Move Your Mission

Move Your Mission Move Your Mission is a boutique consulting firm specializing in empowering organizations to reach new heights.

I’m Taralyn, Founder of Move Your Mission, and a seasoned business professional and philanthropist with over 25 years of moving, shaking, and networking. While I grew up a theater kid, after graduating from the University of Maryland my stage became Corporate America. My early career years were spent in .com boom of telecommunications cold calling door to door on businesses, embassies, and associations in Washington DC. I was proud to climb the corporate ladder to become one of the few female leaders in the industry at the time. As a leader, I was a risk taker and very authentic often blazing my own trail and taking the road less traveled. I hired by my gut and took chances on people who were often overlooked because of their appearance or because they didn’t have a college degree. I was known for recruiting and building Dream Teams that were diverse, unified and crushed their sales goals. My recruiting best practice was adopted as the model within MCI’s Commercial Accounts. My team's success stories were also featured in MCI's annual reports as well as industry publications. Professionally, what I’m most proud of is my recent work in the non-profit sector helping charities find ways to develop meaningful outreach programs, processes and procedures, establish a following, and increase fundraising to move their mission. It's this work in making a difference and leaving a legacy that means the most to me. Some people think outside the box. For me, there is no box. I’m an “all in” kind of person, and I bring this enthusiasm and passion to the table with my clients. Seasoned in sales excellence, business development, marketing, and business strategy, I am well versed in consulting corporations ranging from fortune 100 to small businesses, nonprofits and philanthropists. I relate to people from all walks of life and innately know how to bring out the best in a team or organization. Within my wheelhouse, I especially enjoy creating sustainable plans and strategies which become transformational for my clients. I believe in lifelong learning and in constant self-improvement. My latest educational experience being coached by Dr. Jean Miller Professor with GW through Capital Speakers Club of Washington. I’m also a certified Executive Coach through Georgetown University and use these skills to bring out the best in my clients through team and personal coaching. When I’m not working out, socializing, or consulting clients, I personally give back as part of The National Charity League as well as Young Men’s Service League where I volunteer time with my two teenage children, Kailyn and Quinton. I was honored to receive the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award for completing over 500 hours of community service for 2016 and 2017. I also am a fitness enthusiast and enjoy triathlon, golf and tennis. I recently completed my first Ironman 70.3 event and curate my most energetic ideas while exercising. Because of this, the name "Move Your Mission" was conceived during a run on a beautiful Spring day. I would describe myself as passionate, courageous, ambitious, entrepreneurial and of course, very social. I thrive on new experiences, love to travel and am a dreamer. I celebrate success with vintage Chardonnay or something bubbly and a bit of dark chocolate. I strive to have fun in all that I do, and my cup of life is always full. Curious about working together or partnering on an opportunity? Shoot me email at [email protected]. My Best, Tara Founder and Change Maker Move Your Mission

11/30/2019

I have the BEST job ever working with amazing people on cool projects who inspire! Meet my 9 year old friend, Matteo Runs, who is the Chief Happiness Officer for Off The Charts Club, a CORE Foundation Cause. We spent last evening sharing Matteo’s story with the dynamic Jess Arnold, reporter for WUSA 9. Great things to come out of this new organization and all of our CORE Causes in 2020! It just goes to show that age and size don’t matter when it comes to giving back!
**. Pardon the giggler when my clip is shown. Kids got a kick out of seeing mom’s face on TV!

07/11/2019
Greater Reston Living

Interview with Greater Reston Living highlighting the Lake Anne SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Triathlon! Thank you Kathy Long Tracey for the opportunity to chat about this new event! If you’ve never been on a paddle board and wanted to try this is your chance. It’s first of its kind event using a New Trail Cycling Studio stationary bike so EVERYONE is new. Earthriver SUP supplies the boards, and all you need is a pair of tennis shoes. It’s the perfect time to give multi-sport a try in a fun new way for charity, CORE Foundation. Surf Reston - Stand Up Paddleboarding SUP has lessons available to help you be comfortable on the water. RELAY options are also available! Join the fun with a beverage at Lake Anne Plaza at the finish!

