With over 25 years sales experience, and 20 years of hands-on management experience in the event/hospitality industry, Tamra Fairbrother Gaines, CMM has what it takes to help you take your company to the next level.
As a seasoned executive-level event planner, Tamra is a master of detail and organization, contract negotiations, and knows what it takes to motivate, train and recognize a team. She has been referred to as the "Meeting Mentor," acting as a career coach to other meeting professionals at all levels.
After speaking to a group of 4,000 people during an event, Tamra knew she wanted to help educate and motivate people to reach a place greater than their perceived potential.
Through her involvement with Big Brother/Big Sisters, she began observing the need to create a personal awareness of how people can live more confident lives.
Tamra stated, “It's such an amazing feeling to know my AH-HA moment is allowing my passion and my purpose to come together to benefit the lives of others. Whether I'm planning an event or speaking to a group, I know it will make a difference."
"The Pillars of Confidence," released in 2015, was written by Tamra and contains specific, laser-focused actions YOU can take to guide YOU through key life areas and become more confident in YOUR personal and professional life. Be a confident woman. Be a confident leader. Be a confident sales person. With confidence, YOU choose.
Tamra is a native Texan, is Past President for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter, and has served on the advisory board for the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, as well as the Board of Visit McKinney.
She was honored with the prestigious 2010 Planner of the Year award by the MPI Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter and in 2017 the Collen Rickenbacker Leadership Award.
Tamra is a certified speaker by John C. Maxwell and holds the DEI for HR Certificate from Cornell University. Her executive coaching training was through iPEC which is ICF accredited.
She lives near Tampa, Fl with her husband Ron, Tamra's mom and their two Beagles Mazie and CeCe.