Yoanna is a mom of two young and sassy girls, born and raised and still living in Vermont, with some hiatus living in Boston, Los Angeles and Oahu. Yoanna spent most of her post-college adult life working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, serving the population of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities.
After Yoanna’s first daughter was born, she began her health and fitness journey (beyond the popular diet culture fads and yo-yo dieting). She set out with the goals of improving her overall health and well-being, being a great role model and the best version of herself for her family and continuing her full-time work in Behavior Analysis. Her health and wellness journey continued after her second daughter was born, along with a career change. Eager to learn more and more about creating sustainable habits for a healthy life, Yoanna earned certifications as a Certified Nutrition Coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a Certified Youth Nutrition Specialist through the American Fitness Professional & Associates (AFPA).
As a Behavior Analyst, she uses science and data to analyze, modify, and change behaviors that are socially significant using behavior change tactics. When Yoanna discovered she could combine her background with the passion to support others to improve their quality of life and regain a sense of well-being, health coaching was a no-brainer!
Yoanna values the effectiveness of applying the principles of Behavior Analysis to create habits for helping people make significant, meaningful changes in their lives. Additionally, providing strategies for parents and children in setting a solid foundation in balanced nutrition from a young age. She finds that knowing she can be part of that sustainable change in someone else’s life both inspiring and rewarding