"Empowering Leaders in Transition"Tamara has provided coaching to a wide range of individuals, including C-Level executives, middle managers, and professionals. She has worked with closely-held and owner-managed companies as well as publicly owned Fortune 100 companies. She uses a systems perspective and well-honed assessment skills to help her clients understand the impact of the organizational system on themselves and others, and to select and implement purposeful behavior that will produce desired results.Tamara has 18 years of combined work experience as a Career Management Consultant, Assessment Specialist, Leadership / Management Development Consultant, Family Business Consultant, Therapist / Career Counselor, and Human Resources Generalist. Prior to joining Career Partners, she worked for two human resource consulting firms including Personnel Decisions International and RSM McGladrey, Inc. Tamara's human resources background provided her with experience in recruitment and selection, employee relations, and training and development. Working for a national retailer, she developed and conducted nation-wide training workshops and team building programs.Tamara is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota. She earned a Master of Science degree in Psychology from St. Louis University and has completed considerable postgraduate education in organizational psychology. She has been trained in the use of a wide variety of assessment tools and is a member of the Minnesota Career Development Association. Tamara is a sought out speaker & workshop leader. Topics include:The Psychological Impact of Job Loss Job Transition and “Stressed” Relationships Developing Your Personal BrandBranded Portfolio Development

Marketing Tools Design Acing Difficult Interviews Pre-Hire Assessment Strategies Leadership Development and the Four “C’s” Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Due Dilligence During Job SearchExecutive On-Boarding Strategies

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Present

Director of Assessment Services / Career Consultant / Executive Coach

Career Partners International

Tamara conducts career assessments; manages caseload of transitioning executives and professionals; provides career management and developmental coaching; facilitates Executive Forums and Peak Performance Groups for transitioning clientele. Delivers team effectiveness coaching to professional teams.

Apr 2002 - Apr 2006

Psychologist/Executive Consultant

Personnel Decisions International
Delivered career management consultations; executive assessment, developmental planning and coaching; and team assessment and coaching
Sep 1997 - Feb 2002

Managing Consultant

RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Provided assessment for selection, developmental assessment and planning, executive coaching, succession planning / alignment, and family business consulting to closely held businesses.



B.S. Psychology / B.S. Sociology

Evangel College
1987 - 2001

M.S. Psychology with considerable post-graduate coursework

Saint Louis University


Aug 1997 - Aug 2011

Licensed Psychologist

State of Minnesota