Tamra Chandler


CEO & Founder – PEOPLEWYZE, Best Selling Author: How Performance Management Is Killing Performance


M. Tamra Chandler is an internationally recognized thought leader, author, and speaker known for 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. Her bestselling second book, Feedback (and Other Dirty Words): Why We Fear It, How to Fix It, was published in June 2019.

Tamra brings more than thirty years of experience in strategically partnering with organizations across industries on varied and complex business transformation projects. Her down-to-earth style and results-driven approach emphasize the human element of organizations while maintaining an unwavering focus on the larger picture. Consulting Magazine recognized her impact by naming her one of the “Top 25 Consultants” in the US in both 2007 and 2014.

In 2008, Tamra founded PeopleFirm LLC, one of Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms” each year from 2016 to 2019. Under her leadership, PeopleFirm was one of the largest women-owned firms in Washington and a go-to partner for more than 125 clients, including Bonneville Power, Nordstrom, Columbia Sportswear, Nike, WorldPay, ChristianaCare, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. PeopleFirm was acquired by EY in 2019. After leading EY’s Talent Management Services for the Americas People Consulting practice for four years Tamra retired from the EY partnership EY and launched her new firm, PeopleWyze.


May 14, 2024 10:00 AM

Keynote: The Lies Organizations Tell Themselves

Organizations of all types are captive to a common set of false beliefs and platitudes that undermine performance and stifle engagement. Join Tamra in exploring these self-deceptions, how they sabotage our best intentions, and why it’s time we let them go.

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May 14, 2024 11:00 AM

Rewards Without Ratings

Revamping pay and reward strategies to fit modern performance initiatives is a complex, often years-long process that demands careful thought and bravery. Moving away from traditional methods, this approach focuses on aligning rewards with contributions, promoting a culture that values timely and meaningful recognition. By integrating pay for capability with rewards for impact, organizations can significantly enhance team experiences and align rewards more closely with contemporary performance and growth programs. Join our masterclass led by a renowned performance management expert to dive into this innovative strategy.

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