Who We Are

       We are Healthy Conscious People! A network of people who are creating a ripple effect in faith-based communities. We have been passionate about health and wellness since 2000. 

       Our Founder is Coach Yo. She shares her story here…

      My transformation has been a 30-year journey, and I’ve learned some things along the way.

       It has been a process of learning more about ‘Who I really am, and what I desire most”. And then practicing with patience for permanence.
       You see, my mantra is “Let food be your medicine or your medicine will be your food.” Taking baby steps is first and foremost in all things wanted. I remember when I’d say that I couldn’t afford to buy organic and standing in my NOW, realize my lack of mindset.
       I’ve spent my 30-years of my adult life sifting and sorting for better answers to my own health and well-being. Diagnosed at age 30 with rheumatoid arthritis, which I thought was only for people 80 years young and older, I was devastated. I told my doctor I was not going to take any statins and would change my way of eating. And despite my vast collection of books on inflammation and cutting out sugar, I was still eating the Krispy Kream donuts!
        I have truly had to take baby steps and as I continued to eat clean my body became healthier from the inside out and the outside in. My health has improved 100 folded. Having gone from chronic constipation and migraines to regular bowel movements with ease and no head pain is a joy.
         Working as a pharmaceutical representative caused stress and my focus was on everyone and everything else, not SELF-CARE. After years of running the “rat race” and “making the bacon and eating it too”, I made a decision to STOP! It has taken several years for me to come to a realization that I can’t be sick enough to help anyone be well. Wellness abounds and our bodies can heal. I’ve done it and the thing is, YOU CAN TOO.
         It’s my belief when we ask, it is given. I’d asked for a way to help and support my community change their mindset from “we have the highest rates across the board to we have health and well-being across the board. After watching Before You Eat the Church Food Watch This Video the Healthy Conscious People Health Network and Wellness Fundraiser was inspired. We’re here to educate, engage and enlighten. Our approach is through meals, movement, and meditation, The 3M’s.
         Our program is designed for churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and any organization with people. Our FREE program gives you access to quarterly videos.
We are a team of National Board Health and Wellness Coaches here to help your congregation or organization to thrive.


Professional Bio

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, National Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach, and Certified Holistic Health Coach.  Wellness Advisor for PhytoDental Solutions.

Attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, studying dietary theories, contemporary health issues and topics, and Eastern and Western nutrition. At IIN, engaged with many of the top professionals in the Nutrition field, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. David Katz of Yale University.

Additionally, having coached hundreds of people through telehealth with HIPPA compliance has prepared Coach Yo for such a time as this. To passionately be a compassionate coach ready to meet clients where they are and collaborate on what’s best for them.  

Degrees, Studies, Certifications

Bachelor of Science / Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham Alabama

National Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach / CDC.org

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaching Certification / nbhwc.org

Certified Holistic Health Coach / Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City

Volunteer Health Coach / UW and Valley Medical Center, Seattle, Washington