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Your Inner Circle

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As a business owner, I have developed a great circle of fellow entrepreneurs with whom I can share, ask, refer, question, and gain inspiration and motivation. They are my go-to group for referrals to web design, marketing, writing, resumes, insurance, financial planning, real estate, organizing, health products, jewelry, clothes, and so much more.

Networking is my favorite way of developing and staying connected with my circle. I've been to two networking events in the last 24 hours and I enjoyed both of them immensely; Over 40 Females of New Haven and Women in Business (Shelton). I'm also co-facilitating my own chapter meeting of Powerful You! on Friday (also Shelton).  

Why do I attend these 4-6 meetings each month (including Chamber, and the Coaching Federation)? The obvious reason might be “to grow my business”, which it has, but also because I am an Extrovert and a People type  (Peoplemap™ Assessment type, not just my description of myself).  I crave connection with other peers.  I get energized, motivated, and inspired just by being around them!  It can get rather lonely working from home all day.  Other ways to develop and stay connected with my Inner Circle, like social media and emails, just aren’t the same as personal contact. Period.  

And here’s the thing we need to remind ourselves, our clients need that personalized contact too.  If it’s been a long time since you’ve actually seen your customer, pick up the phone and then schedule a meeting.  Some of you, like me, may have long distance clients, so Skype and Facetime are a great option.

 Who else do *you* include in your Inner Circle?  A best friend who will always tell you the truth?  Family members who stay supportive no matter what?  Is there anyone else?  I'd love to hear about it and what role they play in your life. 

Stay connected to your Inner Circle and it will grow, along with lasting friendships, collaborations, and partnerships of one kind or another.

For more ideas about networking, here is the link to my February Biz Tips Newsletter on that subject:
Biz Tip Newsletter: Networking

Happy Networking to you all!



Monica came to the field of coaching and consulting after pursuing diverse jobs in teaching, business, and healthcare while also raising her family.  When Monica took a coaching class in 2006, it started a new chapter in her life.  Monica took her years of experience and passion for helping others and combined it with a career that allows her to empower others.  After training and certification in Life Coaching, Monica continued her studies in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching, giving her the understanding, tools and experience to handle the sensitive, emotional, and deeply satisfying work of relationship building for personal and professional relationships. 

In 2011 Monica became certified as a coach and trainer with Peoplemap™ System of personality, leadership and conflict resolution assessments and tools.  This helps her clients understand themselves and others better, and facilitates team building and the ability to communicate effectively and skillfully with others.  Monica continues to learn new tools and concepts in order to empower her clients, including the work of David Emerald (The Power of TED), John Gottman, PhD, Wayne Dyer, and Byron Katie.

Monica works with individuals, couples, and teams as a coach, a small business consultant, and a facilitator of personal and professional growth.  Through one-on-one coaching, presentations, and workshops, Monica helps people create a master plan full of personalized goals, strategies, winning perspectives and the inner strength to take the challenging or more rewarding route, and to master the tough conversations. She has a passion to motivate her clients to see beyond the ordinary or expected, and to pursue all the possibilities without fear or doubt.  She acts as their accountability partner and works side-by-side as an equal partner, ready to coach and challenge her clients to excel and succeed.

Monica’s primary clients are emerging entrepreneurs, executives, and work teams who are stressed, stuck, dealing with conflict, or trying to create something better in their future.  From coaching they find clarity of purpose, confidence in their abilities, improved communication, personal awareness and growth, and professional satisfaction.

Over the course of her adult life, Monica has spent more than 20 years as an active volunteer and board member of a community service organization, earning the Trumbull, CT Humanitarian of the Year award in 2004 for her leadership and passion for conservation. Monica is an avid photographer in her spare time, as well as wife, mother and very young grandmother living in Shelton, CT.


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