Yolanda has provided numerous training and organizational development services to some of our most important clients. She is committed to the field and her work, easy to work with as a team member, and consistently receives superior evaluations from our clients. It is not easy to find this combination and such a comfort to feel confident that our clients will receive quality services when she is given an assignment. I look forward to continuing my work with her in the future and I would highly recommend her services.
- Brian J. Peters, Vice President, TATC Consulting
Department of Labor
Yolanda’s expert facilitation, organized approach, and targeted feedback enabled me to realize my potential and put together a more targeted approach to reach my goals. Yolanda was also instrumental in working with me to develop creative ways of working toward a common set of goals. She really puts things together in perspective and helped create a healthy mix between work and life. I highly recommend Yolanda for any coaching programs that she has to offer – she’s excellent!
Marva James, Deputy Regional Director
American Institute for Cancer Research
Yolanda designed a comprehensive team building training for our management team and worked with us over the course of several months. In the end, we were able to come up with a mission for our team, goals, a set of values and corresponding behaviors and tools for effective communication. Yolanda is both nurturing and challenging as a trainer. She gained the trust and respect of staff and was highly effective in her work.
John McIlven, Human Resources Director
Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Yolanda Bonadona brings energy, focus and depth to her work as a coach. She is a dedicated professional with vast personal and professional experience-multi-cultural, high integrity and strong resources. I recommend her with a strong belief that she can serve her clients with passion and excellence.
Dorothy E. Siminovitch, Ph.D., MCC, Executive, Team & Organizational Coach
Yolanda took leadership in improving key management skills of supervisors and senior managers in our plant. It was through Yolanda’s excellent work that overall participation and scores in our Management for Excellence Survey for the factory significantly improved. Her work on this has been benchmarked by other Intel factories because of its success.
- Ninoy Perucho, Department Manager
Yolanda has a spirit and dedication for helping others through proven concepts and experimentation of Organizational Development practices that outlasts many others I have seen. She gets to the heart of issues by experiencing teamwork opportunities first hand. Her depth of understanding was developed through direct observation and assumption of roles of both operational technician and first line manager. This experience helped her in gaining trust of individuals she coached and developed.
Furthermore, Yolanda championed the development and application of a five step senior leadership team development package. She began with fundamentals of aligning individual, team, and organizational values to form a foundation of respect and trust. Further modules aligned strategic direction, roles, work methods, and relationships. Yolanda’s impact on the organization, not to mention my own personal development, has lasted well beyond her time at Intel.
Barry Grigsby, Manufacturing Department Manager
Yolanda's help in improving the organization while I worked with her are well described in other recommendations. I would also like to recognize her personal coaching that she performed both with me and with other managers. Yolanda consulted with me during a long series of 1:1's to help me understand my personal style and strengths and how those were both a help and a hindrance depending on the work situation. I have used these insights many times in the following years. I would recommend Yolanda both for her ability to transform group dynamics and for her ability to personally coach and develop managers.
Erik Bettez, Yield Department Manager
Yolanda is a professional who has a sense for business as well as the emotional intelligence to make lasting change in an organization. I worked with Yolanda at Intel Massachusetts and she saved my career as a novice manager with a volatile team. She worked with all the key stakeholders to really understand the situation. She was able to get a deep understanding of what was going on with my team and empower me with the tools to make a positive shift from a team that was not working together to one that was cohesive.
- Mike Bruny, Operations Manager
Our team is a unique compilation of skills, knowledge and abilities, but also ideas and concerns. We faced a common challenge of bringing all the disparate pieces together to function as one. Yolanda’s approach, using the 360 degree feedback methodology was profoundly effective and constructive”…even more useful than the 360 degree tool, however, was her own interpersonal style of coaching to accomplish the intent of the exercise. We truly appreciate her, and all she has done for us as individuals and as a team.
- Daniel Davies, Facilities Management Manager, Smithsonian Institution
Bitterweet Restaurant & Catering
Through Yolanda’s leadership development and coaching approach, several long term staff members were able to develop managerial skills and increase their commitment to the business, as well as their earnings potential. This had a direct impact on the bottom line of the business, resulting in the most successful financial year on record for the company.
-Jody Manor, Owner, Bittersweet Restaurant & Catering
My coaching experience with Yolanda provided me with the resources and guidance that enabled me to transition into the House Manager position successfully. Learning to develop my ability to give and accept feedback constructively and to use appropriate problem solving techniques were and continue to be key to my success in managing and communicating effectively with the staff at different levels of our organization.
-Neya Moore, House Manager, Bittersweet Restaurant & Catering
It has been a pleasure working with Yolanda on Leadership Development consulting projects both in Australia and supporting her in the US. She brings a humane intelligence to her work with our 360 Facilitated® programs that has given confidence to all those involved. Our program is designed to bring managers and teams together in the pursuit of corporate goals. Yolanda’s clients consistently praise her work and appreciate her commitment to excellence and measurable results. I highly recommend Yolanda’s services as a consultant and executive coach.
- Dr Ronald Forbes, Director, Leaderskill Group