in depth together:



 The 7 Keys to a Commanding Public Speaking Presence 

We’re off to a strong start with an in-depth look at the 7 Keys to a Commanding Public Speaking Presence, and how to integrate them for a powerful delivery every time!

Hone your message, captivate your audience, and strengthen the fundamentals so that you always bring your best to the stage. Whether you’re speaking via a personal video message, or in front of a live in-person audience, these 7 Keys apply and are imperative to a successful engaging delivery.




Stretch Beyond Fear: The Freedom From Faux-bias™ Process 

As you begin to really implement, apply and practice each of the 7 Keys to a Commanding Public Speaking Presence, you are inevitably going to encounter some degree of fear. This is a normal, natural, unavoidable part of being human, and a normal, natural, unavoidable part of the learning and growth process. But – fear need not slow you down! Your bravery CAN be bigger than your fear…

In this module, you will learn the foolproof (yep!) Freedom from Faux-bias™ Process and how to apply it to any area of your life where you know fear is slowing down your growth and success. You will learn how to distinguish the difference between Fear and Intuition, and how to apply the Law of Cause and Effect to accelerate your learning curve, expand your comfort zone, and live your potentials. All this, while keeping fear in check.

By putting these strategies and tools into motion, you will consciously and confidently put your best foot forward and do the things that scare you, but ultimately serve you. You will no longer unconsciously default to “someday” and the “maybe later” game. Fear is undoubtably along for the ride. In truth, fear can become your friend on this journey. By applying the proven psychological methodology behind The Freedom From Faux-bias™ Process, your bravery will undoubtably take the lead.



How to Weave Storytelling into Your Message 

When asked to recall a speech, 63% of people remember the stories. Only 5% remember any individual statistic. 

We will be using The Speak Up 10-Day Video Challenge topics as fodder to take a deep dive into your own personal stories.

With Tara’s support, and with the group as a sounding board, you will hone in on your core message and mission, and how to best weave your most poignant stories into the delivery of your message.

Explore and expand the depths and the power of your personal stories. Learn how to masterfully integrate them into public speaking – to move, to inspire, and to leave a meaningful and lasting impression on the people who are hearing your message.



The Speak Up™ Signature Talk* Framework for Success 

It is the natural flow of the learning experience to go from understanding something new, to having a hunger to do something with what you’ve just learned. In this module, it’s time to apply what you’ve learned.

Integrate The 7 Keys to a Commanding Public Speaking Presence with The Freedom from Fauxbias™ Process at your fingertips, and interweave your most poignant and impactful stories into a cohesive and captivating Signature Talk.

Tara will be providing you with the framework: a template for you to plug your content, your stories, your expertise, and your message into designing and creating your very own Signature Talk. From soup to nuts. From strong start to powerful finish.

You will receive detailed guidance on everything from how to engage with your audience before you begin, to how to weave your stories into the delivery of your content, and how to conscious lead, move, and inspire your audience to take a next action step as a result. This is the stuff of movements!

Applying The Speak Up™ Signature Talk Framework in the delivery of your message will help powerfully position YOU as a leader.




Create and Prepare Your Signature Talk*

Get ready for take-off.

Design and get ready to deliver your Signature Talk in a way that sparks and inspires next action for your audience. This is the foundation for creating a movement and positioning yourself as a leader. You will become a magnet with your message.

This is where ALL the Speak Up™ pieces really come together. It’s kind of like a symphony! You can do this, and I’m here to help.




Deliver and Record Your Signature Talk*

Step into visibility and deliver your Signature Talk to your fellow Speak Up Program peers. (And, if you want, share it with others too!)

As always, you set the pace on completion of this Module 6 milestone. And when you do … it, and YOU, will be celebrated with gusto!

Receive constructive feedback from Coach Tara and your peers about what really stood out to them, what they took away from your talk, and ways to further amp up the power and delivery of your message. Enhance the development of your personal speaking style and embody your message even more fully. Progress toward giving an expert-level delivery, on all fronts.

And from there … sky’s the limit! At this point, I suspect you’ll likely be eager to share your Signature Talk with a broader audience, and perhaps even create another one!

You’ve worked hard to get here. Now it’s time to *be* the servant leader who connects through the delivery of an articulate, relatable, powerful Signature Talk, reaching those who are meant to receive it. Onward and upward! 🙂


Here’s how you will experience the full support of The Speak Up™ Program:

  • Support 1: Private Membership in our Members Only 24-hour Forum. 

    Teamwork makes the dream work! You will be connected and supported by Tara and past participants through our 24-hour online forum. Reach out anytime – day or night – and receive personalized feedback, accountability, brainstorming, encouragement, and recommendations. Reach out with an update, ask questions as often as you like, get guidance and support. Trust me, there’s nothing like consistent accountability, feedback, camaraderie and support at your fingertips to keep you in moving forward!
  • Support 2: Six Content-Rich Video Modules and “Tips from Tara”, Paced with Purpose. 

