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About Monarch

Monarch Endeavors, LLC is transforming personal and professional development through its unique approach to coaching, training, and consulting. We strive to provide services that are engaging, empowering, and impactful. Oh, and we also like to have fun while we’re at it!

Monarch Endeavors was created by Julie Sumner. The name is in honor of her father, Eugene Pietrzen, who passed away in July 2014. Julie’s father sends her Monarch butterflies to let her know that he is still with her. When Julie came up with the idea to start her own company, she saw a Monarch butterfly and knew it was her father, confirming she was on the right path. The Monarch butterfly is the perfect representation of the company’s purpose: to help individuals and businesses transform their ways of thinking so that they can achieve things they never thought possible.

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Julie Sumner, Founder

Julie’s personal motto is “Alis volat propriis”, which is Latin for “She flies with her own wings.” And even though she may not have realized it in her younger days, that is exactly what she has done her whole life. Julie has never quite fit into any one box. For a perfectionist and rule-follower (and admittedly, a goody-two-shoes in her younger years), this was sometimes a difficult thing for Julie to reconcile: her need to “fit in,” be a “good girl,” and follow the rules, versus her desire to break the mold, fight for change, and strive for something different.

In Goldilocks fashion, Julie spent four years after college as a social worker in the Detroit area. But that didn’t quite fit, so she moved to Cleveland and went to law school. She graduated, got a job with a well-respected firm in downtown Cleveland, became a partner, and practiced labor and employment litigation for 12 years. But that didn’t quite fit either.

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What People are Saying

  • Julie and Trisha make a great dynamic duo! If you are looking for an informative and interactive training, this is a must attend webinar. I left feeling more confident than ever in my ability to decipher and handle difficult situations. This training fully equips you with the knowledge to take your HR career to the next level- I am looking forward to attending more!

    Kim C. Associate Manager, HRBP
  • This course is a thought provoking learning event! It is interactive and requires participants to work in groups to apply the knowledge and skills covered in scenario-based assignments. You will learn to navigate real world HR scenarios while networking with other HR professionals who share similar challenges. Highly recommended!

    Cheryl SHRM-SCP, New York

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  • This course will provide anyone who does investigations in your company with the skills, tools, and knowledge they need to conduct a top-notch investigation. It will ensure that investigations are conducted consistently across the organization.

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  • This course is designed to provide your managers with the skills, tools, and knowledge they need to become effective managers. As with all trainings that Monarch provides, we customize this training to suit the particular needs of your organization – and of your managers.

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From The Blog

  • Jul of Wisdom #4

    “The light in me sees the light in you.” If you are at all familiar with yoga, you know this is what the word “Namaste” means.

  • Jul of Wisdom #3

    One of the gifts our demons give us is reminding us of our true worth . . .and that we are worth fighting for.

  • Juls of Wisdom

    “Our individual stories are important. They are what make us who we are. Sharing them with each other enriches not only our connections, but our individual experiences as well.”

  • Negotiating Your Value

    As women, many of us have no trouble advocating for others. Why then, do so many of us have such a hard time when it comes to advocating for ourselves?…

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