Being a leader is a state of mind and a way of being. It’s not about your “official” position in the world.

Leadership is about taking responsibility for the influence you have on others, whoever they are, whether your family, partners, staff, or the audience you want to serve. It’s about living into your deep desire to contribute to the well-being of others.

I offer training in leadership development for all facets of life, from the home to the workplace.

“In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.” –M. Wheatley

Leadership is not a position to earn.
It’s an inherent power to claim.
Leadership is the blood that runs through your veins.
It is born in you.
It’s not the privilege of a few.
It is the right and responsibility of all.
Leader is not a title that the world gives to you.
It’s an offering that you give to the world.


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Training for Individuals

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You’re doing so much good, and still you feel overworked, stuck, and exhausted, caught between the conflicting desires of your boss, your board, your team, and your family.

You find yourself pushing piles of paper around on your desk while your to-do list grows.

You’re committed to making a difference but aren’t really supported by the system. And you’re tired of managing conflicts and fielding defensiveness.

You wish they’d work with you instead of against you every time you try to make things better.

You want to …

  • Move toward a shared purpose at home, work, and in your community;

  • Bring your whole, real, kind and imperfect self to each situation without sacrificing your personal authority;

  • Infuse your inner spirit with tenderness and self-acceptance; and

  • Live your values at home and work, and inspire others to do the same.

You don’t have to do it alone anymore.

Leadership for Organizations

Are you a leader who wants to make the world a better place and not simply serve the bottom line? When your head, heart, and gut work together, you’ll lead with even more courage, confidence, and integrity.

If you want to build and maintain a cohesive, productive, and positive culture at work, I’ll show you how.

  • Learn vital tools to support more effective functioning in groups.

  • Develop communities characterized by increased trust, collaboration, shared visions, and effective problem-solving.

  • Develop internal resources to support the use of power-with, collaborative approaches as opposed to relying on outdated systems of domination.

  • Transform conflicts by re-visioning strategies that meet the needs of more stakeholders within the organization, school, or family.

  • Give and receive meaningful, helpful feedback without criticism or judgement.

  • Encourage a positive, growth-oriented and learning-oriented relationship culture.

  • Cultivate leadership and self-responsibility at all levels.



30-minute session: $150
60-minute session: $300
90-minute session: $450

Cash, checks, credit cards accepted
72-hour cancellation policy

$50 discount on 60 and 90-minute consultations
available Gold members.


“Yvette has a unique way of combining her classical training and practice in psychology with the latest cutting-edge understandings.” –Terry Gips, CEO of Sustainability Associates, Co-Founder and President of the Alliance for Sustainability and Father of four children

“I work with Yvette when I need understanding of my emotions and physical sensations that go along with them. I gain insights to have cleaner, clearer, and more authentic communication with my adult children and develop more understanding about where my children’s perspective might be coming from.” –Jane S.C.

“To work with Yvette Erasmus on my emotional growth and professional development has been a gift and a privilege. Her holistic integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit reflects for me an ideal that we humans can aspire to. I believe that Yvette’s work, while deeply personal, is also socially transformational.” –Joel Hodroff, Inventor, economic futurist, business revolutionary of the heart

“Over the past four years, I have worked with Yvette one-on-one and in group settings. She purposefully creates an extremely safe environment and culture where everyone’s feelings and needs are honored. Her facilitation and counseling skills are phenomenal. She is highly skilled, deeply empathic, very patient, exceptionally compassionate, and extremely insightful.” –Dave Casey, Certified Life Coach and Organizational Development Consultant, CPCC

 Previous Clients

St. Thomas University, Augsburg University, Breck School, University of Minnesota, Prairie du Chien Correctional Facility, Gold’n Plump, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Edwards Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church , Bromelkamp Company, Hennepin County Social Services, People’s Inc., Wayzata Public Schools, Independent School Districts 287 and 191, The Retreat, and many more.

“In organizations, real power & energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.”

—Margaret Wheatley

Let’s get started.

Let me help you leverage the power of connection for more effective leadership.


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