When I reflect on my career, accomplishments and life in general, I can honestly say it was the people whose lives I touched and who touched mine that I cherish the most.
There is a quote I often think about:
People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did.
But people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou -
Starting what we now call “Project: Shine Inc.” is an absolute dream for me, one I intend to make a strong reality.
I was raised in Edmonton, AB Canada by parents who taught me the power of positive thinking, hard work and that without integrity nothing is worth doing. I was ALWAYS told I could do anything I put my mind to and to ALWAYS treat others with respect and kindness; that something could be learned from everyone.
Following this philosophy, I first excelled at fastball qualifying for three national championships and earning two scholarships paying for my college education. It was the dedication and commitment insisted upon by the coaches that taught me the value of team and appreciating other’s differences. In this type of atmosphere it was also where I learned to capitalize on people’s strengths. Everyone has weaknesses that can be improved upon, but if we allow others to play to their strengths 85% or more of the time, success is sure to follow.
After college I went on to achieve a Certified Management Accounting (CMA) designation and focused hard on my career, which offered a lot of challenge, unique leadership opportunities and provided many lessons on how best to achieve my goals by helping others achieve theirs. Over the past 3 years, I have also had the pleasure of participating in the development of some new leaders as a Moderator for the CMA Strategic Leadership Program.
I’ve carried the title of a manager, however I do not see myself as one. Rather, my dream is to empower and engage others to follow their authentic path. This includes a strategy to enable everyone to think, be inspired, mobilize to take action, and be empowered to transform the world. I believe in inspiring individuals to do the right thing… to be spectacular… to think big… to passionately bust through the status quo… take laser-sharp focus on the impact and value we deliver rather than the volume of busyness…ultimately inspiring an authentic path of engagement and fulfillment.
Monica has enjoyed a very successful career, earning her numerous prestigious awards and promotions along the way. Monica’s career has taken her across Canada in a variety of leadership and mentorship roles.
Beginning with her roots as a cancer researcher she moved into environmental assessment work and conducting laboratory analyses. She then continued through to successful multi-million dollar sales roles, training and coaching roles, marketing roles and corporate operations management; all while providing world leading strategic leadership on large scale projects that encompass all these cross functional roles.
Monica brings a drive and passion for success, which ranks her at the top of a strong network of top tier sales professionals. Nothing less than ‘the best’ for her clients has made (and continues to make) Monica the partner of choice for world leading organizations and individuals.
Monica is an active fundraiser and advocate for cancer awareness and research. She’s run marathons, advocated corporate sponsorships, and regularly donates blood to fundraise and bring awareness to less recognized blood cancers and cancers below the waist.