The most powerful talent strategies, those that fuel peak performance, are a result of thoughtful choices that find the share space between what your organization needs and what your people want.

Tamra Chandler

Principal, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Leader with unwavering focus on people. 30 years driving strategic agendas with humans at center. Big-picture thinker. Best-selling author. Speaker. Creative thought leader. Wife. Mom. Mutt rescuer.

Tamra is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s People Advisory Services practice and Talent Management Lead for the Americas. She is a nationally recognized thought leader, author and speaker.

She has more than 30 years of experience teaming with organizations on complex business transformation projects. In 2016, she wrote How Performance Management is Killing Performance – and What to Do About It. Her second book, Feedback (and Other Dirty Words): Why We Fear It, How to Fix It, was published in 2019.

She is devoted to developing methods for people and organizations to perform at their peak. This includes building aspirational cultures, aligning leaders and teams, modernizing HR, rethinking talent processes, and transforming organizational models.

Before joining the firm, Tamra was CEO of PeopleFirm LLC, a strategic consulting firm she founded. She was also a managing partner with a multinational professional services firm and an executive at Hitachi Consulting.

How Tamra is building a better working world

I’ve seen a lot in my diverse and rewarding 30+ year career as consultant. This includes dramatic economic and performance swings, management fads, hot business trends, revolutionary new technologies, and reimagined business models. While over those years a lot has changed, one thing has always remained true - when a group of people are aligned to something that matters and empowered and encouraged to do their best work, amazing things happen. This truth has powered my passion over the years and continues to fuel my commitment to our clients today. 

I’m known for my innovative, human-centered, and science-driven approaches that help leaders and teams find the win-win: what their people want and what their organization needs to drive optimal performance, commitment and connection, and inspiring futures.

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