Who am I to Teach Growth?

My name is Tami Gaines and, although my life has been largely defined by tremendous achievement, the road to those successes has often been lined with giant potholes – seemingly insurmountable obstacles.  I have found hidden gifts of growth in every challenge and embrace each setback as a choice to be bigger than my problems.

What Can I Do To Help You?

Quite simply, if you are a person that would like to grow through your challenges– regardless of what they might be — here, you can find experience-based, heart-centered, guidance to help you find the light in even your darkest times.  You’ll learn The Rebirth of Soul™ process -- my proven system for growing through any challenge. You’ll also get dozens of secrets to surviving many specific challenges like divorce, premature birth, unhealthy relationships, financial issues and single parenting to name a few.

The challenges I’ve faced are varied and many.  For the sake of time, I’ll give you the condensed version of some of the biggest ones I’ve dealt with:
  • I was hit by a car as a pedestrian.  The resulting injuries forced me out of full-time work for nearly six months.  Because of my injuries, I was unable to walk and had to move in with my parents. It took two surgeries and 18-months to rehabilitate.
  • I experienced unbelievable workplace racial and sexual discrimination as a senior executive in a publicly-held, mufti-national company.  After successfully suing that company, I quit corporate America and became an entrepreneur. My company grew to nearly half-million in sales and I watched it all crumble after the events of September 11th, leaving me financially and emotionally devastated and having to rebuild again.
  • Within five months, I found myself unexpectedly but happily pregnant with twins; my husband of nearly 12 years left me over my decision to keep the twins; I was place on hospitalized bed rest for nearly six weeks; had the twins extremely prematurely and had an 36-month journey in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a rehabilitation facility and then frequent visits to the Intensive Care Unit.  Today, I’m a single mom of four children, the youngest with special needs.  By the way, during the same period of time, I lost both of my grandmothers, my last remaining grandparents.
In these cases (and so many others), the emotional roller coaster, the relentless battering my heart and soul took and the feelings of isolation were the most difficult to overcome.  Despite the magnitude of what I was dealing with, I didn’t want to end up in a lifetime of therapy or to sit in a group with people who’d gone through the same thing so we could wallow in our sorrows together.

I simply wanted to find peace with my situation, grow from it and move forward.  I searched both online and off and couldn’t find the type of support I wanted.  I launched this website and developed The Rebirth of Soul to help others find the one moment in their greatest challenge, when they discover that they are not as weak as they once believed – the moment when they find their inner strength.  The one moment that makes everything that follows…possible.

Why Should You Stay Connected To This Community?

Our Intention is to return power to those who feel powerless as they go through their challenges by reminding them that the context that we give our experiences is ultimately our defining story.  Collectively, we will create a powerful community of women that learn and grow together.

How You Can Stay Connected?

If you would like to connect with us or learn more about our products and services, please get in touch through my contact page.  Also, feel free to connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn if you’re active on those networks.  However you reach out, come in, learn and share your experience with us.

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"Preemie Parents" book reviews

“At 25 weeks, marketing consultant and motivational speaker Gaines experienced the heartbreaking pain of giving birth to premature twins. Here, she gives parents a spiritual an emotional boost, organized into an A-to-Z format, encompassing such issues as trusting your instincts, conquering negativity, and letting go. Gaines has a deep spiritual foundation. Her advice for communicating with hospital staff and taking care of oneself is elegant and on target. The book sometimes reads like an addictive infomercial, yet it’s beautifully produced, with slick pages, full-color sidebars, and effective illustrations.” –Library Journal (Online)
“Tami Gaines has done a masterful job in offering parents a vivid and candid retelling of her NICU experience, by trading fear with empowerment and replacing medical jargon with spiritual understanding. With great authenticity, she shows the reader how to keep their child the priority at all times and use advocacy to build a respect-based relationship with the nurses and providers a most important skill that few teach and even fewer master. Preemie Parents is a must-read for every parent who wants to successfully manage the emotional roller-coaster of the NICU.” –Dr. Gaines Mimms, Neonatologist
“Tami Gaines does a phenomenal job of giving life to the emotional and spiritual journey we, as parents of premature babies, endure. She guides you through a place where no one wants to be, and leads you to a destination of hope, calm and comfort. Preemie Parents is a must-read for anyone dealing with the journey between life and death.” –Stephanie Brady, Mother of premature twins
“In my 31 years of neonatal nursing practice, I have never seen anyone stop grieving the loss of their perfect pregnancy and ideal birth as quickly as Tami did. Because she was able to release her anxiety and embrace her role as mother to these catastrophically ill children, she became the strongest and most effective advocate for her premature twins that I’ve ever encountered. Any family who has or might experience a premature birth should read Preemie Parents for its insights and to move through the experience with strength and a sense of peace.” –Gail Lormand, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse
“A Must-Read for All Parents of Premature Babies – This book gives an entirely new perspective to the experience of having a premature baby. I learned how to become empowered through my experience of having a premature baby and to grow into a better person no matter the circumstance. It turns an otherwise scary adventure into one that is manageable. I’m totally inspired and have already used what I’ve learned. Thank goodness for Preemie Parents!”–Posted anonymously on 11/10/2010 at Barnes & Nobles
“This is a FABULOUS read! – I received a pre-leased copy of this book and could not put it down. I was gripped by the author’s story and quickly connected with her. I would recommend this book to anyone, even if they did not give birth prematurely. There is so much to learn from the author’s experience. Do yourself a favor and get this book!” –Posted by Ksolo on 11/12/2010 at Barnes & Nobles
“This book addresses the emotional aspect of being a parent of a premature baby and delivers a positive message of hope and action. By openly sharing her real‐life story, the author is able to help readers gain strength and resilience as they support their premature baby.” –Maryann Yin, GalleyCat Reviews
“This book is great!! it is so empowering and made me feel better through all the stress. Tami Gaines is refreshing and her outlook of everything is so uplifting. It was so easy taking to and from the NICU because it was so small. This was well worth it.”–amazingly_smart_and_pretty0616 Download the "Preemie Parents" book reviews

