New Direction for the Blog

I’ve been actively blogging for almost a year now and the experience has been life-altering.

For starters, each week I have the opportunity to express myself through words to a gracious, supportive audience. I’ve formed relationships with amazing like-minded, women bloggers who I now consider my tribe. But most importantly through my blog, I can share my words with the world and impact a few lives from time to time. It’s very gratifying. 

After over a decade of the daily grind, I’m finally starting to live in the next phase of my purpose. 

Through my lifestyle blog, I focus my writing on four frames: marriage, parenting, relationships, and career. While I love sharing my perceptive on all four themes, I’ve made a decision to just focus solely on career which will include posts on productivity, goal-setting, garnering results and the like. I feel like I generally excel in that area and have more stories to share about adversity and triumph. I think those stories can be somewhat therapeutic and help women go for their goals. 

It’s my hope that the new shift will aspire readers along with providing some usefulness (tools and resources) to get you to the next level. 

Additionally, in order to prepare myself for the next level, I’ve decided to obtain my coaching certification so that I’m able to further help transform lives.

I’m still trying to determine my niche but I’m fairly certain that I’ll have two tracks: The first is for individuals that are stuck and need help getting unstuck. I believe that everyone has a great idea inside but sometimes they just need help articulating that thought and taking it from an idea to an action that can change the world. Women are great at that and I want to see every woman win. 

The other track will focus in an area where I have over ten years expertise. I will work directly with nonprofit organizations to help them attract and retain talent to advance their mission. I’ve spent the last decade of my life working with nonprofit organizations in various facets from intern to Executive Director.

Through my experience and credentials (Masters of Public Administration and certification in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois at Springfield along with the new coaching certification) I’m ready to lend my expertise in another fashion.

So there you have it. That’s my new story. 

It’s my goals launch a new website for my coaching business side hustle. I’ll also begin to offer pro bono coaching sessions within the coming weeks. My readers will have first priority on the free service. Rest assured all sessions will be goal-oriented, results driven and confidential. No tea will be spilled by me. 

In the meantime, let me know some topics you’d like me to cover on the blog within the parameters of the new focus. Comment below!

xoxo

-Ar'Sheill Monsanto