Social Responsibility Speaker

Tanya Quinn, Founder of Small Actions Greater Good

Passionately Inspiring and Supporting Small Business Owners to do More Good that Benefits Their Business, Inspires Others, and Amplifies Their Purpose

About Tanya

Tanya’s always had an overwhelming need to see the bigger picture – to know how her efforts and energy in life were contributing to something more.

To fill a gap that she saw between large corporate programs and small business opportunities, she founded Small Actions Greater Good to provide Social Responsibility inspiration and support to Small Business Owners who, like her, want to contribute to the greater good while also contributing to their business growth and profitability.

She’s a passionate social responsibility speaker who inspires Small Business Owners to do more good while also providing practical tips and resources to help make their efforts easier and more effective (i.e. contribute to their business growth).

After 20 years of experience in Corporate America, she’s comfortable presenting formal training to a large room of students, teaching a hands-on workshop, casually presenting a topic during a lunch event, or discussing a topic with an in-person or online host.

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Round Table / Social Responsibility Speaker at AltSummit 2020

One of the ONLY Social Responsibility Speakers talking to Small Business Owners

What Are You Interested in?

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Featuring a highlight from Tanya's keynote address

Tanya Quinn, Small Business Social Responsibility Speaker

“Tanya and her training is a big ‘Yes!' Her message – inspiring and relevant. Her presentation skills – articulate, engaging, and welcoming. Her professionalism – a dream come true. Her webinar for our regional business development institute turned out better than imagined. People loved it! (So did I) I highly recommend Tanya and Small Actions Greater Good.”

Joy Taylor

Online Learning Specialist, Women's Business Center at JEDI
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Signature Talks

Get Out Of Your Own Way – Stop Believing the Myths That Keep You From Doing Social Good (Or More Social Good)


During this talk, Tanya will debunk eight common misconceptions about Small Business Social Responsibility that may be holding you back from doing social good, or MORE social good:

1. A business can't be both profitable and do good.

2. Social responsibility only applies to Corporations or Large Businesses.

3. Social responsibility is not worth it for Small Business Owners.

4. Social responsibility doesn't apply to MY Small Business.

5. Social responsibility is too hard for Small Business Owners.

6. Why bother? As a Small Business, my efforts will barely make a difference.

7. It's wrong to benefit from social good.

8. I'll sound like I'm bragging.

Through real-life examples and practical advice, Tanya will share an alternative truth for each of these myths, empowering Small Business Owners to embrace social responsibility that benefits their business and makes a positive impact.


Attendees will leave this talk with a new appreciation and understanding of social responsibility and clarity to decide if they want to do good, how they can get started, and how it can benefit their business.


Presentation Only: 30 minutes

Extension Options: Can be extended to 45-60 minutes to include tips to get started and time for Q&A.

Rethinking Social Responsibility: Your Social Good Efforts May Not Be As Good As You Think 


As a savvy business owner, you know the significance of making decisions that enhance your bottom line. Would you hire an employee who can’t do their job? Would you sell a product that isn’t interesting to your customers? NO!

But when it comes to social responsibility, this consideration is often overlooked. By not considering the potential benefits of social responsibility, you may miss out on opportunities to grow your business. And you may even be limiting your social good contribution. 

Using a case study about an IT company that built houses for people in need, Tanya will show you how good intentions don't always translate into great results. She'll introduce the concept of “effective” social responsibility and share a formula to evaluate and improve your efforts. 


Attendees will leave this talk with a new perspective on social responsibility and actionable steps to make their efforts more impactful and beneficial. 


Presentation Only: 30 minutes

Extension Options: Can be extended to 45-60 minutes to add some additional tips or time for Q&A.  

From Passion to Action: 7 Key Lessons I Learned While Chasing My Purpose


As a purpose-driven individual, Tanya knows the challenges of figuring out how to turn your passion into action. She was blessed to identify her “purpose” relatively early in life (to make a difference in the world and help as many people as possible).

However, knowing her purpose and figuring out what to do about it was a 20+ year journey of discovery, twists and turns, and challenging but rewarding decisions that ultimately led to the creation of Small Actions Greater Good.

In this conversation, Tanya shares her personal journey and the seven key lessons she learned along the way. 

This talk is an alternative to those helping people “find their purpose.” Instead, Tanya speaks to individuals who already have an idea of what they want but want guidance or inspiration to continue following their path.


Attendees of Tanya's talk will gain valuable insights and inspiration to take action towards their purpose and goals. Additionally, attendees will learn to give themselves the grace to navigate the challenges and uncertainties that come with pursuing their purpose, even when they don't have all the answers. 


