When we meet someone, we often jump to one question: “What do you do?”

This simple question perpetuates what Tim Ferris calls the epidemic of “job descriptions as self-descriptions.” In a society outwardly driven by prestige and external validation, it’s no surprise that we desperately cling to roles and titles for feelings of worthiness and a sense of identity. However, this leads us to defining ourselves so closely by things that are not only temporary, but also limiting in nature. When we rarely take the time to look into the mirror and ask ourselves who we are without the roles, titles, and identities we take on, we fail to see how much more we are capable of and meant to do. We never truly step into our potential.

In the constant hustle of the rat race, always thinking about what’s next, chasing after approval and praise, living in a state of survival, we fail to pause. When we fail to pause, we miss the subtle hints and clues that can answer our biggest questions: What is my purpose? Where will I find fulfillment? What will elevate my quality of life?

In this keynote, Tallia teaches her audience how to uncover who they are and define success for themselves without the external identities to which they’ve ascribed. Using insights from the field of Positive Psychology, she delivers a new paradigm for the way we think about ourselves, success, and our quality of life.

Most recent speaking engagements include:


Elevate Conference: Alice’s Table + Spanx

Michigan’s Ross School of Business
Georgia Tech Women's Leadership Conference
Alice’s Table + Spanx Elevate Conference
Women in Construction, Engineering and Related Services Conference (WICERS)
Women’s Leadership Development Network Conference
Life By Design Virtual Summit
General Assembly
Ladies Get Paid
Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative
Dental Office Manager Association