Here’s what people say about our presentations

“Yvonne is an amazingly creative and tenacious woman. She knows her topic and stays on the cutting edge. She is always working to create and deliver the best material to her audiences. She genuinely cares about her clients’ results and puts her all into everything she does. You will be pleased and impressed when you hire her. I have seen the “behind the curtain” of her work and can tell you she is 110% devoted to excellence. She raises the bar for the industry.” Julia Marrocco

“Yvonne is an exceptional speaker and course leader. Her participants rave about her. In addition her integrity, warmth, and generosity in sharing and helping others makes her a treasured colleague.”  Hazel Wagner

“Yvonne has done a phenomenal job of developing a career coaching curriculum for our IBM diversity group. She made use of available technologies to deliver a high quality, interactive and relevant program to assist individuals in developing their career planning. Yvonne was very professional, timely and had interesting perspectives on how to manage ones career inside and outside the company. She was very flexible in her time schedule and prompt in meeting commitments. We will continue to look for ways to utilize Yvonne’s skills and services.”  Robbie Robin

“Yvonne has proven to be a remarkable asset for our IBM networking group. Her knowledge & expertise for discussing business issues is unparalleled Many of our constituents have stated Yvonne is an outstanding professional coach, as well as mentor.   Our team greatly looks forward to a leveraging Yvonne’s perspectives on business issues in the future. ” Staunton Brooks

“Yvonne Brown appeared on our radio show, How To Be Positive In A Negative World recently and she was an amazing guest. She was motivational, encouraging, down to earth and authentic, and informative…a truly positive guest who shared her amazing story as well as invaluable and helpful information with our audience.
If you ever need a motivational speaker for your company, group or organization or need a positive guest for your radio show or TV show that will motivate as well as inform your audience, consider having Yvonne Brown on your show. I can highly recommend her!” Harold Cameron

“A great communicator, Yvonne is a mover, shaker & natural networker. She is an enthusiastic, entertaining, informative and inspiring professional speaker, and her honesty and straight forward approach are extremely refreshing. I’m grateful to know Yvonne as a friend, business associate & someone I can count on at all times. I highly recommend her and JAD Communications!”  Melinda Fields Sigal

“Yvonne is effective in using humor, facial expressions, and body language to get her point across. She gets the audience involved and has lots of good stories to share. Yvonne did a good job of summarizing material at the end of major sections.” – Seminar attendee

“You couldn’t walk out of that room without being inspired. I became inspired myself. You did a masterful job and I was very impressed with what you did. You’re marvelous as a communication broker”  Paul Shackley, Fairview Village

“I wish to express the great impact and depth of your speech during my graduation. To this day my cousins that attended are still talking about you and commenting on the impact of your words on their daily lives.”  Rica M. Bayoneto – Westwood College of Technology

“I truly appreciated hearing your inspiring words of wisdom and encouragement. In these troubled times we live in, the words of inspiration make the days go by smoother and offer promise.”  Seminar Attendee, Westwood College of Technology

“I’m glad there are positive female role models such as you. You are truly an enlightening individual and I hope I can follow in your footsteps one day. If I can accomplish half of what you have done I will truly be a success.”  Seminar Attendee, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Your presentation provided valuable insight for the student. As a professional speaker you were knowledgeable about the topic and your real life examples, especially your own personal testimonies enabled the audience to connect with you and relate to your subject matter.”  Rose Ratliff, Director of Career Services Westwood College of Technology

“Thank you for giving such a wonderful, educative, and life-guiding speech.”  Rev. Michael Oyedokun

“What a wonderful, talented, knowledgeable and generous person you are. Thanks so much for the time you spent at Loyola last week in the Leadership Illinois and Women in Business Conference and all the value you provided.”  Linda Salchenberger, Ph.D. – Director, Center for Information Management for Professions & Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Loyola University, Chicago

“We appreciate the careful reflection that you gave in preparing your remarks for the Leadership Illinois Conference. Your presentation generated much positive feedback from the participants, a clear indication that your ideas were transformational and empowering.”  Cheryl Temple – Leadership Illinois Class of 1998

“Your willingness to share your talent contributed greatly to the overall success of our program. Thank you for your example and for assisting us the advancement of our mission of expanding opportunities for women leaders in Illinois.”  Susan Sutherland – Leadership Illinois Class of 1996

