Monique is a dedicated entrepreneur with over 35 years of her craft as a landscape pro and business owner. She has weathered all manner of challenges from recessions to employment debacles and family crisis to now, a pandemic. She is a resilient realist with a no nonsense attitude toward living her best life with a deeply heart centered focus; she leads with love and compassionate strength that comes from her core. Her super power is the ability to see order in chaos and to generously shine her guiding light for those who are ready to find their inner focus and strength to live their best lives. She is a captivating and impassioned speaker with a sense of humor about her highly opinionated stance on life, love, career, and our current world. She’ll charge up listeners and get them believing in their potential to effect change by committing to courage.
Monique Allen, Founder & Creative Director of The Garden Continuum, is a master creator, interactive employer, published author, and fierce industry advocate. In over three decades, she has witnessed the landscape trade become extremely popular and commoditized, which has eroded the sustainability of our landscapes while undermining our ability to feel satisfaction from them. As the founder of the Life-Scape Method, a lifelong gardener, business developer and educator, Monique has dedicated her career to reversing that legacy by creating an alternative approach and sharing actionable information to spread a positive message about how we can all improve our land, our lives, and our professional satisfaction through Life-Scaping and compassionate business building. In addition to running her own 7-figure business and publishing her first book, “STOP Landscaping, START Life-Scaping”, Monique is also an active business coach, specializing in artisan branding, team building, curating a positive company culture, and succeeding as a woman in a male-dominated industry. When Monique isn’t Life Scaping, she can be found spending time with family, cooking up new creations in the kitchen, practicing yoga, or stand-up paddleboarding.