About Yvette

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Organized for Life eBook

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I was born in Australia, where I continue to live in the beautiful city of Melbourne with my partner David, children and pets. I have five kids, aged 10 (twins), 11, 18 and 22, and we have two dogs, two cats and a parrot. I enjoy music (a lot), reading, TV, movies and comedy.

Why the funny surname?  

I can explain, and will, to whomever will listen.  (Actually, I've just started dropping the end bit of the hyphenated name, but it's still a cool story.)

What led me to Life Coaching?

Self development has been an interest since I first started reading self help books as a kid going through my parents' bookshelves. As I got older, over the years I struggled with anxiety and depression at times, which strenthened my curiosity about how our minds work.

In 2006 I was looking for a way to start a small business online, and wrote my first eBook, Organized for Life. I had learned to be organized and that being so made things easier for me, so this seemed like a comfortable topic and useful information for others.

This led to me writing regular articles for my website. I began writing mostly about the topic of my eBook, i.e. organization, and my approach tended towards the emotional and mindset factors affecting our ability to be organized. This expanded to general self development articles.

The feedback I got from readers was wonderful. It reinforced and clarified the direction and purpose I had been developing. I knew I was on the right track, but my depression and anxiety would re-emerge under stress. It was crippling, frustrating and frightening!

I was hospitalized at one point with panic attacks, and whilst I was in there, a fellow patient lent me a wonderful book called The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr Norman Doidge. This book was incredibly exciting to me, and fuelled my desire to learn more about how to make a difference for myself and others.

Life Coaching Training

In 2010 I enrolled in a Life Coaching course and there I found the keys to the lollie shop! It was wonderful to connect with like minded people who all wanted to make the world a better place, starting with themselves. Somewhere along the line, the anxiety and depression and many un-resourceful strategies and coping mechanisms I had been running started to fade off into the sunset and be replaced by more useful thought patterns. Phew!

As well as being trained and certified as a Life Coach, I trained in NLP to the level of Master Practitioner and Trainer, in Hypnotherapy, Time Based Therapy, Extended DISC Behavioiural Profiling and was introduced to Spiral Dynamics and a world of resources, books and further study, enough to keep me busy and interested for life :-)

My personal experience means I genuinely know what it feels like to be stuck, knowing I could do so much better, and not knowing what to do about it. It makes me so happy and excited to be able to share what I've learned and help others.

What This Means For You

Life Coaching and NLP training are great if you have the time, money and interest to go and do it, and there are plenty of books I recommend reading whether this is your particular interest or not. However, If you want the benefits just as they relate to you and your current issues, in a much shorter time, that's what I'm here to help you with.

My specialty is helping people get past overwhelm and create a clear direction for themselves to move ahead confidently. You'll learn how to think differently and create new strategies for achieving what you want, leaving unhelpful habits of thought behind.

I like to have a laugh, share information and resources, call it how I see it, and create a safe atmosphere, free from judgement, for you to feel comfortable working in.

So if you're ready to make some positive changes in your life, contact me for a free consultation. We'll have a chat and see if it feels like a good fit.

Professional Certifications:

- Diploma in Life Coaching

- Extended DISC Accredited Consultant and Trainer

- Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

- Certified Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy

- Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of Deep State Re-Patterning


"I am grateful to Yvette for the changes that she has facilitated in me. I feel that my learning from Yvette will stay with me for the rest of my life, and has brought me to a brighter, positive more confident and happy place in my family and work life."

Anshula Ohri, Toronto,

"Before I met Yvette I had many opportunities in front of me but I was feeling overwhelmed and I had no confidence in making the decisions.  I was feeling stuck and confusedd.  My career has progressed in a positive direction and I am now functioning better in physical and emotional health.  Thank you Yvette for your help.  This was one of the best decisions I have ever made."


Sarah Grudzien,
Melbourne, Australia

"The coaching with Yvette was very beneficial. In just a few weeks I had achieved so much. I am so thankful. I found Yvette to be very patient, professional and reassuring. I would definately recommend NLP now that I have seen the difference it has made to my life. I have left the past in the past and I am happier within myself."

Western Australia

"Your belief in me gave me the confidence to work out ways of improvement, knowing how important it is that these answers be found by me within me to enable them to be so powerful and successful. I loved the CD you sent as your voice is so easy to listen to and reassuring as it imparts great words of wisdom and strengthens the concepts taught within your life coaching sessions. These life skills are amazing!"

Lynne from Lowood,
Queensland, Australia

"I consider myself very fortunate having chosen Yvette for coaching.  It has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. I started from a place where I was stuck in procrastination and everything seemed so overwhelming that I didn't really know where to start.  I love the freedom and empowerment I now feel.  Yvette's methods are personalised and very effective.  I have looked forward to every coaching sesssion."

Melbourne, Australia

"Yvette is a great coach who inspires you to overcome the obstacles that she finds in working with you.  She is highly motivated and has worked hard to increase her knowledge in many areas that in turn help her clients.  Yvette draws on her own real life experience adn studies to help those of us who have to juggle many responsibilities and mangage the conflicts in thinking that come from that.  I am looking forward to working with Yvette again in the near future"

Liz Jarvis, CSI Business Solutions, 
NSW, Australia

"Through my coaching experience with Yvette I was able to shift my awareness onto my value system as opposed to staring at my circumstances each day and feeling pulled in a hole.  It's powerful because I want meaning, I want to live up to my values and what's right and good for me!  So, I truly learned the value of letting go and receiving the abundance of knowledge for every situation that gives life, love and meaning to who I am and what I can do, with this fearless self awareness."

New York, USA

"Yvette.  Many thanks for a wonderful experience... Our sessions were productive, really interesting adn I so looked forward to them each week with anticipation of what I can learn about myself and my behaviours.  Every session seemed to flow right on topic of what was present in my relaity at the time and your effortless guiding of my strategies never ceased to amaze me.  I highly recommend you as a life coach and thank you again for the experience."

M Shears, 
Melbourne, Australia

"I really questioned my future career ambitions and thanks to Yvette I changed direction from something I felt I had to do, to something I know I will love to do.  I was stuck on this topic for quite some time and Yvette really helped me shed light on this.  I changed the MBA I signed up for and feel excited about my careeer and all the opportunities in the future."

Sabine Mascarenhas, 
Wollongong, Australia