Nelson Mandela recommended her for her bravery... Monique is an award-winning hostage survivor, author, TV presenter and philanthropist - whose real life story has inspired thousands to face their challenges and overcome them.
She is an avid adventurer who has traveled around the world. Among her many adventures are the capture of a shark on scuba for research purposes, being chased up into trees by black rhinos and hunting for lions. Her favorite adventure is scuba diving, and on a diving holiday in 2000, her life took an unexpected turn.
During a diving holiday in Sipadan (Malaysia) she was kidnapped by Al Qaeda Rebels and taken to the remote Jolo Island in the Southern Philippines. Along with 20 other hostages, she survived a 4-month ordeal, where she faced death daily and many other challenges daily.
TALK 1 - A SINGLE GRAIN OF RICE:
In this 1 hour 15 minute presentation, Monique recounts details of their ordeal and the lessons learned. The talk is divided into various sections:
- TAKEN HOSTAGE: The first encounter with the terrorists. Coping with losing freedom. Breaking the hostages. Facing death and dealing with fear. The invaluable knowledge gained on interpersonal relationships, the power of a positive attitude, and courage.
-SURVIVING TRAUMA: How she survived trauma and the lessons learned in dealing with extreme trauma. The pain of suffering and what it does to you.
-THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORT: The support structures that kept them positive and alive.
TALK 2 - LESSONS FROM CAPTIVITY
This step-by-step survival session (1 hour) was first presented at the IFFFP Global Summit (Cape Town 2009). This talk starts with a short video depicting the military attack during which she was nearly killed. (Produced by National Geographic Channel)
Then Monique challenges the audience to survive after being shipwrecked. She shares with them the things she would have taken with if she had a choice - each of these representing a mental tool to help a person cope with trauma or extreme challenges in their lives.
This is the perfect talk for companies who have to help their staff face serious challenges. .
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