http://corefoundation.org/event/lake-anne-sup-triathlon/?event_date=2019-09-15

Have you always wanted to do a Triathlon, but have avoided it due to the swim? What if we replaced the swim with a Stand Up Paddle-board (SUP)? Once again, CORE Foundation is hosting a unique triathlon event called the Lake Anne SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Triathlon. Paddle-boards provided by Surf Reston - Stand Up Paddleboarding SUP, stationary bikes on the plaza provided by New Trail Cycling Studio, and a beer or beermosa will be waiting for you at the Lake Anne Brew House after the run. Grab your running shoes and join me for this fun event on Sunday, September 15. You can also do a Relay Team if you don't want to do all 3 legs of the race!!! Sign up here: https://corefoundation.raceentry.com/lake-anne-sup-triathlon/race-information

Thank you USA Triathlon Foundation for choosing CORE Foundation as a 2019 grant recipient in a pool of 125 applicants.  ...
04/16/2019

Thank you USA Triathlon Foundation for choosing CORE Foundation as a 2019 grant recipient in a pool of 125 applicants. We appreciate your partnership and are excited to put the grant in motion creating athletic experiences for low income kids in our community. Every kid should have the chance to cross the finish line feeling like superhero! Together, we really can make a difference. #corecares #makeadifference #bethechange #moveyourmission

12/27/2018

This has been an amazing first official year for Move Your Mission - my passion and hobby turned social entrepreneurship. I am grateful for your support. If you are curious about how MYM can help your non-profit or business please check out our website and reach out! For 2019, we are on-boarding a few new charities on a retainer basis and also taking on a few Executive Leadership Coaching clients. Thank you for your support of me and the incredible charities that I represent. Www.moveyourmission.com

The ladies in red of In The Bag Event are ready for our 325 guests!   Let’s raise lots of funds today for the American R...
11/16/2018

The ladies in red of In The Bag Event are ready for our 325 guests! Let’s raise lots of funds today for the American Red Cross. Buy a purse 👜 save a life. #inthebag

11/04/2018
Reston Sprint Triathlon

A project that “Move Your Mission” is thrilled to be part of ... watch the video and learn how you can race for free and have a VIP experience in the 2019 RST. Share your story, help a neighbor in need and make your miles count!

HOT OFF THE PRESS … introducing "Race with Purpose!” Watch our video and learn how athletes in the Reston Sprint Triathlon and BE AMYazing! Reston Youth Triathlon raised over $10,000 in personal fundraising while spreading inspiration like confetti in our community. You too can earn a FREE guaranteed entry into the Reston Sprint Triathlon and a V.I.P. check-in all in the spirit of social good. Make your training miles count, and let us feature your story of your "WHY."

It doesn't matter whether you are a first time athlete or a Ten Star champion. Your story matters! Start your campaign here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDMzMDY=

As a bonus the first 7 fundraisers to reach $500 will also receive a coupon for a Rudy Project helmet or sunglasses. You pay shipping and handling and select from specific styles. Get started today! This opportunity ends on December 31, 2019.

Proceeds from fundraising go toward CORE Foundation, a 501(c)3 which makes a difference in the community by enabling CORE Causes and creating athletic experiences for underprivileged youth.

If you have questions regarding your campaign, please email us at [email protected]

Thank you Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs for the hospitality yesterday and to Jennifer Disharoon for introducing us t...
10/26/2018

Thank you Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs for the hospitality yesterday and to Jennifer Disharoon for introducing us to The Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation's newest Board Member ! We look forward to making 100 "Smile Kits" with Gelman, Rosenberg, & Freedman in December at your holiday party!
BSNCF is still looking for a few board members so if any friends are interested, please reach out to me. Candidates do not need to live in Virginia or Maryland. We are a nationwide organization and serve women with cancer throughout the US.
#givingback #socialimpact #sendingsmiles

10/25/2018

Jennifer Carson introduced me to an incredible organization, In The Bag Event, 7 years ago where we combine fashion (purse style), friendship and fun to make a difference. Listen in to hear about this amazing organization that I’m thrilled to be part of. We need your help! Reach into your closets and into your hearts ... can anyone spare a designer handbag to make a difference? 👜 #bethechange

Thank you In The Bag for the shout-out.  Brenda is so deserving of this award.  We just helped capture her good work in ...
09/28/2018

Thank you In The Bag for the shout-out. Brenda is so deserving of this award. We just helped capture her good work in words. Amazing cause ... happy to help!

Last night, in the event that you did not see our posts across social media already, was an incredible night! Our very own Brenda Blisk, of Blisk Financial Group, was honored with the Invest in Others Community Service Award. Please see earlier posts for video footage, but we want to once again, congratulate our inspirational and gracious leader for this award. We are honored by your vision and the ability to bring us together as women in support of the American Red Cross, National Capital Region❤️. Enjoy some of the images from the evening! #buyapurse #savealife

We would like to give a special shout-out to Taralyn Tharp Kohler, of Move Your Mission for her efforts in the organization and facilitation of entering Brenda for this award. Well done!!

