The Exceptional Life Institute

Testimonials

Personal Coaching

Monica knew exactly my pain points and how I should approach overcoming my limiting beliefs that hold me back from achieving happiness, high-performance, and success. Like an experienced doctor, she asked the right questions to diagnose the problem. I left with a better understanding of who I am, the direction I’m going, and clarity on what I must do next.

Evan P.
San Francisco, CA

Meditation Workshop

The meditation workshop was great. I’ve meditated before, and I felt like during the guided meditation I was able to go deeper and reach a different place than I have ever been to previously. My experience was very eye opening and helped me appreciate the world I live in much more. It was nice to be able to take a break and helped me realized that I needed to find time for myself much more often in such a busy world we live in. I was extremely grateful for the experience and opportunity.

Jonathan M.
Northern Arizona University

Breaking the True Love Code

I learned SO MUCH more from the course and the people there than I would have ever imagined. Now I understand the meaning of finding true love and how to have a healthy relationship. The workshop helped me realize what I wanted in a relationship and most importantly, learn more about myself. One thing that I also liked was that we were given a workbook for the program. We took notes and wrote down our responses to some of the discussion we had. I know that this will be very valuable in the future if I ever needed to look back at topics we discussed.

Ronald T.
Los Angeles, CA

Personal Coaching

Working with Monica has helped me to connect to my heart and core, which in turn has helped me achieve athletic success, allowed me more balance in my relationships, and find happiness in places where I never knew existed before. As a result, I am a much more complete person.

Kevin M.
San Francisco, CA

Personal Coaching

Monica’s helped me with many issues over the years, from physical ailments to psychological blocks, to helping me get on the right path in my career. She’s attentive and smart and a pleasure to work with. She has a combination of gifts I haven’t seen in anyone else that I’ve worked with. I highly recommend her first book Universe 101: Learn Grow Evolve and am looking forward to her 2nd book Universe 202: Becoming Your Exceptional You.

Michael G.
Los Angeles, CA

Personal Coaching

Monica came to me at the lowest point in my life. I was in a Career that I didn’t enjoy, had developed self-destructive patterns, and in general was not living true to my Core. Truth is, I didn’t even know what “The Core” was. I just couldn’t see any of my triggers and questioned whether it could ever get better. I had reached quite an impasse. Through the use of the precepts in her book and her gentle persistence in applying those concepts, my life began to evolve in a more genuine direction. In our sessions we dug deep and began to peel the layers of the onion back to illuminate each of my many blocks. During the 2- year period that I have worked with Monica, I composed my hands down best collection of music to date and am planning my first tour. All seemed completely out of reach a couple of years ago. Each day is a new day of staying true to my core, understanding my spiritual baggage, and learning to respect and love who I am and what it is I am. If you have the opportunity to work with her, grab it. She is a gem and I cannot recommend her life coaching enough. Get a start and read her book, Universe 101. It’s simple, direct approach to understanding yourself and your place in the universe is invaluable.

Orleck
Los Angeles, CA

Personal Coaching

Monica gave me fantastic advice on staying open minded in my career plans and relationships which really made me think about my definitions of success. I greatly enjoyed my conversation with her and felt much more calm afterwards even though I had come in anxious about the future. She is sensitive, perceptive, easy to connect with… it felt natural to open up to her because I felt like she was someone I could trust and that she wanted to help me grow. I’m thankful for her warmth and perspective.

Katherina N.
San Francisco, CA

Personal Coaching

I loved dealing with Monica. She made me feel so comfortable over Skype and genuinely seemed interested in what I had to say. It has been such a help given the changes in my life and it has given me comfort to know Monica is just a phone call away and is always able to set some time aside for me. Monica offers such wise, practical but also inspirational advice and I always leave our conversations with hope, clarity and perspective. Thanks to my brother for recommending I contact her.

Orley G.
New York, NY

Meditation Workshop

I took Monica’s workshop on the recommendation of a friend and I didn’t really know what to expect but it ended up being a great experience! The experience helped me relax, learn that I had to take time for myself, and appreciate the world I live in much more. I hadn’t meditated before but the guided meditation experience was easy to follow and at the end I felt very relaxed and at ease. Monica explained everything very well and she was a very nice teacher. Now I have the tools to keep meditating and destress whenever I need! I am thankful for the experience and opportunity!

Reejay M.
Northern Arizona University

The Career Guide

In 2014, Lambda Phi Epsilon Inc. had the pleasure of working with Ms. Ortiz on three different high-profile projects:

1) As a workshop leader at our 2014 International Convention on professional skills development for our general membership.

2) As a consultant to our Board of Directors to guide the design of our Strategic Plan.

3) As a consultant to our Education committee on how to rethink our new member development at the undergraduate level.

In all three of these projects, Ms. Ortiz was the consummate professional, and the benefits she brought to our organization were immense.

Her workshop, “The Career Guide,” was one of the most well attended events of the convention. Ms. Ortiz was able to inspire and excite, while helping our members develop a deep understanding of the frameworks behind success in any endeavor.

In her role as a consultant, Ms. Ortiz did a wonderful job guiding our conversations at both the Board of Director and Education Committee levels. Her style of asking poignant questions at the right times helped provoke our members to think more deeply and come to new insights and perspectives, and her experience as an educator helped us avoid going down the wrong path and get to results more quickly. Even after concluding our projects, we’ve taken away new skills that have made us more effective in our roles thanks to working with Ms. Ortiz.

I would highly recommend Ms. Ortiz’s workshops and services as a valuable addition to other organizations, and look forward to working together with her in the future if the opportunity arises.

Charles A.
President of Lambda Phi Epsilon, Inc.

The Career Guide

Thank you so much for speaking at Alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s Convention. We really appreciate your taking the time and effort to develop these workshops for our women. We included more career development workshops this year after women voiced interest last year, and the workshops you presented answered the mail. Hearing informally from women who walked out of your workshop, they found it directly relevant and helpful to where they are respectively in their career discovery and search. I would love the opportunity to work together in the future. Thank you again.

Melissa Y.
Alpha Kappa Delta Phi National Convention

The Exceptional You

This was a great course that helped me understand myself and those in my life. I highly recommend it.

Chris D.
Torrance, CA

Breaking the True Love Code

Andrew and Sophia

Breaking The True Love Code was life-changing! Thank you to Monica and The Exceptional Life Institute. We learned so much about ourselves and each other throughout the weekend and this helped us get through some tough spots in our relationship. Now we have better communication, are building a stronger foundation, and know the future we both want together. We highly recommend Breaking the True Love Code to all couples who want to improve their relationship and grow together. It’s more than worth it! Check them out 🙂

Andrew & Sophia D.
Los Angeles, CA

Breaking the True Love Code

Breaking the True Love Code was a great course to understand barriers in relationships and ways to move past them to grow a healthier relationship with loved ones.

Briget R.
Boise, ID

Breaking the True Love Code

I really enjoyed the Breaking The True Love Code course. Monica presents the material in a very professional and understanding way. Thank you so much!

Dean R.
Boise, ID

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