Monica Gibbs

Monica Gibbs, a highly regarded recruiter, speaker, author and wellness consultant who is passionate about helping organizations attract and retain top talent. She is one of the only recruiters in Canada who also partners with her clients on workplace wellness initiatives. Monica is a CHRL (Certified Human Resources Leader), and one of the top 20% of LinkedIn Recruiters Globally. Monica has been engaging audiences of various sizes since 2000, is a story-teller who captures attention by sharing her journey from chaos to balance. Her style has been described as being fun, uplifting and inspiring! With a true gift of speaking from the heart Monica leaves her listeners with practical tools on how to embrace change, face adversity and meet the daily pressures of life.She is an active HRPA member and Mentor who was previously on the HRPYR Board of Directors and recently co-authored a book on Mentoring.

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What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why?

Start with Why but Simon Sinek and Daring greatly by Brene Brown

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months?

Pool toys for the kids before our island lockdown in Barbados.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do?

I so a 10 minute unstress meditation or pray.

What Are Bad Recommendations You Hear In Your Profession Or Area Of Expertise?

Do a functional resume.

In The Last Five Years, What New Belief, Behavior, Or Habit Has Most Improved Your Life?

Do what you love and find work that is fulfilling and meaningful.

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

Investing in my wellness business.

Do what you love and find work that is fulfilling and meaningful.

Monica Gibbs

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — what would it say and why?

It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it.

When did you first become a rebel?

1992, I moved to England for a year without knowing anyone there.

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favourite failure” of yours?

My corporate burnout was what got me into wellness and now I share my journey publicly.

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

Be yourself, set goals and take action to achieve them.

What careers advice would you give to your 21-year old self?

Ask for a second opinion on that resume.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Detective or Private Investigator.

What is the most significant thing that someone much younger than yourself has taught you?

“Mommy you need a time out”

Tell us about your business. What does it do and what value do you add?

I am a recruiter, speaker, author and wellness consultant who is passionate about helping organizations attract and retain top talent. I am one of the only recruiters in Canada who also partners with clients on workplace wellness initiatives.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Wellness Consultant – already doing it.

Where do you see your industry in the next 5 years?

Way more automoted.

Tell us about someone you admire and why you admire them?

Brene Brown because she shares authentically and teaches other to do the same.

What is currently wrong with the recruitment process today?

Too much automation is leading to great talent being overlooked.

What is the most common mistake you see people make when applying for jobs?

They don’t research the company they are applying to.

What one song can you listen to every day non-stop?

Good morning by Mandisa

What is the most surprising thing you've ever seen in a resume?

Asses insteasd of Assess

Are Resume's Dead?

No!

Top things to AVOID putting on a resume?

Lies!

What is the most surprising thing you've seen in your industry?

False Information.

What's your favourite colour?

Ocean Blue

What's your favourite holiday destination?

Barbados

What's something exciting you're currently working on/learning that only a few people know about?

I am cultivating great leaders with Performance By Design.

What are you NOT Very Good at?

Playing piano.

What's your star sign?

Libra

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Omellette