CEO of Let’s Go Innovate. She is also Vice President of the Adassa Adumori Foundation (USA) which does community development work in the continent of Africa and other 3rd World Countries.
She is a much sought after speaker and trainer in the area of business development, social entrepreneurship, Talent Management, and Education and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, France and Africa. She has earned a B.S. in Education and Social Work (APSU) and MBA 2015. Has several certifications in the area of grant writing, nonprofit management and fundraising.
She has been appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Labor and Workforce Development Board for the State of Tennessee and Chairs the Continuous Improvement committee.
For many years she has devoted her life to helping others, so it’s no surprise that she is seen as a gifted leader and advocate. She has assisted over 20 corporations in the areas of strategic planning, media relations, business operations and development, board development, program best practice, celebrity charity management, community collaboration, and organizational sustainability. She has worked with such celebrities as CeCeWinans, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Tony Boselli, and many others. She desires to serve with integrity and leaves nothing less than a trail of excellence wherever she’s involved.
For over 20 years Yolanda Shields a Nashville native has been enabling individuals and corporations to make effective philanthropic investments in the community. Ms. Shields has served as a consultant to numerous celebrity foundations and charity initiatives, as well as strategic philanthropic planning for over 20 nonprofit and for-profit corporations. Yolanda Shields, a tireless and passionate advocate for children, serving as a member of the Mayor Karl Dean’s Youth Task Force, board member of the National Christian Foundation (Nashville Affiliate), Member of American Association of Grant Professional, Ewomen Network, CABLE (Women Networking Group), WIN (Women Networking Group), Women’s Speakers Association, Nashville Afterschool Zone Alliance Training Council. In addition, Yolanda Shields has considered a number of entrepreneurial ventures–selling floral arrangements, painting, sculpturing, consulting services for corporations and nonprofits groups, grant writing and even national franchise businesses – she discovered exactly what that something else should be after spending time with a good friend.
Yolanda Shields co-hosts shows on The Princess in SuburbiaTV, with focus on issues with business building, a hardcore business strategist at heart. With many women (men alike requesting to be coached by these dynamic Innovation Gurus) alongside Princess Fumi Hancock, they launched their very first Coaching Technology Let’s Go Innovate ™. Yolanda released her first book in 2013 which includes 10 city tour across the United States of America, alongside her inspiration book dedicated to “Mothers & Son’s” – “Letters to Our Sons” – A Mother’s Journey Raising Sons to Become Men of Character.