Theresa Tavarez

Theresa Tavarez

Sr. Associate Director, EMBA Career Services
Executive MBA Programs

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Theresa Tavarez develops and delivers executive-level services in leadership development, executive coaching and organizational development advisement to EMBA students and alumni as well as deepens relationships with Orange County companies as they become interested in sponsoring high-potential leaders at the Merage School.

She is a dedicated scholar practitioner, management consultant, corporate master trainer and lean sig sigma change agent with experience advising executives in aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare, medical technology, pharmaceutical and high tech industries.

Theresa provides creative strategic solutions applying proven tools and methodologies to address the leadership development and career management needs of EMBA students and alumni. Additionally, she offers innovative solutions to leaders on disruptions in the workplace such as mergers and acquisitions, change management, resolving conflict and more.

For over 30 years, she has championed a variety of organizational, leadership, talent and team development programs in Fortune 500 companies. Theresa is the founder of Tavarez & Associates, LLC, a global leadership and organizational development consulting firm.

She holds a PhD and Master in Arts in Human Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, Master in Science in Leadership and Management with a concentration in Organizational Development, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of La Verne. She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.