We help you find YOUR True North!!
Our mission is to unify employees and employers with a shared, common goal and provide the necessary learning, training and development to exceed those goals.
Teresa Howes Lester is the founder and president of T&M Solutions with more than 20 years of business experience. She is a licensed Training and Development Consultant, who believes in the power of people.
Her enthusiasm and passion for working with individuals and teams to contribute their best both personally and professionally, inspires people to change their actions and behaviors.
Teresa believes that the ability to build and maintain strong relationships are a core competency of any company, both inside and outside the organization, and that a company’s success depends on developing the skills necessary to accomplish this. She is particularly skilled at group facilitation and enjoys creating a sense of community to forge consensus among people with diverging ideas and opinions.
Prior to starting T&M Solutions, Teresa was the Director of Service and Retention for the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team where she spent 15 years of her career. In her role as Director, she consistently led the Ticket Services team to achieve and exceed annual revenue and retention goals.
In addition to her Director’s role, she facilitated learning and development programs for front line staff, managers and executives of the Trail Blazers. Teresa’s commitment to providing constant reinforcement of the newly learned skills was demonstrated in the business results, as well as increased internal and external satisfaction rates.
Teresa is a native Oregonian who enjoys living and exploring the beautiful Northwest. When she is not working with organizations, she cherishes her time with her three adult children; Melissa, Scott and Jordan.