Theresa Chambers, Employee Recognition and Workplace Culture Expert, helps companies build stronger cultures of appreciation and engagement. Theresa brings 18 years of experience designing recognition strategies and is one of the most highly regarded experts in the field. In fact, U.S. Small Business Administration named Recognition Works as the 2008 Home Based Business Champion for Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Alaska. (Read Press Release)

As a former board member of Recognition Professionals International, Theresa implemented the Best Practices Award Program and chaired its Regional Conference held in Seattle. For eight years, she managed the City of Seattle’s performance and service award programs. From 2007-2009, she redesigned Swedish Medical Center’s performance awards program to better exemplify its goals and values and increased participation levels by 150%.

As chair of the Puget Sound Recognition Roundtable, Theresa stays connected to the latest thinking on employee engagement, motivation and retention strategies. Passionate about recognition as a key component in building great workplaces, Theresa moderates panel discussions and presents workshops and keynotes to companies and associations  across the country.

Theresa has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Comcast Seattle and Beaverton, ConocoPhillips Alaska, and Beckman Coulter, and local companies including CellNetix, Clark Nuber, Community for Children, Delta Dental of WA, Digux, Horizon House, Hearthstone Retirement Community, RS Manufacturing, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, Team AMT, The Museum of Flight, United Way of King County, Wellspring Family Services, Washington State Auditor's Office, Kitsap Bank, White River Credit Union, Columbia Bank, and The Everett Clinic, named Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

She consistently receives high workshop evaluation ratings and is respected as an engaging and dynamic trainer and speaker.

A Seattle native, Theresa enjoys hiking, bicycling, yoga, camping, traveling and eating oysters in months with the letter "R."


Theresa Chambers - Chief Motivation Officer


Theresa pictured with Nancy Porzio, Director, Seattle District, U.S. Small Business Administration (left) and Emmy Jordan, Sr. Vice President, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce (right) in 2008, SBA Awards Gala, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center.