The founder of Cultivate, Tara Antonipillai’s experience in professional well-being comes from a career in Big Law, a masters degree in positive psychology, and ongoing research in the field. Tara is a speaker, teacher and author who combines her unique set of skills to introduce topics that include the science of well-being, job-satisfaction, communication, stress management, compassionate leadership, mindfulness, resilience, mindset, and engagement & belonging to law firms and other organizations.
Tara received her J.D. and undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and was a tax lawyer in Arnold & Porter’s DC office. She also holds a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Tara is a certified coach through Brown University’s Leadership & Performance Coaching Program. She is also a certified yoga instructor and meditation teacher, as well as a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. Tara is the Vice-Chair of the Institute for Well-being in Law’s Research and Scholarship Committee and the Vice-Chair of the DC Bar Lawyer Assistance Committee.
She and her husband live in Arlington, VA with their four children and their chocolate lab (Judy).