“Monique is very professional, very knowledgeable about collegiate sport administration, great presenter, relates well to diverse groups of people.”

~TINA SLOAN GREEN, President/Executive Director at Black Women in Sport Foundation/ Professor Emerita Temple University

“Toni developed and delivered an engaging and valuable workshop for the Senior Woman Administrators of the USA South Athletic Conference. The session was educational, reflective, fun and provided great reference material. She was an enthusiastic, engaging presenter and through her exercises allowed group bonding and the opportunity for the participants to see and appreciate their strengths and those of others in the session. Her use of stories with first-hand experience and humor kept the session interesting and focused. Her presentation provided the participants with much to think about and skills and strategies for their role on campuses and within their departments. She tailored the presentation to the audience and the feedback was excellent. Toni is a very effective educator and facilitator.”

~RITA WIGGS, Commissioner for USA South Athletic Conference

“Monique was a presenter at our 5th Annual National Title IX Holiday Invitational Conference and Classic this past December in Washington, DC. She truly planted “Seeds of Empowerment” as she informed and inspired scholar athletes, parents and coaches that attended the 4-day conference and participated in her workshops!”

~Janice Johnson, National Title IX Conference and Classic

“Monique conducted a Professional Development Presentation for the MEAC Student-Athlete Adivsory Committee (MEAC SAAC) at our annual in-person meeting in Norfolk, VA in November 2013. She provided the student-athletes great information and tools they can use as they began to prepare for the job search process and life after college. She did an awesome job and the student-athletes gained a lot out from the presentation and I would recommend Ms. Smith if anyone is seeking a guest speaker/presentation.”

~Kentrell L. Kearney, Asst. Director of Championships & Compliance, MEAC

“Monique Smith was a great presenter at this year’s annual MEAC Student Athlete Advisory Committee Workshop. With about 25 student-athletes present, she was able to keep them engaged while effectively teaching us about building our network, becoming leaders, and how to effectively obtain opportunities such as internships and full time positions. She was a pleasure to listen to and learn from.”

~Je’von Hutchison, Student-Athlete. MBA Major. SAAC President.

“I am always looking for workshop presenters who can not only impart great information but also keep the audience fully engaged while doing so and Monique Smith was awesome at both.

The information she shared with youth workers at my Empower More Youth Conference received rave reviews from the attendees. It was fresh, new, eye-opening content about communication skills that will be very useful and I am sure, not soon forgotten.”

~Linette Montae, PhD, Keynote Speaker & Author| The Game Show Speaker| Five Star Client Experience Expert | Customer Retention Consultant

“Monique is a creative professional, a can-do leader. I have known her to be an extraordinary administrator in the field of Athletic Administration as we have worked together several times while she was with the CIAA. Also I have had the pleasure of supporting her in her Planting Seeds of Empowerment seminars. She is a wonderful speaker who leaves her audience encouraged and enlightened. I would work with her every day if I could!”

~Michelle Larkin, LAMPS Administrative and Professional Services Division Manager at Mantech International

“I had the opportunity to work with Monique when I served as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach in the CIAA Conference. Monique took a strong interest in developing women in the field of athletics through mentoring and professional development. It is without a doubt that her consultation at Planting Seeds of Empowerment will be professional, efficient, and successful.“

~Leslie Rowls, Assistant Director, Student Athlete Academic Enhancement Program NC A&T State University

“Monique Smith has a wonderful personality. She is an advocate for empowering people and placing people in positions to be successful. During the duration of working with her, she has always been positive and uplifting. I would recommend her simply because she has a bubbly personality and she is about getting the job done.”

~Rachel Bullard, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Saint Augustine’s University

“The opportunity to work with Monique provided NASA with a platform to introduce elementary and secondary students, inservice and pre-service teachers, faculty, and the general public throughout North and South Carolina, Virginia, and the other friends and alumni from accross the country to NASA and its STEM opportunities for everyone. Administrators and faculty from the CIAA member institution were briefed about potential opportunities to pursue grants, fellowships and other career and technical information for their classrooms and program areas. Monique always demonstrated outstanding leadership in planning support for numerous STEM events and activities. In addition, she was creative and innovative in developing new strategies to incorporate new ideas and approaches to how we introduced new themes and concepts annually for almost ten years.

