Blessed is she who has believed that what the
Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" Luke 1:45 Yolanda
Conley Shields is CEO of Youth Life Foundation
(USA). She is also Vice President and co-founder
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, and social entrepreneurship and has traveled extensively
throughout the United Sates, France and Africa.
She has 20+yrs. In the area of Fund Development, Celeb Charity
Management, International Community Development, Trainer, and Founder of Let's Go Innovate ™ where she is
a Success Coach, Speaker, TV Host.She
has earned a B.S. in Education and Social Work (APSU) and M.S. in Business/Non-Profit
Management. 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.
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, celebrity
charity management, community collaboration, and organizational
sustainability. She has worked with
such celebrities as CeCe Winans, 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 inspiring individuals
and corporations to make effective Philanthropic
investments in the community. She believes that her for-profit businesses can
help fund her philanthropic endeavors.
Yolanda says “that God has gifted us to be able to help others”.
Her book -->Letters to
our Sons - A Mother’s Journey-Raising Sons to Become Men of Character,
will be released Mothers day 2013.
Two of her favorite quotes are: I
absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience
about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the
more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy
works. Ken Blanchard
the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were
aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved. Bill Gates Yolanda Conley 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, EwomenNetwork, CABLE
(Women Networking Group), WIN (Nashville -Women Networking Group), Nashville
Afterschool Zone Alliance Training Council, Vice-President of the
Adassa-Adumori Foundation. You can reach
her on Twitter and facebook.
The #1 Blog For
Recognizing The Works of Others) featured Lets Go Innovate Partner as honoree
of the day and also did something very interesting with her name FUMI: "To
succeed, we have to FUMI (Focus Using More Intent). Wow! Now, this is a lesson
Fumi can take to the bank and cash in on... Awesome!
Dr. Fumi has From
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inspirational show is hosted by Dr Fumi Hancock, Founder and President of Adassa Adumori
Foundation, Inc, a US based 501(c) 3 Organization with the mission
to alleviate poverty in Africa by providing Quality Education, Standard
Healthcare and Advancement in Human Capital Developments in said continent.
in her own words met destiny in 2008 when she visited Nigeria after being
absent from the country for over 25 years. Her experience finding her way back
home changed her life and birthed her non profit organization who continues to
do work in AFRICA. This was a pivotal moment for her and she has hit the ground
running ever since, transforming other peoples’ lives, children, women and men
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Let's Go Innovate Encourages the Next
Generation of Leaders
There are many young
people that will be our next leaders.Let's Go Innovate is not just training
and working with adults, we are also
interested in working with and mentoring our future leaders.Yes, we do have the responsibility of reaching
back and helping the next generation.Can you remember who your
mentors, coaches, and teachers were who poured into your life. It is time for you to PAY it FORWARD.On January 26, 2013 we took time out
to talk with Miss Tennessee Junior National Teenager 2012 Emily Hamby.She started off her time with us interviewing
Fumi Hancock about her best seller Adventures
of Jewel Cardwell Hydras Nest, then Yolanda Conley Shields and Fumi interviewed
her about her family, school and community activities. Her main focus during her reign will be literacy. She see's this as a serious issue for our State. She will spend time sharing the importance of reading and encouraging young people to volunteer to read to younger children in their communities. Lets Go
Innovate enjoyed talking with Emily and her mother about her journey. Publicist Sherry Parfait also joined Emily during the interview to help prepare her.
Fifteen-year-old Emily Hamby
is an award-winning speaker, community volunteer and the 2012 Miss Tennessee
Junior National Teenager.An aspiring
public speaker, Emily has won local and state speech contests, and is the 2012 America’s
National Teenager speech contest winner. Emily is proud to volunteer her time
with charities in Rutherford and Cannon Counties, including Room in the Inn,
the Salvation Army, and the United Way, for which she serves as a “Stuff the
Bus” campaign spokesperson in 2012. Emily is an avid soccer player and is
actively involved in numerous groups at her school and church.Emily Hamby lives in Murfreesboro,
Tennessee. See full interview below. Please follow us on facebook and twitter and stay tuned for other business and leadership tips and special interviews with
other local and national young and seasoned CEO's, Entrepreneurs or others looking to Take Back Their Vision on our
youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PrincessinSuburbia.
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