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Sharing Stories as Tools for Transformation

I believe that within every story lies the potential for transformation.

Born with a million words inside her body, Monique Bradley has spent her life telling stories. With a background in acting, presenting, singing, film and TV, she has worked for many years to understand the intricate dance between text and subtext, a place where authenticity shines when these elements align.

Monique started training as an actor and speaker when she was 8 years old, followed by Opera training from the age of 11. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and film and is currently undertaking her Masters in Creative Practice. She has worked in retail and sales, developed and ran her own performing arts school for 8 years, she’s an award-winning children's entertainer and specialist educator in early childhood storytelling practices for teachers, has written and produced 3 albums of children's music, worked as a voice artist for animation and many brands and businesses - including Xbox (Far Cry 3) - and has featured in numerous TV commercials and films.

She was also a presenter for TV shopping Channel 'Yesshop' (NZ and Australia), the host of Guide To Better Shopping (online) and 'Guide To Better Living' for Sky Channel 83. Monique also has many years of digital marketing and experiential marketing experience and has MC'd shows such as The Food Show (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch), Auckland Home Show, The Indian Newslink Business Awards, NZ Country Music Entertainer of the Year Awards and many more.

Her vision is to bring the essence of theatre, play and authenticity into the business and professional world through the stories, education or MC work she delivers.

From hilarious life lessons she’s learnt from working in live TV to insights on understanding congruence and authenticity, Monique hopes to guide audiences through the intricacies of character and how to create and portray the best version of YOU. During her keynotes, audiences discover the 'ME' model, the power of state management, learn how to craft a SHOW UP Plan, and even gain wisdom from Te ao Maori.

As an MC, Monique loves establishing connections with her audiences while ensuring that featured speakers, guests, key stakeholders or sponsors get the recognition they deserve.

With infectious energy and a dash of humour, she always tries to ensure that learning and growth become an enjoyable adventure. So get ready to explore the magic, mystery, and undeniable 'Moniqueness' that she is honoured to share with the world, where the stage is her playground, and stories are her tools of transformation. Ka mau te wehi!

Talking Points

Courageous Communication

Have you ever stopped to think about the stories you tell yourself? The narratives that have been etched into the very fabric of your being, shaping your beliefs, choices, and actions? I certainly have, and what I've discovered is nothing short of extraordinary. Welcome to the world of Courageous Communication, where personal narratives take centre stage, and self-limiting beliefs have the power to be transformed into a force for good.

In this keynote, I share how the stories we learn about ourselves and our identity shape how we show up in the world and how, through re-writing my own story, I saved my own life.

This keynote speech focuses on the importance of a practice called 'Conscious Communication' in our personal and professional lives and covers the key components of intentionality, clarity, context, active listening, authenticity, and presence. The audience are presented with thought-provoking ideas designed to create greater self-awareness around how they may be communicating with other and themselves, and challenge self-limiting paradigms, resulting in opening a doorway into more fulfilling communication skills in all areas of their lives.

"You are the central character of your life. Make sure you're the one holding the pen and writing the screenplay.'

Connected Communication

Picture this: a workplace where communication flows seamlessly, conflicts are resolved swiftly, and team members collaborate effortlessly. It might sound like a utopian dream, but it's closer to reality than you might think. Welcome to the world of Connected Communication, an important pillar of the 'Conscious Communication' journey where we explore the transformative power of enhancing workplace communication, paving the way for stronger relationships, enhanced teamwork, and unparalleled success.

I have worked with and led many teams over the years and the key to my success was my ability to hold my own 'state' or presence, and authentically honour whoever showed up. Authenticity builds trust, and trust builds stronger teams.

So how do we achieve that in our post covid, somewhat fractured organisations? Through empowering people to uncover their own unique identity and voice. Because success isn't about making all voices sing in the same style......Harmony is achieved by ensuring that all voices are singing from the same song sheet.

This hilarious, interactive keynote is the perfect 'after lunch' pick me up, guaranteed to leave audiences feeling connected, seen, heard and appreciated.

Congruent Communication

What does it take to be a good leader? Do you ever wonder why misunderstandings pop up, trust erodes, and miscommunications happen even among the most seasoned leaders? Why do teams sometimes falter, and goals go unmet despite your best efforts? The answers often lie in the way we communicate as leaders.

In a world full of messages, words, and noise, it’s not always easy to speak like a leader, to communicate from a place of authenticity, integrity, and personal empowerment. But it’s possible and it's crucial.

Misunderstandings can lead to confusion, misaligned efforts, and wasted resources. They can sow the seeds of conflict and hinder productivity. When you speak like a leader - in the most authentic expression of yourself - you bridge the gaps, ensure clarity, and empower your team with shared understanding.


Because you show up. While people hear your words, it’s the subtext - the intention, emotion and tone - that they resonate with on a deeper level and this keynote explores the connection between authenticity and effective leadership, and how conscious communication can help leaders build trust, inspire their teams, and create a positive workplace culture.

This keynote covers the importance of professional vulnerability and honesty in leadership and provides strategies for cultivating a more authentic leadership style through consciously communicating and connecting with intent.
We have found Monique's services valuable across a range of our activities. She has performed the role of MC at many of our more prestigious national events and, on occasion, has entertained our audiences at conferences with uplifting energy bursts between speakers. Most of our members are firefighters who can be challenging to engage with. Monique can adjust her approach to the audience and link the intent of the engagement. She is well-regarded by our members and key stakeholders, including our primary funding organisations. United Fire Brigades Association of NZ

Monique Bradley's exceptional talent as an MC has elevated our events to new heights. Her ability to connect with both the audience and the subject matter is truly outstanding. Over the years, Monique has consistently gone above and beyond, ensuring each event is not only flawlessly executed but also leaves a lasting impact on everyone involved. Her passion, professionalism, and engaging presence make her an invaluable asset to our team. Monique is one of NZs best voices and MCs.

Eye Magazine

Thank you so much for your outstanding MC'ing last night. The audience was beautifully conducted through your mastery and I am so grateful. Yesterday's shows and the feedback we have received so far have shown our committee that when we concentrate on Manaakitanga, it changes the wairua of the room. I absolutely know that next year's show will be bigger and brighter. Thank you so much e te tuahine ataahua. Tino miharo!!!

NZ Country Music Entertainer Of The Year Awards
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