Monique Cardine: Leading Women to Greater Impacts and Incomes

10974673_909189949103612_8777062460418113831_oMonique Caradine is a powerful coach and mentor for women seeking to have more influence and find more success in their financial pursuits. Her extensive background and knowledge in media have helped her provide wisdom and insight for others, and Hope for Women is privileged to share the story of this member of The BOSS Network as she continues to inspire and motivate other women. What is your profession? Well, I am currently about six years into my second career. My first career was in radio and television broadcasting. For years, I was a host on Chicago's WVON AM 1690 and on FOX Chicago. Now, I'm a full-time certified success coach to women leaders and entrepreneurs. My work has come full circle—I use my money-centered coach training and my two decades of work in media to help women leaders dramatically increase their incomes and influences.

What accomplishments have you made during your time in this field? Through my training and coaching programs, I have helped women leaders around the world gain influence in the marketplace and end their struggles with money. I am the creator of the OverFlow Coach Certification Program, where I train women who want to add coaching to their business models. I host an annual destination retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for an intimate group of visionary businesswomen. I've done all of this under the banner of my company, Momentum Media Group, which was established 11 years ago.

What is one of the most important keys to your success? God is the number one key to my success. For years, I tried to exclude God from my business. In an effort not to make people feel “uncomfortable,” I shied away from talking about my belief in the power of God. Now I believe and boldly proclaim that God + business = SUCCESS. This alone has been a game changer for me.

What are some of the obstacles and challenges you have faced? What helped you to overcome them? Some of the obstacles I faced on my success journey included everything from shyness to low confidence and having a poverty mindset. But the biggest obstacle was the “Superwoman” cape I used to wear. For some crazy reason, I thought that success was a solo effort. I saw successful women as lone rangers. I believed that working 60 hours a week was the standard. I thought grinding and hustling was the thing to do. I thought that asking for help was a sign of weakness. NOT! When I figured out that I had gotten myself as far as I could on my own (after nearly losing my business), I broke down and hired a coach. It was the best decision I ever made. That move not only helped me get my business back on track, but it also inspired me to pursue two coaching certifications. Now, I do for others exactly what my coach did for me.

How would you encourage other women seeking to take the next step in their career endeavors? I have a treasure chest of tips and strategies that I give women who are ready to reach their next levels. However, the main thing that will truly propel them is making the decision to get strategic accountability. In other words, if you are a woman leader or entrepreneur, being in either a mastermind or coaching program with an experienced mentor is mandatory to your success. This is the best way to ensure that your vision is clear. You move past roadblocks, and you stay focused on your goal. Without accountability, it's easy to get distracted or give up. Remember this: every winner has a coach. So, if you are serious about winning, don't let another year go by without partnering with a good coach or mentor. Doing so will absolutely change your life.

Monique is the author of a forth-coming book and a thought leader on women and money. As a certified income and influence coach, Monique uses her nearly two decades as a producer and on-air personality and 11 years as an entrepreneur to help women in business drop fear and excuses to become highly visible high-earners. Her second OverFlow Women’s Business Retreat is being held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 9-12 2015. For more information, go to http://OverflowRetreat.com.

About the BOSS Network

BOSS™ stands for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and our mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. Listed in Forbes as a top 10 network for career and entrepreneurial women and in Inc. Magazine as one of the top 50 website for entrepreneurs. The BOSS Network is an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.