Career, Business, Marketing, & Life Coach. As seen on CNBC, CNN, etc.
Career, Business, Marketing, & Life Coach. As seen on CNBC, CNN, etc.
SO WHO AM I? Long story short, I am Dr. Monroe M., PhD, Esq, MBA, ME, LLM, EMT. A little less short: I am an 8-time published Barnes & Noble # 1 best-selling book author; a lawyer with an MBA; a dude who holds a PhD in psychology who recently produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in the recent comedy feature film, "You Can't Kill Stephen King", who also received a bronze-star nomination from the US Army for his combat service in Iraq; a former college professor turned English teacher in...
SO WHO AM I? Long story short, I am Dr. Monroe M., PhD, Esq, MBA, ME, LLM, EMT. A little less short: I am an 8-time published Barnes & Noble # 1 best-selling book author; a lawyer with an MBA; a dude who holds a PhD in psychology who recently produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in the recent comedy feature film, "You Can't Kill Stephen King", who also received a bronze-star nomination from the US Army for his combat service in Iraq; a former college professor turned English teacher in Shanghai, China (who now lives again back in New York); a motivational public speaker, life coach, and certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach; a singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a full-length motivational music and speaking album; a really down to earth guy (with his head in the clouds) who wants to help you (and CAN help you)(and WILL help you) succeed beyond your wildest hopes and aspirations. And I say this as someone who has already been able to do so, with thousands of students and clients around the world. I've acted as a coach/tutor in many fields and in many disciplines: law; finance; math; science; history; life coaching; business coaching; marketing coaching; writing; editing; filmmaking; guitar; music; singing; time management coaching; career coaching; Chinese; French; Italian; and the list goes on.
MY PHILOSOPHY: No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.(tm)
EDUCATION: I have an interesting collection of degrees! I received my PhD in psychology in March 2016 from Capella University. My dissertation focused on the decision-making processes of successful entertainers. In 2011, I received my LLM (Master of Laws) in Commercial Real Estate Transactions, and prior to that, in 2010, I earned my Juris Doctorate (and Esq. designation after passing the bar), as well as my MBA in Finance, from Pace Law/Pace University. Two years earlier, in 2008, I earned my Masters of Entrepreneurship degree from Western Carolina University in North Carolina. I finished my B.A. in Switzerland at what is now Franklin University Switzerland in 1999, majoring in International Economics and minoring in French. As a result, I also speak Italian. I am a proud graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts acting program and also New York Digital Film Academy's filmmaking program. In another life, I completed US Army basic training, officer candidate school, and intelligence school, among others. I have also completed language training programs in a variety of languages, including French, Italian, German, and Chinese.
RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE: My most recent teaching experience has been as an English teacher in Shanghai, China, where I taught over 1000 Chinese natives how to speak English, from absolute beginners to mastery level students. I have taught as an adjunct professor of business at Westchester Community College; as a middle school Italian teacher; as a high school French teacher (in America); and as a high school business teacher (in France, teaching in French). I have also given motivational lectures and seminars at various universities and organizations in the United States, France, and China. Some topics include: “Guerrilla Networking”; “Time Zen”; “Leadership Lessons From Iraq”; and “Break Diving”. I also started and launched a film school in New York City which I ran successfully and profitably for two years while I was in law school.
RELEVANT TUTORING EXPERIENCE: Over the last 15 years, I have tutored, coached, and advised over 500 individuals. I began my career motivating actors, singers, and other artists through my company. This practice expanded to include small business owners, and eventually, helping develop life plans for individuals. As an attorney, I also helped many clients work through very difficult situations and move on to more productive lives.
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Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic
Monroe is helping me overcome my fear of public speaking and is doing it in a fun, and unique way and already had me speaking in a public atrium in front of others during our first lesson. Thanks Monroe and I look forward to more lessons with you!Christine, 1 lesson with Monroe
Outstanding public speaking and strategy tutor
In my first meeting alone, I walked away with a valuable public speaking toolkit and help structuring a presentation. Not sure where I would be without Monroe’s help and I look forward to continuing the practice.Carina, 1 lesson with Monroe
Monroe helps me identify pertinent information in each LSAT question I study. Monroe also focuses on motivating me to overcome my own challenges by believing in myself. While a wealth of information, Monroe is also dynamic in utilizing a variety of teaching techniques. I could not ask for a better tutor/mentor.Alexander, 3 lessons with Monroe
This tutor helped me discover and accomplish what I needed to do on my essay for college acceptance. He will help you in any way to write an excellent paper.John, 13 lessons with Monroe
I just my second session with Monroe. He is super informative, gets to the point, analyzes and diagnoses all the main problems I have as a speaker. I learned so much only from these two sessions, way more than I learned from taking some speaking classes in school. Looking forward to take the next session!Dakyung, 11 lessons with Monroe
Best tutor around
Very helpful and gets straight to the point with everything I need to learn. Monroe knows a lot and could help anybody succeed in anything that they're willing to put their minds toFrancesco, 5 lessons with Monroe
A down-to-Earth Superstar
Monroe has recently been working with two of my sons, and he absolutely delivers what he promises, one hundred percent! While I originally hired him as a Mandarin teacher, it was immediately obvious that Monroe also is a fabulous Public Speaking coach. He is personable, has an incredible sense of humor, is unbelievably competent, and he is entirely overqualified to be our tutor. But, hey, we'll just count our blessings! I whole-heartedly recommend Monroe to ANYBODY; he can seriously coach you in whatever skill you would like to master!Eva, 19 lessons with Monroe
Monroe's knowledge of the law, legal research, and legal writing helped me to complete my law school appellate brief successfully. I highly recommend him.Isaac, 15 lessons with Monroe
Excellent tutor knows exactly what I need help in. Seeing great results in myself. Developing so many better study skills!Ryan, 7 lessons with Monroe
Knowledgable Inspirational and Motivating!
Monroe is quick to respond, happy to help, puts your mind at ease and thus makes the most of his tutoring time getting down to business and following up with very detailed consise steps to accomplish the student's goal. Brilliant! Absolutely the most valuable tutor yet! Can't thank you enough Monroe!Leslie, 4 lessons with Monroe
Response time: 9 hours