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Helping you to define, process, and actualize your professional roadmap

Providing individuals access to insight that empowers them to achieve their fullest potential


Strategic Transitions’ mission is to help individuals in diverse fields define, shape and actualize their career journey. This organization is a culmination of years of mentoring and coaching students, junior, mid, and senior-level individuals across the academic spectrum and other professional realms.

Through streamlined recommendations, Strategic Transitions will act as a trusted confidant, lending support and inspiration on how to get to that next step while avoiding pitfalls. Individuals generally know where they want to go, where they would like to be, but need guidance, access to networks and streamlined recommendations on how to get there. Strategic Transitions provides a vehicle for responding to this need.

As the Founder and CEO of Strategic Transitions, Dr. Yonette F. Thomas is responsible for running all facets of the business. She has a proven executive management track record and decades of experience in Government, Academia and Professional arenas that give her insight to the intricate inner workings of organizations of all types. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Thomas has often served as the catalyst for growth for many colleagues, helping them to clearly define their personal and professional needs, assess their industry landscape, identify appropriate opportunities for advancement and help them to navigate an effective path to achievement.

Drawing from her wisdom and her love of gardening, Dr. Thomas reflects on how many plants can survive under conditions that are less than ideal, but with the right soil makeup, irrigation and amount of light that same plant is able to thrive. Strategic Transitions was founded to fulfill Dr. Thomas’ desire to help individuals to find and gain access to their ideal professional setting, equipped with the specific environmental factors that will enable them not simply to be successful, but to thrive both personally and professionally.

You are pondering your professional opportunities and course. This keeps you up at night. Where do you want to be in the next year, 3 years, 5 years? Together we can figure out your needs and what will work best for you. We provide you with a one-hour, no obligation consultation.

If you are unclear about your professional direction and need support navigating your current professional landscape, we will help you create a roadmap; determine what tools you need; figure out how to get there. Over three months, we provide you with:

  • One 1/2-day visioning exercise
  • One Skills Workshop
  • Weekly strategy calls
  • Quick strategy conversations as needed

You need support leveraging your current achievements to propel you to the next level. We can help you. Over a six-month period, we will work with you to develop a roadmap and execute an action plan. To achieve this we provide you with:

  • One 1/2-day visioning exercise
  • Two Skills Workshop
  • Weekly strategy calls
  • Quick strategy conversations as needed

You have charted your professional landscape. Now you need support building your team, creating networks, managing institutional challenges, and navigating professional environments. Our Thrive VIP will help you advance and sustain your achievements by providing you with:

  • One day in-person in your environment strategy and visioning session
  • Three Skills Workshops – could include your team
  • 24/7 Access and Support
  • Three Advanced Skills Workshops – could include your team

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