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Monique DeBose, award-winning singer/songwriter and life coach joins me, Isabelle Tierney, in episode 3 of the Dare To Be You Podcast. Describing herself as “A mother. A wife. A lover. A muse. A tyrant. A bull shit-er. A dazzler. A conduit. A voice…With Everything to say,” Monique shares insights and inspiration as we explore giving voice to ALL of our parts: the sacred AND the messy.
Listen in as we discuss:
- Letting go of the painful beliefs you hold about your voice (and your self)
- Giving voice to ALL our parts, the loved ones and the hated ones
- Teaching our children to healthfully express their fullest selves through voice
- How Isabelle shifts from fear and embarrassment to gratitude and sensuality through vocal improv (YUP! There’s singing!)
- How singing can playfully and powerfully transform painful emotions
- How to honor and love your voice as the perfect instrument of the Divine
Monique DeBose is an award-winning singer/songwriter. Influenced by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald, Monique found her voice through the world of jazz and has honed her chops with some of the most world’s most celebrated vocal coaches. Monique has performed across the United States and Europe, as well as in India and China.
She has written, co-produced and recorded two full length studio albums: Choose The Experience Vol. 1: Ready for Love, and Choose The Experience Vol. 2: Closer. She is currently writing new material for her third album, The Tragic Mulatto Chronicles.
Monique is a gifted teacher of Vocal Improv and she teaches the skills that that Hollywood’s top singers, actors and improvisers employ to thrill audiences and spectators. Her training solutions are challenging and fun.
Monique helps performers and executives to think quickly on their feet in high pressure/high stake situations such as a public speaking engagements or big client pitches. The ability to master your inner experience in a “high stakes” situation is crucial—whilst remaining present to what is happening in the room. She helps her clients to reframe the internal “I can’t” dialogue that runs unchecked like a broken record when you are faced with a difficult situation. And she helps clients people build their natural leadership skills and increase their influence.
Monique currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Rich and their two sons, 2 and a half year old Kaleo Rex and 3 month old Ellington Madiba.
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