Tatem Burns, Consultant

With a background in Industrial/Organizational psychology, Tatem addresses client challenges by understanding how people engage in their organizational system. With her expertise in research methodology, Tatem can address organizational needs from multiple perspectives. This enables her to work with clients to discover their most effective avenues for profitable growth and execution excellence.


Prior to joining Axiom Consulting Partners, Tatem worked in areas of research and applied practice. Having worked on two NASA-funded grants, she has led qualitative and quantitative research projects examining the factors behind composing high-performing space mission teams and the processes that make these teams most effective. Additionally, Tatem conducts research on how individual differences inform effective business negotiations.

Tatem gained practical experience as an intern at Halverson Group, Inc., where she assessed survey quality and developed data-driven insights to inform business strategy. Tatem is also an instructor of an undergraduate-level course on test development and validation at DePaul University and a graduate-level seminar on organizational groups and teams at Roosevelt University.


Tatem has a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with distinction from DePaul University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with Honors from Elizabethtown College. Tatem is working towards her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at DePaul University. Her dissertation explores employee role-shifting in organizational teams.

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As a martial artist, I am drawn to practices that challenge the mind, provide an outlet for a fierce competitive spirit, and create a strong community of people who help one another develop to their fullest potential. Working as a consultant at Axiom allows me to engage in similar practice – we challenge our minds by devising unique client solutions, channel our competitive nature into the provision of high quality work, and we push each other to be better versions of our professional selves each and every day.

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