Tina Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Dr. Tina Rasmussen is a seasoned, trusted thought partner to leaders. She offers a unique perspective: three decades of
coaching and consulting to executives across many industries and functions, combined with a lifelong dedication to unlocking
human potential through mindful presence and emotional intelligence. Tina helps leaders deepen their own unique style,
while fostering meaningful dialogue among individuals, teams and the larger organization to solve real problems and reach
the "next level". Her approaches have produced measurable results in both “human factors” and bottom
line performance metrics. Tina has been a member of the executive leadership teams of two successful organizations (healthcare
and consumer products), where she led teams of up to 50 people. She has also co-founded her own non-profit which
serves people in more than 40 countries globally. A sampling of her clients includes Kaiser Permanente, Odwalla Juice, Nestle, YMCA of the
USA, Levi Strauss, Quest Diagnostics, US Bank, Citizen, Nokia, UPS, Oracle,Clorox, Pacific Capital Bancorp, Yosemite National Institutes, and UCSF School
Tina is the published author of three books— Organizational
Integrity, The ASTD Trainer’s SourceBook, and Diversity Mosaic—and is a contributor to Action
Coaching. Case studies of her work are documented in four books on leadership and large scale change. Her work has been
featured in the magazines Personal Transformation, Vision/Action, Business Ethics, and West. Dr. Rasmussen
has guest lectured at Stanford University, JFK University, University of San Francisco, Saybrook, and UC Berkeley. She has
presented at national events for The Conference Board, American Society of Training and Development, OD Network, Business
for Social Responsibility, and the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.
Dr. Rasmussen earned her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. Her certifications include:
Coaching, the MBTI, the Leadership Circle, Emotional Intelligence, the Enneagram, and the Strengths Deployment Inventory.
She is also an authorized meditation teacher. Her deep meditative experience and spiritual practice span more than 30 years.
She leads retreats and offers 1:1 spiritual guidance to people worldwide. Tina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys
spending time in nature hiking and snorkeling.
"As a senior executive, it’s
hard to find someone knowledgeable, who you can be candid with, who will listen and help you develop concrete, actionable
solutions, as Tina does. She has helped me with some big organizational changes, producing measurable results on 'human factors'
that I thought weren't measurable, like leadership, team effectiveness, and even organizational culture. I highly recommend
Villalobos, Senior VP, Kaiser Permanente
“Tina provided an inspiring vision
of what was possible, bringing people together with grace, finesse, and the occasional appropriate confrontation. She offered
practical tools that engaged people’s motivation to “own the change” and carry it forward. We were recognized
for changing the culture of our organization, largely as a result of her work with us.”
---Dave Thornton--Chair, National Initiative Steering Committee, YMCA of the USA
"Tina worked with me and my team to foster cross-functional understanding
and institute a significant shift in how the teams worked together. She was masterful in creating common ground and appreciation,
identifying our opportunities to grow and change, and supporting me and my team members individually and as a whole to successfully
implement the changes we committed to making. I highly recommend Tina and her work."--Chris
Yelton, COO, The Sage Group
“Tina instantly became a catalyst, providing positive direction for our change effort to develop
the culture we desire. She has great leadership ability, and relates easily to top management, peers and subordinates. In
addition, you will enjoy working with her." ---Dick Thompston,
Senior VP, Nestle Foods
"Tina is a knowledgeable executive coach, and change management
/ OD consultant with a holistic approach that she adeptly tailors to meet the needs of the organization she is advising. Tina
has worked with me and my team over the past several years on a culture transformation - designing and facilitating off-sites
with senior leadership; presenting at all-hands meetings and brown bags. In addition to providing expert OD advice and insights,
Tina is also a change ambassador through her education on the fundamentals of change management and coaching of leaders."--Kelly
Lake, CEO, Continuing Education of the Bar
“Tina made outstanding contributions to our
success. In particular, the quality of our strategic planning dramatically improved. Tina is strongly committed to the success
of others and holds herself to very high standards. This allows her to build trust, credibility, and support very rapidly.”---Tom Rafferty, VP--Operations, Levi Strauss & Co.
"Tina has been a great resource to speed up the work of developing a high
functioning senior leadership team. She planned a series of off sites for the team to gain quicker understanding of their
individual S&W and then for the team to better understand the development of team and more effective means of communicating.
She has also lead a cohort of new managers in their development and ability to produce operational results through 1:1 coaching,
leadership mentoring and peer study group. I would highly recommend her either for executive coaching or helping a new team
to coalesce."--Sandy Sharon, CEO, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento
“Our work together over
the past year has been a very valuable process for our organization. In addition to being very skilled at training others
to learn and use specific tools and concepts, I strongly recommend Tina because she is very easy to work with, communicates
her ideas very clearly and—most importantly—she is effective at creating the atmosphere within a group where honesty
and trust emerge.”---Andy Dreifort--CEO, A&D Precision
- "Tina has been a valuable resource and a sophisticated agent of change. I have
relied on her as a savvy thinker who understands the subtleties of every project, works quickly, and produces high quality."
---Michael Murphy, VP--Marketing, Pacific Capital BancCorp
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