Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC, ACC, is a Woman's Leadership & Inclusion expert, executive coach, corporate trainer and speaker on women's leadership topics. She is also the author of the book, Leading Gracefully: A Woman’s Guide to Confident, Authentic and Effective Leadership.
Monique is CEO of Highest Path Consulting and founder of the Women and Power Forum, specializing in developing 21st century leaders through executive coaching and training programs. Monique has worked internationally with clients like Microsoft, Deloitte, Nestle and eBay among others.
She combines her experience with over 10 years in corporate settings in Silicon Valley, along with her leadership and coach training to build sustainable and innovative work environments.
Her business background includes working in several large corporations, where she worked as an Event Marketing Manager leading large-scale tradeshows and conferences. In 2009, her desire to work with individuals to help them reach their full potential led her to become trained as a Co-Active Coach through The Coaches Training Institute, concurrently completing the year-long Co-Active Leadership Program, and went on to become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Monique also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from San Francisco State University.
Since starting Highest Path in 2009, Monique has lived and worked in Europe, expanding her business to include various areas of specialty. Her work begun as an International Career Coach focused on relocation coaching, and expanded as an executive and leadership coach for Director level executives and High Potentials within international organizations.
As a facilitator and trainer, Monique specializes in topics of Diversity & Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, and Women's Leadership. Her list of clients include Microsoft, Farmer's Insurance, Wal-Mart, Celgene, Deloitte, Dundee Precious Metals, Compass Minerals, Digital Foundry, among others.
Her particular focus and area of passion is developing emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs. She speaks and facilitates workshops around themes that are central to women’s advancement and empowerment. Monique is also a writer for the Huffington Post.