new year goals

Steps for Business Owners to Evaluate Progress and Set Strong New Year Goals

It’s time to set new year goals! December is a time to evaluate our progress and make plans for the new year. If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, follow my steps for success as you set new goals for your business:   1.     Celebrate your progress before you outline new year goals We are […]

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Learn How to Set Goals for Long Term Success

Learning how to set goals is critical to activating change. The goals you created in the past may have set you up for failure. For example, goals like “I want to lose weight” or “I’ll do better in school,” are vague and unsustainable. How, then, should we approach goal setting for long term success?   […]

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What Are Your Core Values? Make Better Choices by Identifying Values

Do your choices align with your core values? Independence, competence, loyalty, integrity, creativity… It is important to identify your core values in order to make changes in your life. Life change is simpler than we think. I believe that our choices can change our lives. At Monarch Life Coaching, “CHOICE” is an acronym that outlines […]

State of Mind

Why You Need to Be Honest About Your Current State of Mind

Is your current state of mind conducive to change and transformation? Our blog series this month is about laying the groundwork for your journey to change. “Clarify your mindset” is the first step in my CHOICE coaching program. After all, the key to making better choices is having clarity about where you’re going and why. […]

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Why It’s Important to Understand How a Traumatic Event Impacts Your Life

What comes to mind when you think about a “traumatic” event? We tend to assume that trauma is violent, something like a shooting or a car accident. The truth is trauma is much more prevalent in our lives than we might think. There are different types of trauma, and each of us experiences trauma differently. […]

Choose the right job

How to Choose the Right Job for You: A Guide for Anxious Job-Hunters

How do you battle anxiety and indecision to choose the right job? There are a lot of factors to consider, and the job hunt can feel overwhelming. Taking a new job is a “big” decision because it’s a long-term commitment. You spend a lot of time in this environment, interacting with the team and doing […]

The Powerful Visualization Exercise I Share With All My Clients

How do we break our harmful patterns of thought or behavior? We want to stop making the same mistakes. We feel frustrated with ourselves for giving in to our fears or hurting our loved ones. Fear influences our thoughts and actions in all aspects of our lives… our relationships, our work performance. If you’ve been […]

Practical Steps to Conquer Fear and Feel More Confident at Work

How many of us can relate to the pressure of pleasing a demanding boss? We walk into work (or “log on,” in a remote work world), and we’re fearful of making mistakes, receiving negative feedback… or getting fired. What do these fears have in common? At the end of the day, it comes down to […]

Three Strategies to Keep Fear From Destroying Your Relationship

Our fears sabotage us, especially in relationships. We know what it’s like to make the same mistakes over and over again, falling back into the same harmful patterns of behavior that destroyed past relationships. Fear can cause insecurity, sensitivity, anger… and in response, we lie, or we lash out at the people we love. Fear-based […]

5 Tips To Prevent Arguments During COVID-19 Quarantine

Many couples are spending more time together during the COVID-19 quarantine.  This is a time that you are being given to get to know each other again and hopefully you are getting along.  If you have kids the stress of homeschooling may be taking a toll on your relationship.  Let’s be honest…you are probably having […]

6 Steps for Career Transitions During the COVID Crisis

During this uncertain time, where many have been furloughed or lost their jobs, it is understandable that many are feeling scared, unsettled and shaken.   Losing a job is a difficult and major life transition that has now impacted over 6 million Americans all at once.   It is a time where you may feel powerless or […]