Orlando Yarborough III coaches public- and private-sector leaders interested in creating positive change in their region, company or field. He is passionate about values-based leadership. In 2011 Orlando started a consulting and events firm that offers personal and corporate solutions in communication, mindset and interpersonal skills to strengthen healthy group dynamics and high-performance collaboration to lasting effect. He also facilitates interpersonal and group dynamics in a learning lab with the Yale School of Management and is pastor of the Black Church at Yale.
As a volunteer for Yale, Yarborough has served with STAY (Students and Alumni of Yale) since 2015. As the group’s alumni co-president, he actively nurtures collaboration between alumni and students across the undergraduate, graduate and professional student communities, coordinating STAY's biweekly alumni teas and managing an annual leadership forum organized by STAY and Careers, Life and Yale (CLY). He mentors current Yale students and alumni, and serves on the nomination, selection and events committees for the annual Yale-Jefferson Awards.
As a member of the YAA Board of Governors, Yarborough strives to ensure that student perspectives are represented in the programming of CLY events and other alumni-to-student initiatives. He has partnered with the Yale Graduate School’s Office of Student Development and Diversity (OSDD) to offer graduate and professional student workshops focused on interpersonal skills covering topics such as leadership styles, navigating conflict, and the relationship between leadership and scholarship. He has also served on the planning committee for the annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education.