Our Founder’s Story
There are many societal ills and injustices in our world (both inside and outside of our professional life) that negatively impact us emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, financially, and physically. This shapes our perspectives and behavioral patterns and it causes us to not honor the one priority we have the most control over – OURSELVES.
My professional experience as an hourly worker to salaried worker, individual contributor to leader, employee to human resources has been a roller coaster! I have experienced great success in my professional journey. However, I have often felt devalued, ignored, rejected, and overwhelmed. It was because of my faith, therapy, and the support of my tribe that I have learned “I cannot be placed in the box that others think I should be in, because I shine too bright; I cannot be labeled by what others think of me or say about me, because I defy every label; and no one can tell my story, because I stand in my truth.” When this truth became a part of how she showed up at work, Erika noticed that she had peace and fulfillment. Additionally, other professionals (both individual contributors and leaders) respected her boundaries and the value she brought to the table.
We give so much of ourselves to our careers and spend too much time at work to be unhappy and unfulfilled (especially if you have student loan debt!). The average full time leader spends a minimum of 45 hours/week – 2340 hours/year, at work. This is time we will not get back. Work with me and let’s make the best of it…
Vision and Mission
We will be the most valued business partner that builds people and organizations from the inside out resulting in a more inclusive and healthy workforce for the next generation.
The Erika Monaé Group stands up for the wellness of professionals and to improve the overall quality of their professional life. We recognize that much of the power to transform the workplace stressors start from within each individual, their self awareness and self discipline. We are called to build professionals up with a strong sense self and take action because the impact that it has will not only change the professional and workplace but it can the world.
Values and Purpose
Grace – Authenticity – Courage – Respect – Integrity
The Erika Monaé Group exists:
1. To make a positive and transformational difference in the workforce so that leaders and professionals are not compromising their identity and values (BE YOU)
2. To advocate for the wellness of leaders and professionals and improve the quality of their overall professional life (BE KIND)
3. To recognize everyone’s value (their light) and to encourage it and build them up to shine with a strong sense of self (SHINE)
Purpose Driven Business
It is important for The Erika Monaé Group to be a purpose driven business to use its profits, human power, and time to push the greater good for all people that aligns with the advancement of the Kingdom. As a woman and a person of color, I fully support the advancement and equality for women and people of color. Additionally, there are more causes that I support (but not limited to):
- Mental/Physical/Emotional Health (for both adults and youth/babies)
- Fight against Human Trafficking
- Fight against Cancer and Lupus
- Foundation Development for youth/babies: education & scholarship opportunities, personal financial acumen/responsibility, fine & performing arts exposure and appreciation
If you or your organization is in alignment with The Erika Monaé Group, and would like to know more and collaborate, please set up time for us to chat by clicking HERE.
Meet Erika Monaé
I am a people builder. I will look for opportunities to encourage others to bring out the best in them and to help them accomplish their dreams. I will speak words of faith and victory, affirming them, approving them, letting them know they are valued. I will call out their seeds of greatness, helping them rise higher and become all that God created them to be. This is my declaration.
Founder & CEO
My progressive 10 years of HR experience afforded me the opportunity to handle employee and labor relations, training and facilitation, as well as coaching leaders (especially first time leaders). My passion for people was really enhanced professionally when I discovered that the employee experience is a direct correlation to their leader’s experience. While I was successful in handling my employee and labor relations, and developing leaders, I noticed professionals were still unhappy and unfulfilled after the “surface level” problems were resolved.
In 2014, I began to notice that I coached people from my heart. Meaning, it did not matter who they were, what level they had in the organization, or their tenure. My bigger concern was not about the policies and procedures; it was about the heart and mind that each professional brought to work with them that day. It wasn’t until 2017 where it became clear to me that the dark cloud over professionals (the cloud of feeling devalued, overwhelmed, rejected, and/or ignored) can be changed if they tapped into their power. It was then when I was called to help others see their power and transform that dark, rainy cloud into clear and bright skies.
While my perspective and approach to help others maybe unique to many in the workforce, it is the very thing that allows me to thrive as a coach and consultant. My answer to the question “Why did I become a coach?”, maybe easy to comprehend but the type of transformation that is necessary is not. It takes time, maturity, honesty, and courage. Your transformation is a part of the greater transformation that needs to take place in the workplace.
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