Change is inevitable. Did you know that it is paramount for positive transformation? As Change Agents our workshops, presentations and keynote will help you and your organisation transform by improving your interpersonal skills, facilitating conflict resolution and building win-win relationships at work and at home.

"I enjoyed how practical the Power of Persuasion was. The trainer made participants comfortable to share and discuss their own situations so we could learn from each other."  Radhi Vandayar - -ICAS



  1. Training
    Is there a behaviour that is causing stress, anger and frustration in your business?
  2. Coaching
    Are there areas within your business, your staff or yourself that you want to change?
  3. Public Speaking
    Do you need a Conference speaker to inspire, motivate and challenge your staff?
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Our purpose ​
What we believe
Y-Connect thrives in growing leaders to be successful at work and at home. We do this through facilitating, consulting and coaching groups and individuals that want to make a behaviour, attitude or skill change. We provide interactive training sessions, that sets the trend for healthy work habits to be formed. This leads to happy, engaged employees that are more often in flow - because they understand how they fit into the bigger picture.

We care about how you relate to your staff, how they relate to each other and how much better you all can work together.

Our Lead Facilitator  
Yoke Van Dam is a Behavioural Change trainer and facilitator. She specialises in Neuro-linguistic programming and has a decade of experience in training and coaching teams, Sales leaders and executives in the Finance, Publishing, Marketing and Automotive Industry.

As a conscientious professional Yoke is passionate about finding out what makes people tick and teaching them with tangible skills that deliver real outcomes. In her corporate and individual training sessions she balances theory with practical solutions and always engages the audience to get them to communicate and come up with solutions.

As Managing Director of Y-Connect, Yoke works closely with sales teams, small groups, and corporate leaders to implement positive changes to their behaviour and attitude.  She asks the question: “is your behaviour, attitude or lack of a skill costing your business money?”.

Yoke’s goal with changing their behaviour is to bring success to both their work and personal life. She does this through interpersonal development, coaching, training and using facilitated techniques and interactive training sessions. Topics discussed includes productivity, staff development, presentation skills and a sales strategy. Y-Connects ‘Power of persuasion’ Workshop has been a huge success in Gauteng among entrepreneurs and
sales executives.  

Yoke also coaches individual clients who wants to make a positive lifestyle or career change. She focuses on her clients’ employability, wellness, engagement, body language, confidence and power of persuasion in order to give them the best tools to empower themselves.
You are part of a system, if you decide to make a change in yourself, everything around you will change.
Yoke van Dam 

Her qualifications:

She has a B.I.S Publishing degree through University of Pretoria and is an Advanced Toastmaster and TLI (Toastmaster Leader International Trainer).

She studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming through Inspiritu which is Internationally Accredited with the NLP International USA.  The course was accredited by NLP University (Robert Dilts co-developer of NLP), NLP International USA (Southern Branch)Richard Bandler, ITS UK (Ian McDermott - author and trainer NLP London), Sue Knight (NLP author and business consultant).
 

  

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​​Training and Facilitation
Why us?
 
Do you want to take learning to a deeper level, where every individual can see how they fit into the greater whole of the organisation? Do you want to see the impact 3 days later?
We tie the learning and the changes into the person's purpose, role and the organisations purpose. We also show them how their new way of being can positively impact everyone around them.
 
The moment a person realises how their way of being impacts the greater whole, they become more accountable, more self-aware and more willing to change.
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What are we really good at?

We want to help you change attitudes, behaviours and then improve skills.

Yoke van Dam 
Do you want to upskill your team?
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Full breakdown on our courses
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Coaching

What is NLP?
Neuro-linguistic programming is a process that enables every person to decide what state, emotion or attitude they want to take on. It is used for changing behaviour through coaching. I have implemented NLP as Organisational change in my training and Consulting and have found lasting impact with groups and individuals.

One on One NLP Coaching
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  • Are you stuck somewhere in your life?
  • Is there an area that if you could resolve it-your life would be so much lighter?
  • Wouldn’t you love being more productive, effective and confident?
  • Do you simply fear doing a talk in front of a large crowd, or defending your thesis in front of the movers and shakers of your Faculty at University?
​​NLP is also used for:
  • Relationship skills - how to get on better with anyone.
  • Increased productivity and motivation.
  • Enhanced negotiation, presentation skills and influence.
  • Achievement of personal and professional goals.
  • Changing negative attitudes into positive ones.
  • States of Excellence - how to manage your feelings.
A Coaches Journey by Yoke van Dam
For years, I never knew that we could work on our issues of the past.   I was simply carrying my own baggage around, and chucking it underneath the carpet, have you ever done that?  Until everyone was walking on Eggshells around me.

And when another “incident” happened, I realised, it was time to clean out my carpet, and deal with those issues as quickly as possible.

In 2012, I enrolled for a year-long course in Neuro-linguistic Programming through Inspiritu. It was very practical and theoretical. It was also accredited internationally through the NLP University.

Since November 2012 I have helped many individuals with phobias, changing behaviour, changing habits and patterns in their life, dealing with anxiety, having better relationships with their children, their spouses, and their staff.  I have seen how my personal changes have impacted on my family, friends and work environments.

I’ve also implemented some of the techniques and processes in my training at Auto Trader where I empowered the sales, customer service, accounting, corporate governance, design and Sales leaders.
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Public Speaking
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This keynote and training sessions will empower you to deal with dysfunction and drama in the workplace.  It will enable you to notice what behaviours, attitudes and skills you need to tweak, to have fulfilled relationships and success professionally. This keynote can also be booked for wellness days. It will help the audience improve their relationships and move away from Co-dependence.  
  
​​I had the pleasure of attending Yoke's talk on co-dependence. Her unique style of drawing reference, quotes and metaphors made it an enjoyable while the topic itself has huge relevance for all not only in the workplace but in their personal lives too. I highly recommend using Yoke to grow your leaders and create awareness that will ultimately affect change. Candice Goldsmith-RADA Training Facilitator.

Yoke van Dam is an Advanced Gold  speaker at Toastmasters and has entertained audiences at MENSA, Wits Language School and quite a few Corporates. She takes learnings from her life, her experiences in Sales and in training and coaching individuals.

She also likes sharing her learnings from Neuro-linguistic Programming.

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