30 episodes

Possibilities with Monique de Maio leads you to a place of intention, happiness, and fulfillment. Her conversations are with REAL WOMEN (not superstars, super coaches, or supermodels) who have real lives, real families, and real careers. They speak with Monique about women's leadership, career advancement, personal growth, empowerment, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Please join us. You'll feel welcome when you do.

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Possibilities with Monique de Maio leads you to a place of intention, happiness, and fulfillment. Her conversations are with REAL WOMEN (not superstars, super coaches, or supermodels) who have real lives, real families, and real careers. They speak with Monique about women's leadership, career advancement, personal growth, empowerment, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Please join us. You'll feel welcome when you do.

    Navigating Brave Spaces: Advocacy, Inclusivity, and Growth

    Navigating Brave Spaces: Advocacy, Inclusivity, and Growth

    Explore the realms of advocacy, inclusivity, and personal growth in this inspiring episode of 'Possibilities with Monique de Maio. Our special guest, Marcia Hicks, an impact and equity advocate with over two decades in education, shares her journey from a multicultural background to becoming a leader in fostering brave spaces for crucial conversations. Delve into Marcia's unique perspective on navigating issues of race, gender, and sexuality, her commitment to student empowerment, and her approach to creating inclusive environments in education. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on understanding privilege, confronting biases, and the power of self-forgiveness.



    Marcia Hicks is an Impact and Equity Advocate. An over 20+ year educator,  She is currently the Director of Minority Achievement and Coordinator of the Counseling Annex for the  Maplewood/South Orange School District in New Jersey.  There, she works with students on career, personal growth and leadership.  She is also the Founder & Executive Director of Brave Spaces, for educators and students looking to master having crucial conversations around race, gender, and sexuality. Marcia has a Masters in Counseling & Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and a bachelor's degree in - sociology. Marcia is a Division 1 collegiate athlete ...When she is not coaching and mentoring kids, you can find Marcia at the movies, laughing with her friends and enjoying life.  One thing you may not know about Marcia is that she meditates every morning.

    Looking for my book ‘The 7 Secrets to Creating a Life You Love: A Practical Guide for Women in Leadership’ on Amazon? Here it is… https://a.co/d/cot9lJA

    • 46 min
    Challenges of Being a Female Business Owner

    Challenges of Being a Female Business Owner

    In this episode of the Possibilities with Monique de Maio podcast, Monique interviews two entrepreneur women, Tracey Wishik and Meghan Crotty, co-founders of Meghan & Tracey Photography. They share their journey to becoming successful entrepreneurs and offer advice to others who are thinking about starting their own business.

    Meghan Crotty was born and raised a New Jersey girl, originally from Teaneck. and then spent her formative years in Ringwood. Her photography journey began in high school in the dark room where she became really hooked on photography while she was working toward her degree. She worked for as many different photographers as she possibly could. Meghan worked for a variety of wedding photographers and focused on that side of that for quite some time. It wasn't until she assisted with a newborn and maternity photographer that she realized another avenue she would fall in love with.

    She became part of the Little Nest Portraits team, which is the previous name of their studio in 2017 as the lead photographer. Through this experience, she has met and photographed countless maternity, newborn first birthday, and all family milestones you can possibly think of. In 2018, Tracy joined the team, and to be honest, at first, they didn't quite click, but it took some time, but after a year working together, they became somewhat inseparable.

    A lot of their clients can't tell them apart. Outside of photography, Meghan loves food, all things that smell good. Her fiance, Luis and her beloved cat, Chachi. In her free time, you'll find Meghan snuggled up with her cat for an afternoon nap or deep, deep into some french fries.

    Tracey Wishik grew up in Bergen County until she moved out to Jefferson Township. Her dad bought her first camera with film when she was eight years old and she never turned back. Tracey was in and out of the darkroom at high school until she went to Syracuse University and then pretty much moved into the dark room. She got her BFA in fine art photography with an emphasis in creative writing. She had no idea that that's all she wanted to do, but she did know that whatever it was that she was gonna end up doing had to have a camera in her hand and then she'd be happy.

    Tracey bounced around doing part-time photo gigs, events, weddings, product photography, portraiture, HTML, CSS code, Customer service, pretty much everything. She wears a lot of hats and is a very detail-oriented person. Finally, she met the Little Nest team in 2018 and they fell in love. During the past four years, she has grown in her craft and formed deep connections.

    Though Meghan thought she was a little odd and unique at first, they're pretty much inseparable now. They're like sisters. Outside of photography, Tracey loves animals, all animals. And there are a lot of those. She's also a big plant mom and a bigger foodie. And recently just turned vegan. Tracey can usually be found watching a horror movie with some popcorn or at a greenhouse finding the next addition to her house.

    Looking for my book ‘The 7 Secrets to Creating a Life You Love: A Practical Guide for Women in Leadership’ on Amazon? Here it is… https://a.co/d/cot9lJA

    • 34 min
    Creating a Personal Brand: How to craft and communicate your unique identity

    Creating a Personal Brand: How to craft and communicate your unique identity

    In this episode, I delve into the concept of personal brand. I explain that personal brand is about who I am for myself and for others, and it is defined by the attributes and adjectives that people use to describe me. I emphasize the importance of creating a personal brand that aligns with my values and how I want to show up in the world. I also discuss the use of assessments, such as the WHY assessment, to understand my personal brand and how I can navigate interactions with others who have different personal brands. I encourage listeners to assess and adjust their personal brand as needed and to describe themselves beyond their profession.

