Dr. Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie's Official Biography
Dr. Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie, M.D. is a double board certified body positive weight & wellness physician expert, Bestselling author and creator & C.E.O. of Embrace You Weight & Wellness. Dr. Sylvia personally connects to weight and wellness, having lost 60lbs of baby weight twice and maintained her weight loss for over 7 years through her personalized, holistic, scientific weight loss strategy. Dr. Sylvia has had well over 10,000 patient encounters and helped hundreds of patients reach their weight goals through her down to earth, holistic personalized approach to scientific, sustainable weight loss.
While working on the COVID-19 frontlines, in 2020, she launched the Embrace You Weight & Wellness Program to equip women who have struggled with their weight with her secrets to personalized, sustainable weight loss. In addition to passionately serving women on their weight & wellness journey, Dr. Bollie regularly speaks on the flaws of the B.M.I., Black women & wellness, the need for personalized obesity evaluation, PCOS, self-love and overcoming weight bias.
Through Dr. Bollie' s books, speaking and unique coaching program Embrace You Weight and Wellness she empowers you to stop obsessing over the scale, break up with yo-yo diets and create your customized wellness based solution. In 2021 she released the bestselling wellness strategy book "Embrace You: Your Guide to Transforming Weight Loss Misconceptions Info Lifelong Wellness." Embrace You is NOT another weight loss program or weight loss book. It is your solution to create your lifelong wellness strategy.
Outside of medicine Dr. Bollie and her husband co-founded Institute of Basic Technology (IBT) . Liberia's only non-profit freestanding STEM Lab that serves over 600 high school students annually. Since opening in 2017, IBT has prepared students to pass the WASSCE with a 95% pass rate.
As a busy wife, mother of two young children, and full time physician entrepreneur Dr. Bollie understands firsthand the need for being strategic in creating a wellness centered lifestyle. She makes time daily for her Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, and Delicious Food. Dr. Bollie enjoys organizing events, volunteering, reading, running ,music, art of all forms, and spending time in nature.