Meet Lori

Lori, aka “Badass Buddha”, is an Authenticity Teacher, Coach, and Speaker, Chiropractic Physician, co-host of the YouTube and FB show “Viva Cafe con Leche” and the BlogTalk Radio show “Viva Moms After Dark”.

She’s the creator of “The 7 Core Pillars of Alignment”, Transformation University™, B.L.A.S.T.™ VIP and Group Coaching, and the “Evict the Fat” wellness program featuring ChiroThin™. Lori specializes in Mindfulness and Transformation and has created online and in-person workshops for corporate, healthcare, education, and laypeople.

Badass Buddha teaches people how to LOVE more, LAUGH more, LIVE more, BE HAPPY, BE REAL, and BE THEMSELVES to create peace and harmony for a more fulfilled life.

She’s a compassionate and silly human, a loving mom, and a proud Gen-Xer. She is unapologetically herself and teaches and inspires others to be the same!

Her speaking career began at Sherman College, teaching patients about wellness.  She earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic in March 1999 and while maintaining a full-time practice, continued lecturing at health and wellness venues and teaching workshops in her office.  In 2001, she began teaching post-secondary health and human sciences and focusing her continuing education studies on neuroscience, quantum theory, human behavior, and mindfulness.

Lori works with her clients online and teaches workshops online and in-person. She maintains a private practice at home offering holistic services and travels across the country speaking. She resides in southern CT with her three fabulous daughters, two dogs, and one chinchilla!

“Dr. Lori presents complex concepts and information in a way that you not only learn the material, but can apply it to your everyday clinical practice.” 

-Karen Reid, RN, LMT

“Dr. Monaco presented an inspiring program to assist the participants in achieving their goals by getting out of their own way. Thank you!” 

– Pauline Lamantia, Asstistant Vice-President for CISA

“She stands in front of a classroom and demands attention without having to ask for it and when she speaks… everyone is interested to know details of what she is talking about. I am honored to have had the opportunity to be her student. She is simply the very best.”

Mestre Efraim Silva, Executive Director at CT Capoeira & Dance Center

“Working with Inspire and Empower, LLC was a great experience – great communication, great product, and a fantastic flexibility to cater to the platform and audience we needed.

-Alex Newell, National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA)

“Lori is a fabulous speaker who engaged the audience through verbal interaction, dancing moves, and reciprocal emotional cues. Informative and entertaining, “Transformation at ANY Age” has taught us how to transform ourselves, practice abundance, gratitude, and positivity, and has led us to understand that we can all achieve so much in just a thought.”

-Elena Granoth, Library Director Morris Public Library