It is an incredibly rewarding experience working with Yabome on the Vision and Mission of my school as well as executive coaching.   She challenges me to question assumptions and helps me discover reasons for my thinking.  Yabome and I collaborate to strategically move forward with new initiatives and thoughtfully consider all aspects of implementation.  Throughout the process I am encouraged to think, then intentionally plan and achieve desired outcomes.

Dennis Tjernagel

Head of School, Pacific Academy

Yabome’s skills are incredibly strong. She is a brilliant presenter, storyteller and facilitator of connection and dialogue – her intellect is surpassed only by her engaging manner and authenticity.  She demonstrated a powerful ability to make us (as her clients) feel heard. She was able to navigate the tricky territory of allowing space to process and be heard while keeping us on track and holding our feet to the fire in making the difficult decisions we needed to as a group. Thanks to Yabome’s skillful facilitation our board is still together and we have a high level of trust and admiration for one another. In fact, our entire organization continues to this day in large part because of Yabome. Without someone to help us reframe our trauma at the time this conflict was happening, it is highly doubtful we would have found a way to move forward – certainly not with the strong and unified leadership that is currently in place and serving the volunteers and clients we support.

Non-Profit Leader and Board Member

I call upon Yabome as a business partner whenever I undertake a large OD or learning & development project.  She helps me define my scope, synthesize information, develop and fine tune the program, and ensure it meets the needs of all stakeholders.  Whether it’s bouncing around a quick idea, or working through the details of large project, Yabome is invaluable to me and is a pleasure to work with.  She brings an advanced and practical knowledge of OD and organizational learning methods and an intelligent, analytical approach that pushes our OD and learning programs to the next level.
Sandra McMillan

Global Organization Development Manager, Versacold

I have experienced Yabome’s effectiveness in a variety of roles: as a co-facilitator, facilitation design partner, team member, and project manager for a leadership learning program for which I was a consultant and instructor. As a co-facilitator, Yabome’s supportiveness, facilitation expertise and logistical practicality were invaluable. As a facilitation design partner, Yabome’s ability to constructively critique designs and approaches always took our facilitation designs to the next level. As a team member, Yabome was selected to facilitate a series of internal strategic planning meetings for our team. Yabome not only increased the efficiency and effectiveness of the sessions but, as a result of her awareness, empathy and intervention, Yabome clarified the purpose of the meetings and subsequently facilitated a process change that ensured everyone’s needs were met. As a project manager, Yabome was truly remarkable in calmly keeping all the balls in the air and managing complex communications to a variety of stakeholders. Yabome is clearly focused on facilitating positive change and positive learnings in every project in which she engages. Her outgoing personality is a bonus. Her warm and open attitude makes her easy to approach even about sensitive or contentious issues.
Nick Cooke

Principal, Better Performance , Head of Operations and Organization Development, Eminence Organic Skin Care

Yabome’s preparation for this workshop was exceptional. She was able to understand what would be useful as an introductory workshop after one conversation with me. She developed and prepared for the workshop at a week’s notice.  Her skill was evident during the workshop when she led the group in a reflective thinking exercise whereby the workers saw their roles in a much greater spectrum than simply giving information to newcomers. Through her clear speech and various activities, the material presented was easily absorbed and is well remembered. Her critical questions encouraged the group to engage in reflective thinking that helped us realize our learning is ongoing and must be incorporated in everything we do.
Ariane Kitengie

Bilingual Settlement Counsellor, MOSAIC