Monica M. Rivera

Marketing Strategist, Clarity Coach, TEDx Speaker, and Founder of YOU WANNA DO WHAT
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Monica M. Rivera (she/her) is a captivating speaker, a reformed self-doubter, and a data-driven marketer with a passion for creating authentic communities. As a first-generation Latina from the Bronx, New York, Monica's personal journey of overcoming adversity fuels her commitment to empowering people to master their mindsets and own their values.

With over two decades of experience at renowned companies like Citi, Deloitte, Verizon, and SAP, Monica's resilience and resourcefulness have been instrumental in her success. Drawing from her own challenging experiences, she founded YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!, a coaching consultancy dedicated to helping business professionals becoming thought leaders.

Monica's superpower lies in her ability to guide clients from feeling stuck to taking transformative action through mindset shifts, strategic thinking, and meaningful steps forward.

A sought-after speaker, Monica has spoken at TEDx, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Podcast Movement, and numerous national events for over a decade. Her thought-provoking TEDx Talk, "The Flipside of Loneliness," captivates audiences with its unique perspective. Recognized for her expertise, Monica has been featured in notable publications including Nasdaq, The Morning Brew, Business Insider, O Magazine, NPR, Ladies Get Paid, Thrive, and more.

With warmth, authenticity, and a profound understanding of the human experience, Monica Rivera inspires individuals and organizations to embrace their true potential, fostering personal growth, empowerment, and success.

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“Monica was excellent as always. She has the gift of connecting with every person and giving them a piece of herself, along with actionable insights.”


“Monica participated in a fireside chat regarding burnout management and how to sustain ourselves. She was an excellent partner while planning for the event, and an incredible speaker. She shared interesting and relevant insights, personal stories and experiences that related to the topic, and also gave attendees practical tips or tools to consider. Would highly recommend Monica!”

Triple Lift

“The students were SO inspired and motivated after your presentation! I loved it - you are such an engaging and inspiring public speaker.”

The School of The New York Times

“Holy $h!+ - that was the bestpresentation on personalbranding I've ever participatedin. I was furiously taking notes the whole time, so manynuggets of wisdom".


“Thanks for your outstanding presentation. Your energy, insights, and the way you engaged the audience were truly exceptional. The vibrant chat discussions and emoji reactions from the participants demonstrated just how much they appreciated your talk.  Your content on shaping culture resonated deeply with our staff, and your ability to connect with them was evident throughout. We received wonderful feedback about your session.”

NORC at The University of Chicago

“Thank you for the engaging conversation and lecture you gave to our employees today to discuss the power of the Latino community.  Our employees appreciated all of the comments, engagement and personal experiences you provided during your presentation, and I am grateful for your commitment to bringing up these conversations within our workplace.“