    For each of the Six Speak Up™ Modules, you will have access to a content-rich Topic Training Video guiding you one step at a time. Each module is unique, and each module builds on the next.  Dive in, roll up your sleeves and get ready for a real-time guided learning adventure.  That’s 6 in-depth, highly dynamic instructional sessions, accessible to Members Only. 
    Watch based on what suits your schedule and pace. Pause the video anytime to take notes and integrate the information at your own pace. Whatever your learning style, you’ll receive exactly what you need in order to progress through each of the 6 Speak Up™ Modules.
  • Support 3: Deeply Discounted Private 1-to-1 Coaching Sessions with Tara. (Optional) 

    Tara is a high-touch, high-service coach. And private coaching is one of the most powerful forms of support you’ll ever experience. Want to add some 1:1 support and real-time coaching from Tara? Take advantage of the option to add deeply discounted 50% off private sessions and priority scheduling. Everything from a 45-minute session, to an in-depth 3-hour Signature Talk VIP Day Planning Session … all will be available to you at 50% off!
    “One piece of feedback I hear from clients ALL the time is their appreciation of my ability and talent to listen to a question or a lot of jumbled creativity or confusion, and quickly distill it down to an effective solution, action step, or a doable idea to implement.”
    Have a question or need support? If you get stuck, Tara will get you unstuck. If you need guidance on how to implement content from the modules, Tara will personally guide you to a deeper level of understanding and strategy to integrate the material in a customized way. Want a trained ear as you prepare pieces of your Signature Talk? Tara will listen for not only what you’re saying, but also for what you’re not saying and support you in finding the best way to convey your message with your own personal style. Private sessions provide you with personalized, laser-focused, time-saving support that really makes all the difference in how quickly you breakthrough your fears and full implement the Speak Up™ material to meet your goals.
  • Support 4:  Assignments & Exercises to Deepen the Learning for Each Module to Help You Stay on Track and Fully Integrate The Material. 

    Throughout The Speak Up™ Program, you’ll receive prompts, recommendations, and assignments to deepen your learning and help you further integrate the content in a personal way. This program isn’t just about theory, its about actively creating and doing. You are encouraged to keep a Speak Up notebook throughout the program to capture what you learn and moments of inspiration. (Expect a very full notebook!) 
  • Support 5: A Speak Up™ Accountability Buddy 

    Want a buddy? If you’re someone who would benefit from having an accountability partner, someone to check-in with, to bounce talking points off of and learn together, this option will be provided for you. Historically, there have been several Create Your Life! buddies that have made lasting friendships. Some even decided to get on airplanes to meet one another in person! 🙂
  • Support 6: A Complimentary, Private, Congratulatory 30-minute Consultation Call with Tara after you’ve successfully recorded your Signature Talk.

After successfully completing Module 6, you will receive this private, bonus, 1-to-1 time with Tara.  Together we’ll celebrate how far you’ve come and explore next step recommendations to ensure you keep moving forward and create the success and the results you are wanting. 

  • Support 7: Lifetime access to all program content  – it’s downloadable and yours to keep!

    As a member of The Speak Up™ Program, every piece of the program content and materials are yours to keep. Feel free to download any and all content, or log in to your Members Only page to connect with the material anytime. 


Q.  Ok Tara, I’m ready and want this! How much to join?

While I could easily charge more for this program, and chances are excellent that I will at some point raise the price … enroll now for just $347!

YUP. One payment of $347.


Why just $347? Because I’m on a personal mission to support as many people as possible in becoming a confident, articulate, powerful public speaker and leader. So rather than create a program and a price point that’s accessible only to a select few, and turning all others who are really ready for my help away, I designed – and priced – this program to honor and match your willingness to say “YES” to who you’re becoming and show up on behalf of your potentials. The world needs your voice in the world, and this program is going to more than pay for itself.

This is YOUR time.

Now. NMW (no matter what).

Despite FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt).

Join us, and together we’re going to:

 lower your fear,

√ elevate your confidence,

√ and increase your impact.

While we’re at it, we’re also going to position YOU to step up as a compelling leader.

If investing $347 for an in-depth, step-by-step program to forever ignite your confidence as a speaker and expand your abilities as a leader seems like a lot to you … consider what your life might be like now, had you done this program a year ago, or two years ago, or five years ago. Not only will this program more than pay for itself in terms of opportunities and leadership leverage, also consider the time, energy, and money you would otherwise spend (or not earn) trying to learn everything on your own through trial and error, as I did.

I invite you to take this opportunity now to allow your heart to take the wheel and lead (any fear can go in the truck). Allow your inner guidance to show you the best next step for you. Ask, “Is the Speak Up™ Program for me?”

Join today and receive your official Welcome and group access right away.


Lastly, the fine print about out policies so there are no misunderstandings later:

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* Refund, Shipping & Privacy Policies: In purchasing this program, I understand I am committing to paying the chosen payment plan in full, as this is an all-inclusive, immediate-access program in which I am enrolling. I understand there are no refunds if I choose to withdraw from the program. I understand the impact of reversal energy on myself and those around me when I commit to moving forward and then change course. I understand this is a morally and legally binding agreement and all payments are non-refundable. I understand that Create Your Life is committed to privacy and will not sell, rent or give my name, address, or other personal information to anyone.

Ok, I truly can’t wait to get coaching with YOU!!

Onward and upward,

Tara Sage Steeves
Create Your Life! Founder ~ Life, Leadership & Public Speaking Master Coach    


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