Monica Laurence is the creator behind Turtle Talks. Believing that “you only get to a future if you can imagine it,” Monica invites leading thinkers and innovators to Turtle Island Fiji, an idyllic eco paradise where it’s easy to imagine a world in which current challenges are resolved.
A sanctuary for the environment, for indigenous culture, and for the human spirit, Turtle Island is a place very close to Monica’s heart. She is the niece of Richard Evanson Senior, a lauded eco-visionary, who purchased the island in 1972. Growing up with her uncle and visiting Fiji frequently, Monica came to understand deeply the beauty of Fiji and its special energy as an incredible catalyst for change. Here, surrounded by the pristine ocean, stunningly beautiful white sand beaches, swaying palms, and the generous spirit of the Fijian people, the soul is touched, and even transformed. Monica created Turtle Talks to share this spirit with the world so that people everywhere can imagine a better world and accelerate a better future.
Born out of her passion for marketing, technology, entrepreneurialism, and social good, Monica believes that every business should be in the business of improving the planet, building the community, and donating a part of their profits for social good. Monica is founder of Skyline Creek Marketing, a consulting firm in marketing, sales, business development, and corporate strategy. She is a repeat CEO, VP Marketing, and Advisory Board member with 20 years of experience leading Internet, social mobile, hospitality, gaming, and entertainment ventures.
Attracted to game-changing disruption, Monica combines entertainment, technology and marketing to shape the identities of her clients and share them with the world. She is passionate about creating brand experiences and narratives that reflect the essence of people and place, crafting a larger conversation for good inspired by beauty and potential. She believes that every individual, organization and place has a purpose and unique contribution to make, and framed well, their stories can inspire each of us to rise to our fullest potential.
Previously, Monica managed corporate development and strategic planning at Lucasfilm, worked in motion picture marketing for Disney, and ran Tiny Planets, an award-winning children’s TV series and portal of online games in London. Monica holds a BS in Computer Science from Bucknell University and an MBA in Strategy and Entertainment from UCLA.