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Commitment to Leadership

Our world needs conscientious, creative and capable leaders more than ever before. Not only to remain successful in a highly competitive and rapidly changing world, but to create environments where people can truly come alive. When people are motivated by the meaning of their work, opportunities for personal development, and the relationships they share with one another they collectively sponsor a culture of continuous improvement, providing a competitive edge for current and future success. Leadership is the unique expression of skills and behaviours that culminate in one’s personal presence. This presence is driven by purpose, clarity of vision, principled action and a fundamental desire to mentor the achievement of others.

Why Are We The Best?

Our OptimizeD Approach
INtwoIT’s OptimizeD approach has emerged as a powerful, effective and easily understood framework for leadership development. Represented by the following five phase cycle of inquiry:

  • Discover- where you want to be
  • Define-how you will know when you get there
  • Determine- where you are right now
  • Design- how you will get there from here
  • Deliver-meaningful results

This process ensures a focus on desired outcomes, enhanced systems intelligence, strategic effectives and accountability for results. Whether you are a seasoned or aspiring leader this navigational roadmap ensures sound planning and sustainable results.

Our Leadership Philosophy
At INtwoIT we view leadership as the unique expression of learned skills and behaviours that culminate in one’s ability to plan, think and act with a high degree of creative and strategic foresight and insight. Leaders are driven by purpose, clarity of vision, principled action and a passionate desire to help others achieve. When an organization focuses on leadership, they commit to continuous improvement and future success.
The INtwoIT Promise
At all times INtwoIT Leadership Development & Coaching will strive to ensure our work together is meeting or exceeding your expectations. We will endeavor to understand and act on behalf of your unique requirements; we will share our expertise and resources in an effective manner; we will be bold and candid in our observations; we will listen to you, learn alongside of you and ask for clarification when necessary. We will deliver our best and ask that you do the same.

OptimizeD Leadership Development Series

At INtwoIT we view leadership development through a systems lens. Our OptimizeD approach begins with the foundation skills of self mastery and then progresses through increasing levels of complexity that include the essential leadership skills for team and organizational mastery. In all cases, we believe leadership is relational; therefore, our training and coaching programs emphasize developing a person’s self awareness, emotional/social intelligence, as well as their capacity to continually assess dominant mental models, assumptions and theories for their continued relevance and accuracy.


OptimizeD Self

OptimizeD Self Leadership is the vital starting point for any leadership development process. We utilize relevant assessments that increase self-awareness, including 360 degree feedback. Through a mixture of experiential lessons, small group work, self-directed learning, and coaching, clients pursue personal mastery and leadership presence by way of values and belief clarification, mission and vision specification, and thoughtful planning.


OptimizeD Team

OptimizeD Team Leadership focuses on essential interpersonal communication skills and the refinement of knowledge and theory associated with developing and leading high performing teams. Participants gain solid knowledge of their team purpose, how to lead others to higher levels of performance, and when to use a “coach approach”.


OptimizeD Organization

OptimizeD Organizational Leadership involves assessing and developing skills that enable creative and systems thinking, strategic management and planning, facilitation, change management and continuous improvement.

INtwoIT Leadership Development & Coaching is committed to strengthening the leadership skills, resonance and impact of your people, teams and organization. From “thought starter” workshops to comprehensive 6, 12, or 18 month programs, INtwoIT takes an OptimizeD approach that is tailored specifically to your aspirations, people and resource requirements.

The truth is that leadership is an observable set of skills and abilities that is useful whether one is in the executive suite or on the front line, on Wall Street or Main Street. And any skill can be strengthened, honed, and enhanced if we have the motivation and desire, the practice and feedback, the role models and coaching, and the support and recognition. ~ Kouzes & Posner

Why Leadership Matters

Organizations need women and men who communicate a powerful vision, bring people together, foster trust and unleash the talent of those around them; leaders who offer an inspiring example of what is possible amidst the flurry of global change and personal challenges. A commitment to leadership development means…

438You know your people are your greatest competitive advantage and you want to keep it that way.

438You care and intend to support them in realizing their full potential.

438You value high performing teams and honest, effective communication.

438You promote and foster a culture of unparalleled continuous improvement.

Let INtwoIT Leadership Development & Coaching customize a leadership development program that is right for you. Whether it’s a short motivational event, a three-day leadership retreat or a comprehensive six, twelve or eighteen month program, we will carefully select and facilitate knowledge content, assessments, group and individual exercises and guest speakers that directly target your organization’s highest aspirations for leadership excellence.