Thank you United States Triathlon Association for the opportunity to tell the CORE Foundation story and the genesis of t...
09/18/2018
Successful First Year Splash and Dash

Thank you United States Triathlon Association for the opportunity to tell the CORE Foundation story and the genesis of the Superhero Splash and Dash. We love doing good in the community, and thank you for helping us introduce multi-sport to kids from all walks of life. You can read more about the interview here:

USA Triathlon's Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series is currently finishing up its seventh season and is on pace for another record year. 2017 saw record participation of over 2,250 and 2018 is tracking to be well over that number. The mission of the Splash and Dash series is to introduce childre...

Thank you Dr. Jean Miller for the very kind words. Being mentored by you in public speaking was incredibly rewarding.   ...
09/17/2018
Dr. Jean Miller -

Thank you Dr. Jean Miller for the very kind words.
Being mentored by you in public speaking was incredibly rewarding.
http://www.moveyourmission.com/applause/bubi-zeko/

Taralyn Kohler is a rare talent, leader, and stand out in any group. Her enthusiasm is contagious to those around her. I was honored to serve as her speaking coach with Capital Speakers Club of Washington, a group that includes some of Washington’s most accomplished women, for which I’ve consult...

09/17/2018

Move Your Mission was thrilled to partner with CORE Foundation to hit a home run on the inaugural Superhero Splash and Dash. An inspiring experience for our youth athletes was created introducing many to multi-sport for the first time. We could not have pulled off the event without some amazing volunteers! They brought energy, professionalism and fantastic costumes! The most unexpected surprise was the number of families (we counted 20 families) that rallied to volunteer together. It was special to see our kids helping other kids.

This event came was born with short notice in June because of a grant that CORE received from the USAT Foundation to create athletic experiences for underserved youth in Northern Virginia. Through the summer months, over 60 kids in 3 shelters and community centers were reached through clinics as well as Sunday's event. The extra donations and raffle tickets purchased will go toward expanding this new program called CORE Cares. The kids that we collectively touched had a blast, and we hope the positive momentum will give them extra confidence to start the school year on the right foot.

Volunteer support was over 90 strong helped CORE Foundation qualify for the Disney Family Volunteering Reward Program at the highest award level possible. We were also notified that of the 61 Splash and Dash events endorsed by USAT nationally, CORE Foundation ranked #2 in number of participants short only 5 from the top spot. We are thrilled with those "bonus" results!

We can't thank supporters enough for offering their time and talents.

The Reston Superhero Splash and Dash for CORE Foundation was a huge success. Thank for to the Reston Connection for the ...
09/17/2018
Photo

The Reston Superhero Splash and Dash for CORE Foundation was a huge success. Thank for to the Reston Connection for the wonderful article and shout out highlighting the event.
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/photos/2018/sep/03/137709/

Children line up and are ready to hit the deck for the 2018 Reston Splash and Dash, produced by CORE Foundation. Event proceeds benefited “Kids Helping Kids,” a CORE Foundation program that enables triathlon experiences for low-income youth.

The The Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation is seeking Board Members.  If you’d like to be considered for a role ...
09/05/2018

The The Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation is seeking Board Members. If you’d like to be considered for a role within our leadership team, please reach out to me. We send smiles across the miles to female cancer patients throughout the U.S!

http://www.bsncf.org/

Registration is closing soon for the Reston Youth Superhero Splash and Dash.  Don't miss out!   Sign up your kiddos toda...
08/01/2018

Registration is closing soon for the Reston Youth Superhero Splash and Dash. Don't miss out! Sign up your kiddos today for one last hurrah of summer!

https://corefoundation.raceentry.com/race-reviews/reston-sprint-triathlon

Time is running out! The Reston Youth Superhero Splash and Dash registration closes on 8/9 or when we sell out. Athletes receive a cool medal, t-shirt, swag, a yummy snow cone and snacks by Bare Snacks. Ted Garber and Garber Partners will be providing entertainment and producing the event on 8/26 for kids ages 6-15. The format is swim-run-fun. Kids will leave feeling like a superhero, and our volunteers will be dressed like them.

