Tammy Garcia│ Statement of Purpose
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." ~Carl Gustav Jung
My ambition is to pursue recertification as an Exercise Physiologist with American College Sports Medicine (ACSM), Wellcoaches Certification, National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).International Coaching Federation (ICF). I am qualified with the Project Management Institute to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam. I also plan on becoming certified with The Myers and Briggs Foundation and a Temperament Facilitator with Keirsey. The ideation of this endeavor originates from a rapacious appetite for knowledge, research, innovation, and human life enrichment. I have a diverse wealth of education, experience, contributions during the third wave of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and perspective that will enable me to apply a pragmatic approach in the methods I use Cognitive-Behavioral Science in my customized life coaching. Professionally, I aspire to create a coaching program that reflects the sage advice by Carl G. Jung and my father, Art Garcia, so that clients will gain the confidence to use their talents and live a wide life.
As an undergraduate, I studied kinesiology; my course work included biomechanics, kinesthetics, exercise physiology, metabolism, and behavioral psychology. I earned a Bachelor of Science that successfully transitioned to an intrapreneurial career in program design, implementation, and operations management of two web-based telephonic corporate wellness health coaching programs that adopted cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques: motivational interviewing, the Theory of Change, the Transtheoretical Model, and health education and promotion. My professional experience began as the clinical manager at a company formally named Health Behavior Innovations during its infancy; I was primarily responsible for the direct supervision of the remote clinical staff and the on-site supervisor at biometric screenings.
As the wellness program experienced profitable growth, the company needed to make a financial investment in its technological infrastructure and increase its leadership personnel to expand into a national market. During the first reorganization of leadership, a new clinical manager was hired, and I was assigned to the role of Operations Analyst and Reports Manager. Under my new title, I was responsible for the data analysis, business forecasting, predictive sales modeling, staffing modeling, medical claims data mining, ad hoc reports, and the creation of human-centered reports using Microsoft Access or Excel. Also, I was assigned to oversee the visual design of computer-generated reports as part of the technology infrastructure team tasked to consult with outsourced computer programmers to develop a new company website.
The trajectory of my career led me to earn a Master of Business Administration from Westminster College. My graduate school program including coursework in descriptive and inferential statistics, large-scale data analysis, design and analysis, data reporting and control, data-driven decisions, critical thinking, and strategy. I completed my MBA, then, without delay, accepted a position at a satellite office of a Fortune 100 health insurance company to spearhead the transitional launch of a new wellness health coaching division in their managed healthcare subsidiary.
My contributions in creativity and design during the Healthy Lifestyles Coaching (HLC) division soft launch constitute the departmental SharePoint site and wikis that housed the workflows, scripting, corporate news, and plan sponsor requirements. Two additional teams of health coaches and supervising managers were hired to execute the hard-launch of the department and operate within the three-tier sales model of the HLC Program: general, designated, and premium teams. I was assigned the supervisor premium team; my team’s opaque customized design model delegated that I functioned as the divisional frontline content manager since my plan sponsors had different program criterion which frequently changed.
Two years after the hard launch of the HLC program, the division had expanded into operating in three different states with a total of 9 teams of wellness coaches. The corporate office was moving the division from developmental to operational management. This process included working with the corporate Results Management department to analyze all the data collected since the soft-launch to establish benchmark metrics to evaluate employee performance. Six months after introducing performance metrics, I received the instruction to place two of my most dependable on-site staff on performance plans from our East coast corporate office. As a supervising manager, I was opposed to administrate performance plans on the two identified employees based on my observations of their behavior at their office workstations. I disputed the data integrity then took the initiative to analyze multiple databases to support my opposition. I presented a comparison report showing the discrepancies I identified through my analysis to the Managed Health Care executive management, Results Management, and Computer Programing corporate departments. My findings proved to be accurate, resulting in the need to reprogram the HLC’s performance metric and quality assurance tool interface.
Academic study, professional achievement, and independent research have prepared me with many of the quintessential skills needed for arduous creativity to design a coaching program that educates coaches to be client-centric and treat clients as individuals, understand personality types cognitive functions and temperaments , analytical-psychology and cognitive-behavioral science. The motivational catalyst to pursue this third program is to design a program where my intellectual ensures the integrity of the content. I am the most self-fulfilled working autonomously in an environment that encourages curiosity, creativity, research, and innovation.
I look forward to the opportunity to use a scientific analysis approach to architect this creative program to help mitigate how saturated the market has become with “Experts” in life and business coaching.
My personality type is ISTP (2.3% female); I am considered extreme SP because of my need for stimulus. I am an autodidactic, polymath and aspiring virtuoso. Even though I am an artisan, I am extremely logical and analytical. I am considered a concrete utilitarian, operator crafter. The philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive psychotherapy. Socrates was INTP, and Diogenes the Cynic was ISTP, Plato (INFJ), describes Diogenes as “Socrates gone mad!”. Since ISTPs are artisans, I had the creativity and intellect for program design and leadership.