For A Leader” by John O’Donohue

May you have the grace and wisdom
To act kindly, learning
To distinguish between what is
Personal and what is not.

May you be hospitable to criticism.

May you never put yourself at the center of things.

May you act not from arrogance but out of service.

May you work on yourself,
Building up and refining the ways of your mind.

May those who work for you know
You see and respect them.

May you learn to cultivate the art of presence
In order to engage with those who meet you.

When someone fails or disappoints you,
May the graciousness with which you engage
Be their stairway to renewal and refinement.

May you treasure the gifts of the mind
Through reading and creative thinking
So that you continue as a servant of the frontier
Where the new will draw its enrichment from the
And may you never become a functionary.

May you know the wisdom of deep listening,
The healing of wholesome words,
The encouragement of the appreciative gaze,
The decorum of held dignity,
The springtime edge of the bleak question.

May you have a mind that loves frontiers
So that you can evoke the bright fields
That lie beyond the view of the regular eye.

May you have good friends
To mirror your blind spots.

May leadership be for you
A true adventure of growth.

What Client’s Say

“Yael is a very special person who is not only an expert in her field of professional development – she does it with a spirit of humility and caring, which is rare. I have had the pleasure of working with – or in support of –  her projects for several years. She is diligent in her actions and brilliant in her execution.” 
Ken Keis , Ken Keis Consulting Resource Group
“Yael has a calling for the development of mere mortals into outstanding leaders – her passion for this cause is undeniable, her style is engaging, and her skills are exceptional.” 
Paul Anand , Project Manager LDB
“It is so helpful in elected life, to emerge from all the important city issues, documents, meetings, phone calls, e-mails, letters, media and other public events, to take time to sit back, look at the big picture and decide how to be proactive rather than reactive.” 
E. Woodsworth , Vancouver
Yael has proven to be focused and multi-skilled as an Executive Coach. She asks the right questions to rekindle a desire for what deeply matters to me, and enables me to clarify my vision and values. She encourages me to be open to change, to be responsive to new opportunities, to reveal old patterns, and to build new patterns of beliefs and behaviors. Her effectiveness as a coach is attributed to her wisdom, compassion, and uncanny ability to be candid in offering clear feedback.
P. Kasprow, , Vancouver
“Yael is creative, confident and passionate. I feel these qualities really are the heart of her facilitation. Her approach is down to earth, clever, relaxed and seems to be rooted in her own experiences. I left Yael’s workshop feeling inspired and equipped with new ideas, tools and ways of relating and being in the world around me.”
D. Pemberton, Vancouver
“I was given the option of consulting with a coach or participating in a job relocation workshop. I opted for the coach and it turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long time…Yael, with her persistent, probing and insightful questions helped me to find focus, to define specific career objectives and the steps to achieve those objectives…Yael’s ability to listen and provide honest feedback, with a good dose of humour, made our sessions a pleasure.”
R.Bastier, Vancouver
“As a business owner, I have found my coaching relationship with Yael invaluable. Through her support I have discovered more about what I want, where I am going and how to get there.”
S. Cutt, Victoria
“After sessions with Yael I always feel I have clarity and focus and this is reinforced by a variety of exercises and resources she provides to enable it to be a day to day process.”
R.Heard, Victoria
“Having Yael as my coach was instrumental in getting me to a state where my head, heart and gut are finally in synch.”
K.Reucker, Vancouver
“I have benefited from Yael’s ability to provide a comfortable place to attack deeply challenging questions…She guided me to consider troubling elements from other points of view. Consequently, I have uncovered capabilities in my professional and personal life that serve me well.”
L.Chan, Calgary
“I truly appreciated Yael’s honest and open outlook and I really believe that she has placed me on the right track to helping me find the right kind of work… she helped me to keep a continued positive outlook on life, and to think outside my immediate realm.”
B.Gill, Vancouver
“I really valued the time I spent with Yael. Yael has a knack for drawing out thought, and simplifying what seemingly are complex situations. For me I was left with a focus of what I need to accomplish over the next month, year and ten-year period. I am left with a confidence that I can accomplish great things in environments that are important to me.”
J.Jensen, Vancouver
“Yael helped me through my feelings of being completely overwhelmed. She helped me remove internal blocks and negotiate the stuff outside and she gave me clarity about how to arrange my life to achieve my goals.”
M.Habell, Seattle
“I have never felt threatened or intimidated during our sessions…Yael is supportive yet firm and able to keep my mental meanderings in line, which is no mean feat.”
M.Mordan, Victoria


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