bio, background, and current projects
Rada Yovovich is an experienced coach, meta-coach, mediator, trainer, and facilitator based in Chicago. Her clients include executives, founders, rising professionals, artists, and coaches/facilitators/healers. She specializes in building leadership competencies that maximize individual and team potential, and aligning goals with values for individuals and teams/organizations to create cultural alignment and collective commitment.
She also co-leads The Rising Practitioners Circles, a national collaborative community of practice and growth for transformational facilitators, coaches, mediators, consultants, and trainers. She also co-founded a next-gen consultancy, The Darkest Horse, focused on helping teams build integrated future-of-work talent management strategies, policies, and cultural practices that support a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and radical inclusion.
She completed her MBA at Wharton, where she co-founded a leadership program called “P3: Purpose, Passion, and Principles,” for which she leveraged one-on-one training with tenured leadership faculty including Stew Friedman and Richard Shell to develop a nine-week training program, and was responsible for operational execution as well as Facilitator training. She has since scaled the P3 program, personally training 30+ facilitators and leading program participants in schools, companies, and community organizations. During her time at Wharton, she studied with Stuart Diamond in his Emotionally Intelligent Model of Negotiation, and with Cade Massey on data-driven research on influence.
Rada completed training through the University of Chicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program, which centers on foundational and academic coursework paired with community fieldwork, training in trauma-informed teaching practices, and opportunities and space devoted to fostering reflection on and critical conversations about race, class, and unconscious bias.
She has experience serving on boards and is currently an active member of the Advisory Board for Reaching Out MBA.
She has extensive public speaking experience on topics such as identity, intrapreneurship, inclusion, transformation, and creativity.
Her extra-professional achievements include her rugby career -- she played for the #2 rugby team in the US!
My Other Projects
I contain multitudes
The Rising Practitioners Circles is a national collaborative network for transformational facilitators, coaches, mediators, consultants, and trainers. Together we are creating a community of practice and growth to support one another’s personal and professional development through reflection, experimentation, and action.
The Darkest Horse is a minority- and woman-owned next-gen consultancy helping the workforce and organizations explore the intersection of Radical Inclusion, Emerging Technology, The Future of Work, and Health, Wellbeing, and Human Potential.
The “Shapers” of Banana Shaped Knowledge (BSK) are carrying the notion of “T-shaped knowledge” into the future to drive innovation and creativity through the integration of seemingly disparate concepts to build powerful ideas
Head of Product Strategy and Customer Success
Medecipher helps hospitals improve the quality of care for patients, improve the quality of the work environment for staff, and reduce operating costs with a suite of proactive planning and EMR-integrated real-time decision support tools for optimizing clinical operations.