A few words from some of the incredible people I’ve had the privilege of coaching and have had as colleagues…
“A great thank you to Monique. She has the gift of being a great listener without ever being judgmental, impatient or showing somehow her coaching position. I would describe her as an invisible coach (I mean this in the most positive way) and a most visible, trustworthy and loving counterpart who listens with all of her “heart and brain.” Talking to her, I felt encouraged and comfortable simply by knowing her as a graceful and open-minded, warm person which brings you to be open and to recognize things also on your own. The conversation was never rushed through or pushed to a specific point. Nevertheless, the conversations always came to crucial points just by sharing my experiences and point of view and her listening and only asking few, but precise questions. During sessions, she would share truly helpful thoughts which encouraged me and which I immediately wrote down as precious reminders for everyday actions. These sentences are treasures and can have a great impact, if you let them work in you. They were and (still are!) wonderful mild “warning signals” or simply warm messages.
The [prep] sheets, which I had to (gladly) fill out before sessions, were most helpful. They provided important questions which gave hints on strong and weak points. But most of all, the sheets, and even more Monique, encouraged me to never forget that every human being is simply God´s loved person, and that this beloved human being should learn and enjoy what it means to truly love oneself, too. If you only seldom think about your personal boundaries, and if you are never encouraged to overcome these, you allow yourself to be blocked from many good and life-changing developments and even happiness. Reminding myself of my “not-saying-no-weakness,” and its negative side effects, is a lasting benefit of the sessions. True and healthy self-love is life enhancing and will always benefit others, too.
Through a mixture of conversation, worksheets and enough flexibly arranged time slots to let things work, I could often apply the coaching to daily life situations. Including yourself in the circle of those you are kind to sometimes seems like simple advice, but it isn’t at all. There are millions, especially women, who take more care of others, or want (or worse, are forced) to always please instead of listening to their own needs and developing healthy self-esteem which is independent of people’s approval. Therefore, Monique´s work could benefit many other women (and men) and I hope that many of those who are in need of good self-care and true self-awareness find their way to Monique. She is a blessing!
The fact that I often thought over the conversations showed how much the conversations met my needs. But this was only possible because I could be open through Monique´s style of coaching and her respectful, inviting, warm and loving way of listening and answering.”
– D. H. – Project Manager, Refugee Education – Berlin, Germany
“I can say–with absolute certainty, as a lifelong friend (of over 20 years)–that Monique knows intimately the subjects on which she coaches. Her life has been its own Hero’s Journey. And out of that journey she has brought with her knowledge and wisdom borne from struggle. She has done it the hardest way possible, by living through it and by overcoming it. Don’t do it the hard way, call Monique. If you want someone who has been there, and will motivate and support you to follow your dreams, pursue your creative passion, or deal with difficult relationships – you won’t find a more knowledgeable and compassionate coach than Monique.”
– Daniel Flint – Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter – London, England
“I had been considering coaching mainly to deal with my career and life purpose, but was still on the fence. Then Monique’s own words, ‘…there’s a sense of accountability and checking in that helps keep you on track…’ reminded me of my needs and priorities. And that is exactly how coaching has continued. Monique is a skillful master of listening, reflecting, and drawing out those things that help me become more self-aware in order to identify my deepest ambitions and desires. Within a short amount of time, I have become conscious of those habits and patterns that either help or hinder me on my path. And Monique has served as the perfect accountability partner in systematically manifesting concrete goals.”
– S. E. – Opera Singer – Berlin, Germany
“Monique is a compassionate and encouraging coach. You always feel empowered by the end of the session. She is a gift from God “
– Sue N. – President, Olivine Gabbro Fashion Design – USA
“I am so pleased with the encouragement I’ve received from Monique since the start of our coaching relationship. In the past it’s been difficult for me to keep a healthy balance between being a wife and mother and still have time for individual pursuits. Through the coaching process Monique has been able to help me identify my goals as well as set up a strategy to work towards them. Monique is an active and empathetic listener who is able to hear what I’m saying and ask the right questions which allow me to see information that is not always otherwise clear. She is both encouraging and engaging and I always leave the call uplifted and motivated. Her coaching has been a blessing in my life.”
– Andrea L. – Wife/Mother/Missionary – USA
“I came to Monique for help with an ongoing relational struggle that I had with a family member. I knew I needed help to set some healthy boundaries. Monique encouraged me to thoroughly think through the issue. She was instrumental in helping me develop a different perspective. Because of her help I have been able to approach the relationship with more understanding, more patience, and much more success. – Thank you Monique! You have made a lasting difference in my family dynamics!”
– J.M. – Trainer/Coach/Wife/Mother, Atlanta – USA
“Having Monique as my life coach has been tremendously beneficial! Our consistent coaching time together is a huge catalyst in me becoming motivated to start my own business. Monique’s authentic passion, heartfelt encouragement, and unique coach approach was just what I needed to get unstuck and move me closer to my God-given passions!”
– Kristin F. – Professional Counselor / Certified Life Coach – USA
“I was privileged to be part of The Creative Call group which Monique leads. Monique is a skilled facilitator, gently guiding discussions and creating an environment where thoughts, stories, and ideas are shared and valued. She has a welcoming and nurturing spirit which can be felt by everyone in the group. I look forward to working with her again.”
– Doreen W. – School Teacher/Professional Development Trainer – Berlin, Germany
“I participated in Monique’s Creative Call group and I loved the way that ‘The Creative Call’ explicitly connects creativity with God, the Creator and source of our creativity. Monique created a safe space to dig deep into our creativity and God’s call for us. Her depth of faith and breadth of artistic experience helped us connect with our own faith and creativity. She listens authentically and offers genuine encouragement, gently guiding the discussion in a way that led me to meaningful reflection on my experiences and encouraged me to actively take steps in my artistic pursuits. I would highly recommend participating in Monique’s Creative Call group to anyone seeking to deepen their faith and ignite their creativity.”
– Kristen B. – Scientist/Professor – Berlin, Germany
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