About Monocle

Monocle Press is an independent publisher and speakers bureau dedicated to helping readers enhance their personal and professional growth. 
Committed to promoting the very best in non-traditional business books, Monocle authors and speakers are authentic, thought-provoking, and have the ability to change lives through their stories. We aim to help our authors and readers engage one another on the topics of motivation, innovation, culture, education, sports, and leadership.
Established in 2018 as the publishing arm of Strata Leadership, LLC, Monocle Press strives to curate a collection of authors and speakers whose knowledge, experience, and passion—when shared with others—creates positive change in the lives of those around them.




Alton Carter

Alton Carter, author, speaker, and Director of Youth Ministries survived a troubled childhood and was the first in his family to finish high school. He uses his story to inspire youth and adults to do all they can to “make the world a better place.”

Meet Alton


Erin Engelke

Erin's deepest passion is empowering other working moms to resist the pull to achieve work-life balance, instead of seeking a fulfilled life.

Meet Erin


Thomas Hill III

Thomas Hill III is CEO of Kimray, Inc., author, speaker, and recovering “addict leader.” He is committed to carrying the message of Recovering Leadership to other “addict leaders” and practicing these principles in his professional and personal life.

Meet Thomas