Name Meaning: Ydrate– Young and handsome, majestic like a diamond in the rough and always play to win.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Management, Masters in Education, Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer.
Age: Young enough to do it, Old enough to know better.
Hometown: Dublin, Georgia
Current Location: Phoenix, AZ
Greatest Accomplishment: Being a husband and father.
Greatest Extravagance: Traveling. I love to travel
Greatest Life Challenge: Saying no. I struggle with saying no.
Best Way to Unwind: Spending time with my family and creating. I love to create.
Favorite Vacation Spot: California. Love Cali
Life Motto: Good is not acceptable, if better is possible.
Personal Hero: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite Book: “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill
Least Favorite Trait In Others: Negativity and pessimistic mentality… No Negative Nancey’s
Least Favorite Trait In Yourself: I could be a bit more patient…working on that
Traits You Admire In Others: Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Life Experience: I have a unique blend of street-smart experiences combined with formal education and professional training, giving me the ability and a burning desire to work with a wide range of people.
Professional Experience.Y. Nelson Thomas is an award winning humanitarian and speaker, poet, author, certified life coach and a creative consultant, who activates different techniques to engage, motivate, inspire, educate and empower audiences. 20 years of professional experience include; enrollment specialist, manager, team lead, marketing associate and financial recovery specialist in industries including education, professional services and depository institutions.
2012-2013 Area Governor Navajo 3 Toastmasters International