Tamara Steele has served as a Felton board member since November 2020. Ms. Steele is the founder of EVOLVE, Global Women’s Collaborative Community (GWCC). She has over (25) years of combined experience as an accomplished executive/ life coach, author, professional speaker, licensed minister and attorney at law. She started EVOLVE in order to create a global impact of transformation in women by coaching and training them to live authentic and purposeful lives so they could enrich their family, workplace, community and world at large.
Ms. Steele has coached and trained numerous attorneys and corporate professionals. She is known for helping her clients’ gain clarity in their life pursuits, effectively use their voice for change, lead with confidence, resolve conflict and achieve work/ life balance. She had the pleasure of working as a guest lecturer for U.C. Berkeley Extension Leadership Certification Program and U.C. Hastings College of the Law Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP). She is most fond of her work as the founder of the Do You Retreat; a health and wellness retreat designed to inspire women to discover their life purpose.
In addition to Ms. Steele’s coaching, training and professional speaking engagements, she is known for her successful career as an attorney for the Alameda County Social Service Agency in the juvenile dependency division. She also formerly represented the Department of Public Health/ Environmental Health for Alameda County. Her work as a County government attorney spans over (20) years, beginning in Monterey County and currently in Alameda County.
Ms. Steele received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Northern California Bible College (Co-Valedictorian). She received her ministerial license from Jezreel School of Theology. She also received her certification as an executive/ life coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC).