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7 Questions with Monika Gostic
7 Questions with Monika Gostic
Name: Monika Gostic
Current title: Dr
Current organisation: Dr Monika Gostic
My name is Monika and I am a Healthy living and Business Strategist. I struggled with weight and health my entire life! My lifestyle affected my weight, my mental health and my social life! I couldn't keep a boyfriend. I couldn't fit into any social group. I was depressed but hid it under excessive laughing. All this affected me on so many levels that I am STILL learning to heal.
Luckily I met a health coach who started me on this wonderful journey 10 years ago. I gained a whole new life and also lost 55lbs. I am now in the best shape of my life, despite having gone through pregnancy, a lot of personal problems and a very demanding job as a scientist.
I struggled through depression, through anxiety, through being a single mum in a foreign country to receiving support from food banks as I couldn't afford to live. I accumulated debt and was getting frequently ill due to stress and its effect on my immune system. Having gone through life experience on so many levels, I fully understand how it it when you are tired, have a lot of obligations and just don't know how to eat and stay healthy, let alone how to start your own business without needing to spend $$$$
I see women struggling to run their business and keep up with their families. I get it - I was one of them! After I have undertaken extensive business training and successfully launched my own business I decided it's time to give back! This is how our team of coaches was born.
Our team helps you really LEARN about nutrition so you never have to worry about yo yo effect ever again! There's no quick fixes to being healthy, but there is a quick start that will help you get into the swing of it. At the same time we teach you how to switch your mindset, we teach you time management AND provide you with business training that is different to what you have experienced so far
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise?
Understanding what systems to set in place to make new members start as easy as possibly
2. How did you become a leader of an SME? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I started in network marketing and then developed my own coaching programme. Now I have a team of people who work together on the movement
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I plan in advance usually on Sundays. Morning routine is very important, affirmations, healthy breakfast, time with my daughter. Then exercise and scientific research, with moments of answering client questions. Afternoon is mostly dedicated to business questions and clients. Evening is family time until children go to bed. Then back to business
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
Don't give your time to people who need it, give it to people who deserve it
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
I listen to books and podcasts a lot. The millionaire training by Larry Thompson. A lot of mind shifts have happened while reading this book and really helped me understand how to speak with people but also how to work on myself
6. How do you build leadership capacity in an SME?
One day at a time, one skill at a time
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader of an SME so far?
I was a typical overachiever and always thought I need more and more qualifications to grow as a business. I then realised I was scared of taking action as I was scared of failing, so I procrastinated by taking courses and obtaining qualifications. I then realised that what really matters is my practical experience and getting out there. This took me onto a whole new journey and taught me more than any course out there