Monica Bassi is a versatile Emcee and Speaker with a rich personal and professional background. Alongside her professional career in IT Management Monica has worked in media for the past 10 years, as she possesses a knack for creating and entertaining. The stage is a platform where ideas can be heard, audiences entertained, and connections made.
At the young age of 16 Monica managed to trade in her senior year of high school for her freshman year at University. It was at University that she learned to balance her passion with her responsibilities. Monica was an active member, and on the Executive Board, of several student organizations. Meanwhile, she completed her degree in Management Information Systems at the age of 20 and entered the world of Corporate America.
Monica quickly learned the skills necessary to thrive in an office environment. Being the youngest employee, female, and a minority, she faced several hurdles before her voice would be heard and her skills acknowledged. At 26 she became the Director of her department and was tasked with building a team, processes, and leading them both. She has since continued to thrive as a leader, spearheading large projects and managing a global staff of Computer Engineers.
Alongside her professional career, Monica established a real estate portfolio, ran her own business, traveled to 23 countries, and became a multi-media producer. What makes her talks interesting is not what she has achieved, but what she had to overcome in order to achieve it. There were no hand out or freebies. Against the odds, Monica learned strategies that cemented her success in every endeavor.
In 2012 Monica moved to New York City to continue growing in the realm of media. She began working with international networks Zee TV and B4U where she would write and host several television shows, including the South Asian Film Festival annual special and Dance India Dance. Two of Monica's short films also enjoyed their premiere at various film festivals across North America. It was during this time that she honed her speaking skills and embraced the stage.
Whether it is about thriving in the workplace, breaking one's own barriers, or learning the delicate art of balance, Monica is equipped to speak and empower audiences. She has taken her own story and coupled it with what she has learned about humanity through her rich experiences and travels and turned it into a series of talks. Monica brings eloquence, charisma, and professionalism with her on stage.
A born leader, life has neither started nor is anywhere near complete for her. Everything Monica has accomplished has been a product of her fierce determination. From maintaining a progressive career in IT to making strides in media and growing as a Speaker, Monica continues to push her limits and live every experience to the fullest.
The stage is a platform where ideas can be heard, connections made, and inspiration blooms. We all have powers within us that need only recognition to flourish. As a Motivational Speaker my power is to recognize the potential in others and help them become the best version of themselves.
The following are just a few topics I am qualified to speak on:
Setting Goals, Keeping Them, and Developing a Vision
How to Thrive in Leadership Roles
Finding Purpose Through Your Work
Women in the Workplace - Work/Life Balance and Empowerment
Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food
Creating a Life of Balance
Living Your Truth