Who We Are
Impacting HR organizations since 2010
People Optimize Partners (POP) is powered by the entrepreneurial spirit, aspirations to impact people organizations positively, and while helping to provide a transformative and future-forward way of working.
POP is a virtual and US-based lifestyle firm specializing in human resources and organization development consulting and services. To our partners and clients, we are known as people strategists, supporting, “how to do humans” in an organizational setting.
POP leverages our relationships nationally and globally to feed our souls while meeting our client’s needs. We believe in building a community around a shared passion where everyone wins. Our POP community includes outcomes focused futurists, human-centered practitioners, and partners who have worked in the trenches and have a strong desire to help people and organizations thrive.
POP’s vision began over two decades ago, by our founder and managing principal, Tammie Walker. She is a global transformation leader, working with some of the globes' most significant companies and is practical at helping organizations flourish through people. Tammie has built the POP identity by surrounding herself with like-minded practitioners and ensures our work is always about aligning the people with the organization for more optimal organizational performance.
“People create the great ideas that launch companies – and it is strong leaders, organizational health, and culture that make it succeed.”
POP brings domestic and global expertise in all things people. For some that might be HR, for others it may be leadership or even organization behavior PhDs. No matter what need you have, our practitioners can help meet your needs locally, regionally, virtually or at your work site(s).
An experience that delivers now while preparing for the future
We live our values
In the business of people, values come first and guide everything we do.
We connect and collaborate
Communication is at the core of collaboration and connectedness. We listen first so we can build better.
We build and earn trust
We form strong relationships to create and build better people experiences.
We respect our people and our partners
We are all human – we admire people for their unique abilities, qualities, and achievements.
We carry integrity with us, always
We just do the right thing. We operate on the basis of good character and fair practices.
We speak and live our truth
We are transparent, candid, and authentic. This comes with curiosity and listening – and we understand the need for flexibility in this.
We deliver, take responsibility.
We are outcomes focus and results-oriented, that's why you engaged us. Hold us to it.
We balance, adventure and fun.
It is what keeps us centered to do our best work and be our best human for our clients.
Are you POP-minded? Join our community
We're looking for strong people practitioners who help organizations succeed in creating transformative strategies and organizational change. If our vision and values align with yours, we'd love to hear from you. POP was founded on authentic connections and surrounding ourselves with like-minded communities.
Our unique model attracts individuals that support their lifestyle.
Are you a solopreneur, contingent worker, freelancer, or all the above?
If you are a superstar autonomous go-getter and want to help build our community, we want to hear from you.
Let’s build awesome things together.