Co-Founder & Program Director
Dominque Jones is a renowned and respected fitness professional and motivational speaker. Dominque is a Master Cycling Instructor with over 10 years experience, a fitness gym owner in Huntington Beach, CA, certified personal trainer (AFSA), and someone who has masterful experience in helping others through: life coaching, personal development, and interpersonal counseling. With experience as an elementary school teacher, Dominque understands the needs of students, staff, and how to create a holistic environment of compassion and care within a school community. Dominque cares deeply about those she can reach, she leads with her heart, and impacts YOU with her soul. Every student and human that ever comes in contact with her, always realizes: they're not alone, they have support, they can achieve all their dreams, and most importantly, they matter.
Message from Dominque:
"I'm so glad to bring my heart and soul into YMGM. I love helping to enrich the youth of tomorrow and giving us all the self belief we all deserve to succeed. Let's continue the amazing mission of Richard Kuo's vision within the YMGM and honor all individuals in lifting up the spirit of the collective so we all can prosper no matter the challenge!"
Founder & Executive Director
Richard Kuo is an certified life coach (ICF-certified), national motivational speaker, and Youtuber with over 1 million video views. Having conducted 250+ presentations to over 35,000+ students and educators, Richard understands the challenges students and educators face. He has been featured on TEDx and various other internationally-recognized student leadership organizations. Richard is also an avid scholar of transformational leadership who has been trained by a multitude of industry leaders such as Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Tom Bilyeu (Founder of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory), Cole Hatter (Founder of Thrive), and Hal Elrod (The Miracle Morning).
Growing up failing to meet his family’s expectations of getting straight A’s along with other teenage challenges, Richard struggled a lot with very low self-esteem and depression. Motivated by making sure students have the right resources to face their challenges, Richard created the You Matter Global Movement.
Message from Richard:
"I'm very humbled to have a career that I am passionate about. I am so excited to help you and your school/organization create empathy, compassion, and boost morale through our message. Thank YOU for the work you do as an student, teacher, parent, friend, or human. You are incredible. Please shoot me a message so we can connect personally!"
With Love, Richard