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About Monica

My Story

Committed to the Lord’s purpose, Monica Ray is a passionate advocate for “the rest of us” and those traveling the path toward their best life. She has inspired thousands of teens, young people and adult audiences through classes, mentoring activities, retreats and workshops in several states.

Pointing the way toward a better life, starting with the heart and mind, she has been published by Essence Magazine and had developed troves of study/support guides covering a large swarth of topics.

With extensive leadership experience, Monica carved out a career in higher education administration and has taught at both the community college and university level.  Destined to be an advocate for ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances,  Monica earned a BS degree in Consumer Affairs from Murray State University and an MBA from the University of Memphis.

 She is the founder of TheBestYou.Site, a personal development company which focuses on life-enhancing themes: reflective metamorphosis; life-long encouragement – starting with our inside; embracing self-worth, building communities, everywhere – not just where we happen to live; and goal setting throughout life.  She is also the exuberant author of one book, so far: Learning to Splash: Conquering The Life You Have Been Given.

Happily married 36 years to her high school sweetheart, Lee, they are blessed with one amazing, adult child. Monica believes everyone she meets teaches her something and that genuine, hard conversations help us move forward. She enjoys nature (especially the sky), her great extended family, writing, wonderful conversation, travel, new experiences and most anything chocolate. 

If you’re interested in hiring Monica to speak at your event, please email to get started. 


“As an encourager, you remind me that you don’t need a crown to know that you’re a queen.”

M. Corrine

“Your personality is infectious. I can’t help but to love you.”

A. Lewis

“Thank you!  Keep encouraging. It does my heart good.”


What Can I Do for You?

What problems are you having? What content can I create to serve you? Please email me and let me know.

I’m a public speaker with over 40 years of experience. I’ve worked with countless numbers of group, young, old, and in-between.

Whatever topic you would like me to speak about at your event, please reach out. We can design a custom package just for you.

My mission is to inspire and motivate whichever group I stand in front of in an inspirational way.  I would love the opportunity to serve you and make your event a success.

I can help you with the following topics: Faith, Relationships, and Career. No group is too great or too small.

Need Advice?

One belief I hold strongly to is that we are NEVER alone. What’s going on? Email me for advice, a vent session, or a word of encouragement.

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