Tammy Tawadros

After studying psychology at undergraduate level at University College London, Tammy spent a number of years working in the health and social care professions, also in London. She went on to build a career in learning and development - becoming a talent manager responsible for a number of professional and management development programmes in the UK. Tammy later gained an MSc in HR/Organisational Consulting (with distinction) and has been working as a highly successful coach and organisation development consultant for the past 20 years.

Tammy has designed and delivered numerous leadership development programmes, complex change assignments and professional development workshops over the years. Tammy is an Associate Consultant at Cass and Ashridge Business Schools. She works across multiple sectors including financial services and media, charities and non-profit organisations, local and national government and the UK National Health Service. Her international work has included assignments in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Tammy has made a deliberate choice to work across many organisations and mulitiple sectors in order to strengthen her knowledge by combining deep expertise in organizational consulting with a breadth of experience that comes from the ‘cross-pollination’ of ideas to develop best practice.

In Tammy’s own words

Extracts from interviews with Fiona Anderson BBC journalist and owner at Creative Coach and Garry Jenkins, author and journalist

“Helping people with change has been a huge theme in my life. The seeds of my fascination with the way people work were sown over twenty years ago when, after studying psychology at undergraduate level, I spent time working in the health and social care professions in my hometown of London.

Given the nature of my work back then, I often spent time helping families, individuals and groups of people who were in distress. I soon learnt that showing empathy and working with people to achieve change paid greater dividends than trying to ‘tell’ or to do things on behalf of others. I always felt a huge sense of satisfaction - and yes, sometimes pride in being able to understand and help them make changes to their lives.

I was interested by the way people interacted and how they built relationships. Most of all I was intrigued by the way they dealt with upheaval and change.”

“Over the years I have learnt to hone my ability to understand and get alongside people grappling with the challenges of organisational and work life. Combining curiosity with compassion has been a hallmark of my practice as an organisational consultant. I enjoy helping people and organisations develop and succeed. And helping remains at the heart of what I do. I focus on finding ways to get organisations to perform more effectively through and with their people.

Drawing on many years of training in group dynamics, psychology and organisational behaviour - the methods I use are grounded in research from these behavioural sciences. The way I work is psychologically informed and evidence based: using models, psychometrics and techniques that are proven to work and easy to embed and sustain. Techniques from strengths - based and positive psychology that cultivate a solution focus and build resilience. Strategies that are drawn from the human relations tradition- that develop awareness and a deep understanding of the emotional and social world of leaders, teams and whole organisations. Methods that build insight, trust, engagement for people and lasting changes in the effective performance of organisations.

My approach can appear deceptively simple. I listen to peoples’ stories, no matter how challenging, partner with them to agree what interventions to use, and I help them make systematic changes, applying psychology that works.”

Between a rock and a hard place?

Between a rock and a hard place?

Managing change

Change is an inevitable part of our working lives.

And it doesn’t matter whether that change originates from inside or outside our organisations, how we deal with it defines our success - or failure.

Isolated at the top?

Isolated at the top?

Coaching CEOs

It is all too easy for those at the helm to become isolated. Partnering with an executive coach gives CEOs a uniquely safe and creative way to develop new perspectives and new capabilities. Coaching provides a place to cultivate and extend their repertoire of actions.

Navigating multicultural leadership?

Navigating multicultural leadership?

Developing Leaders

Leadership is very different to what it was a decade ago. It requires a dramatically different knowledge and skill set to establish and lead often diverse, multi-cultural, dispersed or virtual teams. Navigating such teams to effective performance without the right kind of help can be a difficult proposition.

Teams in trouble?

Teams in trouble?

Building Teams

Teams run into trouble in all sorts of ways for a variety of reasons. They may struggle to work collectively as a team - because of personality differences or clashing styles of working. They may be a new team, still forging a sense of identity and finding a way to build positive working relationships.

What people say

Tammy brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of people and their interactions to her consultancy work. She is creative and responsive and able to build rapport with a wide range of people, building teams and developing shared understanding of objectives and goals. Phillip Berechree, FCIPD Head of Commissioning, Workforce and Provider Development, Westminster City Council
I had largely given up hope that I would find a coach who truly offered what I have hoped for, and who represented value for money for the organisation I serve. I'm pleased to report this is no longer the case! Tammy has revived my faith in coaching and is warm, creative and challenging. She helps me bring something new and fresh to my work, I work differently because I am coached by Tammy and that for me is what it’s all about.Alison Simpson, Assoc. Director, BSMH Foundation Trust
The 1:1 coaching has been hugely helpful to me – just to have a safe space to discuss the issues I have been struggling with. I felt able to trust completely. The work with the team has also been beneficial and I was again aware that individually and together there was trust in your facilitation. I think your excellent listening skills and groundedness were hugely helpful. Jane Pettingell, CEO, Generate UK
Thank you very much for your positive contributions to my self-development. You have contributed immensely to my professional life. I only knew you for six months and you gave me an entry key to my inner-self and my leadership skills. Semi Adekunle, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust