FOCUSED ON THE
IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS
AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
Unitive Consulting specializes in bringing you unique expertise in the fields of Human Relationships | HR | Change Management | Human Engagement | Conflict Management | Organizational Development | Executive Coaching | Mediation | People's skills for your business and personal life.Read More
Who are we?
Founded in 2011, Unitive Consulting distinctively specializes in the human-side (your human capital) of the organization to optimize relationships and performance.
A 2013 Stanford University study reveals that 43% of the CEOs interview rated “conflict management skills” as the highest areas of need in their own personal development. CEOs are also concerned about the lack of people’s skills when hiring new talent in their organization, as these skills are essential in any organization.
We bring our harmonious resolutions and restore productivity to the workplace, wit a spirit of collaboration and inclusion.
We are invested to serve our clients with speed, professionalism, confidentiality, and finesse.
We empower our clients to upgrade their businesses with sustainable leadership and people’s skills to foster an inclusive dialogue in the workplace.
VP of DEI of HRACO
Yvette Durazo spoke at our annual DEI and Leadership HRACO conference in Columbus, Ohio, in February 2022. Her
topic was on “Mastering Difficult Conversations When Addressing DEI, Employee Performance & More”. The takeaways I
got from her were to feel confident when addressing difficult conversations, to be able to have a more productive
communication with our staff, and to learn to coach others into communicating their issues at work. Lastly, to augment
my conflict intelligence with techniques that will work in any situation.
I recommend having Yvette speak on Leadership or DEI topics. She brings the most relevant data to validate her content and keep the audience captivated.
Engineering Geologist, State Water Resources Control Board
Yvette's guidance has been invaluable for helping me be my best self, personally and professionally. She helped me identify my values and goals and provided guidance on how to use my strengths to achieve them. She also gave me useful tips to overcome issues I was struggling with. It's been a pleasure having her as my coach. I have recommended anyone looking to improve their communication skills to contact her. Thank you again for your coaching.
Program Manager, Silicon Valley Tech Company
Thank you for the wonderful session, Yvette. Your deep insights have helped me realize the power in self-awareness of my strengths and weaknesses. I am looking forward to working with you again.
Female - Sales Manager, Silicon Valley Tech Company
My performance changed thanks to my recently acquired ability to think strategically and to feel
confident on how I lead my team.
I have grown in understanding that my instincts have been a solid guide. Yvette has helped me understand that while I may be uncertain about the decisions I am making, they are right.
In a total of 3 hours and 5 minutes spent with my coach, I have learned to appropriately handle a few situations on managing up and to focus on the things that will grow my team, like purposeful delegation. Now I feel confident that I have the necessary knowledge and experience to lead direct reports into success in my organization. I gain confidence by realizing that I have the necessary resources around me to support me in developing others and hiring good talent.
Elena V. Chudnovskaya
Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A. Business Communication Professional, Communication Department, College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University
It is my great pleasure to provide high recommendations to Yvette Durazo, MA, PCC. I am a Consul of a Global Business Networking group at a global ex-pat professional network, and I teach business communication at Texas Tech University as well. Yvette presented to a global audience of over 350 members about her most recent authored book, “Conflict Intelligence Quotient (Conflict-IQ™).” Yvette presented with authority as a subject expert in her field, and her style was very informative and interactive. The event was highly ranked by the attendees. Here are some comments from the participants: “Thank you so much, it was a really great presentation.” ”Very insightful!” “Many thanks!” It was a great pleasure having Yvette as a guest speaker, and I am planning to arrange more events with her participation in the future.
A.M. Associate, Governmental Program Analyst, State Water Resources Control Board
I have had the honor to have Yvette Durazo as my leadership coach, especially during these challenging times of the Covid- 19 pandemic, where we had our one-on-one session via zoom. Yvette has helped me plow through some of my major stuck points in just a couple of sessions, which I thought would take longer since it was something I have been contemplating for so long. She dives deep in diagnosing my concerns or issues, guides me to clarity and helps bring out my best qualities. This is exactly what I needed to further strengthen my leadership skills and practices within my organization. She gave me the tools and ideas to put into practice. She embodies compassion and authenticity for her work. I would highly recommend Yvette to any organization looking into strengthening their leadership goals. Thank you for giving me a safe place in which to be open and encourage me into exploring many options of leadership.
Director of Environmental and Sustainability of a SaaS company in Silicon Valley
I really appreciated my time working with Yvette. I went in with an idea of what I wanted to work on, and Yvette was incredible at getting to the heart of my work related issues, breaking them down, and providing concrete guidance on what I can do to better organize, plan, and prepare me for work. I appreciated her calm, cool, and thoughtful manner at which she coached me. Thanks so much, Yvette!
Dr. Ralph Steele
US Government Federal Mediator (EEOC)
Ms. Durazo is a very highly competent and qualified professional in the conflict resolution and mediation profession in which individuals and businesses need to be assisted. She has the intellect and astute mind that is very much needed in the professional mediation world today. Ms. Durazo’s acumen and highest level of leadership lends her a higher quality of professionalism. Her natural leadership and collaborative approach is an asset to parties in assisting them in resolving their disputes. If you are looking for someone to get the job done, then I present to you the best and brightest Ms. Yvette Durazo. She is a natural motivator and a person of the highest caliber that anyone would desire to emulate. It is an honor to recommend her for Fortune 500 companies, where she belongs doing business and providing them with the highest of quality leadership.
Scott Masciarelli, PCC, BCC
Global Leadership & Expatriate Coaching for Success on Your Terms
I had Yvette as my coach and our work together will have a lasting impact on my business life. Originally I did not expect to have specific situations arise requiring conflict resolution techniques. However, during my coaching program that is exactly what presented itself and Yvette was the perfect person to partner with me in viable solutions. She is energetic and intuitive. Her direct approach worked well for me and allowed me to connect with many new insights. This awareness will stay with me for a long time. Thank you for a valuable coaching experience!
Production Supervisor at Nordson
Yvette was the first ever guest speaker for the PMCP Alumni Network, a group of alumni who have graduated from the SDCE's Project Management Certificate Program. She clearly and effectively communicated how we can recognize and harness conflict. She answered questions and took time to meet over 70 people afterwards! Yvette has so much professional knowledge and the ability to connect with people in meaningful ways. The PMCP Alumni Network highly recommends Yvette Durazo and is very appreciative that she could share her experience in conflict management with us.
J. Brooks, MD, CHCO
Director of Education, First Healthcare Compliance
Yvette, from Unitive Consulting, provided an incredible presentation on “Bulletproof Techniques to Prevent Hostility in Your Workplace” as part of our monthly educational webinar series. We had a record number of attendees for her webinar, and the audience’s feedback has been extremely positive. Her knowledge, wealth of experience in conflict management and mediation, and empathy are evident in her approach to dealing with difficult issues in the workplace, as well as in day-to-day life. She would be an asset to any business for team building or conflict prevention sessions.
Connected Women of Influence CEO & Co-Founder
Yvette presented a wonderful workshop for our Women Taking Charge Workshop Series on Negotiating. She tailored the conversation and ideas to our audience of professional women and shared great tips, suggestions and strategies to take charge of being a better negotiator in business. Yvette was thorough, thoughtful and took the time in advance to understand the needs of our attendees and their challenges in becoming masters of persuasion and influence.
Senior Staff Engineer at Qualcomm
Yvette Durazo has the skills and knowledge to bring her clients to higher levels of focus, action and success. I have engaged her services at Unitive Consulting and found her able to gently but firmly hold me to the commitments I must make to achieve the goals in life that I have chosen. With the distractions that are built into everyday life, what Yvette provides truly makes the difference in terms of establishing a roadmap. Yvette is masterful at coaching her clients, starting with determining what is truly important to them. She partners with each individual to identify and overcome any and all obstacles. She teaches how to navigate more smoothly through interactions with various personality types so that positive outcomes are created as her clients interact with people. Whether a person is seeking to improve personal relationships. aims to explore new area of business or reach higher levels in a current career, Yvette is a valuable partner and resource.
Founder & CIO, Me Tyme Network
Prior to working with Yvette, I was the Queen of Avoidance when it came to
dealing with conflict or challenging personalities in both my personal and professional life.
