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Marilyn Tam, Ph.D. is a Speaker, Author, Consultant, Board Certified Executive/Corporate/Leadership Coach, and Founder and Executive Director of Us Foundation. She was formerly the CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group; Vice President of Nike Inc. and also a successful entrepreneur who has developed and built four companies.
Among her numerous recognition and awards is the Artemis Award from the Greek Government and Euro-American Women's Council, with her image on a Greek postage stamp. Marilyn is featured in many documentary movies including GLOW Project, The Compass, Tapping the Source, and FEMME for her inspiring accomplishments and inner wisdom. She was also recognized as one of the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in the USA by Fempreneur magazine. She is also the author of How to Use What You've Got to Get What You Want and Living the Life of Your Dreams.
Her mother regarded Marilyn as a waste of a pregnancy and she was abused and mistreated accordingly. As a teen Marilyn left her home in Hong Kong to come to America alone and became an international business success and humanitarian. In The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions That Will Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (Wiley; Hardcover & ebook; ISBN: 978-1-1184-9316-8) she shares how anyone can choose to be happy and successful. She shows that happiness is a choice; anyone can find the resources and tools within any circumstance to guide them to a better place. Happiness, as verified by studies at Harvard, Yale and Gallup research is not only good for one’s personal health; it increases productivity and creativity too!