Individuals and organizations are experiencing unrelenting pressure to do more with more.
More competition. More technology. More uncertainty. More change.
We help leaders and their teams engage more effectively to minimize risk and maximize return on strategic investments.
We partner with leaders and their teams to UNLEASH performance and accountability. Our high involvement approach will identify opportunities to:
- Focus people on critical business priorities
- Improve cross-functional performance
- Sustain results during times of growth and change
We offer tailored solutions and consulting services that deliver:
- TRACTION on intended results
- COMMITMENT to work across areas of expertise
- CAPACITY for self-leadership
- MOMENTUM on what really matters
“A quick, informative, must read for any organization experiencing change and growth!”
— Lisa Rubino, Sr. VP,
Molina Healthcare, Inc.
How can we prevent our organizations from becoming like the reality television show ‘Survivor?’ People divided into tribes (think silos), find themselves isolated in the wilderness (think further and further from your customer and internal partners) as they compete in a series of challenges (think budgeting) for cash and other prizes (think compensation and status) and are progressively voted off the island (think downsizing).
We need to help people be more effective across silos. As companies make major investments in technology and reorganization, or simply look for ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, this imperative becomes much more critical to return on investment and managing risk.
Partnership Advantage is composed of senior professionals with a deep commitment to partnership—with each other, with our clients, and within our client systems. Our team brings expertise in strategic planning, leadership development, technology solutions, culture change, and workforce engagement. We are committed to creating more value than we consume.
– Founding Partner –
Tamara Sicard Ph.D.
As the founder and CEO of Partnership Advantage, Tamara helps organizations improve the quality of thinking, decision-making and action across the enterprise to reduce cycle time and increase quality, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Tammy's consulting philosophy focuses upon the person-at-work, understanding that only by effectively engaging and developing people will an organization be able to unleash a culture of performance and accountability. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, integration across work processes, leadership development, and creating culture change. She has facilitated international teams in the areas of product and process innovation, and in implementing global technology solutions.
Tammy has a Doctorate in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She serves on the Board of Directors for Impact Giving, a women's collective giving organization. Prior to founding Partnership Advantage, Tammy spent 17 years leading operations and staff functions for Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. She is the author of Unleashed: The Power to do More with Less MORE (Candescence Media, 2016).
– Senior Partner –
Diana Hendel, PharmD
A widely-acclaimed healthcare executive, inspirational leader and team-builder, Diana’s achievements and accomplishments span a career of more than 25 years, with experience in leadership at all levels of complex organizations. As the former CEO of Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, Diana led one of the largest acute care, trauma and teaching hospital complexes on the west coast.
Her areas of expertise include: strategic vision and business growth, multi-site fiduciary and operations oversight, crisis and security management, creating effective decision-making structures, large-scale project management, and building and sustaining high functioning, agile and resilient teams.
She has held many key leadership roles in professional associations, including serving as Chair of the California Children’s Hospital Association, Executive Committee member of the Hospital Association of Southern California, and the Vice Chair of the Southern California Leadership Council. She also served as Chair of the Greater Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and as the Leader-in-Residence of the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at Cal State University Long Beach.
Dr. Hendel has spoken at regional and national conferences and had the privilege of presenting at TEDx SoCal on the topic of “Childhood Obesity: Small Steps, Big Change” in 2011.
She earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UC San Francisco.
She is a wife and the mother of two teenagers, an avid hiker and gardener, a voracious reader, and enjoys many artistic hobbies.
– Trainer / Consultant –
Throughout his career Tom has maintained two passions—life-long learning and communication. A master facilitator, he creates a space for learning and discovery, excelling at creating collaborative engagements that impact people and the work results they must achieve.
Tom has worked as an educator, writer, facilitator and performance coach for the past 20 years, with a focus on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. A native of West Virginia, Tom was reared and educated in northern Ohio. Upon completing his education degree, Tom taught high school English and Journalism. He moved to CA to cover entertainment news for a weekly publication, returning to education a few years later as Director of Instruction for an English language company in Okayama, Japan.
Upon returning to the US, Tom joined a start-up women’s health care company where he created and managed employee communications as well as training and development programs. He then accepted an Organization Development position with a leading pharmaceutical company where he helped guide their ERP implementation, focusing on process improvement and redesign. In his next position, as business partner for the CIO at a national healthcare company, Tom implemented a leadership program, and served as a performance coach for the senior leadership team.
Partnership Advantage is always looking for ways to expand our capacity to meet or exceed our clients’ needs. Our strategic partners offer a unique set of skills and resources that allow Partnership Advantage to scale our efforts as needed.