Author Archives: Authentum


About Authentum

Pamela Teagarden, Founder of Authentum™, started her career as a banker, before her post-graduate work in corporate behaviors and positive psychology gave her a front-row seat at the intersection of business and behaviors.

Need a ‘Shot’ of Coaching?

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Everyone Can Benefit From A ‘Shot’ Of Coaching!   As I introduce my personal coaching practice in the US, I’ve noticed that people seem to have different needs in the way coaching is offered. When my clients’ expectations change, so must my process!   Some of my new coaching clients have come to me, even […]

Engagement & Productivity: What if you didn’t have to choose?

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Engagement and Productivity are a difficult and delicate balance. Working to improve one, does not necessarily improve the other – at least, sustainably. It can be so difficult to translate the different ‘languages’ of traditional assessment tools, activities and development outcomes into every task and every working relationship – every moment of every day – […]

If Culture eats Strategy for breakfast – Let’s make it a balanced meal

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 As it stands, breakfast really isn’t a bad analogy.  There seem to be as many ‘brands’ of culture as there are breakfast cereals.  Are you hoping to describe your organizational culture as Irresistible?  Humanistic?  Purposeful?  Happy? …Some other (mostly) ‘people-centered’ word?  Or, would you say Innovative?  Customer Service?  LEAN?  Collaborative? …Another (sort of) ‘process-oriented’ description? […]

Business has changed in unprecedented ways. HR has not. (Breakups are hard on everyone)

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Have you ever been in one of those relationships that started out with magical moments of bliss – before one party moved on (‘just’ fell out of love, one day)… leaving the other behind to wonder what went wrong (jilted into one of those “was-it-me” depressions)?  Well, business has left HR behind, and I feel […]

The ROE: Your Return(s) on Engagement

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Maybe it’s the ex-banker in me, but when I hear claims made about the ROI for engagement activities, I cringe.  Comments like – ‘When your people are engaged, they will be more productive’ – and other wonderfully vague, broad suggestions.   I find myself asking… How quickly will all this magic happen?  Will everyone be engaged, company-wide – […]

A Declaration of Your Independence

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A Revolutionary Look at Engagement in Productivity –  Free yourself from broad definitions of engagement and misguided attempts to attain and sustain employee engagement in productivity.      In the course of human events, we have reached a moment when every corporate citizen may abolish the establishment of absolute tyranny over the state of your […]