Why We Must Come Together to Solve Today’s Increasingly Complex Problems

Wicked Problems

When I first heard the term “Wicked Problems,” I had flashbacks to watching The Wizard of Oz as a child. I could just picture the evil green Wicked Witch of the West in her long black robe and black pointy hat screeching at Dorothy, “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too.”

The Wicked Witch was terrifying as a child, and not so different than the Wicked Problems we face today. Wicked Problems can be just as sinister as they sound. …


The Book of Joy

The past few months have been stressful to say the least. One way I’ve been coping is by reading inspiring books, or in this case, re-reading.

I originally read The Book of Joy in 2017 but look back at my notes and highlights often. I found that it’s simple but powerful message of intention, presence and joy were just what I needed right now and I hope it inspires you too!

The Book of Joy is the story about Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s trip to visit the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create…


I woke up at 4 a.m., and all I could think was “What am I doing with my life?” I was in my early 30s and living in the corporate world, working long hours with high levels of stress. I felt burned out and depleted. What happened? Growing up, I always dreamed I would change the world and make it a better place.

At that moment, I definitely didn’t feel like I was changing anything. I was just earning a paycheck. Just surviving. I didn’t have time to think about changing the world. …


Richard Branson is the quirky businessman who is best known for the Virgin brand, including Virgin Airlines and the Virgin Records. The Virgin empire includes more than 400 companies and has made Branson one of the world’s richest billionaires.

Although I’ve never met Richard Branson, I’m familiar with his philosophy and I find it very intriguing. I also recently read his new book, Finding My Virginity, and was completely inspired by it. As someone who works with CEOs and entrepreneurs, the thought hit me: what would Richard do if he ran one of my clients’ businesses, or any business for…


I used to ask myself that question almost every day when I woke up. Not to mention the feelings of dread and mental exhaustion about starting my day. Why can’t I just be happy about work? Or at least not be so miserable?

That was my typical internal debate when I was actually home. Other days I would wake up in a hotel room by myself in yet another city. It honestly didn’t matter which city, I would only have time to see the view from the hotel and the taxicab on the way to the airport.

There was so…

Monica Bourgeau

Business Strategist for Visionary Entrepreneurs & Author of The Change Code www.monicabourgeau.com

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