Words from Courage Work Clients:
Yarrow has been extremely helpful to us, working with a variety of teams – kitchen staff, educators, and the senior leadership team. She has brought personal passion and a wealth of knowledge as a consultant, helping us work through natural workplace conflicts and coaching individuals to further bolster their leadership skills. Our organization is a better place because of Yarrow!
Yarrow has served our large department as a retreat facilitator, team trainer, and leadership coach. Her work has been life changing for our department and those we serve.
Yarrow is a seasoned professional, who follows her passion to contribute to the aspirations of others. I can count on her to find a way to work through challenges offering multiple options, long after others tire. Yarrow is refreshingly candid and constantly connects with genuine empathy. She has a good, instinctive balance about when to encourage and when to challenge. She injects clarity and energy wherever she goes, and can quickly and effectively shift groups from discouraged to engaged. It’s qualities like these that serve Yarrow’s clients well in the face of even the most complex issues.
My time working with Yarrow has transformed my personal and work life. I appreciate how deeply she listens, her incredible care and her willingness to find endless ways to support me. All of this is done with a zest for life, love and learning. Yarrow is simply the best.
As a retreat facilitator, Yarrow has a remarkable capacity to listen deeply and to empathize with others, without attempting to “fix” or solve their problems. She is direct and even blunt at times, but simultaneously loving, tender and patient.
Comments from Client Evaluations:
Yarrow is an expert facilitator, known for her insight, humor, breadth of knowledge, warmth, and responsiveness to individual and group needs.
She has an extraordinary ability to articulate and clarify complex issues to a wide range of groups and individuals with different styles.
She is excellent at connecting with people of all styles and at all levels in the workplace – from the superintendent or high level manager to front line service workers. She creates an environment where insights that come from cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, class, and other differences are invited and respected.
She is able to quickly create a sense of safety and yet challenge people to grow beyond their current limits.
She is able to listen deeply to what’s going on below the surface as well as “on top” and articulate it so others can understand. She has a laser-like ability to get to the heart of the matter.
She integrates cutting edge knowledge about organizational development and leadership in ways that are interactive and highly engaging for participants.
She is courageous in working with groups experiencing great tension and helps everyone feel valuable and included. She helps people name the elephants in the room, but keeps the poop off people’s heads.
She blends a fierce honesty with great kindness and sensitivity. Yarrow creates work that goes very deep, helping people align their most dearly held inner truths with their actions in the world. She is encouraging and inspiring.
She is fun, funny, and vibrantly energetic, and yet can also be calm and calming.