I don’t love labels and although they are necessary, here’s my favorite way to explain what I do:
“I do what I want”.
If I want to make art, I make art, I want to write a book, I write a book. I want to go for a hike, run, concert, or nap – that is what I do. I also love helping people and supporting them with their dreams, goals, and creative work.
For a long time, people told me that I couldn’t have the cake and eat it too – meaning that I had to get a college degree, work a job until retirement and then wait for life to be over. All I knew though is that isn’t how I wanted my life to be because it sounded lame. I didn’t live through foster care and land in a new country to just allow my past to continuously control my life. And when my son was then diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder and faced death in the process of barely making it out of three liver transplant surgery, I knew I could no longer live life according to everyone else’s rules and had to create my own.
Since that time I came out as Bi-gender – some may call this non-binary but that doesn’t feel aligned with me. Bigender is simply identifying as having two gender identities and for me, that is male and female. While I am female representing, I do not identify as female most of the time. And I am also bi-sexual and therefore absolutely put that B into the LGBTQIA community.
I am also not religious and have a strong viewpoint in that everyone has a right to believe in what they want to believe but that does not mean you get to tell me what to believe. PERIOD.
I was diagnosed with dyslexia at 6 or 7 and as I am also an autistic mom, people tell us we are twins (not just in looks but also behavior) I realized I am also Neuro-divergent and now my life makes so much more sense.
People love me for my
- down-to-earth personality
- no BS approach to life and business
- personalized creative solutions
- real-life experience
- my obsession with coffee and that my birthday falls on National Coffee Day
- Come hang out and let’s get to know each other!
Consider me your secret weapon to cheer you on, support you
and call you out on your bullshit excuses!
Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.
She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.
The dreams inside you are just waiting to be unleashed. You can’t stop thinking about this life that includes being unapologetically you and the freedom to be, do and have what you want.
As a foster kid, she knows the challenges and excuses people make she worked her way through to become a Master’s level therapist.
However, after watching her son fight for his life due to a rare genetic disorder and three liver transplants, she now coaches creatives and multi-passionates to stop waiting for “one day” and the “perfect moments’ to start creating the life they want now.
Petra helps you dive deeply into the heart of things in order to discover your next steps, and inspires you to set up your own personal framework so you can break free from fear, doubt, and overwhelm.
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
- Goal Success Coach, Life Coach, and Therapeutic Art Coach from Transformation Academy