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The word TOLA is a word from an ancient language, Sanskrit, which means balance.  It describes how Laura Doughty, Founder and CEO, journeys through life - incorporating both business and personal passions like a dance with grace and joy.


Laura Doughty grew up in the South and decided to moved from Kentucky to California in 2001 and launched her first business, Tola Spa in Malibu, California in 2004.  After developing the spa, she went on to add an organic skin care line, destination spa and wellness center.  Having been in real estate from an early age, in 2009, Laura established Monarch Real Estate Concierge and is the Principal Broker for the boutique consulting firm.  Along with the real estate business, Laura found an avenue to help others through charitable donations through The Monarch Difference causes.  Finally, pursuing her passion of speaking and helping others, in 2015, Laura launched Live Excellence where she offers coaching and other products to help others to discover their ExcellenceDNA™.

When Laura isn't busy with her businesses and charity work, you'll find her enjoying the beautiful California weather and landscape - Either on a hike with her adopted dog, Thomas, or enjoying the salt air on the beach in Malibu, where she's called home for almost 20 years.

Laura Doughty

Founder & CEO

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