Runner Up: Listener's Choice Award, Podcasting for Business Awards 2022
April 22, 2022

Episode 39: Done With Hiding! with Monique DeBose

Episode 39: Done With Hiding! with Monique DeBose

Stepping into your own power.

How do you come out of hiding when you’ve spent a lifetime playing small so that other people don’t feel uncomfortable in your presence?

How do you learn to own and love every part of who you are, even those parts that are hidden in shadow, buried deep inside?

And how do you create the level of self-acceptance needed to feel both safe and free within yourself, as well as with others?

Monique DeBose is a transformational entertainer, an award-winning jazz singer and playwright, a diversity consultant and a leadership coach with a Masters degree in Spiritual Psychology. For the past 20 years, she's been on a mission to help women integrate all the parts of themselves. To turn their fears and insecurities into their strength. To express themselves fully. To choose MORE for their lives.

For Monique the answers lie in allowing herself to experience the constant dance between those human feelings of resistance and fear & her spiritual journey to self-acceptance and safety deep within. We hear how, in her own inner work and in her work with clients, she uses her music, art and creativity to bypass the ‘tricky mind’ and get to the deep innate wisdom stored in our bodies throughout our many life experiences.

Most of all, we learn how and why Monique stopped protecting others, at her own expense, and stepped fully into her own glorious power, lighting the way for others to follow and integrate all the parts of themselves too.


Sue is on a mission to STOP women playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave in the world.  With over 30 years coaching and leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see.  Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase their impact and live a life that matters.



Sign up for regular updates:  Mission Mojo Sign-Up

Join the Women on a Mission Community:  Facebook Group

Click the following links to connect with Sue at:  Her website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram



Practice Solutions
are a leading Welsh consultancy, helping other values-based organisations to bring their vision for a better future to life.  Further information is available on the Practice Solutions sponsorship page

Monique DeBoseProfile Photo

Monique DeBose

Singer, Songwriter & Spiritual Coach

Monique DeBose is an award-winning singer, songwriter and spiritual coach. A leading vocal improvisationalist (having studied under Rhiannon and Joey Blake of the renowned Bobby McFerrin Voicestra), Monique has toured and entertained audiences throughout the world, performed at TEDx and spoken as part of the United Nation’s SDG Action Zones event, with the mission of helping people to transition beyond seeing in “black” and “white” so they can begin to live life in full colour.

Her most recent album debuted at number 2 on the iTunes jazz charts in 2018 and was officially re-imagined and re-released on August 27, 2021 as “You Are The Sovereign One”- a transformational album and interactive course for women with 9 brand new songs.

Her most recent singles include “Brown Beauty” a love letter to Black women and women of color across the world, and “Human Condition” a song and interactive lesson to help women embrace all the parts of themselves so they can experience self-love and acceptance on a whole new level.

Monique has also launched the “MORE with Monique” podcast and the “Women Choosing MORE” Facebook Group where she draws upon her Master’s degree in spiritual psychology to help women choose MORE of what they want for their lives.

Inspired by her experience of what it means to be a black, mixed-race woman (from an African American father from the segregated south and Irish American mother from upstate New York) she wrote the funny, heartwarming and disruptive one-woman show “Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America” to initiate conversation and help heal race relations in the United States. After winning the Producer’s Encore Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and performing the show throughout the world as a workshop focusing on identity, race and belonging, Monique is currently developing Mulatto Math for original programming.

She calls LA home, is married to a Brit and is raising two compassionate, culturally intelligent boys.