Yenawine Lifeworks collaborates with internal resources and with all levels of employees to improve the work environment and the effectiveness of leaders and managers.


Strategic Planning Facilitation

  • working with small project teams to craft or redraft obsolete mission statements that enjoy enthusiastic support and serve to inform organizational planning activities at all levels;
  • assisting organizations in clarifying critical domains of operations and collaborating with appropriate human resources in operational planning activities and the management of change.

Communications Skills Training

  • teaching the basics of effective communications and supporting the efforts of individuals at all levels of an organization in developing high levels of emotional intelligence;
  • helping individuals prepare for and conduct difficult conversations successfully;
  • assisting members of the organization or group to better understand interpersonal strengths and challenges and appreciate diversity.

Custom Climate Surveys and Team Building

  • teaming with internal clients to design custom climate surveys to get candid feedback from work teams. Such surveys highlight perceptions of a group’s strengths and assets as well as its weaknesses and limitations. Survey results are summarized and shared with the group, provoking essential discussions of how to capitalize on strengths and eliminate barriers to effective performance.
  • based on needs and interests, designing and facilitating a wide variety of challenging experiential or activity-based exercises groups can use to highlight the dynamics of group/team behavior and that serve as a springboard to performance-improvement plans.

Career Management and Development

  • assisting organizations in developing effective approaches to career management for employees;
  • designing and conducting career/life planning workshops for small groups of employees with special needs and interests, including workshops focused on pre-retirement, the concerns of individuals at critical crossroads in career direction, the needs of individuals who feel/are “stuck” and need options, and the concerns of younger employees seeking a sense of direction.

Retreat Planning and Facilitation

  • collaborating with organizations, groups, and individuals in planning for and successfully conducting on- or off-site meetings and retreats,
  • managing agendas and time, and presenting viable approaches to decision-making.


“Dr. Yenawine’s consulting style is truly collaborative. He has played a leading role in the design of highly successful training programs and is routinely involved in program facilitation. His teaching and coaching skills are outstanding.”
— VP, Human Resources, International Bank

“Through a variety of training experiences, Gardner has helped our managers to improve their communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. He has enabled our executive team to understand the critical personal and professional issues related to leading change efforts. As a result, we have been able to manage change efforts with greater confidence.”
— CEO, Emergency Medical Response Provider

“Gardner met the challenge of designing strategic planning guides and tools for coordinators facing the complexities of implementing a new statewide initiative. His work included developing a Mission Statement through a consensus process and providing guidance in identifying priorities and operational goals for a one-to-three-year work plan. He provided invaluable assistance to the statewide advisory design team and to the practitioners in well-executed training activities.”
— Project Director, State Training Institute

“Gardner’s approach to team-building has had a powerful influence on the performance in our Division. Our international business requires clear and cooperative communication channels across extremely diverse market segments. Our success is often determined by the maturity of the organization. Yenawine has worked with us to design a long-term training program, allowing us the opportunity to develop and build a strong internal support system.”
— Director of Sales, International Manufacturing Company


  • Andersen Consulting
  • Arthur D. Little
  • Citigroup
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Eastern Paramedics
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fluent
  • General Electric – Aerospace
  • Germaine Lawrence School
  • Hartford High School
  • Harvard University
  • H. C. Starck
  • Index Packaging
  • Kronos, Inc.
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mercer Management Consulting, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • National Park Service
  • Prudential
  • Rural/Metro Corporation
  • Springfield Hospital
  • The Shipley Company, Inc.
  • Tuck School of Business
  • Wellington Management
  • Winter, Wyman & Company
  • Young and Rubicam


Telephone: 603-526-4290 or via email on this site.