Who We Are
SquarePeg Ltd. was started in 2013 by Tara Tvedt with a primary focus on turning employee talent into excellence. Unique in the Caribbean and mid-Atlantic regions, SquarePeg was the first management consultancy to offer Gallup-Certified Strengths coaching and consulting to help individuals, teams, leaders and organizations aim their talents and strengths at individual and group performance.
And we have come a long way since!
Over the years we have refined and expanded our services to include process facilitation,
strategic planning and bespoke leadership and team training.
We are a group of coaches and consultants that create strategies for managers,
groups and teams to learn, develop and succeed.
Tara Tvedt, PMP
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
Ideation I Input I WOO I Empathy I Strategic
Tara is a GALLUP® Certified Strengths Coach and Consultant, professionally trained Facilitator and Strategic Planner, Human Resources professional, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Image Consultant with more than 18 years of experience in coaching, consulting, training and development, facilitation, and project management.
Tara leads SquarePeg Ltd. and is the first GALLUP® Certified Strengths Coach in the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic regions. Tara has helped 100’s of individuals turn talent into excellence through her Cayman/Bermuda based company. Servicing local and international businesses in the Financial Services, Re/Insurance, and Hospitality industries, SquarePeg helps individuals, leaders, team and organizations to discover, develop and aim their talents and strengths at individual and group performance.
Through her Facilitation and Strategic Planning practice and processes, Tara helps groups identify key needs, communicate, build consensus, maximize participation and commitment, and speed up decision-making to decide a course of action.
Tara has a BA in psychology with a minor in Spanish from St. Mary’s University, Minnesota. She is a proud member of the global associations 100 Women in Finance, the Project Management Institute, and Technology of Participation (ToP) Network.
Renee Anderson, SPHR
Human Resources Consultant
Input I Connectedness I Empathy I Responsibility I Individualization
Renee has over 20 years of experience as a human resources executive in varied manufacturing environments, including automotive manufacturing. For the last 12 years, she has worked closely with many different cultures, leading human resources departments and project teams with direct reports from Germany, Italy, China, Mexico and Nicaragua.
She has extensive experience in all disciplines of human resources including; developing and implementing programs which focus on organizational effectiveness, leadership development and talent management. Through individual and group coaching of executives and senior leaders and by introducing change initiatives into the organization, she has helped organizations to make cultural shifts which have contributed to significant business result improvements.
Renee holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business. She is a certified: SPHR, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Harrison Assessment Interpreter and DDI Leadership Instructor.
Consistency I Learner I Restorative I Belief I Harmony
Jess Lea Stempien is an established, long time meeting facilitator. She believes in helping groups or teams build a bridge between the problem they are trying to solve and the hidden solutions that they possess by unlocking group wisdom using participatory facilitation processes - processes that help groups thoughtfully and productively engage in conversations, develop common ground for working together, and build effective short- and long-range plans.
Jess Lea also holds a certification as an Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator - a personal and team communication tool to help individuals and team members deepen their understanding of self and others. Participants can utilize individualized assessments that provide strategies and insights to communicate effectively with others on their team, or they can learn about their styles and others through engaging and interactive workshops. Leaders can receive team assessments to help them understand the communication styles prevalent on their teams to lead to better collaboration and working atmospheres.
Jess Lea holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the Florida Institute of Technology. In 2017 Jess was awarded the Burl Long Award from the University of Florida’s Natural Resources Leadership Institute, a programme that teaches fellows how to use participatory processes with stakeholders to address natural resource issues. It was there she fell in love with facilitation passionately providing these services to our clients and the community.