Meet the Speaker — Monique Montanino
Monique Montanino is a Tech Executive Career Coach and the Founder of Resume Tech Guru. Her workshop at the WITS Fall 2022 Virtual Summit is “Sizzle! 6 Tech Exec Leadership Skills to Clone & Own”.
Why is speaking at WITS important to you?
Two colleagues whom I greatly admire have spoken previously at WITS. This time, the focus on career and professional development caught my eye. Yes, that’s my wheelhouse!
In my workshop, I discuss my professional career missteps at two Fortune 200 companies, my tech exec clients’ successes, and industry research on how you can “sizzle” in your career.
· What or who inspires you?
I’m in the 6th year of my global travel buck list. My husband and I go on sabbatical 2x a year outside the U.S. to immerse in the local culture. I’m off to Spain this week, spending 1 week in Sevilla and then 3 weeks on the beach in Torremolinos. My best friend’s husband call me Dora-the-Explorer. I travel on my stomach.
· Most useful article you’ve read in the last month.
It’s impossible to pick one. I’m an avid fan of Statista and read the daily feed.
· When you were a kid what was your dream job?
I teetered between being an attorney or a journalist. I’m neither; hence, the reason for this workshop focused on a career plan.
· Tell us something about your session.
My topic inspiration came from all things a Peloton exercise bike advertisement whereby you’re required to suspend belief to see the instructor motivating a group of Vikings. It makes me smile every time I hear “sizzle baby!”
I’m conducting an interactive 1-hour and 45-minute workshop entitled “Sizzle! 6 Tech Exec Leadership Skills to Clone & Own.”
Have you ever wondered what executive recruiters seek in director, GM, and CXO candidates in tech roles? My workshop provides insight into the 6 sought-after leadership skills. You’ll identify your high-impact leadership skills to communicate, collaborate, and influence. Plus, you’ll walk away with a personalized 90-day project plan to optimize existing skills or fill in your gaps.
· What other sessions or speakers are you most excited to see?
I’m intrigued with these speakers discussing your personal innovation.
· Frankie Nicoletti, Head of Engineering, Palolo
· Mary Cheyne, Transformational Public Speaking Trainer & Coach, Magnetic Podium, LLC