30-45 minutes 

“I had the privilege to meet Tanya Quinn through a mutual business contact. This contact’s exact words were, “You HAVE to meet Tanya! She is AMAZING!”

Tanya agreed to be a Keynote Speaker at my Women’s Business Conference and everyone in the room was not only engaged but became well-informed on the benefits of business owners implementing a strong Social Giving program within their operations.

What made this Keynote impactful was Tanya’s knowledge and passion about simple methods most businesses tend to overlook, especially entrepreneurs. She has mastered the art of keeping her audience engaged by bringing an energetic, engaging, and entertaining yet professional delivery of her content! If your company or event is looking for the RIGHT Keynote for your next training, Tanya Quinn will be a great choice!”

Dr. Michelle S. Thomas

Global Speaker, Multiple Business Owner, 8X International Best Selling Author, and Founder of the EXCEPTIONAL Woman Tour
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Educational Courses and Workshops

Unlocking the Potential of Social Responsibility for Business Growth: Maximizing Your Impact by Effectively Implementing Your Actions


Are you passionate about doing social good through your business? Do you aspire to contribute to the greater good, make a difference, give back, be philanthropic, volunteer more, or be eco-friendly? These are all different terms for or types of social responsibility that can make a positive impact. However, not all social responsibility efforts are also great for your business.

Savvy business owners know the significance of making decisions that enhance their bottom line. Would they hire an employee who can’t do their job? Would they sell a product that isn’t interesting to their customers? NO! But when it comes to social responsibility, this consideration is often overlooked. By not considering the potential benefits of social responsibility, they may miss out on opportunities to grow their business.

This training session or workshop will debunk beliefs that limit Small Business Owners' decisions and teach them how social responsibility can be a valuable business strategy for growth by improving brand reputation, enhancing customer loyalty, enhancing employee engagement, and improving financial performance.

They'll then learn a simple yet effective formula to maximize their social contributions AND their business benefits. They'll also gain practical insights into implementing or enhancing their social responsibility initiatives, allowing them to make a positive impact while also propelling their business forward.


Small Business Owners who are just getting started or want to improve an existing socially responsible action.


Following this course/workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Overcome limiting beliefs that hinder them from initiating or increasing their social responsibility efforts.
  • Identify how social responsibility can benefit their business by improving brand reputation, enhancing customer loyalty, enhancing employee engagement, and improving financial performance.
  • Apply a practical and simple formula to ensure their social responsibility actions create a win-win situation that benefits both their business and contributes to social good.
  • Start with two simple tips to immediately improve their existing socially responsible actions or easily get started with a first action.



As a course: 90 minutes

As a workshop: 2-3 hours (depending on the amount of time available to work on assignments and share with the group)

Casual Conversations

(Podcasts, Panels, and Fireside Chats)

Tanya loves to talk about ALL things social responsibility. She's comfortable having casual and interactive conversations with hosts during podcasts or being a guest as part of an expert panel or a one-on-one fireside chat. She can answer questions about or discuss the formal topics above (but in a casual setting) or participate in unscripted, flowing conversations about Small Business Social Responsibility in general.

Some additional topics for consideration for your podcast, panel, or chat include:

  • How does Small Business Social Responsibility (SBSR) differ from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and why is it important for small businesses to have a unique approach to social responsibility?
  • “Should” Small Business Owners be socially responsible? The answer is not what you think.
  • In what ways can social responsibility efforts benefit a business?
  • What does it mean to make social responsibility efforts “effective”?
  • What are some common myths about social responsibility that prevent business owners from starting or doing more good?
  • Can you explain the difference between a business mission and a social mission, and when they overlap or diverge?
  • How does a Socially Responsible Business differ from a Social Enterprise, and what unique challenges and opportunities do they face?
  • Can you provide ways to improve [insert an example] socially responsible action?


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Online Training Couse Presented to the Women's Business Center at JEDI (2019)


Roundtable Speaker at AltSummit 2020


Keynote Speaker at The Exceptional Woman Tour 2022


Workshop Training for SBTDC Charlotte (Summer 2023)

Inquire about A Speaking Opportunity

I'd love to learn more about your speaking, training, or podcast needs and audience. Let's chat!

Corporate Social Responsibility Speaker

Tanya is NOT a Corporate Social Responsibility Speaker. Small Actions Greater Good, and her speaking engagements, are about how to make Social Responsibility easier and more effective for Small Business Owners, which she believes is similiar, but distinctly DIFFERENT from Corporate Social Responsibility.

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