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Yolanda johnson

Beyond Measure, LLC

Yolanda Johnson is the owner of Beyond Measure, LLC, a consultancy that provides leadership, management, work style and diversity & inclusion training workshops.

Yolanda has over 25 years of experience in the vocational education, juvenile justice, and nonprofit sectors. She is employed as a nonprofit program director where she trains corporate and private legal professionals, law enforcement officers, and community professionals to implement legal and civic education programs for young people across the country.

Yolanda is a Certified Mediator, a member of the Society for Diversity and the American Business Women’s Association. Yolanda serves as Board President of Equipment Connections for Children, a nonprofit that provides essential equipment to disabled children.

Yolanda facilitates community events and hosts a podcast, both called “Can You See Me: Women.Leadership.Race”, and designed to promote diversity and elevate the voice of women of different backgrounds, races, and socioeconomic status.. The event has impacted hundreds of women to impact their community and elevate their own voice in various ways. The podcast, featured on all major listening platforms, has had over 1,500 total plays in just eight months.

Yolanda is a featured author in the anthology, “Set Apart and Chosen: God Uses Ordinary Women To Do Extraordinary Things”. Yolanda was recently nominated as one of the 1,000 change agents for the Soar Community Network Global Champions of Change initiative.

Yolanda was born and raised in Long Island, NY with southern roots in Georgia and Florida. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bowie State University, a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College, and is a 2019 Certified Diversity Executive Candidate.

Yolanda is a proud mother of two young adult children: Lewis, 28, a restaurant server, author, and musician who lives in Austin, Texas and Dana, 27, holds an MSW in Global Practice and is a Development Director for a national foundation and lives in Chicago. Yolanda loves to cook, travel, and enjoy time with family and friends. You can catch Yolanda having a cup of Dirty Chai, taking a nap, growing plants or listening to an eclectic choice of music and motivational messages to relax. Yolanda believes in community impact, cultivating the leadership gift in others and her motto is “As I grow, I grow others.”