Brickell Magazine 2016

Brickell Magazine 2016

Mindful Leadership Entrepreneur

Monique Catoggio, CEO of Illumined Life Leadership, helps professionals and leaders illuminate their path toward mindful leadership so that they may focus their lives and energy with sufficient passion and intention.

Monique Catoggio

Monique Catoggio

CEO of Illumined Life Leadership

Mujer Legendaria de Ford 2016

“As a Latina, I’m honored to join the company of other amazing Latina leaders around the country who are honored by FORD Motor Company for blazing trails in their businesses and communities.”

My Mission

I believe that…

is the way we move people into action, including ourselves.

I work with professionals from the inside out and guide them in developing an authentic and effective leadership style that is





My Tools

I’m a Certified and Accredited Executive Coach

specializing in models and assessments that help us illuminate how unique each of us is, including:

• Energy Leadership

• Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0

• The Wellness Inventory

• The Leadership Circle Profile 360

And for those seeking a mystical route to self-awareness, empowerment, and life leadership (more details soon!!):

• Chinese Face Reading

• 9 Star Ki Astrology

• Reiki

• Feng Shui

My Career

Today I’m a solo-preneur choosing work and clients that Light Me Up!

I’m the Leadership and Negotiation Faculty for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami-Dade College, and at Babson College in Massachusetts.

I am also the Executive Coach for FIU’s Executive MBA and it’s Women Leaders Program (Center for Leadership).

I held an impressive and meaningful 16-year career at FIU prior to launching my own company.

You can learn more about my career history and accomplishments on my LinkedIn profile, or download my bio here.

My Education

I’m a proud FSU Seminole, having graduated with my B.S. in Communication, specializing in Public Relations…

 …and I’m a prideful Executive MBA from Florida International University.

My Family

My heart skips a beat daily for my son, Jacob (18) – attending Middle Tennessee State University in Tennessee.

My daughter, Nia (13) who plans to take over her Daddy’s scuba diving empire, while having her own YouTube channel.

My husband of 21 years, Billy “C”, Emmy Award winning founder and co-host of TV Show, ScubaNation, on Fox Sports Sun Florida and NBC Sports Boston.

We are a creative and adventurous bunch who live our lives to the fullest!


The Catoggio Clan “out on a ledge” at the majestic Grand Canyon!

“We have more power than we think.
Leading our lives powerfully and peacefully
begins with a decision.”

– Monique Catoggio