Principals

gardener.jpgGARDNER D. YENAWINE, ED.D
Dr. Yenawine has over forty years of experience as a consultant, director, trainer, and coach. He has maintained an independent career consulting practice since 1979 and has served as a career development, leadership, and outplacement consultant to numerous organizations, profit and non-profit, in both the public and private sectors. Gardner designed and developed the Career Planning and Placement Centers at the University of Massachusetts/Boston and Bentley College. He is currently consulting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as an Internal Organizational Development Specialist.

Gardner is a principal of Yenawine Lifeworks, LLC, a firm that specializes in educational, career, and life planning, management development consulting, executive coaching, strategic planning facilitation, leadership training, and the design and implementation of team development programs. He is a credentialed mediator and a certified, experienced administrator and interpreter of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the FIRO-B, questionnaires often used to help individuals understand interpersonal strengths and weaknesses and appreciate diversity.

Gardner created and developed the publicly held Life Design™ workshop, an on-going interactive, career and life management program for adults in transition. He also administers the Explorations™ program for young adults seeking guidance related to educational and initial career choices. Gardner is the author of several career and management development articles including Maintaining Managerial Fitness and, with Dr. Emanual Kay, wrote and published the monograph Managing People Effectively Throughout Their Working Careers.

Dr. Yenawine has trained with Project Adventure and has facilitated a variety of workshops using experiential activities as springboards for learning. In his capacity as a coach for individuals and in the design of management development programs he utilizes a variety of assessment surveys and 360° feedback instruments to effect professional growth and leadership fitness.

Gardner earned his B.A. from Syracuse University in Political Science and his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Boston University in Educational Psychology.

ellen.jpgELLEN W. YENAWINE
Ellen is a career and educational consultant who, for the last nineteen years, has co-facilitated the Life Design™ seminar and works with individual clients on career/life planning issues. She developed and administers the Explorations™ program for young adults facing educational and initial work experience choices; for college-bound students, Ellen creates college lists based on individual profiles and preferences. She also works with couples to explore issues related to personality “differences” and facilitates workshops to help parents nurture healthy personality development and foster self-esteem in their children.

Ellen was a member of the faculty at Proctor Academy where she was a learning specialist and guidance counselor for sixteen years. As a learning specialist, she assisted students with executive function issues such as ADD in using their strengths to manage the challenges they faced and in developing essential skills related to planning, organization, and time management. As a guidance counselor, Ellen designed and administered a self-assessment program for high school students to help them make informed choices related to their academic courses, senior projects, and the transition to college and/or alternative programs or careers.  She continues to run these programs at Proctor.

Ellen received her BA degree in English from Sweet Briar College and attends Harvard Graduate School of Education programs related to Learning and the Brain. She is trained in Leadership and Learning, Communication Skills, Attention Deficit Coaching, and experiential learning. Ellen is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and other surveys key to the self-assessment process.