Tamara Furman

Introduction

As the CEO of SD Leadership Institute and an ICF Credentialed, Master Certified Executive Coach, Tamara brings close to 30 years of hands-on professional business experience; 20 years at the senior and/or executive level.  SD Leadership Institute focuses on and specializes in Leadership and Executive Coaching, Team and Group Coaching, a wide-variety of Assessments and Leadership Development coursework and workshops.  Most of the coursework and workshops are rooted in gaining self-awareness, building confidence, navigating conflict, developing emotional intelligence, and understanding behavioral motivators and values. 

Tamara has successfully helped private and public business entities, city, county and federal government agencies, public and private education, non-profit organizations and individuals in a variety of industries, such as financial services, sports and entertainment, healthcare, pharmaceutical, bio-technology, legal, publishing, staffing, manufacturing, consumer goods, hospitality, electronics/technology, digital marketing, education, food service, and retail/e-tail. Tamara has coached both male and female clients in executive level roles such as CEO, President, CFO, COO, CTO and CSO as well as clients in a variety of VP and Director-level roles. 

She has coached individuals as well as groups and teams on a wide-variety of topics such as: emotional intelligence, increasing confidence and courage, building a more effective and aligned team, becoming a more effective communicator/influencer, becoming a better listener, increasing self-awareness, managing up more effectively, successfully navigating conflict, building executive presence, working more collaboratively, becoming a better delegator (letting go and trusting others), becoming more strategic, preparing for the next level, shifting from functional to enterprise leader, transitioning careers, and more.  

Tamara has helped organizations overcome some of their most difficult people-related challenges. She has done this through evaluating and assessing individuals and teams, then helping them through the process of redefining, reframing, and realigning how they accomplish their work.  She partners with executives and teams to successfully navigate workplace dynamics in order to make the transition from a group of individuals who are stuck, disengaged, compliant and mired in dysfunction to a team of professionals producing results with a commitment to overcoming obstacles through mutual trust, respect, alignment, and collaboration.

Clients

Tamara has successfully helped individuals, teams and groups in private and public business entities, city, county and federal government agencies, public and private education, non-profit organizations and individuals in a variety of industries, such as financial services, sports and entertainment, healthcare, pharmaceutical, bio-technology, legal, publishing, staffing, manufacturing, consumer goods, hospitality, electronics/technology, digital marketing, education, food service, and retail/e-tail. Tamara has coached both male and female clients in executive level roles such as CEO, President, CFO, COO, CTO and CSO as well as clients in a variety of VP and Director-level roles.

Tamara takes the commitment to client confidentiality seriously, therefore, she does not disclose the names of clients on the Internet or in printed materials.  A big part of her commitment to client confidentiality is the ICF Code of Ethics associated with client confidentiality, the other element of her commitment stems from her decision to avoid leveraging any client brand to build her business.  She believes it’s simply the right thing to do, regardless of the ICF Code of Ethics.  The only time a client’s name is disclosed, is if there is a request for a reference, and in that case, she contacts current clients and obtains their permission in advance of connecting them with prospective clients.  Within the Code of Ethics, which governs a coaching credential, the International Coach Federation (ICF) requires coaches to maintain the confidentiality of client information obtained during the course of the coaching relationship. 

Professional Services Offered

  • Individual Coaching, Team Coaching, Peer Group Coaching;
  • Assessments, including: Predictive Index Behavioral, Job and Learning Indicator (Cognitive), Sales Skills Index, DISC, Motivators, Driving Forces, Insights Discovery Individual, Sales, and Team, EQi-2.0 Emotional Intelligence for Workplace, Leadership, Group, and EQ360, CCL 360 Benchmarks for Managers, Benchmarks for Executives, and Benchmarks by Design, and Benchmarks for Learning Agility, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), TKI Conflict Mode Indicator and more;
  • Speaker for Conferences and Group Meetings;
  • Retreat Facilitator
  • Workshop Facilitator for building/improving team relationships, improving workplace communication and alignment, and gaining self-awareness/team-awareness

Projects / Case Studies / Results

Tamara would be pleased to share this information during the pre-engagement process as it relates to the prospective client’s objectives.

What Clients Can Expect

Below is a sample of our client testimonials, to see more, please visit our website, www.sdleadershipinstitute.com or my LinkedIn profile, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamarafurman/

“I recently had an Emotional Intelligence assessment with you. What a serendipitous occurrence! It was just what I needed and it was extremely helpful. I just wanted to thank you for all the information and help you provided me! It really helped boost my confidence, and helped me acknowledge my potential based on previous experiences – factual information. And as promised during our conversation, I am writing to let you know that I passed my qualifying exam, and I am now officially a PhD candidate at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.”

     –  E.M. – Doctoral Candidate

“Tamara was a great speaker–interesting and engaging and dynamic!”

     – Guest at Women in Leadership Vistage Event

“One of my senior leaders recently completed a coaching engagement with the San Diego Leadership Institute. In our final meeting with the coach and my senior leader, I characterized the results as an 11 out of 10. The shifts I’ve seen this leader make in the areas of communication, ownership and self-awareness have made tremendous differences in our organization on many levels.”

    –  T.C. – C-Suite Executive of Electronics Communications Firm

“We were thrilled with the outcome of our investment in professional leadership coaching through San Diego Leadership Institute. The individual leader thought the coaching program provided great insights and a new perspective, which was highly beneficial in building confidence. We thought the program provided the individual leader with a set of tools to utilize in mitigating conflicts and creating more collaborative outcomes.”

    –  D.G. – Partner – Law Firm

Professional Certifications / Qualifications

  • M.S. in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego
  • B.S. in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco
  • Coaching Certification from Hudson Institute of Coaching
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Board-Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
  • Certified Partner with Predictive Index
  • Certified Master Trainer with Predictive Index
  • Accredited Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner
  • Certified 360 Benchmarks by Design Administrator
  • Certified 360 Benchmarks for Executives Administrator
  • Certified 360 Benchmarks for Managers Administrator
  • Certified 360 Learning Agility Administrator
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 Workplace, Leadership & Group Coach
  • Certified Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Administrator
  • Certified DISC Practitioner
  • Certified Motivators Practitioner
  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Certified SHRM-SCP

Honors / Awards

  • 2016 Women Who Mean Business Award Winner (San Diego Business Journal)
  • 2018 Business Woman of the Year (San Diego Business Journal)
  • 2015-2018 SD Leadership Institute Ranked among the TOP 10 Executive Training Companies in San Diego County (San Diego Business Journal)

Affiliations / Organizations

  • SDHR Forum – 2018-2019 Board President, 2016-2107 Board President Elect, 2015 Board Secretary, 2014-Present Advisory Committee Facilitator
  • ICF-San Diego Chapter - Founding board member and 2017-2018 Director of Programs
  • SD Professional Coaches Alliance, 2015 President-Elect, 2016 President and 2017 Past President
  • SD Woodies – Active Member

Bio/Background

For more information on Tamara, please visit her LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamarafurman/ 

For more information on SD Leadership Institute, and how our team could support you, please visit our website www.sdleadershipinstitute.com

Resources & Offers

Complimentary 30-minute coaching chemistry meeting

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