Dr. Monika Gostic
Dr. Monika Gostic is an internationally recognised scientist and multi-award winning coach who has successfully led countless people on their transformation towards more energy, brain focus, reduced chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions. She coaches female entrepreneurs how to eat to manage chronic illnesses, how to minimize depression and anxiety, and how to balance hormones.
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
I used to struggle with weight and mental health and it took me 15 years to discover what healthy nutrition actually means. Now I help women to reach this in 90 days
Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?
Breaking B.A.D. is a movement (Balanced. Authentic. Deserving.) is designed to help everyday women break the cycle of overwhelm, starvation and frustration! A whooping 70% of illnesses are nutrition-related, so we decided to educate, support, and motivate the driving factor of our community – women. When a woman starts taking care of herself, she will thrive in many ways. This consequently allows her to create a better quality of life for herself, her family, and the community. We are creating a movement of B.A.D. women – Balanced. Authentic. Deserving.
The impact Dr Monika’s coaching has on the local community is overwhelming. We cater to everyone from accessible family-friendly nutrition plans to specialist online workshops and webinars, online courses and of course award winning 1-1 coaching! We are also highly diverse. As a board director at Dundee International Women’s centre, Dr Monika always strives towards women empowerment and education. It is in our mission to support women until they feel strong and empowered enough to create their own version of a life worth living!
Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?
Fibromyalgia sufferers now need to take fewer pharmaceuticals and are in less pain!
Burned out mother managed to nourish herself into more energy, better mental health and consequently saved her marriage!
A mother with severe anxiety left the house with her toddler for the first time without any supervision!
A student who struggled with her focus, mental health, and life in general, got the guidance and support needed and is now thriving.
A mother with IBS and colitis is finally enjoying her food and has no more anxiety around family gatherings, as her gut started accepting food and is not causing any more pain or discomfort.
These are but a few of changed lives.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?
I have found my purpose! As a scientist I have always strived to discover the root of the cause of WHY things are the way they are. Why do we bloat? Why do people get stomach cramps. Why are some suffering from eczema and skin outbreaks? And why is population becoming more and more depressed? I have done my research in the lab, however I didn’t find this very fulfilling. In my search for these answers, I have applied everything i learned myself and finally got to the body of my dreams. Now I am in my mid 30s and I have more energy than in my 20s! I have clear skin and my positive mood is infectious. I am now able to dedicate my time to my daughter who is a ball of energy and I feel so blessed that my knowledge I have accumulated in the past 15 years, helped me achieve a quality of life no one else in my family ever had!
What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?
No matter the stage you are in, your body and your health CAN be changed. Don’t wait for Monday, start with your next meal.