Tara VanderSande

Senior Engagement & Talent Consultant

Tara VanderSande is the Senior Engagement & Talent Consultant at Best Christian Workplaces (BCW). She values implementing best practices that increase employee and volunteer engagement and seeks ways to increase managerial competence to unlock organizational outcomes.  At BCW, she walks with ministry partners, like your organization, as they take part in an Employee Engagement Survey, 360 Leadership Review, or other BCW culture consulting services.  

Tara has a diverse background, partnering with churches, schools, and mission organizations as well as groups such as the Church Leadership Network and the Human Resources Ministry Network. She spent 10 years in talent development at Willow Creek Community Church after being in leadership at Aon Hewitt, a global HR consulting firm. 

Tara is eager to guide you and your team on the Road to Flourishing.

Presently, Tara is certified as an instructor with the Ken Blanchard Institute and Korn-Ferry/Lominger International. She is also trained in Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 and Myers-Briggs assessment tools. She holds a coaching certificate as a Lay Counseling Leader with the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

Tara, her husband Rich, and their son live in Florida where they love to golf. Tara is an avid learner who has studied topics ranging from brain research to computer programming, and she is always up for the next adventure.