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  • Oakland, CA
  • March 12th, 2019
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm pst

Tamra Chandler and Laura Grealish to Speak at HR West

Feedback works!

Call it what you will – insights, human interaction, trusting conversations, recognition, appreciation, guidance, clarity, or coaching – when done well, it’s one of the best ways to improve human performance. Even better, literally everyone has this tool available to them to support others. We make the case for why and how feedback works, and provide easy-to-apply tools that will allow us all to successfully give and receive feedback.


Tamra Chandler
CEO and Founder, PeopleFirm

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M. Tamra Chandler is the founder and CEO of PeopleFirm LLC, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2018 “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms.” A nationally recognized thought leader, author, and speaker, Tamra has spent most of her 30-year career developing new and effective ways for people and their organizations to perform at their peak. In 2016, she wrote the acclaimed book How Performance Management is Killing Performance – and What to Do About It, which has been published in four languages. Tamra’s second book, FEEDBACK (and other dirty words) Why we Fear It, How to Fix It will be released in May of 2019.

Tamra started PeopleFirm with a unique vision: to deliver measurable, meaningful results using people-centered solutions. Under her leadership, PeopleFirm has become a go-to partner for more than 125 clients including Nike, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines, Kaiser Health, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. PeopleFirm’s one-of-a-kind approach is grounded in research and delivers strategic, approachable, action-oriented solutions for nearly every industry. In keeping with the company motto, “Your people=Your success,” PeopleFirm consistently earns local and national recognition as a top place to work.

Tamra has spent three decades developing new methods for rethinking performance management, building aspirational cultures, modernizing HR, and transforming organizational models. Whether leading small nonprofit teams or large multi-national corporations, Tamra guides organizations towards the ultimate win-win: inspired people driving inspired performance. Consulting Magazine named her one of the country’s “Top 25 Consultants” in 2007 and 2014.

Laura Grealish
Author and Executive Leadership Consultant, PeopleFirm LLC

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Laura has over 20 years of leadership experience helping clients create strategic alignment, talent management, performance management, succession and leadership development programs. She has deep experience in designing high performing teams, organizational effectiveness, learning and development, and process improvement. Laura has led large-scale and strategic people and change initiatives in diverse industries including healthcare, financial services and not for profit, in the US and globally. Her work includes merger and acquisition integrations, strategic planning and change, collaboration, creation of global experiential leadership programs, diversity and inclusion programs, succession planning and performance management efforts. Laura has broad experiences as a skilled facilitator.

Laura spent part of her professional career in financial services as Director of Talent Management and Learning and Development at Russell Investments with full accountability for talent management, leadership and manager development, associate development and mentoring programs.

Laura also served as Organizational Effectiveness Leader and Six Sigma Master Black belt at Genworth Financial (A former GE Capital Company) where she directed and consulted on customer experience and process improvement efforts.

Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from The University of Montana and an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University.

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  • Nashville, TN
  • March 20th, 2019
  • 10:00am - 11:00am pst

Tamra Chandler & Laura Grealish are Presenting at Work Human 2019

Rebooting Feedback: Creating a World Where Feedback Doesn’t Hurt!

Feedback! Ugh. Say the word to a colleague, spouse, or friend, and watch both their blood pressure rise and defenses go up. It’s a word that for most of us is loaded with experiences that have included bias, politics, pain, regret, and anger. However, if we take a step back and think about its true intent, we realize that feedback shouldn’t be a negative thing nor something to avoid.

If we as humans want to improve, grow, and advance, we need insights that can help us move in the right direction. If we close ourselves off from understanding how others experience us, then we close ourselves off to a life of learning and growth. In other words, we NEED feedback – and yet we often avoid it.

You will learn:

  • Why feedback has a branding problem
  • Three common negative feedback outcomes (fear, anger, distrust) and the science behind why they happen
  • “Feedback hacks” (for both the giver and receiver), mindset shifts, and a simple conversation model that creates feedback that moves you forward, rather than beating you down

 

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  • Washington DC, DC
  • May 19th, 2019
  • All Day Event

Tamra Chandler and Laura Grealish to present at ATD 2019

Why we fear feedback and how to fix it!

Feedback works! Call it what you will – insights, human interaction, trusting conversations, recognition, appreciation, guidance, clarity, or coaching – when done well, it’s one of the best ways to improve human performance. Even better, literally everyone has this tool available to them to support others. We make the case for why and how feedback works, and provide easy-to-apply tools that will allow us all to successfully give and receive feedback.

 

 

 

 

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m. tamra chandler

Tamra is a founding partner and the CEO of PeopleFirm. With 25 years of experience in guiding clients through strategic programs, she has a proven track record of successfully managing complex business transformation projects requiring a unique blend of strategic, technical, and change management skills.

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