Thriving Solar


Thriving teams & culture for solar energy organizations


Thriving Solar is the brainchild of Tamara Staton. Looking to combine her coaching skills with her expertise in renewable energy and climate mitigation, Tamara launched Thriving Solar as a way to help small and medium solar businesses succeed. She’s effectively helped organizations work together better, and that translates into a successful bottom line.

As a young and growing industry, solar comes with its unique set of opportunities and challenges. One of the most effective ways to help organizations like yours thrive is through effective communication and collaboration.


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We know that finding the right person to support you in the growth and challenges of your business is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Tamara Staton

As consultant, facilitator, coach and educator with over 20 years experience in the fields of development and communication, Tamara has played an active role in helping solar companies improve culture and communication since 2015. This serves to attract more customers, eases communication, and aligns company profits with the growth of solar. She has worked both one-on-one and in groups in the areas of leadership development, team building, transition management and overall effectiveness, and is currently working with Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) as Event Coordinator for the Oregon Solar Energy Conference (OSEC), taking place in Portland in May, 2018. In her downtime, you might find her backpacking, camping, or canoeing with her family, or strumming her banjo by the creek.


What Clients Say


What impressed me most were Tamara’s questions: she staggered three well thought-out questions in such a way that every person felt comfortable sharing their individual needs in front of 13 peers. It was inspiring...
— Momo Saunders, Founder - Bike Farm Collective

We started working with Tamara when our overall company culture was not a reflection of my vision for the company. Tamara supported me in making difficult decisions, helped me become aware of some employee issues, and helped with the resolution of some tension between them. There has been huge improvement in the overall health of my business since our first conversation, and I highly recommend her to any business owners who are looking for an advocate in improving their company culture.
— Jordan Weisman, Owner - Sunbridge Solar

I was blown away at what Tamara and I were able to accomplish together.
— Sean Patrick, Founder - Million Monarchs

When Tamara joined the Synchro Solar team the company had all the right pieces, but was having some difficulty getting them to fall into place. With her guidance, both professional and interpersonal, we have been able to refine our processes increasing efficiency and cohesiveness dramatically. Her ability to identify the root of an issue and address it tactfully has been an invaluable asset over the last year. I can easily say that I am much happier with where the company is now than where it was before Tamara began working with us.
— Leif Rhoades, Project Manager - Synchro Solar

I’m very impressed with how well run Tamara’s CCL meetings are. They are very well organized and professional - better than most other activist and business meetings I have attended over the years.
— Adam Zielinski, Volunteer - Citizens' Climate Lobby

Many small companies aspire to become successful medium companies but lack a clear road map. Tamara evaluated and identified the best tools and practices to suit our growing company’s needs (and budget :). She was able to delicately implement processes, structure and training to prepare us for the next level. Everyone in our company would unanimously agree that we are wiser, stronger and more streamlined because of our working experience with Tamara.
— Stephan Pantinakis, Sales Consultant - Synchro Solar