Ronda Monroe, founder of The Little You, is a certified life coach, writer, and speaker for overcoming the deep wounds attached to childhood and adolescent years’ trauma. She received her bachelors’ degree at Georgia State University in Sociology studying family dynamics, psychology, and emotional wellness. She continues her study of family dynamics and childhood trauma through research and non-traditional education. Currently, she is a Pre-K teacher in Atlanta, GA which gives her the space to further understand social and emotional development during childhood years.
Like you, I’ve experienced the load of heavy emotions and low self-esteem from a challenging upbringing. I’ve lost the closet people to me to incarceration, suicide, illness, violation of my birth right space, and neglect. After understanding that a lot of what I was experiencing was a pattern within my family and community, I declared to God at 13 years old, “The cycle ends with me.” Did I truly understand what I had confessed? Not completely. But I knew I meant it. I was tired of the pain and I wanted to feel at peace and free. What came after that was YEARS of unlearning and relearning, healing, self awareness, forgiveness, and aligning with my new declaration. After facing the affects of my own childhood experiences, I knew my purpose was to help others do the same. So, I combined my natural ability to connect with others vulnerabilities and my dream to coach and counsel with the purpose God gave me to establish The Little You in 2016.