About the Author
Monica Strobel is a passionate mom-preneur, seasoned writer and charismatic speaker. She draws on a wealth of professional expertise, practical optimism and passion for making a difference in the world, in her new book, The Compliment Quotient, and all of her creative endeavors. She has long been recognized for her inspiring, can-do attitude and uplift-others approach, throughout a 25-year career in nonprofits, business, government and volunteer service.
Monica’s work as an author, executive director, in marketing, communications and fundraising has received numerous awards and critical acclaim, including appearances on TV and radio across the country.
- Speaker, author, small business woman and consultant
- Mother of three
- Resides in metro Denver, Colorado
- Native of Chicago and Downers Grove, Illinois
- Graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder
- VISTA volunteer service
Monica is a communications expert with 25 years experience designing and implementing successful social marketing, community affairs, public relations and programmatic campaigns, including award-winning outreach and partnership efforts. Her background of service ranges from environmental issues of renewable energy and sustainable transportation to efforts focused on children and seniors.
Generations In Touch — Founder and Owner
Transportation Solutions Foundation – Executive Director
Small Business Owner – Freelance communications, public relations, events, writing
The Children’s Hospital Foundation – Coordinator of Corporate Relations
Colorado Governor’s Energy Office (Colorado Office of Energy Conservation) – Public Affairs Manager
Golf Plus, Corporate Sports/Special Events – Co-owner
Monica leveraged saying nice things (“or don’t say anything at all”) into personal and career success, going from shy and reserved to interested and engaging. She learned to keep her positive attitude while maneuvering through life’s triumphant and chaotic times alike–growing up in a family of eight, enduring “dumb Pollack” and dumb blonde jokes, raising children long-distance from family, going through divorce, and as a busy working mother of three. People find themselves telling her all kinds of things as she makes others feel at home and appreciated!
Monica grew up in the Chicago metro area, graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder, and resides in the Denver area, loving the Rocky Mountain lifestyle and inspiring her three children to put their best foot forward, find something positive to say and always know which way is west.