“Again, Monica amazed the students with her energy and message to ‘dream big, but to remember the path to your goal is taken in little steps, building a network, gaining skills and to look around you for opportunities.'”

Youth Mean Business Conference 
Beaver River

“I have a lot of smiles thinking of our community interaction with [Monica], and I personally always get a few chuckles when I think of how some things in our community have come about . Yes I  am personally grateful that we crossed paths and that you – crazy woman with the drums showed us that it can be fun to be a little crazy and think outside the box. As they say the only thing that is constant is change and we are adjusting here always and still having fun doing it.”

John Timko, Mayor, 
Village of Tilley

“Monica has been exemplary in her dedication to our organization regarding her expertise, knowledge and ongoing support throughout her journey with us. She is a truly dedicated professional that goes beyond the expectations of her contract and is a very caring and genuine human being”.

Langis Bernier, Chief Health Services at Willow Cree,
Grierson & Pe Sakastew, Correctional Service Canada

“Monica was contracted to work with the Newell Regional Expo Society using a Participatory Action Research approach to building Future Visions in communities throughout the County of Newell, including the City of Brooks. She was amazing at engaging and inspiring residents and the work Monica started continues today!! The legacy of actions and planning done through the process have resulted in communities working together at all levels and events occuring all year long with reaidents proud to showcase their communities. Thank you Monica for your skillful slow dance!”

Lynn Pye-Matheson, MSW, RSW, Executive Director,
Grasslands Regional Family & Community Support Services

“Monica brings energy and humour to strategic planning, turning what many believe will be a dull exercise into a vibrant and engaging experience.  Her process will bond those participating to each other and to their community to help build futures together.”

Michelle Gietz, Economic Development Project Coordinator 
County of Newell

“Thank you for helping to make our Professional Development Day a tremendous success. The comments about your presentation were absolutely spectacular.”

S. Cey, Extension Division,
University of Saskatchewan

“It was a magical time! Timing was perfect for the shifts taking place in my life. Everyone loved you – whether they could acknowledge it or not – I believe you have impacted the life of everyone who attended.”

BCTLA Fall Conference
Prince George, B.C.

“Thank you so much for participating in the work of the Task Force. Your presentation was amazing – keep up the good work!!!”

S. Blte, M.P.,
Prime Minister’s Task Force on Women Entrepreneurs

“She used her talents to help transform the local landscape with her special brand of enthusiasm but more importantly, she’s providing rural Canada with a vision of what could be instead of what is supposed to be.”

Paul Boisvert, Editor, 
Gravelbourg Tribune

“She was the right person at the right time for our community. There seems to be a resurgence in our community now.”

Louis Stringer, Chair,
Gravelbourg Economic Development Committee

More Testimonials:

“Hire her. It will change your life.”

“Informative and enthusiastic. Great audience participation!”

“Wow! Can Monica come work with us? What a wonderful role model – an inspiration!”

“A breath of fresh air”

“Monica’s experiences from South Africa really makes a person appreciate what they have and how one person can change a whole town’s attitudes.”

“Monica was an extremely interesting, knowledgeable, entertaining person. Her presentation keeps the audience involved throughout. Would like to hear her on other presentations she may give.”

“She is a very uplifting speaker. I would recommend her talk to others and have her speak again at a professional development day.”

“Nothing but positive comments and afterglow around the staff room this morning, and even some nice e-mails sent to me at home over the weekend thanking us for finding you. . . It was such fun watching everyone, seeing reactions and thinking and joy.”

“The Council kept working for days! I had to send them home so they would sleep. They have inspired ACTION to implement the strategic plan. I am not only pleased with your efforts, but I am impressed you have followed up and kept in touch with us.”