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Keyonna Monroe teaches extensively on emotional intelligence and collaborates with several companies and institutions including Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Californian Board of Judges Association, Whole Foods, The Obama Foundation, NAACP, and DOVE. Monroe discusses topics around emotional & spiritual wellness, mental health, and ethical leadership development. She has spoken at national and international conferences, companies, and universities such as ColorComm, WAGS, NYU, USC, Loyola Marymount, Berkeley, Misericordia University, and UCLA annually, and is tapped by companies such as Job Corps, Bank of America, VyStar Credit Union, Amazon, Raytheon and Boeing to share her unconventional insights on leadership, and business.

 Keyonna has experience working with couples, corporate employees, and individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, communication, trauma, loss, and perhaps have reached an impasse with moving forward within a career, relationship, or other life events. Well-versed in the development and facilitation of technical and educational training in the non-profit, academic, corporate, and governmental industries. Keyonna applies adult learning theories and methods to develop creative and interactive presentations to inform and motivate audiences using a wide variety of platforms, including one-on-one and group sessions, webinars, online programs, and correspondence courses.

Certified Emotional Intelligence, and Neuro-linguistic Programming.

With an amiable and structured background in Counseling, Ms. Monroe generally employs NLP and EQ/CQ techniques, while integrating interpersonal approaches to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She believes that the counseling/coaching relationship is vital to success, and is respectfully attentive to cultural factors and the unique history and circumstances of each client. With compassion and understanding, Ms. Monroe works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. She views counseling as a partnership in which she works with clients toward this goal.

For years, I have served as a useful source to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I started writing about my passions, my thoughts, and curious wonderings about our world. I founded the LYF Matters Project with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, and I have been at it ever since. Take some time to explore the blogs, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out if you would like to collaborate on a project together.
- Keyonna Monroe

Judge Rupert Byrdsong 
VP California Board of Judges Association

IQ states, you are smart in a specific topic, therefore I want to listen to you.

EQ (Emotional Intelligence), says you understand me, therefore I want to follow you. Ms. Monroe came to our annual conference and taught the priceless gift of self-awareness. We left with a better understanding in what ways we need to improve our empathy, open our minds and challenged unconscious biases. We gained awareness of of how we can build stronger relationships, that allows us to make better nd effective decisions. Behind all our titles are leaders who lead with EQ not power or ego. 

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Katie McAllister

Well Fargo Leadership Development Exec.

Ms. Monroe's courses have been truly helpful in how we as a team connect with each other. We’ve seen significant benefits of investing in developing these EQ and CQ skills. The employee populations who experience these programs tend to have higher retention rates, mange stress related tasks, increased performance and even created a more mindful culture here. I’ve had a number of program participants tell me that the training not only made them a better leader at work but also a better partner/ spouse/ parent/friend etc. – more equipped to navigate the world we live in.


Amanda Lee
 Executive Director Raytheon

Ms. Monroe has a way of teaching with impactful kindness and makes the learning of her courses impactful and fun. I’ve personally seen team members leverage the EQ strategies in high pressure situations and always set the better example as a result. They are enabled to not to get triggered by people, challenging them to stay calm and come up with innovative solutions more collaboratively.

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Keyonna has a Variety of Certifications And Experience:


Graduate Certificate in Counseling, Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services from Capella University.

Certified Cognitive Behavioral Counselor with a background in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Intelligence. 

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