Tara Schmakel Founding Partner – USA

Tara Schmakel (Pronounced Tah-rah Shmake-el ) loves people.

She passionately believes we all have something to share, a story to tell and value to add. For over a decade, she has specialized in helping thousands of professionals have a happier life and a better business through being authentic!

Because of cultivating relationships internationally through BNI, Tara co-founded Integrus Global with 3 other partners.

As CEO of Integrus US, she works with her clients to help them find their personal “zone of excellence”. This helps them increase their sales and retention and achieve their goals. And, rather than chasing after the impossible “work-life balance”, they create their own personal life blend.

She has been a member of BNI since 2004 and part of the Minnesota regional team for 12 years. She loves productive one-to-ones, learning about others and connecting people!

Tara is known for her positive attitude. In fact when things are not quite perfect, you can frequently hear Tara smile and say, “No one will die” and “The fun will be in the retelling”. She loves snow, pretty cups, time with her family and travel. Her burning desire is to travel to all 7 continents!
The words that Tara lives by- “It’s what you do NEXT that counts!”