I love my life and career now. But things weren’t always a bowl of cherries.
My name is Monica, and yes, I’m a recovering corporate workaholic. I finally realized one day that the corporate world was literally killing me. The stress, the long hours and the total void of down time was crushing my soul. I worked so hard to get where I was, how could I be so miserable at work? But I was.
So I changed all that. Completely.
I decided to leave my corporate job and start over. Although it took some time to completely exit from my job, I made the decision internally to seek a professional path that led to more money and more freedom. I was ready to do something really big that could genuinely make an impact on the world.
This change didn’t come easy. I’m not one of those rah-rah types who can get out there and network till the cows come home. I’m an introvert and I need time alone to recharge my batteries. I knew I needed a different path to success than most had taken.
I started looking for clues.
And, I had to change my thinking.
I realized I wasn’t stuck or powerless. I could choose a different course, one that brought me joy and financial security. I wasn’t limited to only one, I found out it is possible to have both!
Today, I’m an entrepreneur and business coach. I empower other women to overcome their fears, trust their inner voice, and feel more confident – all of the things you need to experience pure joy and an unshakeable sense of you.
All because I took that first leap.
- I believe we are capable of far more than we know
- I believe change is scary but necessary
- I believe walking on the beach can heal anything
- I believe a cup of steaming chai tea can soothe the soul
- I believe true joy comes from the 6-year-old inside us
- I believe spending time with animals helps us be more human
- I believe that we create our own everyday magic
- I believe our intuition will light the path ahead of us
- I believe love is always the answer
A few more tidbits so you can really know who I am.
I’ve worn a lot of professional hats. I’ve been a healthcare executive and managed a national non-profit.
I love being an entrepreneur and started my first business at age 12. I started out mowing lawns in the small Montana town where I grew up. I’ve also owned a real estate brokerage and profitable consulting firm. You could say I keep busy!
I’m armed with degrees. I’ve got a Masters Degree in Management and Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and I graduated from an MBA Foundations Program. I love business – but I love people more.
I’m certified by the World Coach Institute and am certified in Clinical Health Coaching. I’ve also completed high-level online marketing programs, including B-School, Make It Work Online (current), and am a three-year attendee of the World Domination Summit.
I love learning ways to better manage stress and recently completed an extensive Resiliency/Transform Certification Program from the Mayo Clinic.
I adore my dogs. They started their lives as lonely shelter dogs, but now they bounce around our home with love and happiness. I also support animal rescue charities, and even helped rescue six dogs from Hawaii!
My favorite shoes are my black polka-dotted boots. They’re like galoshes – you know the kind that let you splash through puddles but keep you dry and comfy? They’re fun, but practical.
I love to read about business and personal development. Want to know what I’m reading? Check out my Reading List.
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