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Cristina Cardoso

Life-Mindset Coach

Helping you channel your full potential

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Hi, I’m Cristina Cardoso. I am a certified life coach, a mindset coach, a group coach, I also do LIVE EVENTS, ~For Any size Business Owners, and Team Building Events. Also I do coaching for individuals, companies of any size, and any groups you may have that need help.

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My Story

I am Cristina Cardoso, Mindset Coach, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Monarch International Institute for Personal Development, LLC.

I live in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California. I love sports, vegan food as much as I love traveling, I am a proud mother of two amazing humans and a grandmother of a handsome little boy. 

My passion and my mission for coaching developed while working for the Santa Barbara School District for 16 plus years.   

 In 2013 I worked in a Junior High School, as an Administrator Assistant, and working around teens is where my coaching passion was born.  

Seeing and hearing the teens struggle with self-esteem issues, breakups, self-harming, and feeling misheard and misunderstood, reminded me of my teen years, feeling invisible and misunderstood as well, it made me realize that I had a mission to do, I needed to be of support for these girls who were suffering and finding other outlets to cope with their feelings and “dramas” as many adults would call it.  I asked the Administrator for permission to host an afters-school girls support group, as volunteer work, she accepted, and I become the mentor/coach of a group of 20 girls.  

My mission was to become the mediator and advocate between the girls, their parents, and society, closing the gaps of miscommunication.  The teens learned how to effectively communicate their feelings, their needs, and wants, but most importantly “how to love and value themselves” learning and growing with them become my passion and my life calling, and the Idea of MIID, LLC was born. 

I am a confident coach who is here to help you get out of your comfort zone, old patterns, behaviors, and the life that you have been stuck in for decades. You know the ones, …where you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and like you are always moving but never getting anywhere, and you keep using the same behaviors and patterns, but they are not producing results. 

As a certified executive coach, life coach, and speaker and after working with over 300 people and delivering over 200 coaching sessions in the last 3 years, I am confident that my expertise, my energetic, personable, and practical approach will elevate your mindset and deliver amazing results that you won’t be able to stop talking about.

Let’s work together to create the healthy, abundant life that you always wanted but somehow lost track of.


My Values & Beliefs

I strongly support women, veterans, children, and multi-ethnic cultures

my passion was born from working with kids, but now I work with those that need it the most. If that is you, CALL ME.

Bilingual Service

I am fluent in English and Spanish. Language should not be a barrier.

The 4 Agreements

Maybe you have never heard of this before, but over the years I have adopted a policy known to me and others as “THE 4 AGREEMENTS” and it goes like this:

  1. Speak with integrity: Say what you mean, and mean what you say, let your yes be yes, and your no be no.
  2. Don’t take anything personally
  3. Don’t make assumptions, always clarify anything you don’t know for certain
  4. Always do you best, and highest quality work.
The 4 agreements

I believe in always being kind and respectful, no matter what.

Treating people with common human respect no matter who they are is just common basic humanity in my opinion. People are people, they are all unique, they all struggle with their own issues in life and we never know what those are, so even if they appear to be rude or unkind I try to return rudeness with goodness.

My Approach

I don’t have an approach that’s written in stone. I just am who I am, and I have a way of communicating with people that gets to the heart of the issue. Often it begins with me just sharing. I find that when you treat people with respect, and you are completely 100% honest with them in everything you say and do, you speak with a nature of transparency that enables people to open up. Most of my clients after they try the first initial commitment and see their lives improve right off the bat, tend to stay with me for many many years. I have a client who is a single working mom, who has now saved over $40,000 and is looking for her own home finally. You just can’t argue with results. I can give referrals to people who can testify of my success. But you have to do the initial meeting to get them. (I can’t just put people’s personal information on the internet, that would be wrong. ) Whatever you have gone through, I am never going to judge you. I have helped women going through domestic abuse, and many other personal situations. I never talk about you or your situation. You have full privacy with me, and that is extremely important. Do the free interview and let’s see if we like each other first of all, and take it from there. There is no commitment unless you decide to make one.

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