FEARLESS Friday: Canadian Olympian Tamara Tatham

FEARLESS Friday: A blog series about inspiring women who have developed their talents and creative passions in unique ways. These are photographs and stories of a select few artists and entrepreneurs that encourage the pursuit of outstanding endeavors, in spite of fear, while redefining the meaning of success. If you love this post, check out the entire FEARLESS Friday series.

 

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Tamara is making a huge difference in the world. Not only is she representing Canada by competing in the Toronto 2015 PAN AM Games and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but she’s been making waves as an entrepreneur. Tamara was referred to me by her mentors at New Girl on the Block and since then I’ve been following her road to Rio. We first spoke to plan her shoot while she was across the world, playing basketball professionally in Slovakia. When we met, we immediately made a connection and created some of the most amazing images for her new website. What I found most inspiring about her story is her passion for her family, her love of the game, and her drive to use her knowledge and abilities to benefit others. Find out what makes Tamara a fearless athlete and entrepreneur as she shares with us on the blog today.

Tell us about what you do?

I’m a hooper and a dream chaser. Basketball player and an entrepreneur.

What are you passionate about?

I really have in embarked on a journey to become a better me! Through my faith, belief, confidence, and strength. I’m passionate about Team Canada and 4Ever Hoops!

How did you get started?

It started with my faith and becoming closer to God. It started when I left my comfort zone.

How do you keep inspired?

Definitely my younger sister. She is a total inspiration to me and in so many ways I strive to be like her.

Motivational interview with Canadian Olympian and entrepreneur, Tamara Tatham

Motivational interview with Canadian Olympian and entrepreneur, Tamara Tatham

Motivational interview with Canadian Olympian and entrepreneur, Tamara TathamWhat’s your favorite book?

A recent read actually The E Myth very informative

Favorite quote?

The genius thing we did was we didn’t give up- jay-z (applies to all areas of my life)

Motivational interview with Canadian Olympian and entrepreneur, Tamara Tatham

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Motivational interview with Canadian Olympian and entrepreneur, Tamara Tatham

Motivational interview with Canadian Olympian and entrepreneur, Tamara Tatham

Motivational interview with Canadian Olympian and entrepreneur, Tamara TathamI can’t-live-without my… 

… cell phone it literally has everything on there that I need including my bible!

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome in your life or as an entrepreneur?

Having to start over.

Any advice for others that want to follow on a similar path?

Things aren’t always going to go as planned but never giving up, failure and rejection are the first and most important steps to success.

My # 1 source of inspiration is...

My faith and family (hard to just pick one haha)

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To say this incredible woman inspires me is an understatement. Thank you for sharing with us, Tamara! I can’t wait to cheer for you and the rest of Team Canada this summer at the PAN AM games and in the 2016 Olympics! Don’t forget to visit Tamara’s website and show your support here.

xoxo,

Sam

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Hi! I'm Samantha - a Canadian lawyer turned international photographer who decided to follow my heart. I'm chasing my dreams and traveling the world to capture life's pretty things.

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