Mona Lara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Applied Studies in Sociology and Communications. She then went on attend Princeton Theological Seminary where she earned a Master of Divinity degree specializing in preaching and pastoral care and counseling. Mona is part an International team of trainers with The Learning Community as a Certified Person-Centered Thinking trainer. Ms. Lara’s background includes over 20 years of working with and advocating for teenage parents, Individuals with Disabilities, Geriatrics and the Aging, and Children in Foster and Adoption services. Mona serves her community in multiple facets including Junior League of Abilene, Abilene Chamber of Commerce as a Red Coat Ambassador, American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee, Taylor County Child Welfare Board, Betty Hardwick Center Waiver Advisory Board, Chair of the Taylor County Aging Cluster, and Abilene Alzheimer’s Association Walk and Spring Gala Committees.

Mona and her husband Joe have 5 children ages 27, 25, 23, 8, and 6. In her free time, Mona enjoys volunteering in her community, traveling with her family, and reading.

Located in Abilene, TX, Mona is happy to teach, speak and train in the local area and is available to travel throughout the U.S.


Mona, you are an amazing person with the ability to help others with your training, I truly enjoyed learning from you!

Mary Aguas Zapata

I have NEVER had a training class as amazing as the one you presented these past 2 days. I will not forget you or the amazing stories that were part of these past 2 days. I haven’t worked with children much less children with disabilities. 18 yrs ago when I became a nurse that was my dream but was side tracked and went a different direction. I truly believe God places you in a particular place in time for a reason and this is mine. THANK YOU For sharing your knowledge and your family with us. See you again soon I hope.

Valerie Dees

You are an amazing speaker and everything you said not only goes to the brain but also to the heart. It is very easy to get caught up in the mechanical aspect of “doing our job” so this training really helped to awaken not only my mind but also my heart and soul. Our members are human beings with desires, goals, and feelings! If only everyone in the community were to receive your training….it would make a huge difference. Thank you very much and we look forward to you coming back!!!

Melissa Alvarez

Amazing training, feel very inspired and can’t wait to out all the new tools to use… Hoping we will see you around again…

Rachel Govella

It was an amazing training…..truly inspirational! You love what you do and it shows in the way you speak/train!!! Honestly it was the best training I have ever been in and I can’t wait till you come back for a “refresher

Karrie Lofthouse

Mission Statement

The mission of Lara Consulting and Services, LLC is to bring glory to God while providing high quality education, training and support services in order to empower others to make a difference throughout the world.


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