Participating in Yvette’s Wabi-Sabi Conflict Resolution program allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of my avoidance behavior, as well as the difference between negative and healthy conflict (I used to think it was ALL negative). But the real magic came in the private one-on-one coaching sessions, where I learned new effective communication techniques that literally changed my life. I now have peaceful conversations vs. arguments with loved ones and an increased level of productivity in my business. Most importantly, I feel a lot less anxious and a lot more peaceful in my overall way of being.
Installation Supervisor, STANLEY Security
On behalf of the SDCE Project Management Certificate Program Alumni, we proudly endorse Yvette Durazo. Her presentation on March 10th was a great success and equipped PMCP Alumni, PMI guests, and faculty with new ideas and tools for looking introspectively at conflict. Ms. Durazo's idea of training our brain to look for ways to move the conflict into something bigger than ourselves and create momentum and unity was an epiphany for me personally. Yvette was practical, well delivered, and impressive, especially considering the larger than expected turnout. Please engage Ms. Durazo for your next training or team building session.
Michael J Day
Global Executive | Marketing | International Growth Strategy & Business Development | LEAN Startup
Coaching with Yvette was a productive, though provoking and valuable experience for me. Yvette demonstrated keen insight into areas or things I didn't think about. Yvette also has a strong understanding of how culture and personality intertwine, where there will be conflict in and out of the workplace. She knows just the right questions to ask in order to draw out a personalized solution. I highly recommend her to any companies considering her for training, coursework, and coaching.
VP of Professional Development at PMI-SD Chapter
Yvette is a great speaker, presenter, and professional subject matter expert in Conflict Resolution and Prevention. She hosted a 2-hour workshop at the Project Management Institute San Diego Chapter, with positive feedback from its members. Her interactions with the audience promotes dialogue that engages them to seek solutions in conflict situations. Her approach in conflict prevention shows project managers alternative methods and means to find solutions among project teams. I highly recommend Yvette to any company or manager who needs her knowledge, experience, and expertise in conflict resolution to find the best project team solutions for long term problems.
Senior Consultant at Norima Consulting Inc
Knowledgeable! is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Yvette. I’ve had the pleasure of attending a workshop sponsored by the Project Management Institute at the University of San Diego that she held called “Conflict Prevention for Project Managers and Their Teams”, on September 2014. She gave the class real life scenarios that we can all relate to when it comes to dealing with conflict and what tools to use when dealing with different personality types. Above all, I was impressed with Yvette's knowledge and approach to handle different conflicts. I truly recommend her!
Employment Law & Civil Litigation Attorney
Working with Yvette has really helped me pinpoint where and how I've been holding myself back and has helped me create better goals, focus, self-validation, independence and ultimately helped me increase my productivity. I am even happier on a day-to-day basis. I definitely recommend Yvette to help create better goals, focus, increase confidence, and ultimately increase productivity!
Karina L. Szenderski, PMP, CSM
Mindful Guidance Towards Sustainable Business Solutions
Yvette is a passionate and personable expert in conflict management and the art of developing healthy relationships. PMI-San Diego invited Yvette to speak at our annual conference on the topic of fostering a productive team culture and rewarded us with several tools that could immediately be implemented for resolving team conflict. It has been a rewarding and pleasurable experience working with Yvette and I look forward to working with her again in several other capacities.
Owner of Pacific Coast Partnership, Inc.
I highly recommend Yvette for any coaching or mediation needs. Yvette has provided some Spanish speaking mediations throughout my company and I couldn't be happier with her ability. She is extremely empathetic and makes everyone feel heard and respected.
Business Owner, San Diego
I have found each Wabi Sabi workshop module/group coaching to be very helpful in my personal and business life. Each workshop has reinforced what I have learned in the journey of life challenges and I appreciate the opportunity to experience this with Yvette Durazo (Unitive Consulting). What participants can expect when attending the workshops is an opportunity to experience a change that will empower the life they live!
Technology ManagerA-DA Inc. San Diego, CA.
After completing several of the conflict resolutions modules presented by Yvette & some coaching, it made a quick pleasant impact in my personal life and work environment. I benefited after applying some of the concepts of perception, triggers/reactions, and communications road block.... all presented in her training. It assisted me in reducing some stressful issues and problems with a very positive outcome and resolutions.