set goals for long term success

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?   […]

finding motivation

How to Stay Motivated as You Make Life Changes

How do we stay motivated on our journey to change? The fifth step in my CHOICE coaching program is “change activation.” It’s time to take action toward your goals and make the changes you wish to see in your life. We know that change doesn’t happen overnight; it’s a process, a journey. And we believe […]

life change

Why Now? Life Change is Driven by a Sense of Urgency

How do we activate a desire for life change? “Change activation” is the 5th step in my CHOICE coaching program, and it’s about taking action to make the changes that you want to see in your life. You’ve clarified your mindset, identified your core values, and overcome inner obstacles – now it’s time to move […]

facing your fears

How to Face Your Fears on Your Journey to Change

Are you ready to face your fears? Fear is one of the most stubborn obstacles that we face on our path to change. Last week, I shared a piece of advice that I give coaching clients about overcoming obstacles – and that is to do the opposite of what your internal dialogue says to do. […]

Overcome obstacles on your path to change

How to Overcome Obstacles on Your Path to Change

How do we overcome obstacles on our journey to change? Pursuing our goals is not always easy. Our inner blocks trip us up – our fears, self-sabotaging behaviors, insecurities. Even the assumptions we make about ourselves and others can be obstacles when they reinforce limiting beliefs. The third step in my CHOICE coaching program is […]

making assumptions

How to Stop Making Assumptions and Discover Truth

You know what they say about making assumptions. “When you assume, you make an ass of you and me.” How often do we get into trouble when we make assumptions about ourselves, about others, or about situations? We’ve started a blog series about the obstacles that hold us back on our journey to change. Last […]

evaluating self beliefs

Why It’s Important to Evaluate Your Self-Beliefs

What are your self-beliefs? What do you believe about yourself, and is it true? We’re midway through a blog series about our values and beliefs. Last week, I wrote about re-examining our values in seasons of transition. So too do we need to take a hard look at our belief system. Our core values give […]

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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. […]

trauma informed care

Why I’ve Embraced Trauma Informed Care as a Life Coach

What is trauma informed care? And what does it mean to me as a Life Coach? This is an approach in the human service field that teaches us that trauma is more common than we think, and so we can assume that most people have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. With that […]