The most successful people and organizations are those who are committed to developing emotional resilience, quality connections, and strong communication skills to achieve lasting change, growth, and fulfillment. 

It’s what the Roman orator, Cicero, called Summum Bonum, “the highest good“.

Core Values for Success.


Our noble purpose is a simple one:

To transform the ways in which we design, define, and connect with ourselves and our work to achieve optimal fulfillment, resiliency, and success.

We do this by helping develop mindful and resilient leaders and learners, collaborative teams, and communication that creates a meaningful, lasting impact.


You are the expert of your life and work.

Rather than telling you what to do we share our best insights, and methods to help you design your path toward fulfilling your goals and objectives ...and make them stick.

We serve as your guide, advisor, and partner on your transformation journey. Together, we empower you to realize amazing changes – even after we’re gone.


Our approach, guidance, and methodologies center on the principles of shared commitment, trust, and accountability to achieve desired success.

We believe that optimal results are realized when – together – we are focused on doing good work that is not only financially rewarding, but where personal ability, purpose, and contribution are maximized.


Meet the Painted Porch Team.

Many think of the Stoics as a bunch of boring old men, with stiff upper lips and no sense of fun. Not us. We created Painted Porch Strategies because we believe work done right, and for the right reasons, can be fun. We’ll show you how leaning on the principles of Stoicism can not only be very rewarding, but you’ll discover simple ways to shift your mindset from business and life as usual to one that is incredible and expansive. We’ll help you see just how freeing the concept of control can truly be.



Founder | Chief Evolution Officer

Welcome to the Painted Porch! You can call me Amy Yack; my friends do. I’ve spent the last 19+ years (some would argue since pre-school) seeking out and partnering with companies to design programs that connect people and processes to a clear purpose, strategic vision, and noble mission. Through challenging business as usual, we can navigate the sea of change and build amazing teams (across all areas of life & work) focused on contribution, service, and connection.

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Middle of the road is for painted lines…I am that zany, madcap person in your life who makes animal noises, breaks out into song, and will help you balance your energy. I’ve taught yoga and meditation for over 12 years, traveled all 50 states, and only recently learned how to ride a bike. While I’m a quadruple threat (dancer/actor/singer/ director), early childhood development guide, homeschool teacher, and mom (of a very active child!), my true life purpose is to help everyone I cross paths with lead a more joyful, authentic life.

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Hi, I’m Rob. I love words. Not just any words, though…ones that create connection and meaningful, lasting impact. Over my 25+ yr. career as a radio broadcaster, I’ve learned that communication is the most important – yet underrated – skill. When you communicate effectively, you will master your message and influence &  inspire others.

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After spending 20 years working alongside healthcare staffing firms to implement digital transformation, we recognized a missing, critical piece to long-term success - the confidence, capability, and change readiness of the people who can make or break any change initiative. The patterns of change struggle and failure (in work and in life) repeatedly seemed to boil down to a few missing (or underdeveloped), foundational principles:

  • The ability to show up strong, confident, energized, and resilient when uncertainty or change is presented
  • The ability to share ideas & challenge well-worn norms and habits
  • The ability to spot & solve problems proactively and honestly
  • The ability to work in healthy, collaborative, accountable teams
  • The ability to communicate with clarity, consistency, and impact

By leaning on over 50 years of our team's experience and real-world solutions, we developed (and continually evolve) training, coaching, and advisory programs to help you assess and take definitive, purposeful action to prepare yourself and others to lean in, embrace, adopt, and make change stick.

Join Us on The Porch.

We'd love to have you join us on the Painted Porch, where existing stories are challenged, mindsets are shifted, new blueprints for change are designed, and Eudaimonia (wisdom, virtue, prosperity) can be life, at work, and anywhere in-between.

Let's Connect.

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