Monique Russell

Company: Clear Communication Coach at Clear Communication Solutions LLC

Professional Training and Coaching

Education: Saint Cloud State University (undergraduate) Bachelor's of Science in Communications - Saint Cloud State University (graduate) Masters of Science in Communications
Atlanta, GA, USA


Monique Russell is the Global Communications Advisor you want on your team. She teaches leaders and teams how to upskill and keep top talent engaged through strategic leadership development.

Organizations like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, the Centers for Disease Control, Verizon, Intel, Equifax, and the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International, trust Monique to guide them in implementing communication strategies that foster connection, community, creativity, and courage. You can too.

Monique has 20 years of experience in the science of Communications and leads Clear Communication Solutions – an international training, coaching, and consulting firm that focuses on confidently communicating from the inside out.

She is the author of the Ultimate Speaker's Guide and the book Intentional Motherhood: Who Said it Would Be Easy, and host of the Bridge to U podcast.

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Teaching leaders and teams how to keep top talent engaged with effective communication skills and leadership development so they don't walk out the door and take your customers with them.

Teaching women leaders how to use self-awareness and public speaking to enhance leadership at home and work.
Personal passions: (sushi, traveling, reading, and dancing!)

Communication Skills for Leaders and Teams
Confidence Building Skills for Professional Women
Emotional Intelligence for the Practical Leader
Intentional Motherhood: Who Said it Would be Easy
Presenting with Impact
How to be Digitally Relevant and Present
Effective Networking: Turbocharge your Career Online
The Strategic Art of Self-Promotion

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I am willing to travel

Up to 100 miles

When it comes to payments

Everything is negotiable


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Best Story

Have you ever wondered why, despite being highly skilled and knowledgeable, leading teams and communicating effectively remain a challenge for so many? What are we getting wrong about the essence of true leadership and impactful communication?

There are more times than I can count when things went wrong because despite a leader being smart and intelligent, they didn't have the tools or skills to actively listen, genuinely respond, or plain outright be honest.

I landed a huge government contract. I was the sub of a prime vendor and everything was going well. One day, we had an all hands meeting and I was sure they were calling to renew. It turned out the prime vendor added two fictitious people on the contract and was billing the client for it. I had no idea. But instead of speaking up, I kept silent, with a frozen, paralyzed voice.

That was a defining moment for me that I had lost my confidence. I had to get honest with myself to examine other areas of my life to see if there were patterns where I was not speaking up and there were.

Now, I get to empower and transform audiences to significantly improve their personal and professional lives with leadership and effective communication.

Origin Story

I started speaking at the age of 8 years old in front of a live audience of 100 people. When most people were running from the stage, I was running toward it. This began my speaking journey and my desire to use my gifts of clear, culturally aware and effective communication to transform audiences.

My dream was to be an international broadcast journalist, but life told me to start in Executive support. Little did I know that period would be my hands-on practical training. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. With my bubbly personality, I became the go-to person in my Executive Support role, and before long, I was often asked how to handle complex people problems. I'd sit at my desk designing and coming up with training ideas and solutions to solve these people problems, and had a vision for a company I called, Island Communications...I figured since I was from The Bahamas, I would call it that. But, that name evolved into to what we know today as Clear Communication Solutions--a global training, coaching, and consulting firm teaching leaders and teams how to keep top talent engaged.

Example talks

Presenting with Impact: Strategies to Develop Effective Presentation Skills

If you're looking to grow and move up in your career or business, it's no secret...gaining speaking skills will put you on the fast track. You don't have to continue to be tired of fumbling over your words and leaving meetings feeling like you should have said this, and should have said that. You don't have to keep repeating yourself because no one understands your message or point. You don't have to continue to settle for less because you're not being appreciated, respected or even taken seriously. Why continue to lose out when you can demonstrate your expertise, confidence and leadership by being an effective and clear presenter?

 Communicate with clarity and confidence
 Minimize nervous energy with strategic preparation and relaxation techniques
 Perform an audience analysis to tailor your presentation
 Answer unanticipated questions and expertly handle difficult situations


Employees, Directors, Managers and First-Line Supervisors, Team Leads

How to Build, Maintain and Sustain Relationships Online

In the 21st century, building a brand is not "nice to have" it is a need to have. But how do we do this effectively online? We start with becoming digitally present and relevant. The first thing someone does before they connect with you is to search for your name on Google. What do the results say about you? Does it encourage them to move forward, or to hold back? What do you say when you want to connect with others you are meeting for the first time online? Your digital footprint is your curb-side appeal. Join this engaging keynote presentation and learn the importance of:

 Creating a relevant digital presence
 Performing holistic outreach
 Structuring networking connections for long-term success

Intentional Motherhood: Who Said it Would Be Easy

Do you need to find ways to shed guilt, shame, and societal pressures of motherhood? Would you like to learn skills to embrace your Motherhood identity? Communication skills expert, Monique Russell is a working mom and she's on a mission to teach mothers lessons from her life and her clients' lives how to be the best version of themselves so they can intentionally model healthy communication practices with their children. In this inspiring keynote, you'll learn how to:

Parent from love, not fear
Move from self-life to self-love
Make boundaries your best friend
Embrace your Motherhood identity