Working with me, you will gain an AWARENESS of your limiting beliefs, where they came from, and what is holding you back from creating the life that you want. You will get back into ALIGNMENT with you: your values, your strengths, and your own vision for the future (not the one you've been told to have). You will know yourself and love yourself more deeply than you ever have. And you will walk away EMPOWERED with the tools and practices you need to overcome your fears, break through roadblocks, make self-honoring decisions, and start building a life of, joy, ease and deep fulfillment.
As your coach, I work intuitively at the intersection of positive psychology, mindfulness, Human Design, and deep narrative work to identify what stories need to be released in order to honor who you are at your core. With thoughtful, compassionate honesty and artful questioning, I act as a guide to help you uncover the ways in which you were taught to abandon your own voice and identify what patterns and beliefs need to be unlearned in order to create space for you to grow into who you were always meant to be.
This blended methodology--with a bit of woo, yet grounded in evidence-based positive psychology--has supported my clients to discover the roots of their insecurities and false identities, shed their conditioning and borrowed narratives, and overcome limiting beliefs so that they can experience more self-love and acceptance and start showing up for themselves and living a fulfilling life on their terms.
As an Asian-American womxn and child of immigrant parents, I know what it’s like to feel like I don't quite fit in the box I'm "supposed" to. To wake up one day only to realize that I had been living my entire life based on someone else’s definitions of success and happiness. I know how it feels to have an unlived life burning within me, to live a life of “shoulds”, and to make choices in my life out of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of disappointing the people I love, fear of failure.
But I also know what it’s like to learn and honor what I need to be truly happy and to wake up every day with a deep sense of joy, fulfillment, and purpose. I know how it feels to let go of other peoples’ expectations and live the life that I want, not the one that I’ve been told to have.
I’ve traveled around the world in pursuit of a sense of “belonging,” trying to figure out where, in the grand scheme of things, I belong. In all of that seeking, I’ve realized that, “the deep unexplainable longing is not for a place, but is rather a longing to go home to the authentic self, and to honor all that the self needs in order to thrive.”
I know how scary it can be to take the unconventional path back home to yourself, and I’m here to help you do the same.
Together, we will work so that you can:
- Unlearn conditioning that has kept you playing small and not maximizing your potential
- Make self-honoring decisions
- Stop letting fear and other peoples' expectations rule your life
- Have the impact you know you can have
I’m here to serve as your guide to discover your strengths, live your purpose, and be fearlessly and unapologetically you in work, in love, and in life.
I truly believe that every person has something beautiful to contribute to this world, but sometimes it's buried beneath years of being told that you’re not good enough. But I know that, just as you had been taught to dim that shine and bury it, you can also learn to liberate it.
If you’re ready to let go of old stories and start building the life that you want, I would be honored to work with you.
"Before my sessions with Yvonne I was really lost, but knew that I was meant to do something that better aligned with my values, interests, and creativity. Yvonne helped me really dig deep to understand the career path that will truly fit my requirements.
She gave me tools to identify my "why," to job search with true intention, and to catch myself in moments of self-doubt before they got the better of me. She gave me the tools I didn’t know I needed to identify the root causes of toxic behaviors I’ve learned throughout my life and how to overcome them. With Yvonne's support, I had the confidence to pursue jobs that really called to and aligned with me and landed two job offers at amazing companies without any prior connections! Most importantly, I am now working in a healthy work environment and doing work that I enjoy without compromising my values. By trusting and opening up to Yvonne, I was able to discover my potential, voice, and passion again. Not only have I noticed how much better I feel about myself and where I'm headed, my partner has noticed a huge shift in my overall happiness and attitude. I cannot recommend Yvonne's amazing life coaching services enough because she has truly made a difference in my life." -Karlee Y., California
"Working with Yvonne has helped me become more confident in my knowledge, skills, and abilities. I'm less fearful of what others think of me and more prone to take action instead of letting things pass me by. Yvonne helped me face many of my self-limiting beliefs: perfectionism, self-doubt, self-consciousness. With these roadblocks removed, I've done things I've never dared to do before--start a YouTube channel, start a charity fundraiser, host live workouts on social media. As a former introverted, husky kid, it's unreal! I actually like who I've become." -Mickey G., California
“Working with Yvonne has shown me the practice of dreaming and believing that transformation is possible, that a shift in confidence and a change in my daily life is absolutely possible. Our sessions have added more positivity, ease and clarity to my life. They’ve allowed me to identify what was holding me back from living more fearlessly.” -Yonatan C., Mexico
“I’ve always had a feeling there’s another way to be—a person that I wanted to be—and Yvonne’s honest state of being and encouragement have helped me to push past the veil of comfort to build toward becoming that person.” -Kenny L., Vietnam
"Before my sessions, I felt utterly desolate. I had created monsters in my mind that had kept me from facing myself, and Yvonne was the first person I had found who truly had the kind of heart that was willing to dive into the darkness and share her own light to walk the path with me. She showed me that I have what I need inside to heal myself. After working with Yvonne, I was able to view myself with a greater sense of understanding rather than judgement, which led to a better ability to focus daily on my deep needs as opposed to the "shoulds" I had allowed myself to listen to up to that point. My time with Yvonne has imbued me with a profoundly sharper ability to understand my thoughts. I've learned to treat my mind, my heart, and my dreams with kindness; something I had no idea I was lacking. Reaching out to Yvonne helped change my life, and for that my gratitude to her is forever boundless." -Phil V., California
"Yvonne is super empowering and one of the most compassionate people I’ve known. Working with her was more of an awakening. With her help I feel stronger, have more self-love, more ambition and believe that I am going to get through this tough time. I don't think I've ever been so satisfied and happy than with my time with her. I am so grateful and would recommend her to everyone I know." -Tehra G., California