Please share and spread the word! This event is brought to you by CORE Foundation. Proceeds go toward creating exciting and fun opportunities for the underserved youth in our community. #corecares

https://corefoundation.raceentry.com/race-reviews/reston-splash-and-dash

I'm in a writing mood and have decided to put some energy into blogging.  If you'd like to be notified when I make a pos...
07/24/2018
Move Your Mission

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Move Your Mission was having fun in the rain on today ... taking pics and representing CORE Foundation.  Amazing volunte...
06/03/2018

Move Your Mission was having fun in the rain on today ... taking pics and representing CORE Foundation. Amazing volunteers. Amazing athletes.

Thank you Undeniable Boutique for the shout out and for always helping to choose the perfect outfits for our events!  Mu...
05/15/2018

Thank you Undeniable Boutique for the shout out and for always helping to choose the perfect outfits for our events! Much love and support to you and all the small businesses out there. #girlboss

#FeelGoodFriday

Taralyn Tharp Kohler is an advocate for small businesses and in particular, has been a big supporter of UB for the past several years. Recently, she decided to leverage her experience and created Move Your Mission, a boutique consulting firm specializing in empowering non-profit organizations and corporations to reach new heights. Taralyn invests endless hours on fundraising campaigns, community building, and philanthropic outreach.

Taralyn is also a wonderful mom (Happy Mother’s Day!), Certified Race Director at USA Triathlon, and in training for Ironman 70.3! Whew! 😯

Thank you for all the work you do, personally and professionally, to help communities in need and for rep-ing UB so beautifully. We truly appreciate your support!

Taralyn was interviewed and featured in an article in runningcompetitor.com on how to incorporate raising money for a ca...
05/15/2018
How to Organize a Charity Race From Start to Finish | Competitor.com

Taralyn was interviewed and featured in an article in runningcompetitor.com on how to incorporate raising money for a cause into athletics. A big shout out here to CORE Foundation for offering the infrastructure and administrative support fund causes in our community through athletics.

You can read the article here:

Giving back to our favorite charities is one of the best things about running races. But if you've ever wanted to create your own race to do so, here's how.

Today we had the honor of working with BB&T employees to make 80 “Smile Kits” for female cancer patients for The Barnett...
05/09/2018

Today we had the honor of working with BB&T employees to make 80 “Smile Kits” for female cancer patients for The Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation. They contained a blanket, fuzzy socks, adult coloring book, colored pencils, stress Ball, fidget spinner, lip balm, and Aveno lotion. Thank you BB&T for choosing BSNCF as your Lighthouse Project Partner! We are so appreciative! If you’d like BSNCF to plan a philanthropic team building event at your corporation, please reach out to me!!

“Best of Reston” was a wonderful event celebrating those volunteers who work tirelessly in our community to make our wor...
04/20/2018

“Best of Reston” was a wonderful event celebrating those volunteers who work tirelessly in our community to make our world a better place. I was thrilled to represent CORE Foundation and am pictured here with Doug Bushee, Founder and former Best Of Reston winner. #bethechange

Pretty cool that client, Barry Sopinsky, and champion for ALS and founder of Death Ride Tour Inc., Charity Cycling Event...
04/12/2018

Pretty cool that client, Barry Sopinsky, and champion for ALS and founder of Death Ride Tour Inc., Charity Cycling Events, story was featured in Bicycling Magazine!!! If you are in the Colorado area please consider supporting one of his races! His charity supports those battling ALS like Michael Cimbura pictured in the photo below.
You just might see me at one of them! Cheers Barry! Keep inspiring!
https://www.deathridetour.com/

BOOM! 💥 So this happened ... certified USA Triathlon Race Director.  Ask us how how you can do more good in your communi...
04/11/2018

BOOM! 💥 So this happened ... certified USA Triathlon Race Director. Ask us how how you can do more good in your community and allow athletes to “Race with Purpose” fundraising through the social entrepreneur 501c3 CORE Foundation making the athlete experience bigger than personal achievement and supporting causes you care about. Thank you to CORE Foundation for this incredible professional opportunity! I am grateful!

So darn cool to be in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center during the Olympics for USA Triathlonn Race Direct...
02/24/2018

So darn cool to be in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center during the Olympics for USA Triathlonn
Race Director Certification Training and Summit! Loving my work and enjoying the journey as I’m surrounded here by greatness and inspiration! Thanks USAT for the hospitality. I’m grateful to Core Foundation for this incredible opportunity!

