About Tara Sage Steeves, M.A.
Founder & president, life & business master coach, speaker, twice-published author, entrepreneur, human potential activator, salsa dancer, nomad, RV-er, strategic-thinker, possibility queen.
Allow me to introduce myself…
To you, from me. Writing from the road: I am so glad YOU made your way to this page! In sharing a bit about who I am, what I’m up to, and how I came to be doing this work in the world, let me start with the résumé-style credentials and get that formality out of the way.
Holistic Leadership M.A., Psychology B.A., In Business Since 2004, & Other Relevant Experience:
After earning a BA in Psychology from Providence College and before starting my own company, I spent over ten years in the human services industry during which I gained rather extensive experience as a behavior modification therapist and integral part of a treatment team for inpatient psychiatric populations and as a member of an addiction medicine treatment research team at Brown University. More than anything, from this experience I solidly gained a strong practical and theoretical foundation in therapeutic intervention models and client needs assessment. (In other words, I not only want to help, I also have a strong application, orientation, and foundation for how to help.) Feeling frustrated by status quo, always seeing new possibilities and outside-the-box ways to do things, the entrepreneur in me was crying out. I was compelled to integrate both my commitment to client’s personal growth with my entrepreneurial spirit. This led me to complete Coach Training through CoachU, and Graduate level business courses that earned me an Essentials of Business Development Certificate. Soon after, I launched the first of my company in 2004, offering coaching services that apply empowerment practices and behavior modification strategies to help individuals fulfill life and business goals and dreams. Good stuff, if I do say so myself. As a life-long learner, in 2012, I followed my passion and inclination towards leadership, and I earned a unique Master’s degree from Salve Regina University: Holistic Leadership. This only deepened my commitment to being an effective, impactful, and collaborative leader. You can quote me on this:
“I began my company in 2004 with 3 pro bono clients and I’ve built it into a 6-figure, location independent business that continues to thrive to this day. Through personal evolution and inspiration, our mission has grown to serve as a next-level way to teach laptop leaders and mission-driven innovators how to have location-independence and create a life and business that they don’t need a vacation from. We teach you how to make the everyday challenges of digital nomadism easier, provides a powerful combination: leadership coaching and training, and an inspiring community made up of high-level human capital and connection. Do the work you love, on a global stage, your way, while also seizing the day, seeing the world, expanding your potentials alongside your mission, and harnessing the rich opportunities and fulfillment of a nomadic lifestyle.” ~ Tara Sage Steeves
I have rather unceasingly followed my own path of inspiration and commitment to high-service, and have had the honor of touching the lives of thousands from not only across the United States, but around the world, with clients spanning 4 continents. One person at a time, I have applied my accumulated know-how to support others to break free from what no longer fits, course-correct, live full out, leverage gifts and strengths, create wealth on their own terms, and follow a heart-centered mission that profoundly accelerates the ripple effect of leadership potentials and the realization of dreams and goals. This work lights my fire. I lead with my heart. I dream BIG. And – I am deeply committed to walking my talk. Listen as I share in this little video about my personal process of “saying YES” to starting Nomadic Leaders … which has since evolved into Tara Sage Coaching:
I am here to serve those who aspire to explore, follow inspiration, satisfy wanderlust for travel, and do it all with a mission-driven eagerness to take life and work to the next level while living in a way that you don’t need a vacation from.
It is time to stop living for later, see the world, expand YOUR mission, explore those horizons AND live a life that you don’t need a vacation from – all through mission-driven leadership and the alignment of work and play. While it’s not for everyone, I am a strong advocate for entrepreneurship as a tremendous platform on which to evolve, design, and create your life. A self-starter and leader by nature, I think BIG, encourage possibilities, and I have a knack for quick, laser-focus, and shining a great big bright loving judgment-free light on what needs to shift. I help you create that shift, as painlessly as possible, so that you can live bigger and brighter from YOUR unique brilliance, wisdom, strengths, mission and calling. Based on my sincere passion for helping others succeed, I have provided one-to-one expert assistance and presented seminars as an Entrepreneurial Training Program Trainer for UMASS, have served as a volunteer Board of Advisory member in RI for small businesses through Urban Ventures, and most recently, have served as a mentor and speaker for LadiesAmerica.
Some highlights of my travels:
At 13 years young, I learned how to merengue while spending a month in Puerto Rico with a friend and her familia. Let’s just say, it left quite an impression and forever seeded my love of Latin dance. All these years later, you can be sure to find me sweatin’ it up on a salsa dance floor at least two nights a week. The salsa club is my playground and my therapy. (I half-jokingly refer to the cover charge as a “co-pay.”)
