Professional Development Workshops


The Motivation Clinic

This strategy-based, highly interactive training workshop covers the fundamental keys to becoming motivated and fully engaged in your work. This training offers a wide range of powerful interpersonal techniques that benefit your clients and personal growth. Learn fresh, exciting methods and tools that catapult you to a higher state of motivation. The Globe and Mail (January 2012) called Monique “…a motivational expert in Toronto.”

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The Habits of Happiness

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 Happiness is relevant to everyone’s lives and that’s why the most popular course at Harvard University is titled “The Psychology of Happiness.”  In an entertaining presentation, Monique combines her motivational finesse and creativity to teach participants how to feel more happiness. In this highly interactive workshop, participants learn how to turn Habits of Happiness into behaviors that infuse and influence their personal lives and workplace! "One should never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar."- Helen Keller

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Teambuilding –From the Inside Out

“None of us is as good as all of us”

Employees learn strategies to avoid negativity and to become energized with fresh ideas for a spirited and progressive workplace. This training is interactive and teaches powerful teambuilding concepts. It is hugely empowering and injects team members with a greater acceptance and respect for the team concept. Everyone gains from the tools and strategies using this realistic approach and entertaining style. Prepare to be engaged!

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Joy on the Job

This workshop combines portions from all my workshops: The Habits of Happiness, Teambuilding from the Inside Out and the Motivation Clinic or choose from a list of 20 topics. Contact me for the list.

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Training: Build Youth Confidence, Motivation & Empowerment!

This highly interactive training gives participants the most current and successful strategies to engage, motivate and raise youth confidence.

 Training Outline:

  • Participants gain the tools needed to engage and motivate youth.
  • Participants will not only learn new strategies to inspire and motivate youth but also fully participate in all activity.
  • Trainees report using their new skills in their personal lives as well.
  • Learn why anyone with low self-esteem does not usually act beyond who they think they are.
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“Damn you are good-- you totally inspired me! Well done!” Sue Pitchforth-Décor Therapy Plus-Brooklin

“I opened day two of our police conference with a round table discussion on the training day spent with you.  The feedback was overwhelmingly positive; they enjoyed the exercises, information, your manual and would have liked it to be two days.” Sharon Baiden - Director of Corporate Police Services - Sudbury
"Finally a presentation that was full of useful tools and strategies. Applicable to all age groups.” Melanie Bray- Ontario Association of Social Workers
"Finally an interesting and interactive workshop! I retire tomorrow--better late than never!" Lina Barbone-HWCDSB
"Very well thought out. Interactive. Great Ideas. New tools for my tool box. Great Job."Dawn Marie Ashlie - Range Lake North School- North West Territories

"The feedback from folks was great! I thoroughly enjoyed your interesting stories and the interactive workshop...the time flew by!  I can see that a full day workshop would be even more beneficial for staff."  
Laura Myles - Health, Safety, and Wellness Coordinator - Region of Durham  

"I feel more energized at 4:00 on a Friday than I did at 9:00 this morning."
Lisa VanHezwijk – private practice - Ontario Assoc. Social Workers

“Amazing. You were brilliant and it was an honour to have you present.” Julie Rocchese - Human Resources Department- Peel District School Board

"Excellent. Makes you think, feel and be amazed all at the same time."Shanda Hassen - Red Deer Alberta

“Yours was the only workshop that peaked my interest in two days of Professional Development.” 
Barry McNulty - Manager First Memorial Funeral Services, Ottawa

"I really enjoyed the interactive parts of the presentation...This will help us even in 10 years from now.  I would have preferred two days!"  Debra Deconti - Algonquin First Nations, Maniwaki Quebec

“The Habits of Happiness Workshop was absolutely amazing! Our staff enjoyed it very much and came away with more enthusiasm and optimism than I’ve seen in months.”   Kimberlee Smith – CMHA- Kawartha Lakes 

“You delivered on everything you promised and everyone enjoyed it as indicated on the overwhelmingly positive feedback!"
Pierrette A. Paxy - ADR Mediator Coordinator, Centre for Equity, Cambrian College

“I wish I could experience this every year, at least twice!”
Gary Hartley - CMHA Sudbury