Tamara has over ten years experience in leadership and talent management. Her background is in front-line business performance management, with a special focus on coaching and career development. Over the years Tamara has worked with a variety of organisations, on assignments varying from leadership transition, performance assessment and development, and exit coaching. Tamara has supported clients both individually and in a wide range of institutions ranging from local government to the Metropolitan Police and Strutt and Parker.
Since becoming a mother in 2008, Tamara has become increasingly interested in the challenges facing women in achieving their potential, whether it be hitting that “glass ceiling,” returning to the workplace and re-establishing a career commensurate with their experience, lack of self-belief or confidence, or a desire, mid-career, to take stock and explore new possibilities.
Having experienced first hand the benefits of one-on-one coaching in her last corporate role, Tamara qualified as a coach and mentor through the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), in 2010. In 2011, Tamara set up Leaping Tortoise, a coaching consultancy, in order to support individuals, especially women, to realise their potential.
Tamara moved from London to Suffolk, with Max and their daughter Ismene in 2008. A son, Nixon, joined them in 2012. When Tamara is not working, or with her family, she is an avid culture vulture – reading (mostly fiction); writing – the occasional freelance feature article; film; art and architecture; theatre; traveling – especially Africa; cooking; tennis and Pilates.