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Connecting With Tami

[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_030.jpg]1740With Other Top Recruiters of 2012
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_045.jpg]1320With Jeremy Finema and Lisa Wong
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_059.jpg]1190With DC Powerhouse After Presentation
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_063.jpg]1450After Modeling for La La Anthony
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_069.jpg]1200Honored by KPMG
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_078.jpg]1280With La La Anthony
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_177.jpg]1100With my daughter, Haili as March of Dimes Sponsor
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_189.jpg]850Appearing on National Public Radio
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_236.jpg]770Celebrating new Salon Partner
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_248.jpg]750My boys -- Miguel Melendez & Kevin Buckman, EVP, Market America
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_304.jpg]730Motives supports Dress for Success in Atlanta
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_389.jpg]610Conquer Entertainment Training Attendees
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_allen-norwood-photos1-005_0.jpg]540Teaching APTA Team in Atlanta
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_455.jpg]570Preemie Parents Book Signing
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_418_0.jpg]520Ben Ginder, earns $80,000 per month!
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_669.jpg]560Graduation from Enlightened Warrior Training Camp
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_768.jpg]610Featured in NY Daily News
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_790.jpg]580Millionaire Mind Intensive Graduates
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_allen-norwood-photos1-027.jpg]500Graduates from Leadership Certification Course
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_allen-norwood-photos1-079.jpg]450La La's 1st Pop Up Shop in Atlanta
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_board-support-pic-w-tami-certificates.jpg]390Graduates from Leadership Certification Course
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_frank-keefer-and-tami.jpg]440With Frank & Ginger Keefer, Leadership Guru
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_img_0618.jpg]470Motives for La La Launch in Baltimore
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_img_0715.jpg]570All dolled up with La La Anthony’s cosmetic line – Motives for La La
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_img_0731.jpg]430Awards Ceremony in Greensboro, NC
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_img_1067.jpg]400With Rommy Pannella, Executive Director, International Beauty Chamber of Commerce
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_puerto-rico-2011-001.jpg]390Motives Puerto Rico launch team
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_tami-bria-challenge-reception-ocean-city.jpg]400Andy Webb, Regional Director, presents Tami Gaines an award
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_tami-in-front-of-mgm-grand.jpg]360After presenting at Gym Association, Foxwoods Casino, Connecticut
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_tami-mod-2011a.jpg]340Keynote Speaker, March of Dimes Latin Fusion Event
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_tami-speaks-at-convention.jpg]350Speaker at Market America’s World Conference, Miami, FL
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_tami-training-2010.jpg]330“Creating More Revenue in Your Gym”
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_tami.jpg]360Slide 17
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_tg-with-jr.jpg]360With CEO & Founder of Market America
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_slide-1.jpg]350Graduates of my Leadership Series, American Public Transportation Association, Atlanta, Ga
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_slide-2.jpg]330The first La La Pop-Up in Atlanta, GA with (left to right) Miguel Melendez, Brittani (salon owner), Me and Christian Vasquez
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_slide-3.jpg]370In the presence of greatness! Frank & Ginger Keefer
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_img_1104_0.jpg]280Conquer Entertainment artist, JB freestyling
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_traing-long-island_0.jpg]290Training Entrepreneurs in Long Island
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_slide-6.jpg]370Kevin Buckman, Vice President, Market America (right)
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_slide-7.jpg]360Radio appearance on NPR
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_027_0.jpg]300With CEO & Founder of Market America, JR Ridinger
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_slide-4.jpg]360Howard Cross, Former NY Giants
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_522_0.jpg]330As Mistress of Ceremonies for March for Babies
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_077.jpg]340My daughter, Haili with La La
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_355_0.jpg]300Another salon joins the ranks of Motives
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_773_0.jpg]280After book signing at Maimonides Hospital
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_img_0172_0.jpg]310With Baltimore Hair Show Winners
[img src=https://tamigaines.com/wp-content/flagallery/tami-gaines/thumbs/thumbs_023_1.jpg]34010In Limo

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