Howdy, I am Angie Leigh Monroe a native Texan, and US Navy veteran who loves spending time at the lake or beach. The closer to the water I am the closer I feel to God and the more clarity I gain.
I am fortunate to live in the same town I was raised in, a small community (of approx 50,000 people) in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. As the community grew and evolved with new industries, new technologies, and a beautiful blend of cultural diversity, it finely tuned my strengths of adaptability and strategic thinking. My community has made me who I am today, and I am so very thankful for that.
The honor of serving my country in the US Navy taught me many tough lessons, but again it sharpened my strengths. This time it also sharpened my strength of responsibility.
My life with my husband of 28 years, raising my three children, working in corporate America and non-profits both as an employ and a serial volunteer is whne I became more in-tune with my strengths of self-assurance and individualization.
All of these strengths have been with me my entire life, but it wasn’t until I took the time to look inward and learn about myself and what I had to offer that I was able to have a monumental personal and professional breakthrough.
Work has always always been something I enjoy doing. I enjoy the rhythm of work, the accomplishment of it, and of course making an income.
What I didn’t like was doing more work than others and collecting the same pay or worse, less pay. I began thinking there has to be something more. I was overseeing and mentoring teams of people, taking on more responsibility, but my income was not growing proportionately with a significant amount of hours I had been dedicating to my employer.
I had an AH-HA moment!
It was hard but I turned in my notice, did I mention I was working for my church, and I LOVED that place, but something in me had shifted and I needed to listen to that shift.
One of the things that has always been important to me is to finish strong, and that is what I did, I gave all the same effort I did before I turned in my notice all the way up to my last minute on staff at the church. Let’s face it you cannot have a strong beginning of a new chapter without a strong and clean close to the previous chapter. Now I have a new problem…
What was I going to do?
First off, I slept for about a month; then, I got back to work.
That was January of 2010, and here we are ten years later, and my business like me has continued to grow and evolve, and so have my clients.
You hear a lot today about hustle and grind, and I did A LOT of that in the early days, and it was not good. I was still in the employee mindset when I was the business owner.
Something had to change.
I found a business mentor, you know someone you watch from the sidelines and apply things to grow your business as you can.
Then I got serious!
I INVESTED in a Coach!
That coach was the catalyst I needed to shift my mindset, to call me on my blindspots and hold me accountable to the goals, I said I wanted to reach but didn’t apply myself toward them.
I have had many coaches for different aspects of my business, and I am always learning and forging a path for my clients I affectionately call warriors. Let’s face it when you have breakthroughs as we have together we are no longer in a working relationship we are on a mission and a mission takes a warrior mindset.
With that warrior mindset, in January 2015 I stepped onto the stage for the first time in 20 years, overcoming my own obstacles (mainly internal) and finding my own clarity when it came to my God-given mission. That action has been the passageway to even more opportunities than I have ever imagined.
I launched DIVAS Impact in 2016 to empower and equip a global community of women change-agents in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. In 2018 I created another niche inside the DIVAS community for Veteran DIVAS to serve our sheroes who have served our country.
In 2019 we launched our podcast Warrior DIVAS | Real Talk for Real Women and relaunched our DIVAS Impact magazine.
For 2020 we are focused, on leveling up and adapting to an ever-changing world while meeting you right where you are at. Oh and because many of my clients asked for it we have our A Leading Moment Podcast launching this year.
Whether you have heard my podcasts, been at an event I spoke at, saw me on social media, or just stumbled across this page and are looking for your mission, I hope you will reach out, and let’s go on the journey together.
Angie Leigh Monroe
Speaker, Coach and Mission Ready Warrior DIVA
Your willingness to learn and adjust positively from mistakes and shortcomings will largely determine how far you will travel the road to success.- John C. Maxwell