The Exceptional Life Institute is a story of human progress
Officially founded in 2017, The Exceptional Life Institute was more than 20 years in the making. The seeds of this institute were planted when founder Monica Ortiz first began working with people to help them change their lives and find lasting love, success in their careers/businesses, and true happiness.
Over the years, we’ve seen the self-help industry go through numerous fads: new-age spirituality, manifestation, mantras, affirmations, 4-hour work weeks, etc.
But the one thing that hasn’t changed is you and what you’re looking for. Deeper meaning, true love, genuine acceptance, human connection, joy, and passion in both your relationships and career.
None of these fads truly worked because none of them targeted the real reasons for unhappiness and how to repair them. Until now.
While self-help has always been trendy, self-education is different and effective. It combines the science of mindfulness with the spirit of self-help and provides you with applicable tools. It is based on the principle that at the core of any life unhappiness or persistent issue, from relationships to career to health, there is a root cause that has to be understood and addressed if you truly want to move past the obstacles and forward in your life.
Rather than treating symptoms of the problem with temporary “feel good” solutions, we help our students learn themselves and explore their root causes in a safe, supportive space. With self-education, you learn to break the negative cycles and evolve as a person. You confidently and purposefully move forward to the next chapter of your life adventure.
Self-education is the key to real personal growth, learning, and ultimately an evolution in perspective and mindset.
Self-Education Leads To Self-Evolution
When you apply the tools of self-education, you discover new, powerful truths about yourself. Over time, this leads to self-evolution as your understanding of yourself and the world deepens, leading to a more positive, confident, and secure you.
Your relationships change and grow. Success becomes possible as you disembark the self-sabotage hamster wheel. Instead of being stuck, you expand your perspective and see new solutions, unlock positive change, find new freedom, and chart your path to longevity in success.
Self-evolution leads to the lasting change and better life you’ve been looking for.
It’s Time For The Self-Help Industry To Change.
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Our Founder And CEO
Our founder and CEO Monica Ortiz created this system of self-education through years of study and helping others while overcoming her own life challenges. Growing up in a household where she was criticized, talked down to, and physically/verbally abused, she developed trauma-issues like insecurity, anger, unhealthy relationship patterns, and a need to prove herself and her own value.
Despite those challenges, she never lost a trait that was core to who she is: her compassion and desire to help others change their lives for the better through finding true love, happiness, joy, and security. Her own life trauma only helped deepen her understanding of how much suffering this unhappiness and abuse can create.
Monica was lucky to have a grandfather that helped her make sense of some of these life experiences and inspired her to learn from them and keep growing, looking for the lesson and the transformation that could come with it. He helped her find some peace and begin the process of healing her mind-body-spirit as a teenager.
Creating her system of self-education
Step by step, Monica identified and worked through each of her issues. She asked herself questions to honestly identify the cause behind each issue, traced back to when and why it happened, and traced the ripple effect it had had on her life since then, holding her back from moments of happiness, love, and success.
Through mindfulness and honest, non-judgmental self-evaluation, she broke each pattern. With every step, she found more of what she had always wanted: passion, joy, adventure, appreciation, love, friendship, and more.
It has been a journey of a lifetime to come to the learnings she has and even now she continues to learn herself and grow as a person.
As she went through this process for herself, she realized she could help others do it as well. And that’s exactly what she has done: through lectures, blog articles, talks, 1-on-1 coaching, seminars, and workshops, she has always been helping and sharing her knowledge with thousands of people worldwide.
The Exceptional Life Institute is a testament to this. It was created with the intention to help share this hard-won knowledge with others.
Where Monica Has Spoken
Monica has shared these tools with many of the world’s leading institutions and companies. If you’re interested in having her and The Exceptional Life Institute speak at your organization, please contact us.