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Fearless Practitioners

Nov 19, 2019

How do you define success? For my guest, Monica Mo, it required letting go of her ego, focusing on community, and leading from within.

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The moment when you realize that letting go of your ego and focusing on solving your communities' problems is the true key to success, you will never look back.

So often, we fixate on ourselves. We worry, "Am I saying the right thing? Do I look the part? Should I get more credentials? Is my content up to par with others in my arena?"

All of these are valid, understandable questions, but the answers to these questions will not necessarily help solve your communities’ problems.

Our Podcast guest, Monica Mo, shares how she achieved success and fulfillment when she embraced the raw, vulnerable, humanness of people, and let go of trying to seem qualified enough, saying exactly the right thing, and shed her ego.

I cannot lie, I have a major girl crush on Monica, and this episode highlights exactly why. I’m amazed by her life experiences and how she effectively uses them to enhance her business and life. I value how she leads with her heart and inner wisdom to aid and build her community. And, I respect her generosity and advice.

Be sure to listen until the end...because Monica asks a bombshell question that gave ME goosebumps. Monica and I would love to hear your answers!

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Monica Mo is the founder and CEO of WellSeek, an online community platform on a mission to dispel myths and spread truth in the health and wellness world. Through her work as Curating Editor of the WellSeek Collective and founder of SeekHer Foundation, a non-profit project celebrating a woman's rise and resilience in her mental health journey, she envisions a world where everyone can uncover their own path of health and happiness.

Monica sits on the Advisory Board of 2020 Mom, a national non-profit organization working to close gaps in maternal health care through education and advocacy. She's also a Council of Directors Member at True Health Initiative, a global coalition of world-renowned health experts alongside David L. Katz, Sanjay Gupta, and Deepak Chopra.

Monica was recognized by San Diego Magazine as a 2019 Rising Star finalist & Woman of the Year nominee for her work in wellness media and mental health advocacy. She has been invited to speak at leading universities and research institutes, including the NIH and UCSD, and has been featured as a media guest and contributor on NBC, CBS, ABC, Thrive Global, and ESPN Radio.

She began her career in biotechnology, specializing in genome-based metabolic engineering and data analytics, and was a member of the academic team that pioneered the "Google map of human metabolism" that was featured in TIME, CNET and CNN. As a scientist at Intrexon (NYSE: XON), she led early-stage R&D initiatives focused on metabolic systems engineering, cancer therapeutic design, and biologics production. Monica holds her Ph.D. and M.S. in Bioengineering and B.S. in Bioengineering: Biotechnology from the top-ranking, nationally-recognized program at the University of California, San Diego.

Making her home in San Diego, she’s at her happiest when she’s surrounded by her husband and two kids, coffee with great company, and roasted veggies.

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  • Fostering an engaged virtual community
  • Shifting from science to relationality
  • Remaining curious as an entrepreneur
  • Understanding the humanness of people


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