I live for honest conversations that create space for novel ideas.

My name is Tara McMullin (formerly Tara Gentile) and I’m an entrepreneur, podcast host, and community builder. I’m the founder and CEO of What Works, a top small business podcast, as well as a community for small business owners.

I’ve been named one of the top 24 female podcast hosts for business owners on Entrepreneur. This website was named one of the 10 sites every entrepreneur should bookmark by The Muse. I’m a top Money & Life instructor on CreativeLive. I’ve spoken at SXSW, Pioneer Nation, Digital Commerce Summit, Blogher, and many more.

When I’m not working, you can find me in one of our national parks (my husband and I are planning to visit all 59 before 2027—we’ve been to 11), the climbing gym, the squat rack, hiking, running, or at the brewery. I’m a fan of science fiction (books, TV, and movies), temperatures in the 70s, and great sneakers.


I don’t have an MBA or any formal business education. I’m driven by curiosity and figuring out what will work for me based on what’s worked for others. My formal education is in religious studies—I love figuring out what people believe and how its affects their actions—and in music—I’m a natural performer.

If your company is as committed to helping smart, creative small business owners succeed as mine is, I’d love to talk about partnering with you. We can feature your brand on our podcast, inside our community, and through our social media channels–as well as create content for you that shows you have your finger on the pulse of the small business owner. Click here for my media kit.

Tara is not only a bestselling instructor on CreativeLive—she’s a brand ambassador. We’ve brought Tara back for 12 classes over 5 years because she always works hard to bring an audience of engaged small business owners who are hungry for what we offer. Tara is professional, sharp, committed, and just an all around amazing person. 

Kimberly Pousman

Director of Partnerships & Brand Development, CreativeLive

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