My name is Monica Anderson. In 2015, I jumped the pasture fence and launched a coaching and consulting career focusing in the Medtech space. For me the coaching is a lifestyle and continuous journey of personal growth as much as it is a profession working with clients.
There have been many planned and unplanned transitions in my life. I took the first step forward with coaching and completed a year long program where I also worked with a coach. I am certified as an Integral® Coach through New Ventures West accredited through the International Coach Federation. I am also certified in the ADKAR ® change management model that focuses on the individual when implementing organizational change. This past year I have been working as an equine guided practitioner (EAL, EAC) in an apprentice program with Spirit Dance, LLC in New Mexico.
Prior to coaching, I spent my career pioneering new medical technology and wellness apps during turbulent times working with global organizations of all sizes from start-ups to fortune 500 companies, and co-owned an orthopedic distributorship. Many of my companies were acquired or re-organized or both. During these times of change, the business demands continued.
Smoothness is the exception with big changes and it feels messy for awhile whether you planed it or it happened unexpectedly. Transformational change has a positive energy that feels like the first time you stand up on a surf board and catch a wave to shore. This energy can be harnessed to move through challenging and exciting times on to the next phase of life.
My approach to coaching is unique. I include horses in my coaching programs and workshops. If they can’t always join us in person, I bring them into the coaching conversations metaphorically and use virtual technologies and audio visual aids.
Why horses? The horse can be extremely helpful to us now more than ever because they are non-predator sentinel beings and use their senses and great size to sense energy and survive. They are extremely present and can sense what’s going on with people, and help us understand ourselves at a deeper level. My personal story will share more about how horses helped me heal and move beyond cancer and shape my career path as a coach and equine guided practitioner.