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Instructor Profiles

Tom Robertson is Founder and Principal at Thinking Teams. After earning a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Tom worked at Bell Labs, led leading-edge R&D at TASC; was Director of Engineering and Chief Scientist at Lockheed Martin; and VP/GM at Atlantic Aerospace. Realizing his main interest had become developing leaders and organizations, he joined a growing Boston R&D firm and led business units, mentored leaders, and helped transition the firm to become part of a global aerospace company. Tom started Thinking Teams to broaden his contribution and to share his passion for helping talented teams and leaders achieve great results in highly challenging situations. 
Sarah Stebbins Strategic Organizational Management Certificate SOM Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education CEPE School of Business Administration
Sarah Stebbins, with over 20 years experience developing/delivering curriculum for workshops, seminars and university classes, has developed an enthusiastic following for her training programs and organizational consulting work.  Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, the Federal Government, colleges/universities and large diverse non-profit organizations. Looking for a way to help her organizational clients improve their abilities in implementing change, Dr. Stebbins is a licensee of Prosci Change Management Methodology and is  a Certified Fierce Conversation Facilitator. She is a member of the Springboard NW Fierce Learning Community. She is successfully using this communication strategy inside organizations to help them make the case for and implement change. A sought after speaker, she brings to her clients  humor, vision, warmth, passion and a strong belief that what she has to offer can positively change organizations and……the world!
Tanya Thompson Strategic Organizational Management Certificate SOM Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education CEPE School of Business Administration

Tanya Thompson, with more than fifteen years of experience in both the US and Europe, has backgrounds in team and leadership development along with incredible energy and enthusiasm making her a powerful force for organizational change and success. She has provided consultation services for a variety of corporate clients including Apple, Nike, Microsoft, MasterCard, Nestle’, Siemens, Shell Oil, the US Marine Corps, and T-Mobile.  She has worked as a Trainer/Lecturer at the University of Vienna. She has started and run a private coaching company in Vienna, Austria, catering to the international and diplomatic community and private sector industries. Tanya brings together a wide range of skills and experience to help organizations activate effectiveness, advance collaboration and promote stability leading to a high performance work environment.