Yvonne Fizer launched her professional life in the Public Sector. As Educator and Partnership Coordinator in the Consumer and Corporate Affairs Department, she was a member of the taskforce which enacted Plain Language legislation; coordinated and delivered media messages to create awareness on a variety of consumer and corporate issues; and liased with a broad band of industry stakeholders. Her consumer experience prepared her to advocate for home-based businesses and women in business in the Economic Development and Tourism Department. Yvonne advised entrepreneurs on setting up successful enterprises and helped City Governments reconcile their local regulations to allow businesses to incubate from home.
In 1996 Yvonne left the public sector to invest 14 years developing the market for Enterprise Facilitation®, a person-centered economic development approach developed by Dr. Ernesto Sirolli.
As Executive Director of the Sirolli Institute, Yvonne negotiated and partnered with all levels of Government, Crown Corporations, Financial Institutions, Non-profits, Colleges and Universities and private sector firms that wanted to take on support for enterprise in fulfillment of their economic development agendas.
This work took Yvonne to most English-speaking countries and she has maintained a comprehensive international network of public, non-profit and private sector contacts.
Yvonne now resides at the International FarmOn Foundation with the mission of bringing relevant, timely and appropriate best practices to individuals who want to make a living feeding the world.
Yvonne has a personal passion for strength-based team building strategies, helping organizations to realize their potential.