About Yvonne Lefort

Yvonne Lefort, MA, is a career coach and intercultural trainer. She has a Master’s degree in Career Development and has been working in the field of career counseling for over 20 years. Yvonne has experience working with a variety of individuals. She has coached adults in career transition, international spouses, re-entry mothers, laid-off workers, college students, refugees and immigrants. She has worked in a variety of settings, including colleges and universities, public career centers, outplacement firms, and English as a Second Language programs. Her private career coaching practice is in the San Francisco East Bay.

Yvonne speaks several foreign languages and has lived, worked and studied abroad in France and Germany. As a result, she understands the challenges of finding work and living in a foreign country, and brings her cultural sensitivity to her work with people from other countries.

In addition to individual career coaching, Yvonne also teaches a variety of classes. Currently, she teaches a 10-week long course for international spouses at the University of California – Berkeley called “Creating a Fulfilling Life in America.” She is an adjunct faculty member at Diablo Valley Community College, where she has taught courses on career transitions and works with students doing cooperative education. She has also taught courses on international careers, self-assessment, resume-writing, interviewing skills and job search techniques. As the founder of Mothers in Balance, she has developed and taught many courses designed especially for mothers.

Yvonne has been a guest speaker on local television and has been quoted as a career expert in Newsweek magazine. Her work with international spouses at UC Berkeley has been featured in several Bay Area newspapers.

To schedule a career or intercultural coaching session or to arrange a class, workshop, or speaking engagement, please use our contact form.

If you’re on Linkedin, you can view Yvonne’s profile here. Professional degrees, certifications and training include:

  • Master’s degree in Career Development, John F. Kennedy University
  • Career Development Facilitator Instructor, National Career Development Association
  • Crossing Cultures With Competence, The Interchange Institute
  • Cultural Detective Facilitator, Cultural Detective
  • Facilitating Intercultural Discovery, Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
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