Tammy grew up on a farm in Alberta, Canada and brings a down to earth, entrepreneurial and hopeful attitude to her teaching, coaching and consulting. Having been the only one in her large extended family of hundreds to complete a PhD, she encourages and challenges people to transcend whatever limitations they may think they have. Tammy has lived in many cities in Canada, the US and the UK, but now calls Victoria, Canada home, and is committed to living a balanced and sustainable life with her husband and business partner, Dave Whittington.
Together, Tammy and Dave run Calliope Learning, a consulting company that specializes in leadership development and coaching. They are proud to be a part of the growing high tech sector on Vancouver Island and are working with several exciting clients to help them be the best they can be. They also have clients in other sectors and provide team development, executive coaching, customized 360 performance reviews, action research, and the application of distance and online technologies to workplace learning. Tammy has been an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University since 1997 and she teaches in the MA, MBA, and Executive Leadership programs.
Tammy loves living in Victoria and enjoys the local food, wine, festivals, sporting events and amazing recreational activities. In the summer you can find Tammy riding her bike or walking and in the winter you'll find her watching the local pro hockey team the Salmon Kings. Travel has been a consistent theme in Tammy's life and she spends a lot of time on airplanes visiting friends and family in Alberta and the UK, as well as more exotic locales around the world.