Founder & Head Coach:
How the heck did I get here?
Here’s me. Tami Chapek. A 40-something year old, single professional woman. Career-minded, driven by success and proving that I can do it, climbing the ladder and taking names along the way. And then one day, it just didn’t matter any more. The money, the title, the fast-tracked career; it just didn’t add up to what I really wanted my life to be any longer.
So I paused. And thought about what I wanted. And then got busy again and forgot that I needed more in my life. And then I paused again. And then thought again. And then forgot again and got busy again. And the cycle continued for longer than I care to admit.
And call me crazy, but one day, the universe took me by the shoulders, shook me so hard I cried, and said “WAKE UP! This isn’t it!”
But what is?
So I paused. And thought. And instead of getting busy and forgetting, I thought some more. What really does matter? What do I want to hang my stilettos on for the next 40-something years of my life?
And it hit me like a ton of bricks. What matters is…YOU. Yes, YOU.
You…the person reading this. You. You matter to me and I want to help you in a way that I wasn’t helped as I was climbing that proverbial ladder. But how can I help you? What credibility do I have? What would make you want to listen to me?
So here’s what I can offer to you.
I am passionate about helping women become strong leaders without fear of being seen as too masculine, or a B@#$!, or too emotional, or too passive, or too [insert your own choice word here]. And more than that, I am passionate about helping EVERYONE be great leaders because each and every one of us deserves greatness and not having to change ourselves to be like the current standard of leadership (aka the old white man).
And I know that I can support you in this quest – whether you’re just starting your career or nearing your retirement, in a corporate environment or a start-up, or whether you’re female or male. Through hands on coaching and accountability, we will crack that ceiling wide open for you. And on top of that, I am committed to introducing you to amazing leaders who have “been there, done that”…who have faced the same challenges that you are facing and have won…who have embraced diversity and have crafted their own unique leadership styles. In addition, I will also help to introduce you to leadership and career concepts connected to real life examples and perspectives – to not only provide that sense of inspiration, but more importantly to help you get to where you are going.
I believe that everyone has a story to tell and it is my honor to support you in your mission to be an amazing leader, to help inspire you, to motivate you, to be your guide and your cheerleader, and more importantly, to be your catalyst for change. And with that, I welcome you to WeInspireWe.
Professional Certified Coach, ICF
Certified Professional Coach, IPEC
Master Practitioner, Energy Leadership Index
Executive Women in Leadership Certification, Cornell University
Awards and Recognitions:
20+ years in corporate and leadership roles
Extensive experience in career coaching and leadership development
Marketing, advertising and branding guru
"Tami from WeInspireWe is absolutely fantastic! From the very beginning she has been warm and nonjudgmental while still maintaining a professional personality. She knows when and how to ask the right question, give advice, and even help push me past my comfort zone to create that ever illusive 'ah ha' moment. She knows when to laugh with me, when to give me a moment because I'm crying, and when to celebrate with me.
The highlight of my week is usually working with her because she has this uncanny ability to ask just the right question at the right time. With Tami's help I have had many ah ha moments and feel like I have stepped into who I really am. She has helped me move past my fear and reach for the sky. I am extremely grateful of our time working together and would recommend her to anyone who really wants to get things done."