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Meet Tiffany David of Total People Management

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany David.

Tiffany, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’m a San Diego native, SDSU alumni and Mexican food lover. Second, only to our Mexican food, I love the people of San Diego and that drives my passion to help business owners and leadership to build organizations that are the envy of the world.

My professional background starts in accounting which was my first business and gave me the basis to understand how important the bonds are between People and Finance. In fact, my holistic approach to People initiatives takes a measured approach to ensure all aspects of the business are considered before making improvements. HR (Human Resources) is an archaic role and needs to evolve in order to support the business needs of today’s workplaces.

My focus is on W.E. (Workforce Empowerment) initiatives which have been proven to positively impact attraction, retention and engagement in the short- and long-run. Because my personal work experience has been across various industries, global/local, large and start-ups, I understand how the compliance and strategic challenges can cause “nights of little sleep” for leaders.

TPM helps businesses avoid the banana peels of legislation while having a bit of fun at the same time and, above all, putting the “human back into your resources”.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My career change from accountancy to People practitioner was met with doubt from family and friends. After all, I was re-entering the workforce after raising my 3 kids for 15 years and wasn’t it risky? Was I going to start at the bottom rung of the ladder? Would I take a radical drop in salary?

I’m happy to report that skills, tenacity and pure grit carried me over that wave of naysayers and I found myself incredibly fulfilled by my new role as manager of People and Culture.

In fact, I would tell others that I am a stronger and more valuable partner to my clients because of everything that I’ve experienced–good and bad.

Please tell us about Total People Management.
Businesses tend to hear about Total People Management via referrals from happy clients. We may start with a client who needs to update their policies to become compliant or perhaps they have a tricky employee relations/investigation issue they need help navigating.

We help small to mid-size companies, start-ups, founder-owned and private equity organizations develop a People roadmap that will address their challenges in line with their priorities. That said, TPM is not merely a consulting company, we partner with management at whatever point they find themselves and can work with most budgets.

We are trusted advisors to leaders so they can feel confident that they are doing the right thing and going beyond merely avoiding legal pitfalls.

Because of our very personalized approach, we have no problems showing our value over some of the larger ‘boxed’ solutions that offer a call-line or canned approach to HR. We have a terrific turn-around time and sage advice record that shows we are human–we get it.

When we’re not helping workplaces to become better, we are helping to organize a county-wide speaker/workshop series called R-evolution@Work. This is a semi-annual event in which we invite hometown thought leaders who have a positive and progressive success record inspire and teach all levels of our business community.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I was always skinning my knees and climbing trees. I loved camping and the water–lakes, beaches, bathtubs.

Perhaps my favorite childhood memories are the times when my mom would help me with school projects that involved building a model of a tiny mission community, building a volcano or space mobile. That’s probably why I use art (watercolor, macrame and soon pottery) as a form of relaxation and expression at this point in my life. I’ve always loved to create!

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