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Tatyana Gao

About Me

Hey there!  I am a Motivational Speaker, Executive Leadership and Confidence Coach, Consultant, Author of Conscious Leadership method, and Creator of Monada Coaching. 


I work with top companies and organizations, colleges and universities, to deliver world-class trainings, workshops, and keynotes on leadership, management, and “power” skills, like emotional intelligence, interpersonal and intercultural communication, building confidence, negotiation and conflict resolution to create a thriving culture within an organization, or a community.

I help professionals, leaders, experts, and students overcome imposter syndrome, brake limiting beliefs, build confidence and realize their full potential in career, business, and personal life.

About me


Tatyana Gao is John Maxwell Certified Team Member, Leadership Speaker, Trainer and Executive Coach based in Boston. Tatyana is the founder of Monada Coaching and the Author of the Conscious Leadership Method.

Tatyana’s speaking, facilitating and coaching is informed by over 20 years of study and practice at the Headwind School of Psychology, Martial Arts, and Meditation in Krasnodar, USSR, trainings with Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Clinic, Tony Robbins, Eben Pagan, Vishen Lakhiani, and 10 plus years of leadership, public policy, professional development, and international program management experience at Dartmouth College and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

She has spoken at the Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Charles River Chamber of Commerce, Anna Maria College, various companies, organizations, colleges, and universities, conferences and podcasts.

Tatyana’s robust educational and transformational programs, trainings, key notes, and workshops have helped clients around the world to step into their authentic power, discover their deep calling and thrive in their professional and personal lives.

Tatyana is passionate about making an impact world wide by creating a global community of conscious leaders, who are motivated by a sense of higher purpose, a deep calling to serve and desire to empower others.

Tatyana holds a Master’s Degree in Globalization and International Relations from Dartmouth College in the US and a combined BA & MA in French, English Languages, Literature and Education from Kuban State University, USSR. She is an all-star level West Coast Swing dancer and performer for 10 years.




My philosophy

I believe we create out reality through our thoughts, mindset and energy. Thoughts create emotions and emotions generate a specific energy field around us, which attracts (or pushes away) certain things into our life. When our body, mind, and soul are not in alignment, we feel unhappy, frustrated, and at times physically ill. 


If you are struggling, I can help you release limiting beliefs, unprocessed emotions, and past trauma, allowing you to find direction and purpose in life–and create the life you desire and deserve. 


Coaching is a great tool that not only shows you what beliefs may be holding you back, it also helps you change them, step-by-step, to gain control of your life and understand how your body, mind, and spirit are integral parts of the process. 


My goal is to help you align with your higher self and your purpose, by shifting your mindset and discovering your true power. During our sessions, I ask questions so you can learn more about yourself, your needs, fears, desires, and dreams. I create and hold a safe space for you and listen without judgment, so you feel heard and free to be yourself. When needed, I offer practical tools, gleaned from multiple disciplines, that you can apply and practice right away.


With my guidance, you will identify your S.M.A.R.T. goals and create a plan to help you achieve the things you want, while offering gentle accountability, to help you reach your desired outcomes.


  • John Maxwell Certified Leadership Team Member, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Coach

  • Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Clinic

  • Headwind School of Psychology, Martial Arts & Meditation  

  • Eben Pagan's Virtual Coach program

  • Lisa Nichols' Speak to Inspire program

  • Vishen Lakhiani's Become Extraordinary program

  • Dartmouth College's Motivational Interviewing program

  • Tony Robbins 


  • Dartmouth College (NH), M.A. Globalization

  • Kuban State University (Russia), B.A/ M.A. Romance Languages & Education

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