Monique Jeremiah is the director of Diversity Models modelling agency. As an award-winning entrepreneur and experienced commercial multicultural and curve model in Australia and in Singapore, she started Diversity Models to break industry standards. Thus with a passion for business and people, Diversity Models aims to provide a unique pathway for multicultural, mature aged and curve models to enter the industry and be recognised for their uniqueness. