“It’s fair to say you have worked some magic here.”

– Senior VP and P&L Owner at Microsoft, commenting on the results of Thea's work aimed at improving collaboration between two groups that needed to work closely and that had been unable to do so for many years.

“Thea understands the culture needed for large corporations to succeed in today’s global market and knows how to create that culture.”

– GM at GTE

“Thea has become our expert on cross-group issues.”

– Peer Internal Organizational Consultant at Microsoft

“We found Thea to be very professional, very knowledgeable, and very committed to meeting her customers’ needs. She exceeded our expectations in all the work performed for us. Her willingness to coach others and to share her knowledge and skills is unique and a real strength.”

– VP at BC Tel

“I have personally witnessed Thea’s consistently candid, honest, straightforward style which she shares with everyone from our President to craft employees. I have benefited much from the feedback she shares with me. With her assistance, I have become much more aware of my leadership style and have put to great use the tools she has shared with me for strengthening my desired style.”

– Divisional GM at GTE

“Thea helped coach me and my team during a difficult transition between divisions. She helped us communicate better and ultimately we all produced a great plan for moving forward in the new division. She listens well and focuses in on the right issues.”

– GM at Microsoft

“Thea is convicted in her interactions with clients, but also quickly develops a relationship of professional trust and respect that allows her to appropriately challenge their thinking.”

– HR Director at Microsoft

“Thea provided management consulting to my parent organization. We were really struggling to function as a leadership team. Thea crafted a set of exercises and provided individual consulting that resulted in notable improvement. I would recommend her services without reservation.”

– Product Unit Manager at Microsoft

“Our group has made huge improvements as a result of your work with us and especially your influence with (our leader) and with the directions of our group. Thanks again for stepping so well into the fray.”

– Group Manager at Microsoft

“Thea, thank you for the wonderful job you did with the workshop. I was relieved to see so many pieces of this jigsaw puzzle come together. HOORAY!”

– Department Director at University of Washington Medical Center

“Thea, thanks to you for your leadership. I know it’s very difficult to lead this type of effort. It’s a pleasure to work with you. Looking forward to more projects with you.”

– Functional Leader at University of Washington Medical Center

“I worked with Thea during a reorganization to bring four groups together into a single organization. Her abilities to build trust, get to the heart of issues, and find creative solutions were invaluable to the success of the project. I learned a great deal from Thea and would gladly work with her again.”

– Content Architect at Microsoft

“Thea, thanks for doing just an awesome job with the interviews and the meeting. It was great for me to watch you in action – you were highly effective! You have a great way of being quite strong, yet remaining connected. As a result, I feel like the right things are going to happen for the business and all the people involved.”

– Manager at Microsoft

“Thea provided organizational consulting and personal coaching for our newly forming advanced technology team. She was a great facilitator and coach for a diverse team of strong individuals coming together to lead teams to develop complex new technologies.”

– GM at Microsoft

“Thea, the leadership course that you facilitated was a great learning experience and re-energized me about my role in the company. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!”

– Director at Microsoft

“I hired Thea to work with one of my employees who was having challenges presenting ideas to senior management at Microsoft. Thanks to Thea's work, the employee's ability to express key points to senior management became much better. Thea was a very positive influence on both myself and the employee. I recommend her as a coach.”

– GM at Microsoft

Please ask Thea for other client references and feedback.

Selected Clients

The following is a partial list of clients with whom Thea has worked:

  • Microsoft (16+ years)
  • GTE (now Verizon) (4 years)
  • Leadership Institute of Seattle (5 years)
  • American Red Cross
  • BC Tel (now TELUS)
  • BridgeBank
  • City of Everett
  • City of Seattle
  • CityClub of Seattle
  • Cobham
  • Data I/O
  • Environmental Works
  • Equity Risk Partners
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Merit Resource Group
  • Online Trust Alliance
  • Page Two Books
  • Presidio Benefits Group
  • Puget Sound Power & Light (now Puget Sound Energy)
  • Seattle Chamber of Commerce
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Seattle Museum of History and Industry
  • Seattle Symphony
  • Tavant Technologies
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Washington State
  • West Michigan Health Systems Agency

Special Recognition Received by Thea Singer Spitzer:

  • Awarded an excellence grant to create training aimed at improving critical thinking/analysis skills
  • Recognition and award for key leadership role in a companywide effort tasked with improving cross group collaboration at Microsoft
  • Rare honor of receiving two President’s Leadership awards for collaboration successes, from former CEO of GTE, Chuck Lee