Tara Geraghty-Ellis is an international authority and expert in Disability Empowerment and is a strategist who helps her clients live beyond theirs or anyone else's expectations. She is a coach, speaker and writer of the soon to be released book VisAble and Empowered: Confronting Barriers and Creating Abundance.
She is a contributor to The Mighty and has been featured on CTV, Global Television Toronto and CP24 Toronto portraying the strengths and needs of people with disabilities, based on the experiences and barriers she has faced in life.
Tara helps people with all kinds of chronic illnesses or disabling conditions to banish the idea that they are less than others or incapable or having what they want in life. Through processes of visioning their ideal lives and mapping out the processes for consistent progress, she proves to people that abundance is not only possible but is their birthright. She helps people recognize that their story is their strength, and their path is unique to them. Not all people will attain their original goals, so she supports people to develop their pivot and to design new visions based on changing circumstances.
She lives by the adage "If you reach for the moon, you might miss, but you'll land on cloud nine, which is ecstasy."
Tara speaks to two primary groups.
To people with disabilities and chronic conditions, she speaks about honouring the self, self advocacy, and living abundantly with disability.
To owners of coaching, transformation, or speaking practices she talks about the business advantage of making their practices universally accessible and provides training to help them attract people with various barriers to their events or services.
Radio and Podcasts
Voices For Ability podcast interview, Spotlight program, June 20, 2016
Butterflies of Wisdom podcast interview, October 19, 2016
SEN Revolution podcast interview, October 25, 2016
Published Articles and Books
Speaker One Sheet
Media Press Kit
Past Speaking Engagements
Lobbyist spokesperson for maintaining the operation of Silver Creek Preschool for children with special needs, July 2016, Toronto, ON
Workshop leader, "Leading a purposeful and abundant life with disability.", People In Motion Convention, Toronto, ON
Keynote Address for the 40th Anniversary of Silver Creek Preschool for children with special needs, November, 2015, Toronto, ON
Mental Health First Aid Training, 2013-2015, Mississauga and Toronto, ON
Workshop leader, "Meeting the needs of new immigrants with disabilities", Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, 2010/11
Accessibility and Inclusion Instruction, 2008-2014, Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Center, Mississauga, ON
Accessibility and Accommodations trainings at York University (1997) and Dalhousie University (2006)
Spokesperson on the Hospital for Sick Children Telethon (1990s) and the Variety Club Telethon (1990s)
Upcoming Appearances and Projects
Book publishing tour 2017
John Maxwell Program Certification March 2017
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Canadian Women Speaker's Association
Honour Bachelor of Art in Psychology - Coll|ege Glendon, York University, Toronto Ontario Canada
Bachelor of Social Work, Disability in Community concentration - Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
Master of Social Work, Disability Social Change concentration - Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
John Maxwell Speaker, Coach, Trainer certification (March, 2017)
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