What People are Saying

Mary Ellen, MD

“Shari has a unique ability to drill down to the real issues in what’s holding you back; whether or it be in your career or in your life. Working with Shari has enabled me to focus on the critical tasks needed to move forward and produce at the level I desire. I highly recommend her for anyone needing help with focus, clarity and/or motivation.”

Lori, MN

“Shari is an outstanding motivational speaker! I had the absolute pleasure of attending a presentation by Shari at a Polka Dot Powerhouse event, and she was amazing. She was relatable, open, and inspiring with realistic advice and ideas that have helped me in both my personal and professional lives. She establishes an emotional connection with her audience and uses her personal struggles, humor and her own life / business experience to motivate. I loved it so much I hope to get the chance to see her speak again. I highly recommend Shari Yantes as a speaker.”

Roger, TX

“Shari understands what it takes to get a job done right and will enthusiastically bring these solutions to her programs. Her desire and drive are contagious, so results will always follow her lead.”

Robin, MN

“Shari is a warm, engaging human resources professional with a passion for coaching. She has great insights into what it takes to create a coaching culture and help it thrive, and the energy to see it through. She is thoughtful, a good listener and willing to collaborate around new ideas and approaches. A real gem!”

Laura, TX

“Shari had a passion and truly cared about employees she supported. She was wonderful at building relationships and implementing strategic solutions. Shari was a great business partner and a pleasure to work with.”

Sara, MN

“Shari’s warm and friendly personality makes her a natural, engaging leader. She is knowledgeable and fosters collaborative discussions with her group. The Polka Dot Powerhouse group she runs is an enriching and positive place to develop meaningful connections. I have no doubt it’s because of her impactful presence. I won’t hesitate to recommend Shari for networking or coaching. She is a real professional.”

Toni, MN

“What a story she has to tell! In Shari’s recent presentation to our local Willmar Polkadot Powerhouse Chapter, she spoke on appreciating who you are, finding your crowd and making yourself important to you. She was relatable and encouraging. I’d recommend her to other venues like ours.”

Roxanne, NY

“Thank you for your all your insights and encouraging words. I love having a cheerleader and guiding light for my life. It was so easy to talk and connect with you.”


“Since I started working with Shari I’m excited for the rest of my life, before I just tried to make it through the day!”

Jane, UK

“Your coaching is really helping me. You have perked me up.”

Shelly, MN

“She is a great coach and mentor. Shari has so much knowledge to share and is always learning to be the best she can be. I can always go to Shari with the tough questions or situations because I know she will have a solution. She has high standards and brings out the best in others.”

Sonya, MN

“Shari is a compassionate, emotionally-intelligent professional who is an excellent mentor and possesses the rare skill of bringing out the best in those she works with.”

Gina, MN

” I was fortunate to receive tremendous coaching, mentorship, and guidance from her. Shari’s open perspective and understanding of the differences we all have and how we can make it work allowed me to connect with her and others in a very effective and meaningful way. Her philosophy of embracing life and pursuing true happiness is not just a philosophy to her, it’s a way of life. The experience and examples Shari brings is a value to anyone looking for personal or professional coaching and mentorship. I remain connected to Shari and value her insight and encouragement.”


“Her communication and leadership skills combined with her depth of knowledge make her a pleasure to work with. I would recommend working with Shari in any capacity.”


“. . . it’s nice that you can guide me to explore myself better and move forward.”

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