I listen. I support. I advise.
Andria L. Yates, PhD
Advisor. Consultant. Educator.
I consult and advise within organizations — an entrepreneur just getting started as well as companies with substantial teams — at Development Concepts.
Through Reach & Thrive, I support independent individuals and groups of all sorts.
I’m also passionate about the privilege of working with undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Based on the mosaic of my own life, I am a requested speaker at a variety of conferences and events, covering a wide range of topics. As you explore the services I provide, my efforts are always customized to your needs and challenges. A one size fits all tool does not exist in my tool kit. Instead, I draw from a wide array to find the best solution for you.
As you explore the services I provide, my efforts are always customized to your needs and challenges. A one size fits all tool does not exist in my tool kit. Instead, I draw from a wide array to find the best solution for you.
“Dr. Yates’ work with our team resolved conflicts in a way we had not figured out how to accomplish on our own. We jokingly referred to her as our “marriage counselor”, but seriously, she helped us learn how to listen better to each other and work as a team more effectively.“
“Andria’s coaching style balances compassion with accountability. Through astute listening and thoughtful, socratic questioning, she has helped me see beyond what I have perceived to be discrete issues and navigate complexity with a holistic understanding of myself and the systems around me. She is deliberate, bold, and someone I consider a confidante and trusted friend.“
“Dr. Yates’ advice helped me move faster, with fewer mistakes, toward a successful future. Her insights and guidance were never heavy handed, but always offered with a sense of options that were fully in my control, stretching me, but also instilling confidence in my ability to succeed.”
“I highly recommend Dr. Yates as a coach. As a Haslam Executive Leadership Coach, for over four years, she has invested hundreds of hours supporting the growth of leaders across industries and levels. She knows that coaching isn’t a one size fits all process and brings forward the right questions and tools to support clarity of insight and action. Coaching conversations with Andria are time well spent. She is a trusted partner that will challenge and encourage awareness, skills development, and personal growth.”
“Andria and I go back 23 years. We first teamed up in a high tech startup in 2000. Andria’s domain knowledge was formidable but what impressed me most is that she had a great insight into technology and development as well. This made the idea-to-execution process very efficient.”