Tamra Chandler

Tamra Chandler

CEO & Co-Founder, PeopleFirm

Tamra Chandler is CEO and co-founder of PeopleFirm, one of Washington state’s fastest-growing businesses. Tamra has spent her 30-year career developing new and effective ways for people and their organizations to perform at their peak. She is a nationally recognized thought leader and speaker (recognized by Consulting Magazine twice as a top U.S. consultant) and is the author of “How Performance Management is Killing Performance — and What to Do About It” (2016). Her second book, “Feedback (and Other Dirty Words): Why We Fear It, How to Fix It,” will be published in May 2019.

Under her leadership, PeopleFirm has become a go-to partner, delivering measurable, meaningful results using people-centered solutions. PeopleFirm consistently earns local and national recognition as a top place to work.

Before PeopleFirm, Tamra was managing partner for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in the Pacific Northwest, and executive in charge of people and solutions at Hitachi Consulting. She earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Montana State University and holds an MBA from the University of Washington.

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The business environment has experienced significant change in the last decades – driven by globalization and shifts in the expectations of today’s workforce. Our culture of self-expression has led to an unprecedented desire for creativity and fulfillment in the workplace, as well as the expectation of instant feedback. Teamwork, technology, and long hours collaborating in […]

Humanizing Performance Feedback: Developing Employees Who Stay and Grow
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“Can I give you some feedback?” Why does this question always seem to make our blood pressure rise and defenses go up? The truth is: We’ve got feedback wrong. Not only have we got it wrong, but as humans we’re paying a significant price for our feedback missteps and misuse. The call for a feedback […]

Humanizing Performance Feedback: Developing Employees Who Stay and Grow
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