Who We Are

The TAG Team was created as an innovative way to elevate and empower leadership in individuals and organizations. We are a “dream team” of coaches, consultants, speakers, trainers, and authors. Our specialties include career & leadership development, transitions, and transformations.


Career coach Margaret SmithMargaret Smith


Margaret B. Smith is a career coach, educator, speaker, and author. As the founder of UXL, she offers individuals and teams the guidance necessary to improve communication and reach maximum potential.


Margaret has a broad business background, including 27 years in business management at 3M. She uses this depth of experience to serve a diverse range of clients and create relateable, interactive workshops, keynote speeches, and one-on-one coaching sessions.

The Ten Minute Leadership ChallengeBook:

Margaret’s book, The Ten-Minute Leadership Challenge, is an interactive guide to help YOU achieve your full leadership potential. The book covers ten different important leadership attributes and offers a wealth of tips and insights to help you capitalize on each one. Do you have ten minutes?

UXL Margaret Smith

career coach Karen KodzikKaren Kodzik


Karen Kodzik is a career management consultant, transitions coach, speaker, and author. She is the founder of Cultivating Careers, an organization that focuses on empowering and equipping individuals facing career crossroads.


Karen has worked with individuals in transition for over 15 years. Uniquely qualified as a HR insider, management consultant and coach, Karen Kodzik holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. She is a go-to source for Twin Cities media outlets on job market trends, employment, and career-related topics.

Navigating Through Now WhatBook:

Karen’s book, Navigating Through “Now What?” focuses on the “crossroads” we might encounter during our careers. When faced with a critical career decision, many people become daunted and ask themselves, “Now What?” This book helps guide you through tough career choices, using stories based on real life scenarios and offering the tools you need to feel empowered to move through any career crossroad with confidence.

Cultivating Careers and TAG Team