“I recently attended the Management Skills for Supervisors course taught by Yvonne. Yvonne did an excellent job teaching the class and kept all participants engaged. Her diverse employment background enabled her to provide valuable insight to the training materials. Yvonne was available for questions after class and helped me to apply course materials to a real world example that I was facing at the time.”  Larry Sutton

“I highly recommend Yvonne F Brown for her expertise and delivery of her leadership communications seminar. She is credible and personable. The group was instantly put at ease. Yvonne’s self confidence and energy was contagious. She had wonderful stories and slides to illustrate the key points; her style kep the group was fully engaged.  I left the seminar feeling inspired and renewed to take action.” Sharon Pope

“Yvonne is a an motivated speaker and trainer. She imparts her motivation to those she works with whether in a single training session or over the course of time working with clients. Her commitment to and motivation for her clients is multi-dimensional, impacting both the professional and personal growth of her clients.”  Reggie Karas

“Yvonne was my mentor through the Menttium program in 2009. It was a wonderful experience. I very much appreciate the guidance, experience and wisdom she was able to share throughout the year long program. Thank you for your realistic and always sensible approach. It was a wonderful journey!”  Mina Biggs

“I met with Yvonne as a career coach. Our meeting exceeded my expectations, she shared many valuable insights and outlined a practical roadmap to follow for next steps with career options for me to consider. I love her energy and joy for life. I feel blessed to have met her. ”  Deborah Ford

“This is a retake of this program for me because the class I was in before the instructor was not effective. Yvonne is one of the best instructors I have seen in all my careers and college based courses, seminars. Wonderful job, Yvonne. – Seminar attendee

“I would definitely recommend Yvonne and take courses with her as a leader. She is very energetic and provided enough props to keep the attention of everyone.” – Seminar attendee

“Yvonne was awesome! I learned so much and concentrated on material vs. outside stuff. She didn’t go off track and used a variety of learning techniques and worked well with many personalities.” – Seminar attendee

“Yvonne is very entertaining and good at keeping the class moving. Her material is very current.” – Seminar attende

“Yvonne did an awesome job instructing this class. She is the most knowledgeable and interesting speaker I’ve ever met, including Dr. Allan Zimmerman! – Seminar attendee

“I really enjoyed you and the seminar this week.   It was by far the best seminar I have attended in at least 10 years. I look forward to keeping in touch via FB and just maybe our paths will cross again in the future.“ – Seminar attendee

“I was very impressed by Yvonne, not by just her background, but the way she carried herself, taught the class, and the way she interacted. She is very good at teaching! I feel she is the best in the field & she gives you the tools to be the best in your field of work as well. Thank you!” Seminar attendee

“There were several techniques I can use in the workplace. It was simply wasn’t do’s and don’ts, there were some practical applications.”  Seminar attendee

“The seminar was wonderful!  Yvonne was very helpful in making things very clear.  Also, helpful with sharing her past experience.”  Seminar attendee

“Excellent presentation.  I loved her sense of humor and how she stayed on task and kept the audience focused.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne is a great speaker and trainer. I look forward to using the skills she taught.” Seminar attendee

“Yvonne really kept our interest. Interesting lady and super smart.” Seminar attendee

“The two days were great! Very informative and professional. Yvonne F. Brown was the presenter and she was fabulous. Good information for the workplace and life! Thank you” Seminar attendee

“Informative and useful. Used humorous stories and anecdotes during the presentation. Helpful teambuilding exercises.”  Seminar attendee

“Presenter was so colorful and dynamic in her presentation of the material. Additional reference data included in the seminar made the day worth attending. Appealed to all my senses! “Loved her!” Best speaker and very knowledgeable of material.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne was phenomenal! I could be in seminars with her all week! She is confident, positive, knowledgeable, poised and diverse individual. Yvonne is the cream of the crop. What an inspiration!”  Seminar attendee

“The best and most interesting workshop I have attended. Lots of attendee interaction. Outstanding presentation. Workshop very enjoyable.”  Seminar attendee

“This was the absolutely best seminar I have taken. Yvonne was fabulous! She presented information that I can relate to.”  Seminar attendee

