As an experienced family lawyer and mediator, I strived to serve my clients with supportive, creative, collaborative, and thoughtful advocacy. I truly empathized with my clients, but my work as their legal counsel could only go so deep, and I longed to help them on a more profound and positive level. And that is what brought me to coaching. As a coach, I can support my clients with an insider’s understanding of all aspects of litigation and mediation. I know better than most that divorce can be brutal, and even the most amicable divorce is trauma. I work with my coaching clients to minimize the trauma of divorce before, during, and after the process, with a goal of helping my clients thrive, not just survive it. Together we can architect your new life, build strong communication skills, and deepen your understanding of yourself, what you want, and how to get it.
With expertise in divorce law, mediation, and communication, I use my coaching skills to work with my clients in the following areas:
- Emotional Intelligence
- Stress Reduction
- Divorce Mediation
- Divorce Process
- High Conflict Divorce
- Executive/CEO Divorce
- Mother Divorce
- Father Divorce
- High Net-Worth Divorce
- Dispute Resolution
- Collaborative Divorce
• CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
• Certified Mediator, including Advanced Family Law training
• Collaborative Law
• Member of the State Bar of Washington
• Member of the State Bar of Texas
“What I respect most about Monica’s approach to conflict (which, incidentally, is an approach that is consistent and dependable throughout every aspect of her life) is that she does not hesitate to walk through it with her eyes open to its realities and her hands open to the lessons it yields. The individuals that she coaches will harvest abundant benefits that will echo into every aspect of their own lives simply because she was there for them in a non-judgmental, kind, and strategically supportive manner. Monica is a rare and trustworthy combination because she can sharpen wits, soften hearts, and respect boundaries all at the same time. I cannot imagine a stronger ally in the darkness of divorce.” (M. Grotzinger, Family attorney)
“It is often said among other things, regarding the legal profession, ‘it’s not like it is in the movies.’ Ms. Stallings is not something out of a movie; she is, however, everything that a real-life attorney should be. She is an intelligent lawyer whose gift at counsel is further enhanced by a natural commitment to ethics and an uncommonly compassionate spirit. She listens, she considers the larger implications of the details, she is patient in her explanation of complexities, and she invests herself earnestly in the representation of [me] her client. Ms. Stallings has never given me less than her best and she has never backed away from the best interests of myself and my family. But for all her skill as an attorney it was often her contagious warmth and courage that I most greatly appreciated and relied upon in the face of a process that is often intimidatingly cold and procedural. She is and outstanding attorney. She is an extraordinary human being.” (Former family law client)
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