Monique de Maio, MBA, Landmark Education and Brendon Burchard’s Performance Academy graduate, is a performance and transformation expert. Monique is an engaging, energetic, and passionate speaker on the topics of performance (team or individual), the role of fitness and wellness in performance, work/life balance, and personal branding.

Monique helps people see their own possibilities—whatever that looks like for you and your group. As a career marketing veteran, multi-lingual, immigrant, mixed martial arts/karate black belt, fitness/wellness enthusiast, and student of performance coaching, she will get you to think about how to take little steps in the right direction to get the results that you want. Her straightforward, candid “real speak” and pragmatic tips and tricks (often taken from personal experience) typically have people discovering something new for themselves that results in some form of behavior modification and/or performance optimization.

Monique de Maio, Founder & CMO, ondemandCMO Inc.

Current and past clients range from professionals trying to optimize their work/life balance and performance to those trying to figure out “what they want to be when they grow up/do next,” among others.

Monique’s speeches can also be done as a workshop. She can customize the content to be fully relevant to your audience.

Speaking Topics

Creating a Life by Design, Not Default

There are multiple factors to consider when creating a life by design, and not default. Most will affect your personal, work and home lives—across the board. Things like:

  • What is not being said? Am I selling myself short or allowing someone to undervalue me?
  • Am I controlling my job, or is it controlling me? How can I not let my job control my LIFE?
  • How & where am I really spending my time? What and where do I need to change to optimize my day?

Creating a life you love is about increasing your joy and decreasing your “cringe.” Monique leaves you with a few actionable take-aways that you can implement to make an immediate impact on your life’s design.

The Power of Choice

In all responses, in all reactions, in every moment, we HAVE choice. The responses and reactions that we have—and the micro-decisions that we make— create the external narrative that we project about ourselves to others around us. They also shape our macro outcomes. The internal narrative that we have with ourselves about ourselves can either prevent us from achieving our potential, or propel us beyond our wildest expectations.

Monique helps you with take-aways to choose more wisely. And if you haven’t chosen wisely today, there is always tomorrow. Each day is an opportunity to create the life you want to have, one choice at a time.

You’ll Learn How To:

Take stock of where you are | Identify what is and is not working | Visualize where you want to be

Use what you probably already know to get there!


“We thoroughly enjoyed having Monique as a speaker for The WIT Network. Her session resonated with our audience because of her authenticity as a speaker. She was relatable and enjoyable to listen to. She connected real stories with the content of her presentation. People laughed, people understood, and people left inspired to realize their empowerment potential. Monique was professional in every way preparing for the engagement and we look forward to working with Monique again in the future.”

—Christine Bongard
President, WIT Network

“During the last International Women’s Day, Monique had the opportunity to speak to all The WIT Network attendees and share some of her experiences – those that helped shape her into the business owner she is today. Monique is an excellent storyteller both in verbal and written word. The interaction with the audience was amazing to watch as I could tell her story resonated with most of the women attending. Her style is engaging, and she has a unique way of bringing the audience into the story. I would highly recommend Monique as speaker; in fact she will soon be sharing a longer version of her story to the Jabra GN’s Women’s network. Thanks, Monique, for telling your story!”

—Laurie Harvey
Head of Enterprise Marketing – NA, Jabra