Yanmo Online Coaching Academy (YOCA) is a Coaching & Training Academy dedicated to developing, honing, and mastering of soft/people skills within the Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) professional community.

Did you know that 85% of job success emanates from having well-developed soft/people skills as opposed to 15% from technical know-how and knowledge (hard skills)?

Are you aware that only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills)?

YOCA’s innovative framework trains equips, and coaches individuals to a high level of soft skill education and excellence, ranking it as the UK’s leading people development company.
In addition, YOCA provides organizations with simple yet highly effective transformative workshops designed specifically for BME professionals.

YOCA provides simple yet effective transformative coaching and training organizational workshops for Black & Minority Professionals, specifically in soft skills.

Our interest is in improving and developing the quality of interpersonal skills within this community.

If you want to become the best version of yourself and reactivate those dormant interpersonal skills and qualities, YOCA is your effective route to attaining these goals.

Still, have doubts? 

Yanmo Coaching Academy has a history of relevance, works, and testimonies:

  • It is the UK’s leading People Development Company.
  • It has a clear and astute teaching and training ability.
  • It has a history of soft skill experience gleaned from professional multicultural workspaces.
  • It has a background of personal interactions with highly skilled leaders and executives of global institutions.

Who We Serve

YOCA believes that an organization is only as good as its employees and that the quality of employee soft skills plays a significant role in the success of any business.

Research and experience have shown that a majority of BAME professionals train hard-to-learn technical or hard skills whilst discounting or totally forgoing soft skills development.

Our heartfelt desire and focus is to rectify this.


  • Aspiring Leaders
  • Team Leads
  • Managers
  • Individuals on a quest to improve their interpersonal skills.


We are established and function on the following core values:






We believe in the power of partnerships and actively collaborate with organizations and individuals to better the development and growth process. Ideas and innovation are most welcome and are always taken into consideration.


We employ an interactive platform that allows people experience mental shifts through active engagement. 

We adopt a very strong non-exclusion policy, irrespective of your location, availability or situation, we ensure that everyone is given an equal opportunity towards positivity and development.


We believe in teaching to learn, educate and enlighten, for the purpose of impacting lives and making a difference. This is done by aiding personal awareness, discovery, and improvement of innate charismatic and personal skills through our teachings and sessions.


Yanmo Adetula has over 15 years of work experience at FTSE 100 organizations such as Marks & Spencer, British Airways, HSBC, the Financial Conduct Authority, Whitbread, John Lewis & Partners, and New Look, to mention a few.

Yanmo rose to the ranks very quickly, not banking only on hard skill expertise, but using her soft skill prowess, such as positive attitude, emotional intelligence, problem-solving, and effective communication to successfully ascend the career ladders.

She believes that with developed and improved soft skills, BAME professionals will become indispensable forces to be reckoned with in both their careers and businesses.

Yanmo is also a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming coach.