Today on the Happy Black Woman podcast Rosetta chats with a member of the Happy Black Woman tribe, Dr. Christi Monk. She is a Certified Life Coach and founder of the Confidence Suite and the Workplace Survival Institute. Dr. Christi is on a mission to help women tap into their core value systems so they become more effective, influential, and productive contributors in the workplace and in their community. Her goal? To help women become the world changers they were born to be. In this powerful chat with Rosetta, Dr. Christi gives us a glimpse into her own journey, the obstacles she overcame, and how she came to find her true purpose. She is passionate about helping women and offers valuable tips to help you get started in your own journey.
Teaching women to be authentic, unapologetically.
At the foundation of Dr. Christi’s mission is her own journey from losing confidence and trying to be what she thought others wanted her to be, to being her true self. She shares why women must find a way to be their true selves and why it’s important to success in the workplace. Dr. Christi is able to connect with her clients because of her own experiences of “losing herself” and then working hard to bring her true self to the surface. She shares the exhaustion that comes with trying to live up the expectations of others and the freedom that comes from being your authentic self. Dr. Christi goes on to shatter the false belief many women live with: that being your true self means you won’t be accepted. She tells us why being natural is the only way to go.
The 4 R’s of being your authentic self.
We get to the nitty-gritty of this inspiring talk when Dr. Christi shares some action steps women can take to begin the process of being their true selves. These empowering steps will help you begin your journey with confidence. Listen in to learn more about the 4 R’s, which are: Revive, Redirect, Recharge, and Release. The most important step according to Christi? Redirect. She explains the value of taking inventory of your life and eliminating people who are not adding value to your life. Learn why it’s important to let go of those who are bringing you down.
How to stay on track and focused.
It’s clear Dr. Christi has a full schedule. So, how does she stay focused and productive? Dr. Christi walks us through a typical day (which starts at 5am) and why she realized getting help was essential to her success and wellbeing. She shares the importance of constantly refining your craft and focusing on ways to better serve clients. Dr. Christi also tells us the most important tool she uses to keep herself organized. This glimpse into her daily life will motivate you to get organized and get moving towards your goals.
Knowing who you are and who you were created to be.
As Rosetta closes out her chat with Dr. Christi, they discuss a favorite book that has inspired Christi on her journey. She also shares a favorite quote she came up with: The true depiction of a woman is when she knows who she is and who she was created to be, and walks boldly in it. Dr. Christi also shares what makes her a Happy Black Woman along with some valuable tips for those of you who are at the beginning stages of your journey. She ends with one last bit of inspiration: Be confident, be bold, be you. This conversation with Dr. Christi Monk is sure to inspire you to be your authentic self and pursue your passion with everything you’ve got.
Outline of this great episode
- [0:33] Rosetta’s introduction of her guest, Christi Monk.
- [1:20] How Rosetta and Dr. Christi are connected.
- [2:03] Dr. Christi’s mission and the work that she does.
- [3:08] The services Dr. Christi offers to assist clients.
- [4:10] What inspired Christi to pursue her passion?
- [7:38] Why the belief that you can’t be your authentic self is false.
- [10:51] Some specific action steps ladies can take when they are ready to be their authentic selves.
- [18:51] The 4 R’s of being your authentic self.
- [20:41] Some strategies Christi uses to stay focused and productive.
- [23:49] Christi shares some tools and technology that helps her stay on track.
- [25:16] A favorite book that has inspired Christi on her journey.
- [26:36] Dr. Christi’s personal mantra.
- [27:54] What makes Dr. Christi a Happy Black Woman.
- [30:09] The #1 tip for women who are just getting started.
- [33:33] How you can connect with Dr. Christie.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
BOOK: “The Search for Significance”
PERSONAL MANTRA: The true depiction of a woman is when she knows who she is and who she was created to be, and walks boldly in it. ~ Dr. Christi Monk
Dr. Christi’s website: www.ChristiMonk.com
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About Dr. Christi Monk
Dr. Monk positively impacts and influences the lives of those she meets. Dr. Monk is passionate teaching women how to gain respect and keep it without compromising who they are. She is the founder of The Confidence Suite. The Confident Suite trains women how to tap into their core value system so they are more affective, confident and productive contributors in the workplace and their communities. By focusing on the core value system and regaining confidence, women will improve their communication style, interpersonal skills, and social skills all of which result in personal satisfaction. Dr. Christi calls this Rocking Your I.C.E. (Influence+Confidence=Esteem). Dr. Christi is a Doctor of Management. Her published work is entitled Workplace Bullying – In Search of a Clearer Definition. She is also certified in Workplace Bullying and Workplace Mediation. A teacher by nature, Dr. Monk believes in life-long learning and continuously seeks out opportunities to increase and share her knowledge in both the public, private and non-profit sectors.
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