Marilyn Tam, Ph.D. is a Speaker, Author, Consultant, Board Certified Executive/Corporate/Leadership Coach, and Founder and Executive Director of Us Foundation. Formerly the CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group; Vice President of Nike Inc., Marilyn is also a successful entrepreneur who has developed and built four companies.
From being a child laborer in Hong Kong, to international business and humanitarian success, she is an inspiring example of what can be achieved if one followed their dreams.
With her talks, books, workshops and consultations, she has helped thousands and thousands of people internationally to achieve greater success and happiness in the dynamic balance of the 21st century. Brand Channel lists her as one of the four most prominent names in Ethical Business globally.
David L. Blustein, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
David has published numerous articles and book chapters on career development, the psychology of working, work-based transitions, and relational perspectives of working. He is the author of “The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy” and the editor of the recently published “Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working.”
These two books, along with much of his recent work, are devoted to creating a broad and inclusive approach to understanding the role of work in people’s lives, optimally encompassing everyone who works and who wants to work.
David is a Fellow of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and has recently completed a term as a member of the Board of Directors of NCDA. He has received the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Personality and Career Research, the Extended Research Award by the American Counseling Association, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Vocational Psychology.
In addition, Professor Blustein has consulted with state and national government agencies on issues pertaining to career development education and the school-to-work transition process. David also has been a practitioner for over 25 years, and continues to see clients as the Director of Career Development Services for Child and Family Psychological Services in Norwood, MA.