Terry Gips

“There is no one I know who is as extraordinary at working with people to have them get in touch with themselves and others in such a powerful, effective manner.

Yvette is a Black Belt in personal relationships and communication. There is no one I've ever seen anywhere who can consistently and patiently deal with people's wide range of challenges and provide such caring, heartfelt, wise and effective ways of addressing each of them. She is a gift to our world.

Yvette has a unique way of combining her classical training and practice in psychology with the latest cutting-edge understandings about human nature and her own deep inner wisdom born from her life challenges and highly evolved being. Today we have Dr. Phil. Tomorrow we should have Dr. Yvette. The world would be a lot healthier, happier, kinder and more respectful and peaceful.

I have been participating in Yvette's Nonviolent Communication Practice Group on a weekly basis for just over a year. Coming to the group is one of the highlights of my week as I and my fellow participants learn how to get out of so many stuck places and ruts in our personal and professional lives.

While I've done lots of personal growth work, I've never seen or experienced anyone so effective at quickly bringing about such major breakthroughs. I can now fully love myself and others, even amidst the aspects that were a challenge. It has been transformative for me in my relationship with my wife, children, friends and colleagues. I have hope for the world.”

- Terry Gips, CEO of Sustainability Associates, Co-Founder and President of the Alliance for Sustainability and Father of four children

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Tracy

“I used to struggle with a pattern of judging and blaming myself or others when in challenging situations, and wanted to learn to deal with the challenging situations in my life more effectively.

Yvette’s mastery of empathic listening and meeting people where they are combined with her depth of presence and witty kindness create an incredible container for any relational issue. Yvette truly practices what she preaches, and models the healing relational work she promotes. For me, this modeling has been a profound gift. Her style is authentic, connecting and masterful.

Overall, working with Yvette has helped me expand my inner and outer worlds beyond judgement and beyond right and wrong. I am learning to integrate the beingness of acceptance and curiosity into my everyday interactions, which has left me feeling free and light and happy. Yvette is a rock star!”

- Tracy Leavenworth., M.Ed.

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Jane

“I work with Yvette when I need understanding of my emotions and physical sensations that go along with them.

I gain insights to have cleaner, clearer and more authentic communication with my adult children and develop more understanding about where my children's perspective might be coming from. I also reach out whenever I need/want affirmation and uplifting conversation about how I am walking through life and approaching conflicts.”

- Jane S.C.

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Karenna Costa

“Yvette helped me move away from sacrificing my own needs for others and then being angry and frustrated at myself and others for one-sided relationships. She supports people in moving away from judging self and others, instead reaching for balance in relationship, moving toward self-consideration and compassionate understanding that we are all in the same boat.”

- Karenna Costa

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Joel Hodroff

“To work with Yvette Erasmus on my emotional growth and professional development has been a gift and a privilege (although not always easy).

Her holistic integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit reflects for me an ideal that we humans can aspire to. Yvette demonstrates the power in vulnerability as she regularly uses her own life challenges and triumphs as class content.

Her practice groups and workshops are highly interactive, safe, inclusive, and fun. I have never been disappointed in bringing colleagues and friends into her network.

I believe that Yvette’s work, while deeply personal, is also socially transformational. I hope to see her teaching and her impact spread ever more broadly through our communities and across the world.”

- Joel Hodroff
Inventor, economic futurist, business revolutionary of the heart

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Dave Casey

"Over the past four years, I have worked with Yvette in one-on-one and group settings. She purposefully creates an extremely safe environment and culture where everyone’s feelings and needs are honored. Her facilitation and counseling skills are phenomenal, she is highly skilled, deeply empathic, very patient, exceptionally compassionate and extremely insightful."

- Dave Casey, Certified Life Coach and Organizational Development Consultant, CPCC

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Nancy Lichtenstein

“I began working with Yvette at a Nonviolent Communication workshop that she lead in 2012 and her presentation absolutely changed my perception of myself and my relationship with others. I attended her workshops and practice groups for 5 years until I moved to California - each time learning significant things about myself.

This is the only time I ever encountered a teacher who so significantly changed my life. She is an amazingly effective teacher and therapist.

Every activity she offers and every question she answers contains wisdom and life affirming suggestions. She possesses an endless source of wisdom, humor and practical suggestion as well as being charmingly self-deprecating and having deep respect for every individual. Now living in California, I deeply miss her sessions. Whenever I visit Minnesota, I make it a high priority to attend her classes. Yvette is a rare individual who has radically and wonderfully helped me to change my life.”

- Nancy Lichtenstein, Santa Rosa CA

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Shauna Tuttle

“Yvette has a wisdom that flows naturally through her words and is easily digestible. She allows space for authentic compassion to be experienced in oneself and others. When this happens soulful growth is recognized both internally and externally.”

-Shauna Tuttle

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