Moderating

If Monica had a super power, moderating discussions and hosting interviews in front of a live audience would be it. Her not-so-secret sauce is to keep a conversation relevant, though-provoking, and personal. Her approach is a cross between Krista Tippett and James Lipton, two of her favorite question-askers for their commitment to research and curiosity over self-aggrandizement. 

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“Monica does a killer job organizing and moderating, and asking great questions. ”
— Tim Urban, writer and co-creator of Wait But Why
 

From Campfire Chats to group panels

Monica is available to host one-on-one "campfire chat" style conversations as well as group panel discussions. Either way, Monica brings her curiosity and empathy to every conversation, while keeping the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats.  

interviews

Monica has interviewed a diverse cross-sections of thought leaders, from bestselling authors (Gretchen Rubin, AJ Jacobs) to artists (James Victore) to politicians (former Congressman Glenn Nye, NYC Mayoral candidate Josh Thompson) to urban planners and organizational environmentalists (SolarONE, Etsy). No matter the topic, Monica brings her passion for research and connection to the mic. 

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panels

Let's face it, panels can become a snooze fest without the right moderator. Monica is your secret weapon for keeping the conversation flowing, while ensuring all voices are heard and each perspective is represented. Monica is also adept at moderating Q&A's with the audience; an experience that can be painful in less capable hands, but can be the highlight of an event when done well. 


“What an awesome night. You are a wonderful, thoughtful and caring interviewer. And you put on a fantastic event. Thanks for letting me be a part of it!”
— AJ Jacobs, NYTimes bestselling author