As a Health Coach, Yvonne is focused on building strong relationships with her clients, identifying their unique motivating factors and supporting them achieve their individual definition of success. Yvonne is fluent in Spanish and proficiently speaks French, Portuguese and Italian. At Sargent & Associates she applies her language and health coaching skills to expand our services to reach non-English speaking clients. She has delivered presentations on a variety of wellness topics and is known to be a dynamic public speaker with a talent for making complex information easily understandable. An avid reader, Yvonne is also a talented writer and has authored and published a fictional novel.
Throughout her career, Yvonne has continuously worked in roles where she was poised to positively impact the lives of the people around her. Prior to becoming a Health Coach, Yvonne entered the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and Health Club Manager. During that time, she noted that many of her clients struggled with motivation, persistence and consistency. Yvonne is uniquely positioned to relate to these challenges as she has personally faced them. She was overweight and sedentary in her childhood and teenage years. It was while in her 20’s that she began to make lifestyle changes to improve her health, endurance and energy. The positive results she experienced inspired her to build a career based on helping others to achieve their personal best.
Yvonne holds a BA from Florida International University. In 2014, she earned the Certified Life Coach designation through the International Coaching Federation. She holds a Certificate in Relationship and Life Purpose Coaching through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Offering an extensive background in health and fitness, she holds multiple certifications including as a Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. When away from work, Yvonne has a passion for travel, movies and dogs- especially her two beloved Labradors.