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With over 20 years of experience in the medical field dedicated to community navigation, medical case management, and patient care, Yolanda found her passion to serve and educate others through facilitation, coaching, and consulting. Yolanda is the Principal and Primary Consultant at Total Grace Consulting, LLC. Serving others by codesigning with organizational and institutional leaders who endeavor to reach the community through grant funded initiatives that prioritize persons with inequities.
She is the lead author of a PLE Implementation Guide titled; Engaging People with Lived Experience of Inequities: Relationship Building (2019). She is also the co-founder of the PLE Institute, dedicated to authentic and meaningful engagement of people facing inequities. Yolanda has been recognized as one of the top 15 coaches in Columbia, S.C. (influencedigest.com). Her work with inequities has broadened as she utilizes her certifications in Adult Mental Health First Aid, and her partnership with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). She provides education to students, families, and school staff in South Carolina by dispelling myths, and stigmas attached to mental illness. Yolanda has traveled across the U.S. consulting, facilitating, and hosting plenaries to lift equity in inequitable spaces.
As a PLE (People with Lived Experience of Inequity) Leader, she has partnered with WE in the World, the WIN Network, Rhode Island Department of Health, the California Primary Care Association, NACHC (National Association of Communty Health Centers), Harvard University, Kershaw County Department of Social Services, Illinois Department of Health, and NPWF to bridge gaps by creating systems change.
She is a Certified Female Life Transformation Coach, and Certified Symbis Facilitator. Her individual clients gain the confidence to navigate their life experience and transform out of stagnant places. She believes in beautifully empowering all who grace her presence. Life is not one size fits all, and neither are her coaching strategies. Yolanda considers her coaching style to be "universal" as she becomes a catalyst, reaching and crossing boundaries with her clients.
As the founder/master trainer at Grace Coaching Academy LLC, she grooms and certifies life coaches by teaching them to build healed communities, by building healed individuals. She enjoys giving help for today, hope for tomorrow, and strategy for organizations ready to embark their next level of growth. Yolanda believes that transformation happens at Total Grace Conaulting and Grace Coaching Academy.