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Conversations with the Inspiring Monica Kerik

Today we’d like to introduce you to Monica Kerik.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Monica. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I worked for 15 years in the advertising industry in Mexico, the UK, and here in the USA.

I’ve always been curious to understand the human mind which led me to take several courses and certifications in Buddhism, Meditation, Professional Coaching, Positive Psychology, and Organizational Leadership.

I was looking for which direction to take after my years in the corporate world, so I went through a coaching process that helped me clarify my goals. In the process, it emerged that I wanted to use my professional experience in understanding facts and human insights, with my passion to help others develop and grow.

That’s how Life Full of Goodness was born.

The main mission of my company is to inspire others (and myself!) to create a more mindful, balanced, and fulfilling life.

I ignite business and personal growth through blogging, facilitating workshops, and coaching individuals and teams.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I believe that when we start pursuing a career, we sometimes forget we are born with certain personal strengths and characteristics for a reason, and the first step to start a business or a new venture is to have a clear idea of our strong points.

The other game changer for me was to define my personal mission, what I mean by that is to pin down the goal I believe will have a positive impact not only in myself but at a larger scale.

Once I had clarity in my strengths and my purpose, my path opened up. I’ve realized that my path is by no means a straight line. There are small steps, some detours, medium term objectives, and some wins.

In my case, I’ve had a side hustle for several years to support financially my certifications, courses, and investments in order to create and grow Life Full of Goodness.

As I mentioned, the path hasn’t been a straight line, Life Full of Goodness started as the title for a book and it later moved on to become a blog. Now, it is a way to deliver professional services to individuals and companies. My purpose has always been the same, no matter the shape it has taken to deliver it, and it might change again in the future.

My advice to others starting their journey is to use all the help you can get to define your objectives in the short and long term. Family, friends, and professional coaches can help a great deal to explore what really motivates you. Don’t be afraid to try things out, adapt, and adjust to refine your purpose and the way to get there.

what should we know about Life Full of Goodness? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
The mission of Life Full of Goodness is to inspire and motivate actions that make individuals feel, act, and be better. Its ultimate purpose is to help others find more fulfillment in their life.

Life Full of Goodness offers two services:
One is professional coaching and the other one is designing and facilitating workshops.
My workshops motivate participants to explore what really matters in life, how to manage stress, the importance of human connection, and the sources of happiness and well-being.

My approach is grounded in the most recent findings of the Science of Happiness, Co-Active® Coaching and the methodology LEGO® Serious Play®. I share with my personal and corporate clients that our well- being and happiness is in our hands and together we explore ideas and tools that ignite change and personal growth and that will affect positively their life, their jobs, and their community.

I believe my organization is leading the way in opening up deep conversations across ages. It is rare that we get a chance to discuss subjects like how satisfied you are with your life and what really makes you happy? Or a chance to talk about your personal goals and habits in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

I challenge the status quo to make people reflect on their daily decisions and actions towards oneself and others.

Who do you look up to? How have they inspired you?
I honestly do not have a specific role model.

I do admire the achievements and values of different women I know in person.

I admire my friends that have overcome illnesses and personal losses and those who have successful careers and those who contribute to the community.

I admire the teachers and coaches that have made a difference in my kids’ life with their loving, caring advice.

Men also inspire me, I admire my husband’s kindness and my father’s attitude during tough times.

I admire my kids’ persistence, determination, joy and compassion and my mom’s equanimity and patience inspires me.

I learn from each person I know and try to develop those good qualities in myself.

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