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[NEW EPISODE] From Opera Singer To Fundraiser
Yolanda Johnson‘s classical opera training informs her fundraising practice. She’s the founder and president of YFJ Consulting and the first African-American president of Women in Development, NY. She’s with us live for the hour.
Tony introduces his guest Yolanda F. Johnson and she talks about her passion in opera singing and fundraising. She specializes in spirituals and developed “feel the spirit concert lecture”, as an experience to teach people about the spirituals of opera in the underground railroad. Yolanda is currently still singing opera and she will sing at a show called See the consultant at a Yonkers theater. She talks about how opera and singing consoles her, her love for fundraising and the program she created that coaches people through fundraising to overcome anxiety on how to perform on stage. Yolanda believes you are always on stage and you should fake it until you make it if you have to in order for you to push through and succeed.