On this #NewBusinessMindset show, career coach Monica Moody talks about personal power. She helps us understand what it is, how we can embrace it, and how it can impact our lives. She tells us that we don’t need to accept the story of our lives and careers that has been scripted for us from outside, but have the authority to take control and make our own decisions. All we need to do is step into our personal power.
Lessons from the Show
Monica talked to us about personal power in her own life and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- The fullness of who we are is not welcome in the workplace…but it’s up to us to change that!
- We usually work on manipulating the things outside us, but owning change is about stepping back and seeing that the place of power is personal change;
- It’s time to create a new story of work that doesn’t require us getting used to and accepting the levels of stress to which many of us have been normalized.
About Monica Moody
Monica Moody is a Certified Career Coach, Trainer and Facilitator with 15+ years of experience in administration, personal development and coaching. She helps individuals create lives that are aligned with their highest values and works with organizations to help them to tap into the inner brilliance of their teams.
Monica has counseled and coached individuals from all walks of life and helped them to create purposeful paths that truly honor their innate gifts. Choosing to lead with compassion and empathy, Monica is gifted with an ability to gently guide others past self-defeating, limiting behaviors and towards realizing their highest potential.
As the Founder of Owning Change, Monica helps individuals and teams to own their experiences with work by offering programs that emphasize personal mastery and personal change. She notes that by cultivating the qualities of wholeheartedness in the workplace such as self-awareness, authenticity, vulnerability, compassion and grace we can reclaim our humanity in the workplace, improve employee engagement levels and create a powerful new story about work.
Monica has successfully worked with organizations as diverse as the Cox Automotive, Duke University, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service and the Friends Committee on National Legislation. And her work as an entrepreneur has led to features in a number of media outlets including Ebony and Southern Living Magazines, PBS’ “Real Moms, Real Savvy” and the “Rachael Ray Show”.
An Atlanta native, Monica received her B.A. in Mathematics from Wesleyan University, her M.A. in History from Clark Atlanta University and her coaching certification from the Life Purpose Institute in California.
You can contact Monica and learn more about her businesses and her work at www.owningchange.com.
This is episode # 178