About

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With 35 years experience Tadia Rice brings unique skills and exceptional business knowledge to the practice of organizational growth and human resource development. As a consultant, executive coach, speaker and author, Tadia is described as imaginative and insightful, with a laser-like focus that benefits clients and helps transform companies. Tadia has worked with the emerging democracies of South Africa and the Republic of Namibia consulting on global governance issues and sensitive strategy matters for Parliamentary delegations. She has negotiated bi-lateral economic trade agreements with US business private sectors. As one of the few women in professional sports management, Tadia has represented American Baseball Hall of Fame superstars and worked with the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Toronto Blue Jays. Tadia is an authority on affirmative action issues, and has served as a Mediator for the Superior Court of California. She was one of the earliest women, and youngest sales executives, for Xerox Corporation where Tadia excelled in marketing, management, and sales training in the capital equipment division.

Tadia has written for the Los Angeles Times, Working Woman Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, and Enterprising Women Magazine in South Africa. She has authored “Breaking Into The Boys Club,” a compelling personal account of Tadia’s experience as the only female in the all-male business environment; “In The Midst Of A Miracle,” the uplifting story of her first decade in South Africa; and the post-genocide testament, “From Horror to Hope, Tragedy to Truimph: The Women of Rwanda.”

Tadia served as Entertainment Agent for the Republic of Namibia Independence Celebrations, and has worked with Edward James Olmos, Danny Glover, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Vereen, Prince & the Revolution, Keiko Matsui, Ziggy Marley, Tippie Hedren, and others. As playwright, performer and composer, Tadia’s highly acclaimed theatrical music drama, “A Woman and Her Words,” earned critical international acclaim. Her debut CD, “Solace of the Eyes,” competed for GRAMMY nominations in 10 categories. Inspired by the real-life character she portrayed, Tadia founded the Tahirih Association, a non-profit NGO that has awarded twenty-one scholarships to girls and women in six countries.

For her many accomplishments Tadia has been honored by the California State Senate, United States Congress, Citiy of Atlanta and City of Los Angeles for her work for human rights, women’s organizations, the nations of Namibia and South Africa, and the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS• Charter Membership, USC Cinema-Television Alumni Association 1982 United States

• United States-Mexico Chamber Of Commerce 1993-Present United States
• Producer’s Wing, National Academy for Recording Arts & Sciences 1999-2005 United States
• Board of Directors, Corinne True Justice Center 1999-2001 United States
• Board of Directors & Founder, Tahirih Association 1998-Present United States
• Board of Directors, Princess of Africa Foundation 2006-Present South Africa
• International Coach Federation 2003-Present United Kingdom
• Institute of Management Consultants 2003-2008 South Africa
• American Society for Training & Development 2003-Present United States
• National Speakers Association 2005-2008 South Africa
• President, Speakers Association of Hawaii 2009-Present United States
• Vice President, Ohana Hawaii Association of Parliamentarians 2010-Present United States
• National Association of Parliamentarians 2011-Present United States
• Member, Halau Ha`a Hula `O Kekau` ilani Na Pua Hala O Kailua 2011-Present United
• Member, Film Festival Committee, Honolulu Academy of Art 2012-Present United States                                                                                                                   • Member, National Speakers Association

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

• Xerox Corporation National Sales Award 1974
• City of Los Angeles Commendation 1993
• City of Atlanta Certificate of Appreciation 1998
• California State Senate Certificate of Recognition 1998
• California State Senate Resolution 1998
• US Senate Certificate of Commendation 2001
• United Nations Association Certificate of Appreciation 2001
• Chapman University Certificate of Appreciation 2001
• US Congress 33rd District Certificate of Appreciation 2010

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