Tara Schmakel, also known as The Once Timid Networker is a published author, speaker coach and radio show host.
Through these media, Tara’s goal is to help others become more efficient and more effective in their marketing efforts including networking.
From a young age Tara was fascinated by entrepreneurialism and has been a business owner most of her adult life.
As a motivated but timid person, Tara decided to grow her business through relationship marketing and became a member of BNI (Business Network International) in 2004.
As a member she was able to learn so much more than marketing and was able to stretch her comfort zone a bit by accepting the invitation to be a Director Consultant with BNI.
She currently helps more than 250 business owners in her 10 chapters learn some of the same things that helped her business to grow as well as assists the regional team in training over 4000 members in the Minnesota region.
For the last several years Tara has focused on helping the small business owner with trainings and coaching focused on Content Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Goal Setting, Time Management and of course Networking.
As an avid student Tara has learned from some of the best and brings the most current information to her audience and clients so that they may remain on the cutting edge in their businesses, therefore reaching greater success!
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