Tara Rethore, delivers results by matching the people side with the fundamentals of business strategy. Tara works with senior leaders to take strategy off the page and into action. Together, they develop realistic business strategies and identify the key actions that allow them to succeed. She is adept at breaking down complex concepts and situations into a few, critical themes that can be addressed and managed to create results. Tara helps leaders to bring strategy to life so they achieve their objectives – for their organizations, their teams, and themselves. That’s Strategy for Real™.
Four key capabilities underpin her success in working with clients:
solid strategic thinking
deep knowledge about how organizations work
proven execution of strategies and projects
ability to identify, then use the unique strengths of individuals and teams to accomplish specific objectives and actively manage interdependencies
Through her roles as both leader and consultant, Tara understands how functional roles must work together to assure success. She brings a broad perspective to all of her work, based on experience in multiple industries, across geographies, and in both for-profit and mission-driven contexts. Tara is effective in leading complex teams at all levels of an organization – from shop floor to senior leadership. With a genuine passion for both developing people and executing strategy, she energizes and equips individuals and teams to move forward and do what they set out to do.
Tara has held executive leadership roles, including VP, Organization Effectiveness & Change Management and Director, Learning for Lafarge North America and Director, Operations, and Staffing & Recruitment for Arthur D. Little. She’s been a consultant to a wide range of organizations globally including AARP, AAAS, Alstom (GE), BP (Arco, Amoco), City University of New York, Dupont Fabros Technology, D+R International, Johns Hopkins University, Mobil, the National Aquarium, Neosystems, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Shell, Westvaco, and Yale University.
Tara earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and an AB cum laude from Mount Holyoke College. She can also be found commenting on business strategy, execution, and results in her blog and on Twitter: @TRethore.