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Tamara (Tom-ruh) Christensen

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: Idea Farm
Phone - Office: 9133962799
Phone - Mobile: 9133962799
USA 85018
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamarachristensen
Twitter: @Talk2Tamara
Facilitator Qualifications
Clients: Honeywell, 3M, VML, Johnson Controls, Salt River Project,
Years Facilitating: 16-20
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Effective Teams / Team Building
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Innovation Facilitation (New products; services)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Advertising / Branding / Marketing
  • Automotive
  • Business / Industrial
  • Computer Hardware / Software
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health / Medical
  • Human Resources / Organizational Development
  • New Products & Services
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CPSI Core Faculty (18 Hour Course)
  • CPSI Presenter
Education: Master of Science in Design (MSD) and ABD from Arizona State University, BFA Industrial Design and BA Italian from University of Kansas plus loads of training in diverse facilitation and creativity approaches
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Italian

Tamara Christensen is on a mission to transform the way it feels to work. She is a passionate and empathetic speaker, facilitator and trainer. Tamara has 20 years of experience blending design thinking, CPS, collaboration, and research to help organizations build innovation capabilities and apply them to complex business challenges. Tamara works with a range of organizations from small not-for-profits and local businesses to global Fortune 100 companies including Honeywell and 3M. In addition to an MSD in Design Thinking and doctoral studies in creativity, she completed the Integrating Creative Leadership program at the Creative Problem Solving Institute and is a frequent presenter at events around the globe including CPSI, Mindcamp and CREA. Tamara has been described metaphorically as a glass of prosecco, a whirling dervish and a sharpie.

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