Office Hours with Tamara Armour

Tamara Armour

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Talent Activated


“Be at your best when your best is needed.” —John Wooden 

Tamara oversees operations for Talent Activated, the company that she helped found. Talent Activated connects motivated and qualified individuals with clients to staff their events. 


5 Things She Can’t Live Without

My Family: My blended family of four is my backbone. I am the only woman in my home so I am especially spoiled and protected by my boys and husband. They always find ways to make me laugh, feel supported, feel loved and appreciated (although sometimes I have to remind them about the appreciation part, lol). Raising boys in particular has been such a change from my personal experiences growing up. I love learning about them as they change and grow into young men.

Sports: I am passionate about competition so sports and the byproducts of sports are high on my list. Everything from ESPN’s 30 for 30 to live sporting events and biographies about the world’s greatest women and men in sports to athletic gear. I. NEED. IT. ALL.

Candy: I have a mean sweet tooth! Because I’m fairly regularly sitting and working for hours at a time, candy is my go-to pick me up.

My Tribe: This week in particular has shown me how important my tribe is. Having a team to help you navigate and be efficient in life is critical. For me, my tribe includes a range of people from my dearest friends to my housekeeper, Nora. Each of them is essential to my overall well-being.

WiFi: As a person who works remotely, I am always on the go. I only recently got a hot spot (don’t judge me) because finding a McDonald’s parking lot to work when I need to send an emergency email or document just doesn’t cut it. I’m connected 24/7 now (even when I’m disconnected).

Office Hours with Jennifer Stockdale

Jennifer Hartsell Stockdale

STEM Youth Educator and Attorney

University of Tennessee Extension/Williamson County 4-H and the United States Courts


“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare 

Attorney and youth educator, Jennifer Hartsell Stockdale, works with convicted felons during the day and educates curious students in the evening. She has been practicing law for over 20 years and teaches a variety of classes for youth, ranging from the forensic science of the courtroom to public speaking.


 5 Things She Can’t Live Without

Cell phone: It’s my lifeline to family, friends, work, clients, news, photos, shopping, and travel—pretty much everything.

Travel: I love to explore new places and visit old favorites. On the list for post-pandemic: Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Chocolate: Let the record reflect that chocolate should be an essential part of one’s diet.

Connection to my family, friends, and students: My relationships with these people are the most important part of my life.

Purpose: Each day we make choices that shape the future, whether we realize it or not. My goal is to choose with purpose to create the future I want for myself and others.

Play Like a Girl LIVE - Inspired

As we gear up for International Day of the Girl on October 11, we’re celebrating women who’ve inspired, empowered and connected women of all ages and backgrounds—through sport and STEM.

Together, we are working to teach middle school girls how to fearlessly conquer even the most difficult circumstances in school, life and, eventually, career and still reach their full potential.

Ready to take a page out of their book and make your mark? Start here.


Meet Kate T. Parker, photographer and New York Times best-selling author of the new book Play Like a Girl: Life Lessons from the Soccer Field. After college, Kate worked at an advertising agency and later, at CNN, producing news. She left her job to be home with her young girls almost 15 years ago. A million YouTube videos later, Kate found her new passion for storytelling through photography. Today, Kate is a girl boss leaving her mark on the world  and inspiring us to do the same. 

Here, she talks about the power of team and what it means to play like a girl: 

Misperception of girls in sports: As a girl, I was loud, confident and stubborn–all traits thought by many as irritating. But I quickly found those characteristics to be assets on the playing field. They became my superpowers, and like many girls and women, I need them to be successful in life as a mother, wife and business woman.

Power of team: Girls from my photography and book projects credit team as their main motivator for playing sports. They’re able to deepen relationships and grow with the support of their teammates. The team is a sisterhood. You win together. Lose together. Break bones together. The team helps to lift you up.

Building and managing strong teams: If you’re lucky, you’ll get to choose and build your most important team ever: Family. My husband of 16 years is my biggest supporter and most dedicated teammate. I’m convinced that I couldn’t be great without him holding me down at home. When girls find their team, there is absolutely nothing they can’t accomplish on the field and in life.

Take a peek at Kate’s responses to our rapid-fire questions on a recent Play Like a Girl LIVE below for more inspo:

  • Who inspires you? Megan Rapinoe
  • Texting or talking? Talking? Who does that?!
  • TikTok or IG Reels? TikTok — because of the dances, of course.
  • Sing one line of your favorite song. Watch here. She nailed it!

Kate says, “If you are passionate about something, keep pushing!” She’s convinced that one YES can change your life. And, we agree. Keep pushing. Keep playing!

Weren’t able to attend? Catch the replay here.

RSVP today! Join us for an upcoming Play Like a Girl LIVE event this September.