Your Growth Mindset Coach

Yvette Durazo has been referred by her clients as the “ Growth Mindset Coach” because of her Empowering, Explorative, Transformative, and Direct coaching style when necessary.
Yvette provides a one-on-one partnership to help you identify your attitudes towards conflict, as well as to seize the opportunity to learn strategies for changing non-productive behaviors, or to manage situations by yourself. Together we will transform any trace of a fixed mindset into a growth mindset.

Coaching guides individuals in the development and implementation of strategies to reach identified goals. It enhances their performance and personal satisfaction in life, business, work, and relationships.

Fixed mindset:

Assuming that talent, knowledge, and skills are set and that there is no room for learning, improving, or acquiring new skills.

Growth mindset:

Believing that capabilities can be improved and increased over time. Efforts to achieve improvement and new skills are always worthy.

About Yvette Durazo

Yvette holds the Associate Certified Coach credential (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Presently, Yvette is an instructor for the Human Resource Management Certification program at the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, Silicon Valley, and for the Conflict Resolution Program at the University of California, Davis, Continuing Education. She also teaches Mediation Skills courses for undergraduate and master’s degree students at Portland State University.

Yvette achieved a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Peacebuilding from California State University Dominguez Hills, and an undergraduate degree in International Business from San Diego State University. She is certified in Human Resource Management, Mediation, Restorative Justice Facilitation, and Project Management. She is also a non-violence communication specialist.

Yvette is fully fluent in both English and Spanish and has broad expertise in cultural diversity and inclusion. She can be reached at [email protected]. You can follow her work at

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Yvette Durazo’s Bio

Yvette Durazo, MA, ACC, is the founder and principal consultant of Unitive Consulting, a workplace organizational effectiveness, strategic conflict management, and leadership development firm. Yvette brings innovative techniques to promote a positive workplace culture in organizations to encourage trust, productive human capital engagement, and inclusion.

Clients benefit from her wealth of knowledge and professional experience in the art of building a trusting workplace relationship. Some of her services include training, mediating conflicts in the workplace, bullying prevention, settlement negotiations, developing dispute system design, and bringing unique strategies to address the workplace’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) needs. Yvette’s methodologies are like vitamins that are a breath of life to the organizations’ immunity.

Yvette is a former Core Adjunct Professor at National University, where she taught Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Communication courses for over six years, and a former Instructor for the Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, Power of Justice. She is also a former ADR Program Administrator for the Superior Court of California, Alameda County.



Our Process

What are the benefits of coaching?

This service allows clients to work under the guidance of a coach to reach set goals for enhanced performance. The main goal is to achieve satisfaction in life, business, work, and personal relationships.

How do the sessions work?

Coaching is performed over the phone or in-person coaching sessions (depending on COVID-19 or other circumstances). Other options also include web-rooms and group settings, as needed.

How does the Coaching Process work?

Our service esteems and values our clients as equal partners in the coaching relationship. The process is an inter-dependent, action-oriented partnership rooted in mutual trust. Ongoing two-way dialogue is the core of our transformational coaching.

F R O M   T H E   C L I E N T S

Stefany W

"I worked with Yvette as my coach at the start of the pandemic in 2020. Originally, I began to work with her to guide me through the changes I was looking to make. It quickly became conflict resolution techniques due to specific situations that had raised during our time and then quickly became how to navigate a global pandemic. She is energetic and intuitive. Her direct approach worked well for me and allowed me to connect with many new insights."

Anne Woods

"Yvette is masterful at coaching her clients, starting with determining what is truly important to them. She partners with each individual to identify and overcome any and all obstacles. She teaches how to navigate more smoothly through interactions with various personality types so that positive outcomes are created as her clients interact with people. Whether a person is seeking to improve personal relationships, brand into a new area of business, or reach higher levels in a current career Yvette is a valuable partner and resource."

Remy Merez-Mimms

"Participating in Yvette's Wabi-Sabi Conflict Resolution program allowed me to gain a better understanding of the root cause of avoidance behavior as well as the difference between negative and health conflict. But the real magic came in the private one-on-one coaching sessions where I learned new effective communication techniques that literally changed my life.


Check out services from Yvette Durazo provided through 

Unitive Consulting

Check out services provided by Yvette Durazo through

Unitive Consulting

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