Recap: Tableau Fringe Festival – Introducing Emily Kund, Founder of TFF


I believe this to be true: you and I are leaders and we have the ability to positively impact our lives and those around us.
                                                                                                        — Emily Kund

Emily Kund


I would be remiss if I did not introduce Emily Kund as part of this series of Tableau Fringe Festival (TFF) blog posts.

Emily is the founder and co-host of the Tableau Fringe Festival. She is a self-described fit nerd who wants to make a difference.  Besides being a mom to two awesome kids, Emily founded a women’s empowerment initiative tailored to school-aged children called Pretty Strong Smart. She loves fitness and is a runner turned fitness competitor. Emily is a trained life coach, Tiny Habits behavior change specialty coach, and trained leadership facilitator. She is Mrs. Maryland US Continental where her charity is the Junior League and her platform is women’s empowerment.  She believes in living fully engaged and taking action.  Also, Emily believes by leading herself and helping others lead themselves, we can make a difference in this world.

Emily was recently featured as a panelist at the 2017 Tableau Conference data+women panel discussion.


The Tableau Fringe Festival

Emily’s passion for Tableau is shown in her dedication to the Tableau Fringe Festival. In describing the TFF, Emily notes,

Our objective at TFF is to provide a platform for members in the Tableau community to share their knowledge and give them additional visibility. We do this through a mix of topics ranging from table calcs to building your Tableau brand. Our target audience is current and future Tableau users of all expertise levels. The conference and videos of the sessions should be a resource from the community, for the community.

Originally, I (Emily) started TFF to give people a platform who we’re not  speaking at the Tableau conference. However, as TFF evolves, that’s still a primary consideration but not the only consideration.

The Tableau community is so rich that we are fortunate that we have such great content from the community, for the community.

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[1] Tableau Fringe Festival, Various Presentations and Speakers, December 8, 2017.

[2] Kund, Emily, About.,




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