Whether working as a career coach, executive strategist, or pastor, Monique is passionate about serving others into greatness. Prior to founding Gravitas Executive Coaching, Monique spent over 18 years working as a corporate attorney. After graduating from the NYU School of Law, she practiced at New York-based law firm Debevoise & Plimpton before joining the legal team at Honeywell International, where she quickly advanced from Assistant General Counsel of Corporate Finance to divisional General Counsel, providing legal oversight for one of the company’s global business segments.
In 2009, she founded her own ministry, later serving as a church pastor for five years. Her background in advising and service led Monique to her current role as an executive coach and career strategist. In addition to serving private clients, Monique is a Coach with Own The Room, an international learning and development company, and she works as a Leader at Venwise, helping C-Suite executives at high-growth companies solve their most pressing business problems. Whether as a corporate attorney, coach or pastor, Monique can confidently capture the attention of almost any audience, making her a highly sought-after speaker. Always striving for her own personal and professional growth, Monique holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and has studied organizational leadership and change management at MIT Sloan School of Management. Her love of educating and developing others is evident in her service to Felician University as a Board Trustee, overseeing its Strategic Planning Committee.
When not serving others, Monique’s greatest joy is spending time with her husband Lennon C. Edwards, Esq. and their two children Brooklynn and Judah. If she could trade coaching for any other career path, Monique would be a fashion designer. But for now, she’ll stick with sneaking into her daughter’s classes at New York’s Fashion Institute instead.
Learn more about Mrs Carkum-Edwards, Esq at www.speakmonique.com