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Jill Yashinsky-Wortman

Lead Coach, Consultant & Owner

Almost 15 years ago, I moved cross country from my home in the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest to follow my passion for working with students in higher education. During this time, I've consistently worked in positions that were new to institutions often in environments undergoing rapid change and growth. Much of my work centered on college students who were struggling with transition to a new environment and crisis management.


The reward for innovative high performance is, of course, more responsibility; I was promoted on three separate occasions to new roles that required fostering fresh ways of thinking, being and doing. I discovered my passion for helping people and organizations capitalize on opportunities to do something new. I pride myself in asking questions that get at the heart of people and organizations, and help identify innovations and strengths that maximize potential. 


My work and professional experiences include almost 15 years in higher education, crisis response and student support, and work with non-profits. I am a trained facilitator and speaker for groups of any size.  I also am certified in Appreciative Inquiry, a strengths-based organizational development model, and trained in Co-active Coaching.  I have a BA in Communications (minor in Leadership Studies) from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. 

Finally, I'm a wife and mom of three kids, two who I love on every day and one angel baby who is always in my heart.  My life as a professional and mom lead to the creation of Momentum Coaching & Consulting, and of (Mom)entum.  Click around, learn more and get in touch!  I would love to hear from you!

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