Tara Russell, PCC, CPCC, CDC

Tara Russell is a 'Life Sabbatical & Long-term Travel Coach' - a certified life and career coach with a passion for working with clients who dream of taking time off to travel, live, work, study or volunteer abroad. As the Founder and President of Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting, her mission is to empower her clients to transform their lives and careers through meaningful international travel and volunteer experiences.

Since 2006 Tara has established a track record of successful work coaching a diverse roster of clients from myriad companies and organizations including Apple, Google, Gap Inc., Microsoft, Sony, PayPal, Hulu, PwC, TD Bank, Bank of America, Accenture, UC Berkeley, Bain & Company, AmeriCorps, Levi Strauss & Co. and The United Nations. 

Tara holds a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) distinction through the International Coach Federation, a CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) certification through CTI, and has completed advanced training in Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) through CRR Global. She is a graduate of the prestigious Coaches Training Institute and has also completed CTI’s intensive year-long Leadership Development Program.  Her academic credentials include a BA with High Distinction from the University of Washington and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Behavior & Analysis from Stanford University.

An avid traveler and believer in the rejuvenating effects of "taking time off", Tara's journeys have taken her from the ancient ruins of Peru and rainforests of the Brazilian Amazon to the temples of Japan and the Himalayan Mountain ranges of Nepal. She has built a reputation as a national thought leader on the topics of work/life balance, career breaks and travel sabbaticals and has been featured in numerous online and print media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BBC Travel, New York Magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Seventeen, Travel & Leisure, The Christian Science Monitor, and MSNBC.

If you're ready to take your travel dreams down off the shelf and make them happen, contact Tara TODAY - she'll get you off the couch and on the plane!