In this rapidly changing nonprofit environment, leadership skills are needed more than ever. These skills are the only way to successfully navigate ever increasing deadlines, financial pressures and the need to do more with less staff. You need effective leadership skills and YIPA has the training you want. YIPA has purposely designed this leadership skills development opportunity to be time efficient and cost effective for you. 

In the convenience of your own office via conference calls and shared computer screens, a certified leadership coach will be meeting with you for five consecutive weeks. During these five weeks you will be identifying ways to develop your organization that enhances the leadership potential, work performance and satisfaction of your employees.  You will also be tapping into your own undiscovered talents and underutilized strengths. The end result will be your organization becoming a more efficient, effective and thriving workplace. 

This coaching opportunity utilizes the DiSC Preview®, a personal assessment tool that identifies employee’s preferred behavioral styles. The results are used to enhance understanding of one self and others, improve communication skills and team effectiveness and to decrease/resolve workplace conflict.

ROI on Coaching:  

Is coaching worth it? Executives of Fortune 500 companies think so. For example,

"I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential."
- Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot

"Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization." - HR Monthly

Fortune 1000 companies using coaching showed these percentages of executives reported the following benefits from the coaching they received (from The Manchester Review, 2001):

  • An increase in productivity (by 53%)
  • Increased customer service (by 39%)
  • Increased retention of senior people (by 32%)
  • Reduction in costs (by 23%)
  • Increased bottom line profitability (by 22%)

About the Coach:

Cheryl Jensen is the Principal of Strategic Consulting and Coaching, which focuses on individual and business coaching and organizational development. Cheryl brings to her coaching an extensive array of experiences working in diverse communities, leading nonprofit organizations, managing large projects, and developing high impact teams. Her 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector includes serving in executive director and other senior leadership positions and as a board member of various organizations.

Cheryl has a Master of Science degree in Sociology: Human Service Planning and Administration. She is an Accredited Certified Coach (ACC), a Certified Leadership Coach (RLC), as well as a Certified Consultant in EQi 2.0 and EQi 360 assessments.

Cheryl specifically focuses on coaching senior leadership staff and emerging leaders who want to continue their growth and development and further their success as leaders. She works with both individuals and teams, as well as facilitates workshops designed to develop effective communication and identify and utilize strengths within the work place.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will increase their knowledge of change management and tools to help navigate change successfully.
  • Participants will walk away with change principals to assist in ongoing change within their departments and organizations.
  • Participants will take DiSC® Everything Management assessment and become more aware of their leadership style and how it impacts others.
  • Participants will discover their natural pattern of communication style and learn how to flex his/her approach when necessary.

Quotes from past participants:

  • “A wonderful training in every way! Very focused conversations.”
  • “Cheryl is an amazing facilitator! So competent, caring and professional. I would take any course facilitated by her.”
  • “Cheryl’s laid back style is refreshing. She is very professional and has a great attitude.”
  • “The DiSC ®Everything Assessment was very helpful and gave the greatest insight for self-reflection.”
  • “Great workshop/training series, I learned a lot and enhance or reviewed things I already know.”


  • July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 11:30am to 1:00pm
  • Coaching via conference call and shared computer screen
  • $200 for Non-YIPA Members and $150 for YIPA Members
  • 3 $50 spots have been reserved for Promise Fellows.  This is offered pro bono by the coach; the fee covers the cost of the assessment tool.  Sign up soon.
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  • Opportunity limited to 15 participants

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