What Is YOL?
YOL is an experiential learning company.
We deliver transformative learning experiences for professionals and teams that combine wellbeing training and immersive, mindfulness-based service engagement as a foundation for highly impactful leadership development.
Drawing on evidence-based science, our programs are designed to elevate compassion, performance and productivity.
Companies work with YOL to accelerate the development of high potential talent, align diverse 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 and NGOs on issues of poverty, health and environmental preservation. We cultivate immersive long-term partnerships and skill transfers between our participants and members of the community, a win-win for everyone.
What We Do
- align geographically distributed teams
- inspire better teamwork and agility
- connect CSR and impact initiatives with learning programs
- reward high-performers with meaningful experiences
- boost employee wellbeing
Customers & Guests
Hear what our guests have to say
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
The YOL team arranged a perfect balance of fitness, health, relaxation and community. I was so impressed with every aspect, and most of all with the incredible people I met on the trip. What a special group of people who are all looking for a great experience!Jessika Borsiczky, Executive Producer, Showtime’s House of Lies
It was an outstanding trip with a great bunch of people. I was asked to describe the trip for (my company’s) website. And of course that just extended the trip mentally for me just a bit longer, stretching that soul-satisfying feeling a few more days.Robert Mayer, Senior Systems Specialist, Genentech
I believe in the healing and transformative powers of mind, body and service experiences. For people in the working world, what YOL is offering is an opportunity to rejuvenate, give back to themselves, contribute responsibly, uplift communities and work hand-in-hand with host communities, having fun, creating social and economic solutions where there is a real need for assistance.Lisa Rueff Schneider, Co-founder and CEO, Sparked
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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