Transitioning From An Employee To An Entrepreneur: Keys for Continuous Development artwork
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Transitioning From An Employee To An Entrepreneur: Keys for Continuous Development

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  • 1:02:42
  • November 23rd 2021

With Dr. Ian Brooks

I’m Ian D. Brooks, and I care about people and cherish the relationships built. My career spans 24 years – covering clinical psychology and personal development – with the mission of helping people move incrementally toward sustained achievements.

My early experience in clinical psychology taught me a valuable understanding of how our history and choices influence the direction taken. The power of this experience transitioned to working with organizational leaders and individuals – who are already successful – but want to expand beyond their current boxes.

I invest in – time, money, and energy – and am willing to take risks toward improving my life. I challenge myself to extend beyond my comfort zone to see what’s next. This is not in comparison to others but in comparison to my personal bar.

I earned my PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Morehouse College. I also pursued a National Academy of Sports Medicine certification and a bar-tending license, furthering my development to understand individuals and build connections.

In my free time, I enjoy working out, wine tasting, motorcycles, conducting “mixologies”, attending sporting events, and continuously pushing my personal boundaries. In the end – what’s the worst that can happen?

Ian’s Coaching Style:

My coaching style integrates laughter and dialog. I’m here to reestablish the behavioral foundation of leadership and personal transformations. I have a reputation of asking tough questions that penetrate, where the answers expose the deepest kind of individual conditioning.

My strength is to recognize the potential and talent of other people and offer guidance. I have an inherent ability to understand the challenges you are facing or the growth you are seeking. By reducing the anxiety associated with transforming, I focus on the behaviors and management of emotions that can be transferred to other situations.

I am here to break you of old patterns and acknowledge the templates that have offered safety. Intended to be vulnerable, this awareness offers the groundwork to act and experience the journey of transformation.


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Those who shift their minds transform their lives and lead others into greatness. When obstacles arise, LaQuita Monley refuses to buckle under pressure. She evaluates problems through an optimistic lens and develops strategies for advancement. The result is continual flourishing while operating in her purpose. This serial entrepreneur, international speaker, and minister believes the foundation of personal development and business growth rests in possessing the right mindset. 

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LaQuita Monley wears many hats. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother of 5, she also operates in purpose and expertise as a savvy real estate investor, business coach, mentor, and international speaker. From the United Kingdom to Kenya, Germany, and back to the United States, LaQuita’s mantle is to charge others with the task of progressing into the best version of themselves. After years spent compartmentalizing her gifts, she was challenged by executive coach Marques Ogden. “Why not translate your ministry teachings into practical messages as a coach and motivational speaker?” After much deliberation, she realized it only made sense to broaden her reach. Now, LaQuita seamlessly shifts from ministry to the marketplace with transformative messages on mindset and leadership that produce real-life growth strategies.

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