Powerful Coaching to Unleash your Authentic Voice
Do you have a part of yourself that loves risk and a part that craves security?
Or a part that loves people and another that just wants to rip them apart?!
How about a part that wants to make a difference in the world and a part that just wants to curl up in bed and eat chocolate?
You're Not Alone.
The human experience is made up of multiple parts. This keeps us safe and also makes life a little complicated, right?
I'm mixed race—with an African American dad, who grew up in the segregated South and an Irish American mother, from upstate New York.
I know more than most the impact of holding multiple perspectives, intentions and desires, all at the very same time.
I spent years secretly wanting to be a performer. On the outside I was studying a degree in Applied Mathematics and working in logistics at a massive corporation. On the inside, life was crushing me.
One day, I walked out of my “safe” job and I began singing in cafes and bars, for tips. Everyone thought I was crazy... (Like many African Americans, my dad sees education as the sure path to success. “You don't walk away from a good job...” I told him I wasn't happy. He said, 'What's happiness have to do with anything?!'
A decade later, I've released 3 albums. I've performed in over a dozen countries. I've won the Producers Award at The Hollywood Fringe Festival, for my one person show. I'm a member of The Association of Transformational Leaders, founded by Jack Canfield. And I've even sung for Quincy Jones, at his lifetime achievement award.
I'm a transformational entertainer. I'm an award-winning jazz singer and a playwright. I'm a diversity consultant. I'm a leadership coach with a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology. And I'm a mother, raising two young boys and two young businesses.
For the past 20 years, I've been on a mission to help people integrate all the parts of themselves.
When I received the diagnosis of a desmoid tumor, a few years ago, I decided that I was DONE with hiding and playing small. I decided I could no longer protect others at my own expense. I was ready to speak my own true, authentic voice.
I use truth-telling, creativity and humor to wake people up. I help people move from a life in black and white, to living life in full color. And I help women find their voice. And their power.
* If you're tired of feeling frozen and overwhelmed by the conflicting voices and desires inside of you, contact me.
* If you're finally ready to release the creative part of your soul, we should talk.
* And if you need a brand of entertainment for your event, show, or TV network that wakes up your audience to their potential and won't ever let them go back to sleep... I'm already busy creating for you!
"Monique demonstrates in a BOLD way just how beautiful and powerful and refreshing authenticity is. Your willingness to share your full self- your joy, your anger, fears, your story, everything is a a good wake up call. You are beautiful inside and out and a role model for women."
--Kelly Ramon, Executive Coach
"Incredible! I actually cried on my drive home, (tears of joy) because I feel like my voice that has been dormant for way too many years was awoken. THANK YOU for the safe environment and the creative space to come alive again. I didn’t realize just how much I miss singing, and craved the proper outlet to do so."
--Christina Drahos, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Senior Compositor
"Monique's work is sharp, focussed and smart. I was lucky enough to have a session with her. Our time was fun, engaging, heartfelt and brutally honest. She's helped me have an honesty with myself which has enabled me to approach my new show with a clarity and a bravery to truly express myself in the way I want. If you want a kick start, or an injection of honesty and a safe place to explore your work, your self and your heart. Then book her."
--Emma Stroud, Founder of Truth.Works. & Comedy Writer/Performer
"Working with Monique is magical. I have had the opportunity to work with her in several different ways – each provided a rich forum for insight and expanded my capacity for joy. She is a master at creating a playful space for beautiful sound to emerge from individuals and coalesce into a group ensemble. Monique is smart, funny, playful, highly intuitive and a barrel of fun to work with!"
--Susan Motheral, Founder of the Motheral School for Wonderful Living