What Is YOL?
YOL is a corporate learning and wellbeing company.
Our programs combine wellbeing training, mindfulness and resilience training, and service engagement as a foundation for highly impactful leadership development.
Our mission is to nourish and ignite. Our vision is to live in a more conscious, connected, and generous world.
Drawing on evidence-based science, our programs are offered online, offline, on-site and off-site, and designed to elevate compassion, performance, and productivity.
Companies work with YOL to successfully address burnout and stress; accelerate the development of high potential talent; align diverse and distributed teams for success; and prepare the next generation of women in leadership, among other use cases.
In addition, we work hand in hand with local community-based organizations on issues of poverty, health and environmental preservation. We cultivate long-term partnerships and skill transfers between our participants, our service partners, and members of the community.
What We Do
- align diverse and distributed teams
- boost employee wellbeing and productivity
- inspire better teamwork and agility
- infuse meaning into work
- connect CSR and impact initiatives with learning programs
- create more effective leaders
Affordable and effective wellbeing programs for hybrid teams. Programs include Foundations of Resilience, Navigating Difference with Mindfulness, Mindful Leadership, Mindful Service, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Also offered in workshop formats.
Deeply explore particular themes such as mindful leadership, team alignment, and working with greater purpose over the course of several days together. Can be customized to specific learning and business objectives.
A concentrated, impactful shot of mindful service engagement. Nourishing and invigorating reset days for groups, execs, and key team members. Work with inspiring community organizations, dig in the dirt and give back.
Bespoke global programs responsive to specific growth objectives. Scheduling and location customized for greatest effectiveness. Interactions guided by inspiring speakers and top experts selected for their personal qualifications and fit.
Integrate YOL at the workplace with off-site experiences to increase the effectiveness of time together. Replenish energies, gain useful insights, and hardwire practices to immediately enhance day-to-day performance.
Year-long Cohort program that gives professionals access to the tools they need to activate and sustain their best performances. Blended experiential curriculum addresses key challenges executives and emerging leaders face on a daily basis.
Among the companies and leaders we’ve worked with:
I can’t imagine anyone leaving here and not feeling more connected to themselves, more passionate about what their work is and more ready to go.Karen Hershenson, Learning & Development Leader, Innovation, Procter & Gamble
“My experience with YOL taught me to stretch personally and professionally while continuing to be my authentic self"Elizabeth Pierce, Global Director of Learning + Development, Eventbrite
It was an outstanding experience with a great bunch of people. I was asked to describe the experience for (my company’s) website. And of course that just extended the experience mentally for me just a bit longer, stretching that soul-satisfying feeling a few more days.Robert Mayer, Senior Systems Specialist, Genentech
I was amazed at how open and vulnerable the group was and how open and vulnerable I was…it was eye-openingMichelle Dakin, Senior Talent and Experience Lead, IDEO.org
Our approach to service is rooted in three central themes, with one primary objective: Lasting impact
Featured YOL Service Partners
Forget Me Not Farm, Santa Rosa, CA
Since 1992, Forget Me Not Farm has helped thousands of at-risk children and youth break the cycle of abuse. The farm offers animal-assisted and horticultural therapeutic activities that provide a haven for children, plants and animals to bond, learn and heal with one another. YOL volunteers are laying the groundwork for Forget Me Not Farm’s first Farm Stand: a project providing employment training and opportunities to at-risk foster youth from harvest to sales.
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