Position: Professor School of Business - Senior Consultant
Location: Halpin-Harrison Hall 221
Phone: (615) 400-0466
Fields of Expertise:
- Small business startup(for-profit and Nonprofit)
- Social entrepreneurship
Yolanda Shields global business advisor and strategist, and best-selling author has over 20 years of experience as a business leader and also does international workforce development and social entrepreneurship 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 startup, entrepreneurship, nonprofit startup and sustainability, fund development, proposal writing, public/private partnerships, human capital management, career development, and social entrepreneurship/ B-Corp. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, France, and Africa.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
Yolanda Shields was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and past Tennessee Governors to the Labor and Workforce Development Board for the State of Tennessee and Vice-Chair of the Oversight Committee. She has assisted over 20 corporations in the areas of fund development, talent development, human resources management, strategic planning, executive coaching/training, business operations, celebrity charity management, and public/private partnerships. She is also currently a mentor and sherpa-coach at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Vanderbilt University Wond’ry Innovation Center and TheStartup.com. She’s an International Member Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society. She has worked with such celebrities as CeCe Winans, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Tony Boselli, and many others.