Yolanda M. Smith is a transformational leader with over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to drive innovation, navigate complexity, thrive in ambiguity, and deliver outstanding results. She excels as a pivotal business partner providing critical coaching and strategic guidance to clients, organizations, and executive teams.
Yolanda’s strategic thinking and strong leadership have propelled her success in leading collaborative initiatives, fostering professional relationships, championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and spearheading clinical trials and health equity efforts. Her expertise also encompasses areas such as personal branding, client engagement, and professional development, further enhancing her comprehensive skill set. She has worked in various companies throughout her career including Eli Lilly and Company, Merck & Company, and Managed Healthcare Services.
Yolanda retired from Eli Lilly and Company and now directs her dedication towards driving positive change and empowering entrepreneurs, professionals, and organizations. As the founder of Branding 4 Success, LLC she brings extensive experience in personal branding and business strategy to help others succeed in their careers and businesses. Yolanda’s innovative leadership, strategic mindset, and commitment to uplifting others enable her to make a significant impact. Yolanda M. Smith remains a driving force in the health care industry and serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring leaders.
Yolanda earned a B.S. in marketing and business analysis from the Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, M.B.A with healthcare concentration from Indiana Wesleyan University, an executive leadership certificate from Georgetown University. She holds a DEI certification for communicators and is a certified brand analyst .