Dr. La’Quita Monley is the CEO and master personal development coach of LaQuita Monley’s Solutions, where she teaches her clients how to pursue their purpose with a passion for reaching new heights in life and business.
Since 2010, La’Quita and her husband Ben have dedicated themselves to evangelism and discipleship. Ben’s military career moved the family from Texas to England, and this transition opened the door for them to begin their ministry on an international level.
During their seven years living in Europe, the Lord opened doors for La’Quita to preach and teach in England, Germany, and Africa. Living and working outside of the United States enabled the military wife to gain valuable experiences while working with diverse cultures, ideas, and people.
From her work in ministry, La’Quita noticed how people’s mindsets could often limit their success in both personal and professional settings. This inspired her to receive training and certification as a John C. Maxwell speaker, trainer, and coach. The personal development coach would then go on to produce her podcast, La’Quita’s Toolbox, which provided implementable life “tools” that lead to lasting success in life and business.
In 2022, La’Quita rebranded LaQuita’s Toolbox and changed the name to La’Quita Monley’s Solutions while still offering the same speaking and coaching services and continuing La’Quita’s Toolbox Podcast.
She also published her first book, Redefining Success: 8 Tools I Used to Develop a Growth Mindset. An Amazon-Best Seller, Redefining Success helps you to determine who or what has defined success for you and how to take control and define success for yourself. It equips you with practical, implementable tools to help you on life’s journey.
La’Quita’s undeniable zeal for life change is just as personal as it is purposeful. Her deeply-rooted faith and disciplined thought patterns helped her persevere through the hardships of teen pregnancy and postpartum depression, navigate life as a military wife, overcome the unique challenges of living abroad, and rise as a multi-faceted woman of influence.
Time and time again, the McComb, MS native has pressed forward, pulling on her inner strength, wisdom, and boldness needed to continue putting one foot in front of the other when naysayers let their doubts be known. Because she overcame, this woman of faith and purpose has no reservations about others’ ability to do the same.
LaQuita’s life’s mission is to guide, motivate, and equip individuals, small businesses, and corporations to soar to greater heights.
Where do you pull your inner strength from when all else fails?
Dr. La’Quita: It was my deeply-rooted faith in Christ that is my beginning and my end. My greatest resource is my prayer life and willingness to be led by the Lord in my decision-making, especially when faced with what seems “impossible.”
We love that your brand name switch highlights a solution! Do you consider yourself a solution-based thinker? Tell us about your perspective on that!
Dr. La’Quita: I am very much a solutions-based thinker. Early on in my Christian walk, I was taught the importance of being resolution-oriented and result driven. It does not take any unique gifts or talents to recognize problems. Still, it takes creativity and maturity to resolve problems or find the opportunity in opposition.
What do you enjoy most about podcasting? Was it difficult for you to prepare your platform as in the tech setup and streaming system?
I am a talker, lol !! So my favorite part of podcasting is having amazing conversations with great people from literally anywhere. Podcasting allows me to meet people and learn from people that live all over the globe.
In terms of tech setup and streaming systems, it was moderately difficult. Before podcasting, I was doing a weekly live stream for over two years, so I was familiar with a few things, but I had to learn about different mics, how to improve my sound quality, etc. It took being disciplined and intentional about learning the craft before starting, and honestly, I am still learning how to improve my podcast every day.
Tell us about some of the valuable experiences you’ve gained by living and working in various countries. How has your diversity built additional value for your work?
Dr. LaQuita: Great Question! There are so many great experiences; it is really hard to pick just one. The first lesson I learned helped me the most while living abroad. We must take the time to understand the place’s culture and different people and groups. Many things will be different, but we must understand that different does not always mean “wrong.” Learning to understand and respect different cultures does not mean we agree with them.
It simply means that we understand how to navigate them; this is essential to success in ministry and business. My life as an active duty military spouse for over 24 years has enabled me to live and work in multiple countries worldwide. Living and working outside of the United States has helped me to gain valuable experiences while working with diverse cultures, ideas, and people. Those combined experiences and my roles as mother, grandmother, minister, and entrepreneur have shaped me into the person I am today.
What’s something all WOC should know about our potential as an overall community?
Dr. La’Quita: As WOC, we have unlimited potential. There is absolutely nothing we cannot accomplish, but we have to believe that and know that if we can perceive it, we can achieve it. Our God-given potential is our greatest untapped resource, God has created us with potential, and we must understand this. Still, most importantly, we must commit to maximizing our potential because the world is waiting to be blessed by what is on the inside of us.
How has your position in ministry held you accountable to show up for yourself and for the masses?
Dr. La’Quita: Ministry is understanding that the Lord has called me to serve; this means my life is given to people. In order to be the woman of God that I was created to be, I have to have a heart for people. I have to be a people builder. This requires me to give myself to the study of God’s WORD, prayer, and worship; these build me as a person. Not only does this mean I have become who God wants me to be, but he is equipping me to serve his people.
What strategies or systems do you use to stay grounded and focused on your goals, even with all the changes you’ve adjusted?
My daily quiet time is my best tool. This includes my time with the Lord and time set aside for my personal growth and development. I am intentional about what I read, podcasts, meditation, etc. This practice has allowed me to effectively implement time blocking in my life, goal setting, and an attitude of gratitude into everything I do.
How has your husband’s support affected your confidence and execution in your ministry? How has your support affected his ability to carry out his goals in ministry?
Dr. La’Quita: My husband’s support is everything to me; without his support and the support of my children and parents, nothing I have accomplished would be possible. Ben has always pushed me to realize my greatest dreams; even when I did see value in myself, he did and would not allow me to settle for anything less. The same can be said for my support of my husband’s goals. I am his biggest cheerleader and sounding board.
When he shares a dream or desire, I am like the oven that turns cake batter into a perfectly risen cake. We work together, embracing God’s truth. Nothing is impossible for us because if God is for us, who can be against us?
What would you say is your strongest quality as a power couple, and what would you say is something you two have struggled with along the way?
Dr. La’Quita: Our strongest quality as a power couple is our support of each other. We do not compete with each other, and we do not devalue each other. If Ben gives me a seed, I give him back a tree. If I share a desire or hope, he does not stop until he can make it my reality.
Our biggest struggle along the way has been patience. We have often found ourselves trying to take on too many things at once, rushing to accomplish a goal, and not taking our time. Life has taught us the value of patience by allowing us to bump our heads.
If you could send one message to the WOC who is ready to give up for lack of support, what would it be?
Dr. La’Quita: Don’t stop, Sis; keep pushing. Keep moving in the direction of your desired result. Lean in and lean on the purpose and plan God has for your life, trusting that he will make the provision since he has given you the vision.
What’s next for you? How can we keep in touch with you and support your work and movement?
Dr. La’Quita: I am currently working on my first anthology as a visionary author, and by God’s grace, this project will also be turned into the first season of my new streaming TV series.
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