Monique will be an asset to an organization and she comes with a fresh approach to old and new ideas.”

~Roger Hathaway, Head, OEd at NASA LaRC

“Monique is a very talented individual who always strives to help student-athletes, coaches and administrators succeed in the NCAA structure. I believe with the experience Monique has gained through service on many NCAA committees she has great networking ties throughout the country.She definitely has the power to empower!”

~Jill Willson, President Double L Consulting

“Monique Smith is a highly motivated and determined individual. I have had the pleasure of working with and observing her work for nearly 20 years. She is a people person. She knows how to juggle multiple assignments with efficiency and grace. Mrs. Smith is a motivator. She constantly provides opportunities for growth and learning.”

~Renia Edwards, Associate AD Compliance/Internal Operations at South Carolina State University

“Mrs. Monique A J Smith is a great person to work with. She is definitely an advocate for Women in Sports and has helped serveral women that aspire to have careers in the collegiate sports field excel professionally. I credit Mrs. Morgan for her consistency and honesty. She is extremely supportive and a strong motivator to young aspiring professionals. I have nothing but extremely high regards for Moninque, and definitely would recommend her services to anyone.”

~Kimberly Miller, Assistant Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator & Head Women’s Softball Coach at Shaw University

“Monique has a positive attitude and is always willing to help others. She is flexible and willing to learn new concept, and continues to expand her knowledge on a daily basis. She enjoys a challenge and is able to find creative solutions.

I am very impressed with Monique’s organizational skills. She has the ability to organize her time efficiently and is self-motivated. She is very personable and empathetic, effectively working with the 12 Institutions, Athletic Administration and Student Athletes in the CIAA Conference. Monique has been a great pleasure to work with and I strongly recommend her.”

~Linda Bell, Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance Elizabeth City State University

“I have had the pleasure of working with and for Monique Smith for over 12 years at the CIAA. She has been an awesome teacher, visionary and mentor to me and other administrators in the profession. Any company, institution or individual would benefit from her leadership, strategic vision, empowerment and brilliant mind!”

~Shera White, Marketing, Events and Communications Pro

“Toni exhibits an effective and efficient communication style and leadership in working with others. She is compassionate, yet confrontational, to drive initiatives forward without any areas dropping through the cracks. In addition, her project management and ability to identify what is needed through collaboration with others has been exceptional and has yielded the most positive results.”

~Annette Lynch, Sr. Manager, Coaching Excellence & Sport Education

“Ms. Monique A.J. Smith is a very organized and detailed oriented manager. She is at her peak when in a multitasking, fast paced environment. Finding solutions as situations arise and developing new initiatives with limited resources are some of the skills that set her above the rest, just to name a few. Her passion for athletics and planting seeds of empowerment is impeccable. Aside from her excellent work ethic, she remains a dedicated mentor to up and coming professionals in sport.”

~NaTasha Wilson, Associate Athletic Director and SWA

“I have high regard for Monique. She is conscientious, caring, passionate and dedicated. She has a variety of skills and leadership qualities that will benefit your organization.”

~Judy Sweet, Co-Director at Alliance of Women Coaches

Kayley Surrento (@Basketball_baee) tweeted at 7:21 PM on Thu, Mar 26, 2015:
Not only learning about myself but learning about @MoniqueAJMorgan she is funny and she is a realist. Keeping it real with us
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Kiyana Renee’ (@kiiSOiceyy) tweeted at 8:57 PM on Thu, Mar 26, 2015:
Love listening to successful influential women !Thankyou @MoniqueAJMorgan for preparing our female student athletes for our own brilliance.(https://twitter.com/kiiSOiceyy/status/581258669679054849?s=02)