Monika Broecker, MA, MS, is the founder of the Center of Personal Growth, an organization providing personal growth coaching, career coaching, personal growth workshops as well as consulting and facilitation services to organizations.
Monika held highly rated positions in Learning and Leadership Development in companies such as Google, Electronic Arts, Hewlett Packard, VERITAS Software (now: Symantec), BMW, Designworks/USA. She also has an extensive consulting background and worked with PA Consulting Group and other consulting firms. Since leaving her corporate career, Monika has consulted with Medtronic, paypal, eBay, Inflection and several non-profit organizations including Goodwill, the Analytic Somatic Therapy Training Institute, Stillheart Institute, an educational retreat center and sanctuary, Rosen Method-The Berkeley Center, Conger Psychologists and Hopelab.
Monika is a pioneer in corporate personal growth. At Google, Monika built and led the School of Personal Growth within Google University, its mission, strategy, curricula and programs. Google's School of Personal is the first of its kind in the world. Monika continues to work with organizations, building Personal Growth architectures, business cases, curricula, programs and metrics for them.
Deeply inspired by the Esalen Institute, Monika has for many years applied somatic approaches to her work. Monika is working as a Somatic Psychotherapist (Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, IMF 70291) under the supervision of prominent Somatic Psychologist Dr. John Conger, PSY 4778). Prior to working in private practice, Monika worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at the Liberation Institute, an organization dedicated to Growth, Healing, and Freedom for all, and prior to that at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy. Monika also worked at the Contra Costa Community Services Bureau, providing child therapy to children 3-5 in the (Early) Headstart program.
Monika is and advanced student in Analytic Somatic Psychotherapy & Bioenergetic Analysis. She also trained in Rosen Method Bodywork and took several workshops in Somatic Practice with Kathy Kain.