About

About Powers Resource Center 

We’re Powers Resource Center and we’re on a mission to help companies and organizations like yours boost employee engagement, develop extraordinary teams, and build greater leadership capacity across the board.

But that sounds pretty dry.

And we don’t do dry.

We wow our clients every day by taking tired workshops, stale strategies, and cookie cutter consulting off the table so that we can innovate, just like you strive to do every day, and customize our services to meet your unique challenges. We make team building, training and our award-winning leadership develop programs so engaging and useful that our clients keep coming back for more.

Over the past 15 years we have coached and trained hundreds of executives and managers, internal trainers, emerging leaders and teams in order to help them create a culture that gets them excited and proud to contribute to the bottom line.

We offer team building workshops and retreats, train the trainer programs, leadership development programs, and coaching for all levels of an organization. And we’ve been told we’re pretty darn good at it.

If you have a small to mid-sized company that’s ready for some high level growth, and you want to grow it right, we want to partner with you.

“Tara is a forward-thinking, innovative, articulate, collaborative leader who executes! She truly understands the inner-workings of business – and is one of those rare few who truly “gets it.” To be a great thought leader, one must share without fear and understand that when you share and teach, you will get great gifts of business, friendship and deeper relationships that turn to enormous reward. Only the few top thought leaders in the world really get this — and Tara fully understands and lives this with great success – and therefore she stands among the top breed of thought leaders today. I consider her a friend and business collaborator where we are already creating powerful results together. I highly recommend Tara and I am glad to have her as a part of the strong inner circle of BPI Verified Experts” – Louis Carter, CEO Best Practices Institute

Tara Powers, Founder & CEO

Tara Powers founded Powers Resource Center because she was tired of seeing leaders and teams flounder because they weren’t getting the support, training and resources they needed.

As a Training Manager, she had been on the other end of training for long enough to know what worked and what didn’t in getting leaders on board. And her success over the past 20 years has taught her that she can achieve the results company execs want and still make sure the attendees have fun in the process.

Tara is an award winning leadership expert, sought after national speaker, experienced talent development consultant and crusader against boring, ineffective employee engagement initiatives and leadership training.  Her success in working with over 200 companies and 1000’s of leaders has taught her how to achieve the results company executives want and still make sure the attendees are having fun in the process. Tara’s international experience includes working with marketing agencies, service organizations, startups, retail and financial organizations, call centers and more.

Tara is a 20-year talent development expert with a Masters in Organizational Leadership, a coaching certificate from ATD and a Certified Training Manager. She’s a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Facilitator and Everything DISC Solutions Provider.

Tara also brags that she’s a two-time world famous Trike Race champion, and she’ll gladly tell you all about it over a beer or a cup of coffee.

PRC Consulting and Coaching Team

Brenda Abdilla, PCC

For 13 wonderful years, Brenda traveled the world as a professional speaker, business consultant and executive recruiter working with thousands of top-level professionals in the areas of sales, management and leadership. In 2004 Brenda became a PCC level Professional Certified Coach; a distinction which places her in the top tier of coaches worldwide. Her diverse client list ranges from the US Department of Justice, Medtronic, Cisco, the Women’s Bar Association, The Bay Club Company and The Woman’s President Organization. She is the author of three books, her most recent is What’s Your Lane: Career Clarity for Moms who Want to Work a Little, a Lot or Not at All.

Wendy Boyer, MSS, CPCC

Throughout her 20-year career, Ms. Boyer’s been an internal leader at Fortune 500 companies and an external facilitator and consultant from start-ups to publicly traded corporations. This unique experience allows her to appreciate the complexities of both perspectives when designing and delivering solutions that can survive within the day-to-day realities of organizations. With a 1,000 hours of 1:1 leadership coaching and 200+ team and department interventions, she facilitates with practical, application-based tools that challenge participants to assess the impact of their leadership purpose and habits. Career experience includes the mutual fund industry, call centers, tourism/customer service environments and technology start-ups.

PRC Operations Team

Kelly Doyle Duncan
Communications Specialist

Kelly Doyle Duncan is a 24 year communications professional, specializing in communications strategy, internal/external communication, change management communication and public/media relations. She has worked for organizations across the country, from Boulder-based start ups to Fortune 500 companies, in a variety of industries including digital publishing, office products, marketing, healthcare and juvenile corrections. Kelly has a master’s in Journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri. When not planning her next vacation for her family, she can be found running all the local trails in and around Boulder or making dinner reservations so she doesn’t have to cook.

Krista Flynt
Instructional Designer

Krista brings her design skills to the team to help create educational materials that best visually demonstrate core development concepts. Throughout her career she has worked for newspapers, magazines, and various education nonprofits as both a writer and designer. Krista holds a bachelor’s from Syracuse University, where she majored in Magazine Journalism and International Relations with a specialty in Intercultural Communications. When not working, she can found enjoying the sunshine and mountains of Colorado by bike, skis, or on foot.

Jessica Granish
Social Engagement Strategist

Jessica has worked in the social media realm well before social media blew up and became the place to be to engage with customers and clients. Jessica brings to the Powers Resource Center team not only her extensive professional background, but also her personal touch and dedication. Jessica has over 18 years of years of experience working alongside small businesses and entrepreneurs with their strategy and implementation of their online marketing efforts with an emphasis in Social Media management and engagement over the last 10 years. Aside from her professional life, Jessica is the mother of two wonderful daughters and a sweet and handsome dog whom she enjoys exploring with. When Jessica is not behind her computer creating magic you will find her jamming on her mandolin or guitar, as well as in the mountains enjoying the scenery and adventuring on foot, bike, snowboard, snow shoes or river raft.

Ashely Winby
Project Manager

Ashley Winby is a dynamic and successful Project Leader that specializes in managing collaborative teams, process development, creating comprehensive training programs as well as analyzing complex problems and building sustainable solutions for companies of all sizes. Ashley has worked in Silicon Valley startups, to large companies like Facebook, in a variety of industries such as Risk Management, Global Security and Investigations, E-Commerce, Product Design and Gaming. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Saint Mary’s College in California. When not working and leading teams, she enjoys riding her horse, cooking and hiking in the beautiful mountains of Boulder that she now calls home.

Alex Eckhart
Webmaster

Alex assists with the Powers Resource Center web properties, marketing collateral, and user experience strategy. He is a graduate of The American University of Rome, and is conversationally fluent in both Italian & Spanish. To counterbalance the many hours seated in front of the computer, Alex is an avid Salsa Dancer and Group Fitness enthusiast. He is passionate about eating organically, cooking as many of his own meals as possible, and spreading the gospel of good health and a balanced life.

Some Former and Current Clients Include:

  • Aflac Insurance
  • Array BioPharma
  • Boston Scientific
  • Boulder Chamber of Commerce
  • Boulder Community Hospital
  • Caterpillar Corporation
  • City of Ft. Collins
  • CoBank
  • Colorado Municipal Clerks Association
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado University
  • Crocs Inc.
  • DISH
  • IMM
  • Janus Capital Group
  • Key Equipment Finance
  • Leopard
  • Longmont United Hospital
  • NIST
  • New Hope Natural Media
  • OpenWave
  • Pitkin County Government
  • Proligo
  • SiteOne
  • Spectranetics
  • Virgin America Airlines