This is Monique. 

Discover the power of happiness with Monique Rhodes, an internationally acclaimed Happiness Strategist. Rooted in her conviction that happiness is not merely an emotion but a daily habitual practice, Monique embodies a transformative approach to life.

Over her illustrious career, Monique has introduced countless individuals to the art of mindfulness meditation. Her signature program, The 10 Minute Mind®, has reached over 70 esteemed institutions globally, ensuring staff and students reap the benefits. Likewise, her 8-week transformative course, The Happiness Baseline, stands testament to her prowess, having reshaped the lives of thousands.

Distinguished not only for her courses but also for her thought leadership, Monique is an in-demand speaker. Moreover, her widely-followed “In Your Right Mind" podcast has almost 2 million downloads.

Monique's journey, rich in trials and triumphs, is what makes her teachings uniquely heartfelt. Emerging from a challenging past marred by depression and anxiety, she embarked on a 25-year odyssey unraveling the universal roots of human suffering and charting paths toward genuine happiness. These discoveries, fueled by grit and grace, have now become the bedrock of her impactful courses on happiness and mindfulness.

Beyond the realm of happiness and mindfulness, Monique's versatility shines. Formerly an international musician, she has collaborated with legends like Peter Gabriel's Band and Chuck Berry. Her musical prowess garnered collaborations with luminaries such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, and Pema Chödrön, resulting in the soulful 'Heartbeats' album. Her accolades further include a performance for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a nomination for the coveted 'New Zealander of the Year Award'.

Currently based in Costa Rica, Monique lives her dream life. Dive into a journey of profound transformation and unbridled happiness with Monique Rhodes – the beacon of hope and joy in a world in desperate need of both. 

when monique says she lives an extraordinary life, she means it

Get to know your Happiness Specialist with a few interesting facts about Monique

it doesn't get much more beautiful than this

Monique originally hails from a beautiful little country at the bottom of the world called New Zealand.

Monique is usually living in some far reaches of the world, however, when she is home in New Zealand she loves to photograph the extraordinary countryside. 

Monique has been nominated for numerous awards in New Zealand and in 2010 she was nominated for New Zealander of the Year

but you should hear her sing!

She can carry a tune...or two

Monique is an accomplished singer songwriter who was the opening act on two European Tours for music legend Chuck Berry, produced two platinum charity albums, worked on a music project with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and is one of only eight Westerners to ever perform in the secluded kingdom of Bhutan (Mick Jagger was one of the other eight). She also wrote all the music in her  The 10 Minute Mind meditation program while traveling in the Himalayas.

You should see how she travels!

She lives a bit on the Wild Side

Monique has travelled all over the world with only the things she could carry in a bag for 13 years - during which she travelled the length of India, from the highest northern tip in the Himalayas to the most southern tip in the south, on her own, on a motorbike! She has lived her dream, her way, connecting with some of the most extraordinary people in the world, from the slums of India to the moors of England, the castles of Switzerland...and so many places in between. Here she is on top of the highest motorable road in the world in Ladakh in the Himalayas. 


Did we mention she has a thing for dogs...and baby goats?

Big dogs, little dogs, street dogs, beach dogs, fancy dogs, and scrappy dogs.  If a dog is not available, a baby goat will suffice. But don't worry, her heart belongs to her sidekick, George (the cutie in the bag on her motorbike).

go gently in the world

The 10 Minute Mind meditation course is used at over 70 universities and colleges worldwide

Monique created The 10 Minute Mind meditation course for people who might think they can't meditate. The daily lessons are so effective and accessible that The 10 Minute Mind is used by thousands of people worldwide and at over 70 universities and colleges. It's so easy. Anyone can do it. (P.S. There's a free 10 day trial, too!). 


She has a bite-sized daily podcast called In Your Right Mind

You can get a daily dose of some serious inspiration and wisdom. Every episode is loaded with actionable insights that you can put into practice right away to help you bring more happiness into your life. Find out why In Your Right Mind is a daily ritual for thousands of people around the world.

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Check out these powerful courses by Monique

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The 10 Minute Mind® Daily Meditations

A 10-minute daily online mindfulness meditation class that I created for people who think they can’t meditate. It’s being used worldwide, including in over 70 colleges and universities.


Make happiness a habit with The Happiness Baseline

Take the course with a 100% success rate in raising the happiness levels of course graduates.