From as far back as I can remember, I have always loved helping people. I noticed from an early age, that even people I didn't really know, would gravitate towards me, sharing their feelings. My friends would say that it was because I was so easy to talk to and I made everyone feel safe and comfortable. Because of my love of helping others, I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education. I also earned my Teaching Credential and taught young children for many years, before having a family of my own. I would often help parents with academic or behavioral issues with their young children.
I also went through extensive training and became a lay counselor through my church. We were taught to help others help themselves and to be a source of encouragement and light. I thoroughly enjoyed coming alongside others and bringing a feeling of hope to those who were struggling. Health and Fitness are great motivators for me, and while my daughters were young, I earned my Fitness Trainer Certificate and helped women and junior tennis players with fitness and strength training.
Unfortunately, I went through a very difficult divorce. I struggled with hopelessness, loneliness, confusion, fatigue and depression. I made a promise to myself, that when I was ready and my girls were grown, I would work some way, in helping other women who were struggling through the changing seasons of life. Now that my girls are grown, I felt it was the perfect time to begin my career as a Certified Life Coach. I can help women who may be seeking direction and support through the many facets of life and its changes. I come alongside and help women transition into a life of independence, self assurance and self confidence.
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, California Teaching Credential,
Former Certified Strength and Fitness Coach, ISSA & ACE
Certified Life Coach, LCTI
Founder & President, Monarch Life Coaching
"After the birth of my third baby, I really needed some help organizing my life and working on my health and fitness. Seeing that she was a former fitness trainer, I decided to call her. She helped me set my own goals and figure out my own plan on how to reach them. Her coaching is so supportive and she helps you create your own way of reaching your end game. I would completely recommend her."
"What I like about Gina is that she helps you get more in touch with yourself and your feelings. Sometimes she asks the tough questions, but doing this really helps you figure out where you need to go from there. You never feel judged or told what to do. She is your biggest supporter and holds you accountable."