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Yvonne Freitas McGookin

Senior Human Resources Consultant

Yvonne is an accomplished organizational development and human resources professional with more than 25 years of experience in the higher education, nonprofit, and government sectors. Her interests have focused on advancing individual and organizational potential through leadership and staff development, strategic alignment, and talent management. She brings a positive, inclusive, and practical approach to her work.

For the past 15 years, Yvonne has expanded into the career development field, and has conducted career transition courses and workshops as well as individual career coaching. She has helped all types of people explore and take the next steps in their career path.

Yvonne is adjunct faculty at Northeastern University and Seattle Central College, and is a former faculty member of Bellevue College and Cambridge College. In addition to teaching, Yvonne provides consulting and training services through 501 Commons, Bellevue College’s Business Training Institute, and her own independent practice. She has a M.Ed. with a concentration on organizational development and B.S. in business management. Yvonne also has certificates in Instructional Design and Mediation. She is an experienced facilitator of MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, Dependable Strengths, Gracious Space, as well as other team-based tools.

Fun Fact: In her free time, Yvonne enjoys hiking, jazz music, making and seeing art, theater, and volunteering.