a)plan coaching

Specializes in:

  • Global Professionals & Expat Experience
  • Communicating for Impact
  • Personal Growth and Fulfillment
  • Work-Life Alignment

Yinka is a life-long learner and student of how faith-based hope transforms lives.

Her approach combines faith principles and a genuine desire to help individuals overcome inner and outer blocks.

Her global perspective and multicultural sensitivity come from first-hand experience as she hails from Sierra Leone, West Africa, and grew up in a bi-lingual household. She attended elementary school in Britain, high school in her homeland, and university in the United States, where she has lived and worked for more than 35 years.

Yinka envisions a world where people employ healthy practices to affect positive change and perform at their fullest potential. She believes that no matter who you are, your title, or station in life, your impact as a human being is defined by what you say and do, how you show up and how you make others feel. Therefore, Yinka’s coaching style often guides her clients towards self-reflective inquiry and recommends that a more conscious and deliberate move towards making choices allows them to unleash their power and experience full self-expression and empowerment.

Yinka lives in Texas with her husband, mother and a pup. She has five sons; the last two are currently attending university.

Clients that have benefited from Yinka’s support span sectors including minority owned global businesses (Fambul Tik, Fidelis Therapy), and corporations in the following industries – non-profit, semiconductors (OnSemi, Texas Instruments, ASM International), aerospace (Raytheon Technologies), financial services (Wells Fargo) and warehouse safety (ShockWatch).

Education & Credentials

  • BA in Physics, Smith College 
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Northeastern University
  • Certified Professional Coach with the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) with the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Member, International Coaching Federation – North Texas

Client Testimonials

Yinka has the gift of being an active and attentive listener. She also has a calm and stabilizing presence which is invaluable in creating a safe and non-judgmental space within which she engages her clients. She has been an incredible resource, helping me to re-focus my long-term career goals to mirror my core values and beliefs more closely. As someone in an executive leadership position, who also owns a private practice, I am constantly tasked with making decisions that balance the needs and wants of individuals with my own professional interests and goals.  It can be easy to make small allowances that eat away at one’s core values over time, impacting one’s overall job and life satisfaction. Yinka’s genuineness and willingness to professionally step into her own bravery during this journey helped me to do the same and made all the difference in helping me be more authentic and intentional. She is able to gently steer and push in a manner that challenges you without putting you in a defensive mode.  She is also able to allow space and time for reflection and self-discovery. The ultimate nugget for me in working with Yinka is her ability to stay within her scope of competence while remaining highly effective. In short, she coaches and does not try to provide psychotherapy. She is a talented, ethically grounded coach and a warm and caring person!

Eleanor Ed.D., LPC, LCPC, CSAC, Licensed Mental Health Professional and Business Owner

Yinka is a talented strategic coach who will help you discover and own your power. She is great at understanding the whole person. Her incredible listening skills and thoughtful questions enabled me to be more introspective and helped propel me in my professional journey. After almost two decades in one organization, I was able to make a desired career move….thanks to Yinka’s amazing coaching. I am blessed our paths crossed. She is indeed exceptional!

Sally, Vice President, Financial Services

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