INtwoIT Executive Coaching & Consulting was founded by Yael Blum in 2003 with a mission to develop outstanding business and community leaders. Integral to this objective is an adherence to the principles of creativity, collaboration and bottom line results.
INtwoIT Executive Coaching & Consulting is powered by systems thinking and appreciative change processes. Whether coaching or consulting, the first discovery point is clarity about the outcomes you want to achieve. Typically about 75% of all change initiatives fail. This is due, in part, to fragmented approaches, a failure to understand the natural cycle of change, and an over- or under-emphasis of cultural attunement and economic alignment.
INtwoIT Executive Coaching & Consulting views individuals and organizations as complete systems whose characteristics are influenced by the environment in which they exist. By exploring the delicate intricacies of interdependence, clients are better equipped to implement positive changes for themselves and the organizations they serve.
“Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing the ‘structures’ that underlie complex situations, and for discerning high from low leverage change…by seeing wholes we learn how to foster health [and come to understand] the subtle interconnectedness that gives living systems their unique character” Peter Senge
The advantages you receive when you choose Yael Blum and INtwoIT Executive Coaching and Consulting
• Work with an experienced and certified executive coach
• Access in-depth knowledge of Systems Thinking Strategic Management and Planning
• Utilize a transformational set of learner-friendly assessments and resources.
• Gain insight, strategies and tools for successful and sustainable organizational change and development.
• Enter a network of highly qualified associate coaches, trainers and consultants.
• Partner with a creative professional who understands relationship dynamics and is able to challenge and inspire you.
• Appreciate confidentiality and professionalism at all times.
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Passion. People. Possibility!
I am a consultant, certified executive coach and expert facilitator who specializes in leadership development for personal and organization-wide transformation. I see leadership not as an isolated event, but as a way of being in the world- with everyone! And I know it begins with self-awareness and positive intent towards others.
I believe wholeheartedly in the words of poet, David Whyte, “ that work is not a static end point or a mere exercise in providing, but a journey and a pilgrimage in which the core element of our being is tested in the world”.
In addition to my earlier degrees, I hold a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and a Gold-Mastery certificate in Systems Thinking and Strategic Management. I am a seasoned Appreciative Inquiry practitioner, a “wanna be” neuroscientist, and a fascinated life-long learner eager to share what I learn with others.
For the past few years I have been pursuing a deep understanding of applied Theory U. I have held an adjunct faculty position- teaching leadership-at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine since 2004; I am an associate coach with both UBC and Knightsbridge; and I recently completed a two-year position on the City of Vancouver Women’s Advisory Committee. Most recently, I am pleased to announce my appointment as Vice Chair with Coaching The Global Village.
Business as usual does not interest me. I am impassioned by a new leadership imperative, one that invites us to embody a values-based approach in all our endeavors- and to commit to a path that puts the wellbeing of the planet and all people- before profit.
I draw my strength from nature and the great people in my midst, including my clients of course! I have been a foster parent for 12 years and have cared for over 30 teenage girls and I think they are mind bogglingly amazing! I adore, and am continually grateful to, my daughter Montana, for sparking my greatest capacity to be courageous and committed to growth and change.