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Jami Yazdani

Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Standard
First name
Jami
Last name
Yazdani
Organization
Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation
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Job Information

Job title
Project Coach and Consultant
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Bio
Jami Yazdani is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has managed complex projects and planning initiatives, facilitated meetings, and guided (sometimes reluctant) groups of diverse colleagues and stakeholders towards consensus and positive outcomes. After more than 14 years in leadership and supervisory roles in higher education and libraries, she turned her passion for leadership development and her experience managing teams, projects and change into Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation, where she helps mission-driven organizations lead more impactful projects, teams, and planning. Jami has actively served on the boards of several nonprofits and professional associations, working in leadership (Chair and Vice Chair), marketing, programming and mentoring functions. She holds an MLIS from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Technology Management from University of Maryland University College.
 

Professional Information

Degrees
MLIS, Louisiana State University; Masters in Technology Management, University of Maryland Global Campus
Expertise
  • Change Management
  • Consulting
  • Culture Change
  • Executive Coaching
  • Facilitation
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategy Development
  • Team Development
  • Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
Professional Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP); Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM); Wicked Problem Solving Practitioner
Industry Experience
  • Higher Education
  • Nonprofit
  • Small Business
  • State Government
Years in the Field
17
Consultant Type
External
Professional Summary
I help my clients deliver more successful, collaborative, and impactful projects!

With over 15 years in leadership and supervisory roles, I bring practical experience and expertise to project and planning consulting.

My career path led me from corporate positions in marketing and accounting departments to climbing the ladder in library and technology roles in higher education, earning graduate degrees in library and information science and technology management along the way. My track record of leading innovative and successful projects led to Project Management Professional (PMP) and Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) certifications. And my volunteer work with professional associations allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of the strategies that best support leadership and team development.

Regardless of the role or organization, my best days have been those when I was able to help a team or colleague grow and succeed: when I coached a new manager through a challenging project, brainstormed solutions with a colleague facing a management problem, or helped a team reach consensus and move toward a productive outcome.

My passion for project management and leadership development led to the formation of Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation.

At Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation, we help leaders and managers in mission-driven organizations bring clarity, order, and impact to their projects, teams, and planning.

How can I help you lead more impactful projects? Let's talk!
Group participation
  • Board Members
  • Change Management SIG
  • Leadership SIG
Board Position
Conference Co Chair
 

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