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Thursday, October 5 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Art of Optimism: A Candid Discussion with Tami Michaels

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Entrepreneurs come in a number of forms but they all have one essential quality in common: having this crazy belief that their idea can actually work. Optimism is what wakes them up in the middle of the night, shoots them out of bed in the morning and allows them to leave with a smile after being told “No”. 

 Tami Michaels has mastered the art of optimism and lives by the slogan “Take the high road until your nose bleeds”. She arrived in Seattle with $2k to her name and moved on to build an empire with national recognition. What she now finds as a blessing, is that her triumphant story comes along with horrific struggles. Coming from a broken home in childhood, later having a divorce compared to War of the Roses, having her house burn down and surviving the 9/11 attacks at ground zero have all contributed to her positive approach to work and life. 

Join us to hear Tami’s humorous and brilliant perspective on finding opportunities in doors closing. 

Venue Details:
*Join us for happy hour at 5:00 for passed hors d'oveures and discounted drinks in the club
*Dress code restricts shorts, athletic wear, baseball caps and flip-flops.  
*This event will be seated at a first come, first served basis. You must be registered to attend however it does not guarantee entry. 

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Amanda Friedman

Founder and CEO, Babyrific
As the founder and CEO of Babyrific, Amanda is a mother on a mission: to make parents’ lives easier and to leave this world a better place. By simplifying the search for kid-friendly places and activities, the Babyrific mobile app is the single source allowing parents to search... Read More →

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Tami Michaels

Host of Inside Out, KOMO News Radio
Tami Michaels is known as the Pacific Northwest's home improvement and interior design expert. For over 20 years, she has hosted her own radio program Inside Out on KOMO News Radio. She can be seen as a guest designer on Sell This House Extreme and regularly appears on KOMO TV Home... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Columbia Tower Club, 75th Floor