    00:00 Introduction to Personal Brand
    00:56 Defining Personal Brand Attributes
    03:39 Using Assessments to Understand Your Personal Brand
    05:13 Understanding Your Why, How, and What
    06:36 Simplifying and Making Sense
    07:30 Navigating Personal Brands in Interactions
    08:24 Reverse Engineering Your Personal Brand
    09:21 Assessing and Adjusting Your Personal Brand
    10:19 Describing Yourself Beyond Your Profession

    >>>Looking for my book ‘The 7 Secrets to Creating a Life You Love: A Practical Guide for Women in Leadership’ on Amazon? Here it is…https://a.co/d/cot9lJA

    • 11 min
    How Your Choices Create Your Life's Reality

    How Your Choices Create Your Life's Reality

    Welcome back to another episode of "Possibilities" with Monique de Maio! Today we are joined by Kendra Debree, my wonderful friend and head of Marketing and Operations here at ondemand CMO. We discuss the power of choice, how micro moments can add up, and the importance and power behind showing up each and every day. Kendra is a total rockstar and i've been so grateful to have her in my corner.

    0:00-Intro to Kendra
    5:00-The power of choices/maintaining positive energy/holding yourself accountable
    10:00-Loving yourself/making conscious choices on what you put in your body
    20:00-Parenting/how micro moments add up
    26:00- The power of showing up each day
    31:00- Setting firm boundaries with family members

    Kendra is a marketing specialist, social media manager, health and wellness enthusiast! A self-motivated and results-driven marketing executive with 17+ years of expertise in developing and executing short- and long-term marketing strategies in business development, branding, and management for companies. Currently she is Director of Marketing & Operations and with over 6 years of full-time experience at OnDemandCMO, she manages clients’ digital marketing initiatives, operationalizes their marketing plans and executes engaging social media campaigns that elevate their brand awareness, lead generation and results. Kendra has a Bachelors degree in Business Management from William Patterson University, which she earned while working full time. She lives in Sussex County, NJ with her husband Matt and their two children, Emma and Elliot.

    >>>Looking for my book ‘The 7 Secrets to Creating a Life You Love: A Practical Guide for Women in Leadership’ on Amazon? Here it is…https://a.co/d/cot9lJA

    • 40 min
    The Meditating CEO: A Journey into Mindful Leadership

    The Meditating CEO: A Journey into Mindful Leadership

    Join us in an enlightening conversation with Linda Bjork, a visionary at the forefront of integrating mindfulness with business acumen. As head of the Inner Business Institute and founder of Mindfulness Intelligence, Linda has revolutionized leadership with her pioneering approach. Her journey from leading a global creative agency to becoming known as the "Meditating CEO" underscores her commitment to fostering well-being and high performance through mindfulness.

    0:00 Intro to Linda 

    6:00 Writing her book/getting the title of Meditating CEO 

    10:00 The importance of bringing in support

    17:00 Cleaning up our subconscious mind/differences with men and women

    25:00 The power of being secure in your word 

    30:00 The future of business for Linda

    35:00 The becoming of business

    Linda Bjork heads the Inner Business Institute and is the founder of Mindfulness Intelligence and the author of the leadership book, Inner Business, Training Your Mind for Leadership Success. She is also co-author of Mind Skills with Stephanie Michko. She leads professionals all over the globe to their highest leadership potential. Linda led a creative agency to global recognition from 2004 to 2014 based in New York City and Stockholm, Sweden.

    With continued outstanding financial results and an outspoken focus on mind training for the staff, Linda became known as the Meditating CEO. The agency won numerous awards under Linda's leadership, among them, Agency of the Year in 2009. In addition to her engineering, design, and business background, Linda is a certified MBSR leader, a certified success coach, and an elected evolutionary leader, and an ordained interfaith inter-spiritual minister.

    >>>Looking for my book ‘The 7 Secrets to Creating a Life You Love: A Practical Guide for Women in Leadership’ on Amazon? Here it is…https://a.co/d/cot9lJA

    • 41 min
    The Power of Networking: Building and leveraging professional networks for career advancement

    The Power of Networking: Building and leveraging professional networks for career advancement

    Welcome back to another episode of "Possibilities with Monique de Maio". Today we will discuss the importance of networking and job hunting. We will highlight the limitations of relying solely on job boards and emphasizes the significance of building and maintaining human connections. The dangers of neglecting networking and the value of reputation are also explored. This episode is perfect for those that are aiming to prioritize personal and professional growth!

    00:00 The Problem with Job Boards
    01:39 The Importance of Networking
    04:01 The Value of Maintaining Networks
    05:49 The Power of Reputation
    07:17 The Benefits of Learning and Sharing
    08:44 The Importance of Human Connections

    >>>Looking for my book ‘The 7 Secrets to Creating a Life You Love: A Practical Guide for Women in Leadership’ on Amazon? Here it is…https://a.co/d/cot9lJA

    • 9 min

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Realize that your possibilities are endless

This show brings on amazing guest speakers who make you think about designing your life in a different way…and the habits that can get you there!

Monique is amazing at facilitating a great discussion and asking the questions that make us all think about our lives beyond surface level.

I look forward to the next interview every time and I always get some amazing takeaways that I can use in my day to day life!

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