PO Box 1353, Cody WY 82414


(307) 250-3119

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Tara Kuipers, MS

Principal & Owner, Tara Kuipers Consulting LLC


I am a South Dakota native who has called Wyoming home since 2000. My husband Jarren and I live in Cody, WY and spend much of our free time traveling and enjoying the great outdoors of the Rocky Mountain West and beyond. Some of my favorite activities are hiking, backpacking, cycling, kayaking and rafting. Jarren is a wildlife biologist and the owner of a conservation consulting firm, Land Steward Services LLC.  

I have earned Masters’ degrees in both Counseling and Adult and Post-Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming, along with continuing education and certification in facilitation, strategic planning, coaching, mediation, public participation, change management and organizational development. Through my 20-year career in higher education, community development and nonprofit organizations, I have been a leader intent on strategic action, shared learning, and meaningful collaboration.

Since 2016, I have brought all of these skills and experiences to my role as owner and principal of Tara Kuipers Consulting. I look forward to finding out how I can serve you, your organization and your community!

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Certifications & Training

Certified Coach
Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI)  

Group Facilitation (Basic & Advanced)  
Leadership Strategies


Technology of Participation (ToP) 

Facilitation Methods, Strategic Planning and
Approaches to Environmental Scanning


Mastermind Group Facilitation

Small Business Coaching and Consulting


Strategic Doing Facilitator & Leader 

Purdue Agile Strategy Lab


Foundations of Organization Development  
The OD Network


Certificate in Public Participation  

International Association of Public Participation IAP2


Leading & Managing Change  

Association for Talent Development

Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution 
Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution

Higher Education

Master of Science in Adult & Post Secondary Education

University of Wyoming, 2018

Master of Science, Education & Counseling

University of Wyoming, 2002

Bachelor of Science, Human Development & Sociology

South Dakota State University, 2000

Professional Affiliations

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