MYM will be in Colorado Springs - Denver area next week.  If your business or non-profit could use energizing, let’s cha...
02/18/2018
A boutique consulting firm empowering organizations to reach new heights

MYM will be in Colorado Springs - Denver area next week. If your business or non-profit could use energizing, let’s chat! Let us show you how Move Your Mission can empower your organization to reach new heights!

http://www.moveyourmission.com/

Welcome to Move Your Mission A boutique consulting firm specializing in empowering organizations to reach new heights through coaching, strategy, and thought and temporary leadership. Our approach is authentic and edgy, yet strategic. We confidently deliver with actions, not words. ENGAGE MYM, MYM o...

Working with athletes like Aaron is one of the most gratifying aspects of my work.  Triathlon has given him confidence a...
02/15/2018
Reston Sprint Triathlon

Working with athletes like Aaron is one of the most gratifying aspects of my work. Triathlon has given him confidence and helped him overcome dyslexia. When people ask me why I started doing tris ... this is a great example. The sport transforms. Congrats Aaron!

Meet Aaron. He's 14 and is "Racing with Purpose." Aaron has already raised over $500 and is an athlete in both the RST and RYT. Read his amazing story of how triathlon has helped him overcome dyslexia.
If you'd like to "Race With Purpose," start your fundraiser here: https://corefoundation.raceentry.com/races/reston-sprint-triathlon/2018/fundraising/charity/charity/cornerstones-2475
or email [email protected]

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Founded by Taralyn Kohler, Move Your Mission brings passion ... a lot of passion, experience and an energetic approach to redefine what's possible and and propel your vision. By giving us a seat at your leadership table, we become a vested partner in your success. Whether you are a non-profit looking to invigorate fundraising and build your community or a corporation looking to increase sales and reach, MYM takes on a variety of roles and fill gaps to get the job done. We will get your noticed!

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I’m Taralyn, Founder of Move Your Mission, and a seasoned business professional and philanthropist with over 25 years of moving, shaking, and networking. While I grew up a theater kid, after graduating from the University of Maryland my stage became Corporate America. My early career years were spent in .com boom of telecommunications cold calling door to door on businesses, embassies, and associations in Washington DC. I was proud to climb the corporate ladder to become one of the few female leaders in the industry at the time. As a leader, I was a risk taker and very authentic often blazing my own trail and taking the road less traveled. I hired by my gut and took chances on people who were often overlooked because of their appearance or because they didn’t have a college degree. I was known for recruiting and building Dream Teams that were diverse, unified and crushed their sales goals. My recruiting best practice was adopted as the model within MCI’s Commercial Accounts. My team's success stories were also featured in MCI's annual reports as well as industry publications. Professionally, what I’m most proud of is my recent work in the non-profit sector helping charities find ways to develop meaningful outreach programs, processes and procedures, establish a following, and increase fundraising to move their mission. It's this work in making a difference and leaving a legacy that means the most to me. Some people think outside the box. For me, there is no box. I’m an “all in” kind of person, and I bring this enthusiasm and passion to the table with my clients. Seasoned in sales excellence, business development, marketing, and business strategy, I am well versed in consulting corporations ranging from fortune 100 to small businesses, nonprofits and philanthropists. I relate to people from all walks of life and innately know how to bring out the best in a team or organization. Within my wheelhouse, I especially enjoy creating sustainable plans and strategies which become transformational for my clients. I believe in lifelong learning and in constant self-improvement. My latest educational experience being coached by Dr. Jean Miller Professor with GW through Capital Speakers Club of Washington. I’m also a certified Executive Coach through Georgetown University and use these skills to bring out the best in my clients through team and personal coaching. When I’m not working out, socializing, or consulting clients, I personally give back as part of The National Charity League as well as Young Men’s Service League where I volunteer time with my two teenage children, Kailyn and Quinton. I was honored to receive the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award for completing over 500 hours of community service for 2016 and 2017. I also am a fitness enthusiast and enjoy triathlon, golf and tennis. I’m about to complete my third Ironman 70.3 event and curate my most energetic ideas while training. Because of this, the name "Move Your Mission" was conceived during a run on a beautiful Spring day. I would describe myself as passionate, courageous, ambitious, entrepreneurial and of course, very social. I thrive on new experiences, love to travel and am a dreamer. I celebrate success with vintage Chardonnay or something bubbly and a bit of dark chocolate. I strive to have fun in all that I do, and my cup of life is always full. Curious about working together or partnering on an opportunity? Shoot me email at [email protected]. My Best, Tara Founder and Change Maker Move Your Mission

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