Speaker Profile

Tammy Rabe

Tammy Rabe

Project Development Supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

What does it take to build a highway?

In this interactive keynote session, you will learn the importance of practicing the art of honoring the greatness within yourself and others by understanding the power of being self-aware. Self-awareness is critical for career success. A recent study found that 95% of people think they’re self-aware; however, only 10-15% truly are (Eurich, Forbes). People who are more self-aware tend to perform better at work and lead more effectively. Companies with self-aware team members have shown to be stronger financial performers.

During this growth session you will be introduced to the ladder of assumptions. You will be reminded of what happens when our assumptions go unchecked. Our thoughts, both accurate and inaccurate, might be more vital than how we communicate with one another. Being aware of the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, as well as the stories we tell ourselves about other people is a lifelong journey. When we are self-aware, we can clearly see how our intentions don’t always align with our impact and most importantly remind us “we can’t believe everything we think.”

 Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to the ladder of assumptions
  • Awareness and ability to identify the stories we tell ourselves
  • Importance of self-awareness to compare intentions with impact

About Tammy Rabe

Tammy Rabe is a supervisor in the Project Development Section of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation NE Region. She has a civil engineering degree from University of Illinois and is a registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin. Tammy worked in the consulting industry for 15 years before joining the WisDOT in 2006. She was the project manager for the conversion of US 41 to an Interstate from 2011-2015 as well as the supervisor of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion construction project from 2014-2020. Tammy is currently the supervisor for all design and construction projects in Winnebago and Outagamie Counties. Her husband John is also a civil engineer and the Director of Solid Waste for Winnebago County and their son, Nick, is currently studying civil engineering at Iowa State University.