I traveled to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, as part of a high school Spanish trip. My parents, neither of whom had ever traveled internationally, stunned me when they said ‘yes’ to my going. The travel bug had officially bit.
During my junior year of college, I studied abroad in Australia (“the furthest I could go without a spaceship”) where, admittedly, very little of my studies were in the classroom. I backpacked, hosteled, flew, and even hitch-hiked – once, never again. I hiked and I snorkeled. I found my way to the west coast, the east coast, the south-east coast, and the Australian outback. I shifted my flight home, extending my stay to the last possible day of my Visa, had a 10-day stint in New Zealand, and returned to the U.S. delighted with less than $5 to my name.
I drove across the U.S. of A, twice. And down coastal Rt. 1 from San Francisco to Joshua Tree National Park. I soaked in hot springs along the way, one of my favorite things in the world to do.
I followed my half-Italiana roots to Rome (my beloved grandmother’s name was: Margherita Angelina Lena Cominelli Giannoni) where I was graciously hosted by a distant cousin. I rode on the back of a Vespa zipping in and out of Rome’s perfect chaos, saw the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Uffizi in Florence, walked the cobblestone street of sea-side Positano … and oh, the food! Molto bene!
During a two-week trip to Mexico, my travel companion and I, eager to leave the Cancun-vibe, rented a pray-this-thing-starts car and journeyed on a self-guided tour of Mayan ruins and swam in the crisp turquoise waters of underground cenotes, staying in rainforest hostels we found along the way.
I spent a little over a week in Dominican Republic, which in my mind only sort of counts as a cultural experience because I stayed at a beautiful resort for a conference (Awesomeness-Fest). But, I did dance bachata with several members of the hotel staff, which I think counts for something.
Last but certainly not least, there’s my nomadic RV lifestyle – happening now … and indefinitely.
A bit of Tara’s personal story, in her own words: “I know the beauty of dreaming and am deeply devoted to making the dream realization process accessible to all those who wish to access it. I also know what it means to feel stuck, overwhelmed and constrained by circumstances. My life has certainly not always been dreamy and my path has not always been clear. A few years back, I was in a job I dreaded, buried in debt, living in a basement apartment, felt isolated and alone, and was working through painful family dynamics that ran deep. I have taken several turns down roads that I’ve backed out of soon after, to including being a 3-time drop out! (Yep. I am a massage therapy school drop-out, an acupuncture school drop out, and an MBA drop-out.) It was a windy, twisty-turny road to where I am now.
From my mistakes and pain I found how to go from all of this, to realizing a host of my own dreams, (this business included) and, oh, I’m just getting started… ”
An international coach, speaker, twice-published author, and holistic leader, Tara believes that dreams are the voice of our soul, and listening is our gift to the world. She is devoted to helping driven dreamers and what she often refers to as “closeted creatives” identify, nurture, and manifest their dreams… people who are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, restless – even trapped – and are tired of saying “maybe someday.” She does so with creative vigor through a variety of programs, the most popular of which is her renowned Dream Acceleration Program. Tara has touched the lives of thousands from not only across the country, but around the world … one person at a time, supporting them in how to break FREE from what no longer fits, how to course-correct, how to find fun again, and how to profoundly accelerate the realization of life dreams and goals.
Tara thinks of herself as a freedom-fighter on behalf of YOUR dreams – the ones that have been tucked away, forgotten, or are buried under a heavy pile of “I can’t because’s…. When not running her biz … a good guess is that she’s sweatin’ it up on a salsa dance floor.
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Education & Relevant Experience
Tara has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Holistic Leadership. After earning a BA in Psychology from Providence College, Tara has spent over ten years in the human services industry, gaining extensive experience. As a behavior modification therapist and integral part of a treatment team for inpatient psychiatric populations, and as a member of an addiction medicine treatment research team at Brown University, she gained a strong practical & theoretical foundation in therapeutic intervention models and client needs assessment. Deciding to integrate her commitment to client’s personal growth with her entrepreneurial spirit, she completed Coach Training through CoachU, Graduate level business courses that earned her a certificate in the “Essentials of Business Development”, and in 2012, earned a Master’s degree in Holistic Leadership at Salve Regina University. She launched her business in 2004, offering coaching services that apply empowerment practices and behavior modification strategies to help individuals realize life goals and dreams for the future. By following her own path of inspiration and commitment to service, her business has organically grown into what it is today.