“Impressive and motivating, one of the best instructors I’ve ever had. The seminar was extremely helpful. Great listener!”  Seminar attendee

“I loved how facilitator applied topics to our specific situations.”  Seminar attendee

“Excellent material and advice. I was expecting toucy-feely exercises and I’m relived that they didn’t happen. Thanks Yvonne!”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne is an exceptional presenter and she has a great ability to get her points across while being entertaining. I have been motivated and inspired to implement the ideas I learned during this seminar.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne was fresh, enthusiastic, and enjoyable to learn from. Her depth and breadth of knowledge was expansive! She created a learning environment that was safe, open and very conducive to all types of learning styles.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne is a fantastic presenter. She brings a wealth of experience to the seminar. I learned more in the first 20 minutes of this seminar than in a whole day seminar with other presenters.”  Seminar attendee

“I’m glad I took your seminar before my upcoming work evaluation this week. I will “wean off my emotional addiction” pause and take control.”  Seminar attendee

“Your seminar was very informative. I enjoyed all of the good examples that related to the various situations. The assertiveness section was very good and provided some great factual information.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne Brown is the best presenter I have had yet. I have been to many seminars over the years, but this one was the best!”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne Brown has earned a perfect 10. She was provocative, well informed, funny and very smart. It was a pleasure attending this seminar. Thanks.”  Seminar attendee

“The speaker is very genuine and motivating. I feel the information I’ve learned today will allow me to be more open minded and has encouraged me to step outside the box.”  Seminar attendee

“I absolutely loved this women’s seminar. Women are starting to become a dominant force in the workforce and Yvonne was able to prepare me to be a true leader.”  Seminar attendee

“Enjoyed Yvonne – she kept it interesting and everyone involved for the entire day’s workshop. I never felt bored and loved her suggestions.”  Seminar attendee

“Informative, exciting and inspiring. Yvonne Brown is a total enjoyment.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne is an outstanding program leader and an excellent presenter.  She was wonderful!  Great program!”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne is a great communicator. Good, pertinent examples were used today.”  Seminar attendee

“Fun, informative and filled with ways to be more assertive, confident and effective as a woman and as a leader.  I’m glad I signed up for this seminar.”  Seminar attendee

“This was the best conference I’ve been to. Yvonne is outstanding, the greatest communicator I’ve ever listened to. Her expertise is phenomenal and her examples were great. I got more than I ever expected.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne was excellent. Her passion and energy is obvious in her body language and face as she speaks.”  Seminar Attendee

“Yvonne Brown is an inspirational speaker and communicator. I enjoyed this seminar very much. She caught my attention and never let go. Good job!”  Seminar Attendee

“Yvonne makes you feel like you can conquer the world. I’m not afraid anymore, there is nothing to fear. Look out!”  Seminar attendee

“Love the non-threatening style of teaching / presenting without embarrassing the attendees who are uncomfortable with being called upon. Yvonne is great at holding your attention. I tend to daydream and never once daydreamed while Yvonne was presenting.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne Brown is excellent in her knowledge and presentation skills.  She is very professional.  I could listen to her for days at a time always learning more.”  Seminar Attendee,

“Yvonne taught with great passion and a great sense of humor.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne was outstanding, not only because she was composed and articulate, but because she actively engaged the participants.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne Brown has a wonderful, relaxed, genuine style. She was well informed, relevant humorous and a good role model. She is a very dynamic speaker.”  Seminar attendee

“Very good seminar. I learned a lot and Yvonne was very informative, pleasant and easy to comprehend.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne was very personable and down to earth. I could tell she is passionate about her topic. She made me feel comfortable and welcomed.  Sharing her own life experiences made me feel on her level as a human… A WOMAN!”  Seminar attendee

“This was fabulous. I got more than I expected. I recently attended Oprah’s Road Tour in Denver and this just builds on the confidence I am building for myself.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne was very interesting and used real life examples to relate to the material. It was nice that she also used a lot of ideas that got everyone to share their ideas and solutions.”  Seminar attendee

“Yvonne is a good motivator for audience participation.”  Seminar attendee

“I enjoyed taking a strategic look at my different leadership situations.”  Seminar attendee



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