Monika, also known as RAD Monika, is an entrepreneur, speaker and author. She describes herself as a normal person with normal talents and background.

However, she was able to achieve the seemingly impossible: setting as the first female in history a world record by cycling one of the toughest cycling challenges in the world.

She used three principles that she applied successfully for her cycling challenges and beyond when she moved to different countries, received three full scholarships, attended the world’s best university program, worked for a prestigious consulting firm and even wrote her first book in five weeks.

The three principles form her RAD philosophy which amplifies your natural strengths, defines a clear action plan and breaks mental barriers to successfully achieve your goals, no matter in what part of your life.

Born

Germany

Current residence

Mallorca, Spain

Former residencies

USA (9 years: South Carolina, Virginia, Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Maryland, Minnesota)

Switzerland (1 year: Zurich)

Australia (2 years: Melbourne)

Languages

German, English, Spanish

Education

Bryant University (B.A.,  summa cum laude, 2008),

Georgetown University (M.A., International Securty, magna cum laude, 2009)

University of Minnesota (M.Sc, Exercise Physiology, magna cum laude, 2014)

Selected work experience

Entrepreneur “RAD Monika” (Spain) 2017 – present

Managment Consultant, IBM (Switzerland, Australia) 2015- 2017

Consultant, World Bank (USA), 2012

Assistance, International Monetary Fund (USA), 2011

Selected cycling achievements

2018

World Record – First Woman in history cycling every kilometer of La Vuelta a España

1100km Solo Mallorca to Munich cycling adventure with a small backpack

Mallorca 312 cycling challenge (312km/4500m of climbing)

2017

Haute Route Triple Crown (2650km/62500m+ in 21 days race in Pyrenees, Haute Alps, Dolomites) (Only female)

500km solo ultra-light adventure trip through Half of Spain

3300km/8000m+ Tour du Mont Blanc, France (3rd Female)

2016

Everesting (8880m of continuous riding using only one hill)

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek, Australia (235km/ 5000m+ climbing)

2015

5 Day MTB race, Tour de Timor (4th Female)

1000km Tortour, Switzerland (3rd in 4 Person Team)

Alpenbrevet, (276km, 7000hm) Platin Tour, Switzerland (3rd Female)

2014

Dirty Kanza, Emporia, USA (200mi) (2nd Female)

Gravel Worlds, Lincoln, NE (1st Female)

2013

Amstel Gold Professional Women’s race, Netherlands