Tessa Tubbs brings decades of experience in a variety of organizations to supporting people to move from inertia to clear and confident leadership and organizational change. In working with her, clients have come to rely on her unique ability to help them see both problems and solutions in new ways; her combination of sharp assessment, straight-shooting communication style, and solution-generating skills allows them and their organizations to achieve more than they had previously thought possible.
Tessa brings to her consulting, facilitation and coaching an aspirational, precise, and encouraging style that pushes individuals and cultures past ruts, fears, pitfalls, and intimidating circumstances. Through her ability to listen carefully, to assess soberly and without judgement, and to facilitate gracefully, Tessa guides individuals and groups through roadblocks and challenges toward heart-level motivation and brain-level progress – and ultimately to clarity and innovative solutions.
Tessa’s consulting expertise spans not only Fortune 100 companies, but also family-owned and privately held businesses, start-ups, and non-profits. She has served as a coach and consultant to executives and teams at Citigroup, PepsiCo, Marsh and McLennan, ADP, United Rentals, and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, among others.
Prior to joining Proteus, Tessa was a Senior Vice President & Managing Director for Fidelity Investments, responsible for client relationship management for the firm’s largest customer segment. She also has over 15 years of experience in executive level human resource roles, leading talent management, talent development, talent acquisition and diversity and inclusion functions. She has extensive global experience working with clients in North and South America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Japan, and India.
Tessa earned a BA in sociology from Oberlin College in Ohio, and an MS in leadership and organizational development from the University of Texas at Dallas.