Molly E. McLaurin launched Monarch Connections out of a desire to help people thrive in otherwise intimidating social situations. She has a God-given talent for connecting – connecting people to one another, to resources, and to opportunities. She is passionate about relating to others, traveling, and meeting you! 

Molly E. McLaurin attended George Mason University during its famous Final Four run (can you see the blurry Molly on the left side?!). When she wasn’t rooting for the team, she was studying Community Studies and Psychology where she gained a foundational understanding of the complexity of human interactions, which still informs her work today. Growing up as a transracial adopted twin, ‘military brat’, she enjoys talking about identity, race, travel, cross-cultural experiences, adoption, and she believes her life story fuels her work. After college, she made a series of moves, serving and living in Camden, NJ, then in Malawi for 6 months, Miami for a brief stint, and back to the DMV, all before landing in Philly. Some years, and plenty of social experiences later, she decided to call Philadelphia her home and currently resides there with her husband, and son.

Why Monarch?:

Monarch Connections is grounded in the belief that Jesus created each of us for a purpose. The name “Monarch Connections” is inspired by the Monarch butterfly, a transformative creature. Molly pulls from a few key moments in her life and career in naming her company, too. 

Monarch Connections strives to bring people together, find what's missing & create transformation through meaningful connections. 

We aim to do this by offering services in Life Coaching, Dating Coaching, Christian Dating Coaching, Coaching for Adoptees & Transracial Adoptive Families, and any person looking to accomplish a particular goal.

Monarch also hosts unique virtual & in-person events. We host events that uplift and empower. We have hosted women's health events, storytelling events, and more. One monthly event we host is Adoptee Talk. This a gathering for adult adoptees to harness community, and discuss our joys and struggles. 

Everything we do, we strive for communal transformation. 

No matter who you are, please feel free to get connected today! 




Monarch Connections aims to bring people together & to make meaningful connections. 

We do this through the following offerings:

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Adoptee Talk is a monthly gathering for all adopted adults get the opportunity to discuss our adoption stories. Once you fill out our google connection form, you will get an email & be invited to our Zoom Gathering.

*Not adopted, but related to it or interested in learning from adoptees, please also fill out this form*

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Life Coaching is offered for anyone who wants to achieve success in a particular area of their life. Reasons to check out coaching include but are not limited to improving self-esteem, gaining confidence, resolving current life issues, supporting, setting, and accomplishing goals.

All coaching sessions begin with a complimentary consultation call to discuss plans, pricing & goals. 

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Christian Dating can be awkward. It can be fun, too! Create a dating strategy, grow in confidence, and transform yourself in the process. 

Many clients who have committed to a minimum of 3 months of our 4-week cycle have seen growth in commitment, accountability, effort to try new dating experiences and become confident. 

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We aim to 'help people find what's missing,' and this includes developing your business. Just starting out? We aim to build your online presence, learn about the basic uses of varying social media platforms, schedule posts, content creation, SEO, hashtag usage, audience recognition, and more.

If this sounds like something you need help accomplishing, sign up today!

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As an adoptee, I understand how challenging life can be. Coaching will help sort out questions and help you explore your thoughts in a meaningful way. 

Are you an adoptive parent, or connected to adoption and want to learn more? Help the adoptee in your life thrive as you explore your questions with a coach. 

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Not only do we sell physical products that represent your lifestyle, we also provide life-giving resources, by selling access to our recorded events. Many of our events are tools for life! Buy an event replay & share feedback, the connection is always ongoing. 

Let our merchandise be a conversation starter, or help you make a meaningful connection. More merchandise is on the way.

In order for us to making meaningful connections, we know we need to keep meeting folks like you. I hope this nudges you to get involved, try one of our serves, or simply email us to say "hello"! 

Thank you for checking out Monarch Connections! 



Tired of Zoom, grab a ticket to our events and listen to like a podcast, while you meal prep or hang with your family

We use Eventbrite & Zoom to host our virtual events, so please click this link, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see & stay abreast to our current and upcoming events. Do you have an event idea? Please email molly@monarch-connections.com and let's see if we can collaborate.

*We also have previously recorded events for purchase in our shop.*