Tai Goodwin is an author, speaker, and award-winning instructional designer. Recognized as a Small Business Influencer Top 100 Champion by Small Biz Trends in 2013, she is a contributor to the The Huffington Post, and has been featured in Forbes.com, Money, and CAREER Magazine. Her mission is to help women grow their business without selling out or burning out. Her specialty is teaching authors, coaches, consultants, and speakers how to build sustainable businesses around their expertise and experiences. Clients and audiences alike sing Tai’s praises for her ability to insightfully deliver her unique brand of inspiration and instruction. Possessing an exceptional gift for balancing passion with practical action, Tai gives her audience exactly what they need to go from stuck to started to thriving. A former AmeriCorps member, teacher, and corporate training specialist, Tai is certified in human performance improvement and has over 19 years of experience in training & development. Tai is the author of Girlfriend, It's Your Time: Reclaim Your Brilliance and Step Into Your Purpose. She is also host of the Girlfriend It's Your Time podcast. You can learn more about her musings on what it means to be smart, black, and spiritually conscious in America on her personal blog, Smart and Black. Stay connected with Tai via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.