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Tammy Jelinek Madison

2501 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713



Email: tjelinek@wipfli.com

Tammy T. Jelinek, MBA


Tammy Jelinek is a principal with over 25 years of experience working in and with federally funded nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses. She engages with leadership teams to strategically align their goals to grow, expand, and meet their outcomes.

Tammy is one of our nationally recognized trainers in the areas of Head Start/Early Head Start, Community Services Block Grant, and Uniform Guidance regulations, employee engagement, organizational development and culture, talent management, leadership, action planning, and client service.

She answers questions and manages content for the My Wipfli Membership Service, adds regulatory expertise to templated policies and procedures, tool kits, and consulting engagements, including enterprise risk assessments and serves as a regulatory subject matter expert on consulting engagements.


  • Predictive Index®
  • Crucial Conversations®
  • Designing learning
  • E-Learning instructional
  • Design managing learning programs

Professional memberships and activities

  • Association for Talent Development (ATD) – Member
  • Habitat for Humanity – Family Selection Committee member
  • National trainer for numerous nonprofit conferences, including National Head Start Association, National Community Action Partnership, various state Head Start and Community Action Association conferences, and Wipfli’s Stronger to Serve annual conference

Areas of Focus

  • Creating professional development opportunities for clients and their teams
  • Connecting clients with the right solutions at the right time
  • Developing customized solutions to meet client needs
  • Federal laws and regulations training for grant-funded nonprofits
  • Leadership and management training for businesses 
  • Organizational development and culture initiatives
  • Process design and implementation
  • Strategic planning, change management, and coaching




Upper Iowa University - Fayette, Iowa (Madison, Wisconsin campus)

  • Bachelor of science degree in business with a minor in psychology - Graduated cum laude
  • Master of business administration degree with an emphasis in organizational development

Recent Insights


7 truths about professional development
Feb 07, 2022

Cleaning up and looking forward for 2022
Jan 03, 2022

Tips on using technology to make workloads manageable
Nov 29, 2021

The older you get, the faster it goes
Sep 06, 2021

The future of talent management
Aug 25, 2021

Time to get back to normal — wait, what is normal?
May 26, 2021

A leader’s job
May 05, 2021

Happy anniversary?
Mar 22, 2021

If tomorrow never comes
Feb 04, 2021

Hindsight 20/20
Dec 01, 2020

Your path to leadership: Never forget where you came from
Sep 11, 2020

I will never do that
Jul 22, 2020

Professional development: Tales from a life-long learner
Jul 08, 2020

May 17, 2020

Leadership self-awareness
May 06, 2020

It’s your time to shine!
May 05, 2020

Top 10 positives
Apr 15, 2020

So much information!
Apr 09, 2020

A letter from Wipfli’s nonprofit leaders
Apr 08, 2020

Hey Leaders: Thank you!
Apr 02, 2020

Panicking Is Not a Leadership Option
Mar 19, 2020

Tips for a Financial Institution Leader - Lead with Legacy
Mar 06, 2020

How you can encourage employees to stay
Feb 28, 2020

What to do when people leave their job
Feb 21, 2020

Goodbye Decade 2010 – Welcome Decade 2020!
Dec 18, 2019

Emails – Do the Math
Oct 28, 2019

Sep 30, 2019

Age and Wisdom in the Workplace
Aug 13, 2019

Fill your tank — unplug at conferences
Aug 01, 2019

Tell Them? Show Them? Teach Them?
May 16, 2019

Mentors – Do You Really Need Them?
Apr 23, 2019

Share Good News!
Feb 20, 2019

Do You Really Care?
Feb 06, 2019

Say No to Resolutions!
Jan 02, 2019

Don’t Be a SALY
Dec 04, 2018

HS/EHS Blog: Parent Involvement Ideas
Nov 08, 2018

Showing Appreciation
Oct 29, 2018

Time Management (Insert Laughing-So-Hard-You-Cry Emoji Here!)
Oct 15, 2018

How Do You Want to Be Thanked?
Oct 02, 2018

HS/EHS Blog: In-Kind Barriers and Busters
Sep 24, 2018

Rest — Just Don’t Stop!
Sep 05, 2018

Letting Go
Jul 24, 2018

Why History Matters
Jul 16, 2018

Coaching – Why It’s a Great Leadership Tool!
May 16, 2018

Can you really love your job?
Feb 27, 2018

New Year—Now What?
Jan 29, 2018

HS/EHS Blog: Impact – What You May Never Know
Dec 13, 2017

HS/EHS Blog: You Are the Best-Kept Secret – NOW STOP IT!
Nov 08, 2017

Leading With Legacy
Oct 26, 2017

HS/EHS Blog: Understanding Why
Oct 24, 2017

Vacation Brain
Oct 23, 2017

Is It In-Kind
Aug 24, 2017

In The News

External News

Preparing for 2023—leaner times for human services agencies
Nonprofit Business Advisor | Jan 12, 2023