Dean & Life Purpose – Chief Robert TallTree

Dean of DU’s School of Personal Success
Faculty Member – School of Personal Success – Native American Studies, Mindset & Life Purpose

Welcome to DU's School of Personal Success from Dean, Chief Robert TallTree

Robert TallTree
Professional Speaker, Native American Storyteller and International Recording ArtistFor more than twenty years audiences around the world have been touched by the message and powerful presence of the TallTrees. Nationally renowned speakers and trainers, Robert and Terri Lynn have appeared on PBS, the BBC, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel. Through traditional and contemporary American Indian music and stories, they teach us to respect ourselves, the Earth and all living things. Few presenters are able to connect as deeply with an audience. The experience of their performance lasts a lifetime.

If you are planning a conference or event and you want to stimulate the minds and touch the hearts of the participants, you’ve found the right presenters. The TallTrees draw out the passion and purpose of the audience, and share their powerful yet practical insights on personal and professional balance, leadership and renewal. In addition to keynotes and performances, The TallTrees offer staff development for educators, student assemblies, and parenting programs. For more information, click on “Services.”

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About Robert TallTree

A direct descendent of Black Elk of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Robert TallTree casts a long shadow.

Walking a clear path between the worlds of contemporary America and that of traditional Native American peoples of today, TallTree brings a fresh voice and clear vision to who we are and what we can choose to become.Having at one time worked his way up through the ranks into a traditional white-collar job, he understands the effects of corporate thinking. The relevance he brings from his own experience and beliefs into the corporate world is pivotal.

Multi-talented and boundlessly energetic, TallTree appears to have found his own balance through numerous outlets, not just as a professional speaker, but in the arts as well. An accomplished flautist, he was nominated for the prestigious Native American Music Awards. Author, business owner, former elected Chief of the Lone Feather Indian Council of Colorado Springs, consultant – TallTree admits he does not perceive what he does as work.

Robert TallTree never faces a single day as though it were an obligation, but rather a privilege. As a child, he learned to appreciate every person he would meet in his lifetime. Perhaps that is why there are few who don’t instantly connect with this compelling and charismatic teacher.

Terri TallTree has used her skill in identifying and motivating human potential to create and develop innovative training programs in a wide variety of fields.She was presented a Humanitarian Award for outstanding contributions in developing programs for children with asthma. During her tenure as CEO and Director of Creative Development, The Spinoza (teddy bear) Company grew from a home based business to a company with 32 employees, an international market, and multi-million dollar sales.

Her innovative corporate leadership style lead to her being featured in the book, Who We Could Be At Work by Margaret Lulic, as a role model for corporate leaders interested in incorporating spirit into their work place. After 25 years in the corporate world, Terri now focuses on empowering people to live with purpose and vision in their professional and personal lives.

A singer/songwriter and international recording artist, it’s been said “she has the voice of an angel”; “her voice is a gift which she uses with humility and grace.”

Together, The TallTrees’ have a profound ability to personally connect with your participants. Their wisdom and humor will inspire and delight your audience, leaving them with an experience they will never forget.