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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Mar 5, 2020


Meet Tamara Hofmann who has joined me on the 19th episode of the Legendary Leaders podcast series. Tamara is an executive coach, leadership consultant and trainer, someone I believe you can easily connect with. Tamara shares her journey with us and touches on her idealism and vision of the world and how she arrived at deciding to help people through leadership.


Tamara talks about the issues she encountered working in a heavily male dominated environment which presented practical issues along with requests to adapt her personality to fit in.


Tamara tells us about ‘Lean In’ and its focus is all around female equality. ‘Lean In’ offers mentorship and learning circles where people come together on a topic. The aim is to encourage women to think about themselves and what they want for their lives.


Explaining how she lost her identity when she left the corporate world, Tamara shares with us the fact it took a while to work out who she is, who she wanted to be with and what she wanted to do.


Tamara focuses a lot on choices, explaining that she sees a lot of women who think they don’t have a choice, don’t see the opportunity or are afraid to make a choice. In her words “make a choice, own it and don’t feel guilty about it”.


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In this episode you will learn: 

  • The importance of thinking about yourself, what you want and who you are, without guilt
  • Why we can be afraid when it comes to making choices


About Cathleen: 


As a trained Leadership & Mindset Coach, Facilitator and Keynote Speaker Cathleen supports high achieving but worn-out Women in Corporates create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. 

Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps people turn their careers around so that they start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the Mondays to come. 

Her proven 6-step "Legend Framework" helps Leaders go from feeling lost, lacking confidence and clarity about their career to owning their next career step, feeling at ease with themselves and others, excited about their future and able to tackle any obstacle that may get in their way. At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future. 

She works with action takers who really want to make an impact on the world around them - people who are driven by purpose. If you are a female high-achiever and you are ready to take your career to the next level whilst fully enjoying your personal life, then get in touch! 

With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development projects within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations. These are exactly the experiences that made her choose to help leaders across the world step out of the “daily hamster wheel” and into a life of purpose, inspiration and courage to live a life on their own terms. 


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About Tamara


“Authenticity is a collection of choices we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
Brene Brown


Leadership starts with having a strong understanding of self and others, from where relationships based on trust are built. This is true in both local and global settings and forms the basis of the approach Tamara takes. Tamara has a strong passion for learning. She has a curious mindset and strong drive to find meaningful insights. In her work with leaders at all levels, she aims to create awareness and choice around what leader they want to be and what organizational culture they want to create while working on the different dynamics involved in personal, cultural and organizational change.


Leadership Development, Coaching & Consulting Experience

Tamara has managed cultural and organizational change programs both in Europe and Asia. She worked on both strategy as well as implementation in various functions, ranging from an MT member of a sales organization to a function lead. She became an executive coach and leadership consultant when moving permanently to Asia and works on a wide range of leadership solutions for leaders and their teams. She builds awareness around their leadership & behaviour, their impact on others and how they are influencing the systems around them. Customers are both Asian and Western, have various functional expertise ranging from technical functions to general management and sales & marketing. They all have in common that they work in a multi-cultural environment and are facing either personal or business changes.


Industry Experiences


Being educated as a civil engineer, Tamara is proud to have been part of the construction team building the KLCC Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Within Philips, she worked with three different industries; Lighting, Healthcare and Consumer Electronics both on a local and global level. She managed the recruitment outsourcing project to Accenture in Asia for NXP Semiconductors, giving her insight in the complexity of the high-tech manufacturing industry. Developing leaders within Unilever throughout the APAC region has built her knowledge of the consumer goods industry. She coaches leaders within UNICEF who are located across the globe and is responsible for the coaching program of WYSE International, an NGO which supports emerging leaders.


Qualifications & Certifications

  • Professional Certified Coach – PCC - International Coach Federation – ICF
  • Certified Executive Coach – Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership
  • Certified Clear Beliefs Coach
  • Transactional Analysis Certified – International Transactional Analysis Association
  • Facet 5 Accredited – Personality profile based on the Big Five model of personality


Tamara's Social Media Handles

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