About Tama J. Kieves

“Take up your love, your desire to express world beauty or bone wisdom, to cherish potential or devise and promote that better way. A universal intelligence has gifted you with a whispering wish not to question, mock, or dilute, but to give your life to–and be given life in return.”

—from THIS TIME I DANCE!

pic.tama.newTama J. Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her law practice with a large corporate law firm to write and to embolden others to live and breathe their most meaningful self-expression. She is the best-selling author of THIS TIME I DANCE!Trusting the Journey of Creating the Work You Love/How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All (©2003 Tarcher/Penguin) which was chosen as a Finalist for the national Nautilus Book Award, along with the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness.

Kieves is a sought-after speaker and career coach and has helped thousands of individuals world-wide to live their creative dreams.

pic.tamaflowers“I wanted to be a poet when I grew up. But in my family, as in many, that was like saying you wanted to live in the streets or on the moon. So I stuffed down my soul and marched off into safety and reason. Fortunately, I have a feisty heart. It would not let me settle for a life of rationalization, when a life of inspiration called…

Many of us have our visions laughed at, our dreams ignored by others, our love and creativity seen as dangerous or frivolous. I want to give creativity legitimacy. I believe that only honoring our heart’s desire will honor the purpose of our lives. And it is love and inspiration that can uplift the whole of humanity and turn our world into one of graceful times.”

She is the founder of Awakening Artistry, an organization dedicated to creating a global family of visionary minds, creative souls, and empowered leaders. Her dynamic work has frequently been featured on T.V., radio, and in national publications. Most recently she appeared on Canada’s nationally televised “The Vicki Gabereau show,” said to be Canada’s “Oprah” and was mentioned in Forbes Magazine. She is known for her dynamic humor, electrifying presence, “realness” and the big possibilities she brings to every room. Currently, she presents workshops and retreats nationally and internationally and has appeared at the Omega Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and the Canyon Ranch six star spa. She is also a national presenter for A Course in Miracles, a program of living in love instead of fear.