Yolonda Thomspon

Culture change, Teambuilding, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
United States
Yolonda Thomspon

Yolonda Thompson is the Founder of Vessels Of Integrity of Change, Empathy and Synergy (V.O.I.C.E.S), L.L.C an organization committed to awakening the potential in individuals and their communities through social and emotional learning. Through interactive workshops, training, and programs, communities explore social and emotional awareness, management, relationship building, and decision-making with a local and global perspective. With over 20 years of experience, Yolonda’s strong interpersonal communication skills have contributed to successful outcomes that strengthen families and communities, increased academic performance in school-age children, and increased collaboration with community-based organizations.. Yolonda has a B.A. in Communications from George Washington University, an M.A. in Family and Marriage Counseling from Liberty University, and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Recently recognized by Fairfax County’s Neighborhood Community Services for her community efforts, she has a vast knowledge of community advocacy, development, and partnership. In July 2019, she joined SCAN full time as the Family Programs Manager and works closely with program staff, facilitators, workshop presenters, and volunteers as well as engages with community partners. Yolonda seeks to: “awaken the human concern for others to bring peace, unity, and world-changing results to humanity – one person and one community at a time.”

Geographic experience

North America

Languages

English

Experience as a coach (formal/Informal)

4 years

Experience as a facilitator

10 years

UFacilitator stage

Co-Lead

Yolonda is excellent at working with people and organizing. She could work on projects in collaboration with a Lead so that she can develop her skills in different facilitation methodologies. Environment sustainability and science-related projects are not her preference

Sector(s)

Community development, family development, parenting and nurturing, mindfulness and meditation

Strengths

  • Motivator, active listener
  • Helping put processes to place
  • Amazing at working with people
  • Amazing at organizing and being resourceful for a community
  • Playful facilitation, game-based
  • Great at creatively thinking of new ideas
  • Great with people and with topics that are difficult, such as racism

Areas of development and learning

  • Keen to learn facilitation methodologies and structured approaches
  • Working on projects of higher complexity, creatively adapting multiple methodologies
  • Building coaching skills to help people learn facilitation

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