Dr. Tammy Francis


CEO of Catalyst 4 Change Global, LLC

Affectionately called Dr. Tammy, The Catalyst, Dr. Tamm is the founder and CEO of Catalyst 4 Change Global, LLC. Dr. Tammy is an edupreneur. She is a tenured Associate Professor at Del Mar College and a learning and development strategist. Dr. Tammy is a Global Strategist, Educator, Consultant, Educational Researcher, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Mentor, and Traveler.

Dr. Tammy holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. She has taught for over 24 years in the traditional educational system–grades 6-12 and higher education. As a professor and educator, she helps adults improve their reading and writing skills as well as their ability to be successful in college and life. Dr. Tammy also helps educators prepare for the future of education and learning by sharing strategies and resources for improving curriculum and instruction.


Dr. Tammy helps you on your journey toward more, while also sharing hers. She has a holistic approach to learning and development (talent development). She helps you leverage the opportunities of the digital economy and emerging technologies. Dr. Tammy also helps you create a strategy to upskill, reskill, and retool and provide access to resources to assist in your transition and growth.

DrTammy empowers and equips leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world with purpose-driven, creative solutions while preparing for the future of business and the future of work. She helps entrepreneurs clarify the vision for their business (or idea), create an action plan, execute a strategy, and monetize their purpose. Dr. Tammy is the catalyst who helps entrepreneurs and leaders bring their ideas (dreams) to reality.

Dr. Tammy develops and evaluates blockchain-based curriculum and educational programs, as well literacy-based curriculum and programs. She delivers professional development and training to educational institutions as well assist with practical strategies for moving into more immersive spaces—the metaverse.

All that Dr. Tammy does is grounded in and inspired by her work and philosophy as a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion > Belonging + Access) advocate.

She has served and currently serves on several local, national, and international boards. Dr. Tammy has also won several professional awards for her contributions to the field of education and research.