About Me

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Bio

A proud native and resident of Atlanta, GA, Monique C. Baisden is a multifaceted Servant of God, Coach, Storyteller, Change Agent, and Advocate. She possesses over 20 years of diverse work experience from working at corporate and nonprofit organizations, startup companies, schools, colleges, and consulting companies (including her own) within the Education, Human Resources, Staffing, Career Services, Music and Entertainment industries.

 

After matriculating through the Atlanta Public School System, Monique graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, summa cum laude, from Clark Atlanta University in 2002. She later received her Master of Arts degree in Communications and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University in 2010. Monique is also a proud graduate of the ACTONE Hollywood Screenwriting program for Christian screenwriters and Lakeisha Dixon-Jones' Breakthrough Coaching and Leadership Academy, an ICF-accredited coaching program.

THE SERVANT OF GOD

A daughter of an ordained Elder in the AME  Zion Church and the granddaughter of an AME Pastor, Monique finally answered her calling to ministry in 2016 after running from it for many years. She is an emerging prophetic voice who uses her writing and speaking gifts to inspire, uplift, and encourage others through her written and spoken words of inspiration and encouragement on her blogs, YouTube channel, and social media platforms. Monique has served in multiple church ministries during her lifetime, in various capacities. She has sung on praise teams, and in choirs, and has even served as a guest praise and worship leader. Additionally, she has served in Executive Leadership, as well as, leadership for Youth Ministry, Communications Ministry, Womens' Ministry, and the Media Ministry teams. 

THE PURPOSE EXTRACTOR COACH

Known as "The Purpose Extractor", Monique is passionate about pushing people to walk in their God-given purpose. Since 2012, Monique has consulted and coached multifaceted, Christian creative-entrepreneurs who needed clarity, direction, wisdom, strategies, or solutions for the the launching of new creative and/or entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2017, Monique founded the Purpose-Driven God Chasers Facebook community which provides prayer, support, and community for Christian creatives, entrepreneurs, and ministers. In 2018, she developed a "Pursuing Purpose" interview series for Team Jesus Magazine that transitioned to "The Purpose-Driven God Chasers Podcast" , which can now be heard on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,  Pandora, Soundcloud, Blubrry, and Anchor, and viewed on her Monique C. Baisden YouTube channel. 

THE STORYTELLER

Monique is a professional writer, blogger, and storyteller who loves to write and writes to inspire, encourage, and transform lives through her music, her books...and soon, her television shows and documentaries. She is a published writer who has previously written for FreddyO.com, Type II Nation, Bold Favor Magazine, and served as a Staff Writer and Field Writer for TeamJesusMag.com. Her professional writing skills also extends to writing content for blogs, websites, press releases, infographics, business communications, and social media graphics, which she also develops, in addition to, websites. Furthermore, Monique is a self-published author who published her first book, "Single and Set Apart For a Season: A Book of Prayers, Declarations, and Scriptural Inspiration for Single Christians"  in 2017. In 2020, Monique founded 4 The Kingdom Entertainment (which is now named 4 The Kingdom Enterpriseswhere she serves as Executive Producer, Singer, and Songwriter. 4 The Kingdom Enterprises' latest collaborative project is a global social justice and human rights anthem which Monique wrote entitled “Enough Is Enough”. She co-produced the music for this song, as well as, served as the Executive Producer and Co-Director for the advocacy music video

THE CHANGE AGENT

Monique has a God-given ability and gift as a prophetic visionary to see solutions where others only see problems. She knows that she is called to be a change agent to her community and the world, and she fulfills this calling by being a solutionist and problem solver on a macro level to communities, governments, churches, and non-profit organizations. Since 2012, Monique has worked one-on-one with visionaries, CEOs, pastors and other faith-based leaders, and non-profit leaders and connected them with the solutions that they needed for their organizations. In 2021, Monique and a business partner co-founded and launched a new solutions-focused consulting agency, Vision 2 Launch, that conceptualizes, researches, and develops innovative and trailblazing solutions for communities (and the organizations that serve the community) in order to take their concepts from vision to launch.  

THE ADVOCATE

In 2011, Monique unexpectedly became a caregiver to her father after a traumatic accident, and in 2018, she unexpectedly became a caregiver to her mother after an illness. As a result of collectively serving as a caregiver to both of her parents for 11 years, Monique has developed a burden for advocacy on behalf of her fellow family caregivers, as well as, the elderly population. In 2021, she launched a caregivers' ministry/Facebook community for Christian caregivers called Caregivers' Refuge, a safe place and place of refuge for Christian caregivers to be encouraged, come together in fellowship, pray, and share resources. Monique is also a community advocate who has a desire to develop equitable and safe communities. She especially has a burden to develop community solutions for the homeless and the elderly, as it pertains to community programs and housing.