Pearls of Wisdom

Well-being at Cisco

Guided Meditation


Grace and perserverance deliver Monique to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite.

Mindfulness and wellness deliver Monique to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite.




To cultivate wisdom and well-being in the world.



It’s no surprise wisdom and well-being appeal to a wide range of professionals. Now we’re hearing about it at Wisdom 2.0 conferences from Google and LinkedIn, Ford and Aetna, and Zappos and Zenga.

Monique’s Coaching clients include staff, managers and executives of corporations such as IBM, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard and Intuit. From 2005 to 2012, Monique contracted with MediFit Corporation for their high tech corporate wellness program.

Clients represent a wide range of industries: high tech, financial, legal, marketing, healthcare, consulting, and higher education.

Keynote and workshop clients: Bank of America (SF), Cisco Systems (Silicon Valley), NASA Ames (Silicon Valley), Wisdom 2.0 Conference (SF), The Chopra Center for Well Being (San Diego), Sutter County Schools, Kabam (SF), National Association of Women Business Owners (Marin), San Francisco Coaches, American Society for Training and Development (San Diego), San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, One World Children’s Fund (San Francisco), Popular Author & Scientist Peter Russell’s Consciousness Group (Marin), and many others.



By 1994, Monique had become a consultant and speaker with a unique perspective and growing expertise in wisdom and well-being. This is when she worked with bestselling author Deepak Chopra, MD, at the Chopra Center (formerly The Center for Mind Body Medicine).

Subsequently, she co-founded San Diego Women of Vision & Action facilitating empowerment and transformation. Following that she worked with Newton Learning, a personal and professional development company. At all three, she contributed her expertise, while continuing to make great strides in her own development.

In 2001, she became a certified professional coach through Guiding Mindful Change (GMC). In 2005, the president of GMC recruited Monique to coach for their employee wellness program.

Her experience includes 14 years in healthcare and corporate wellness, 20 years in business development, eight years in human resources, and the last 11 years as a consultative coach and speaker.  (She’s not 90; there was considerable overlap.) The central focus of her life for 25 years has been personal and spiritual development. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001 for ongoing training with Zen teacher Adyashanti for invaluable exploration of the mind, human behavior and ancient wisdom.

Monique’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and certifications as a professional coach, facilitator and speaker. She is involved with SF Bay Area chapter of the International Coach Federation, Northern California National Speakers Association, and the SF American Society for Training and Development.

Next Step

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Your True Self is immune to criticism, it is unfearful of any challenge, and feels beneath no one. And yet, it is also humble and feels superior to no one, because it recognizes that everyone else is the same Self in different disguises.

Deepak Chopra