Qui je suis
Hey, I’m Yvonne. Most people think I’m extroverted but the truth is I’m just an introvert who really likes people. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been interested in people. I ask a lot of questions, I listen intently, and I remember details about people’s lives that others might not. In other words, coaching people is perfect for me. I bring boundless curiosity and complete non-judgment to all of my coaching clients. Offering them a space to just be.
I’m a third culture kid. Sort of. I was born and grew up in France. My parents were born in Cambodia. We’re ethnically Chinese. I now live in the US. My work in international development has brought me to many fascinating places around the world. My super-power is my ability to empathize with all kinds of people and to see the world through all of these viewpoints. As an immigrant child of refugee parents, I often felt out of place growing up, trying to navigate multiple identities and not ever knowing where I belonged. It took many years for me to feel comfortable in my own skin.
I’m a proud mother of two wonderful young boys. My goal as a mother is to guide my kids to tune in to their emotions so they can live the full experience of life, the good and the bad. My other goal is to make sure they are at least (!) bilingual and the fact that they speak French to each other makes my heart swell. Most of the time, I think I do a decent job at parenting, but I lose it every once a while and then remind myself that my kids are my best teachers.
I’m a leader. I work for an international NGO and lead a team of talented and motivated individuals. Because my staff is so mission-driven and dedicated, they often overwork themselves at the expense of their own well-being. I see one of my most important roles as nurturing them, helping them set boundaries and expectations, and leading by example.
I love to have fun, eat, travel! I love board games, escape games, puzzles. I sing, I learned to sail last year! Who has ever loved noodle soups more than me?? Noone. I don't have a dream house, but I do have MANY dream travels.
I thought I had it all figured out. When the pandemic hit, I had already been working from home for many years and couldn’t imagine that much would change. But by the end of 2020, I was completely burnt out as the lines between personal and work blurred. I reconnected with my life coach and searched deeply to find or rather redefine myself again. I became a better parent, a better partner and felt more inner calm, presence and joy.
Let me guide you now. If you’re feeling like you’ve lost yourself, you’re constantly stressed out, you’re overworked, you’re not sure if you’re a good parent, you’re not sure if you’re a good leader -- I see you. I’ll help you find work-life balance by setting boundaries without the guilt.
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