Author Archives: lettertooursons

About lettertooursons

Yolanda Shields 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 small business, entrepreneurship, nonprofit startup and sustainability, fund development, grant writing, diversity, human capital management, career development, and social entrepreneurship. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, France, and Africa. “I serve and guide individual solopreneurs or companies to new levels, expand growth and scale businesses to make a significant impact to produce an increased value that stands out among others. I love working in a collaborative way with leaders to translate business vision into strategic plans that are aligned to execute with excellence and sustainability”. She has earned a B.S. in Education and Social Work (APSU) MBA (HRM and Entrepreneurship). She has been appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Statewide Disability Board and the Labor and Workforce Development Board for the State of Tennessee and Vice Chair the Oversight Committee. She has assisted over 20 corporations in the areas of fund development, talent development, strategic planning, executive coaching/training, business operations and celebrity charity management. She is currently a mentor at the Vanderbilt University Wond’ry Innovation Center. She has worked with such celebrities as CeCe Winans, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Tony Boselli, and many others. Yolanda’s first book released in September 2013 which included a 10 city tour in 2013-2014 across the United States, France and continent of Africa where she shared her inspirational book dedicated to “Mothers & Son’s” – “Letters to Our Sons” – A Mother’s Journey Raising Sons to Become Men with Character and Courage. Her 2nd Book focused on Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy released February 2016 “Entrepreneurship is a MindSet not a Storefront”. For more information on Ms. Yolanda Shields visit www.YolandaEShields.com To Book her Email Booking@YesBuilds.com

Pray for your Children Daily

‘Pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests…’ (Ephesians 6: 18). Prayer is powerful and can change the life of your children. School is about the start and it is a great time to … Continue reading

Posted in amazon, children, Education, Family, Parenting, sons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Raising Sons with Character & Courage

  Dear David, “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Write A Letter To Your Son

As we celebrate another Mother’s Day this would be a great time to write a letter to your son(s). Tag us on FACEBOOK if you have a letter to share Letters to our Sons, Yolanda Conley Shields debut book is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

3 Keys To Grow As a Leader

Leadership is essential for success in life, and business. Yolanda Shields CEO of Yesbuilds took some time out to talk with Adonis Lenzy about Leadership on his Podcast “Next Steps To Better Days”. You can hear the full episode by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Prayer and the Difference It Makes

Throughout the Bible, believers are called to pray. But what is prayer? What does it mean to “pray without ceasing?” And does prayer really make a difference? Before delving too deeply into the topic of prayer, it will be beneficial … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE FATHER FACTOR

Letters to Our Sons The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Raising Children That THRIVE

Raising children is one of the most rewarding and important, yet challenging, endeavors a person can undertake. Making sure you have a balanced schedule for your children will be critical in raising a child that Thrives and who is healthy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FATHERS ARE NECESSARY

Are fathers necessary? Based on the statistics, the right type of father is in high demand. In fact, loving, engaged and committed fathers are perhaps more important than ever before. I remember growing and wanting more time with my father. … Continue reading

Posted in amazon, children, Education, Family, Parenting, sons | Leave a comment

PARENTING TIPS FOR WORKING MOMS

  How can I make mornings go more smoothly? Follow the same consistent schedule each day if possible. This will help your children know what to expect. Get up at least 1 hour before your kids do to exercise or … Continue reading

Posted in amazon, children, Education, Family, Parenting, sons | Leave a comment

Letters to Our Sons ~ Great Christmas GIFT

GREAT  CHRISTMAS GIFT ~ A Gift that keeps on GIVING CLICK PICTURE TO PURCHASE OR   Letters to our Sons, Yolanda Conley Shields debut book is penned in a heartfelt, entertaining and motivational tone offering scriptural support as well as … Continue reading

Posted in amazon, children, Education, Family, Parenting, sons | Leave a comment