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Monique was born in 1966 in Switzerland; and prior to the start of her kindergarden year, Monique and her family moved
from the French part to Zurich, the Swiss German part.
At the age of sweet 20, graduated with a Master Degree in Business
and Administration, she began worldwide traveling.
Her first destination to Australia included working for Adilam Electronics
in Melbourne followed by an unforgettable journey to the breathtaking
underwater paradise of the Great Barrier Reef and the
deserted sands of the Northern Territory where she spent several weeks with
Indigenous Australians and learned all
about living off the land, in harmony and in balance with the environment.

 

In 1998 Monique went to Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu to get her English proficiency diploma in academic speeches.
Although the diploma was very important, surfing became her new passion & the Aloha spirit tremendously inspired her lifestyle
and future artworks. She later worked several years for Swissair where she gained valuable experience in human resources and
office management. Besides her official
job she took flight lessons and also joined the Swissair Emergency Care Teamas a volunteer - first aid & disaster relief caregiver to support families who  lost their beloved ones in plane crashes and in
other tragic incidents. She got deployed to Halifax in 1998 after the plane crash incident; to New York after 9/11,

and was sent to Thailand after the Tsunami hit in 2004. Monique supported staff & families during the mass-dismissal
within SAirGroup-Swissair and during its
dissolution in 2001 and 2002.

 

After Swissair was closed down she took a sabbatical and traveled one more time to Australia and Hawaii with a
stopover in California and Mexico. When she returned to Switzerland she was offered the position of executive assistant,
human resources- and office manager at Moneyline Telerate; responsible for Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France & Hungary.

 

In 2005 Moneyline Telerate was then taken over by Reuters and that was the moment Monique decided to go abroad. Monique moved to Miami Beach and started working as personal assistant for the rich & famous and then started her own business
'The Etiquette Expert'
in Miami and trained and coached potential personal executive assistants in corporate tasks: How to assist professionally VIPs and C-level managers, prioritizing projects, budgeting & accounting; supervising household staff, butlers, nannies, landscapers and vendors. T
he workshop also included table manners, dress for success and how to apply a perfect, natural looking makeup. 'A well-dressed professional doesn’t mean you need to look like you walked off a magazine photo shoot but you need to make smart decisions about what you wear for work depending on the industry.

 

She studied Taoism & Feng Shui and the 'ancient chinese art of placement' guided her into the world of interior design. In 2007,
Monique graduated as interior designer from the Institut of Interior Design New York.

 

In September 2007 she packed her belongings and drove from Miami Beach to Los Angeles, crossed eight States and attended vocational training in film editing and motion graphics at Video Symphony in Burbank (Los Angeles); and learned also the craft of old age- and prosthetics makeup for film and video. Besides classes she kept on coaching young personal executive assistants.

Monique registered her film treatment 'Mahalo Sunrise' with the Writer's Guild of America West, Los Angeles on
December 31st, 2008. (Registration No: 1322103)

 

 
A month later she was spotlighted in the January 2009 edition of the film maker's magazine Los Angeles as newcomer screenwriter (page 49), featured with 'The Wrestler' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' screenwriters.
 

Monique published in 2009 her book 'Mahalo Sunrise' in German and English. A true story - She got involved with the largest FBI stingray operation in Hawaii's history. Please find the synopsis and order details  on page: Mahalo Sunrise E - and - on page: Mahalo Sunrise D.

 

In May 2011, Monique got honored with the International Book Award in Los Angeles for her book 'Mahalo Sunrise' - in the category 'true story / non-fiction.

 

NEWS: End of October 2017 her new book 'M.I.A. P3 - Albtraum im Doppelpack' in German will be published - Stay tuned!


 

 

 

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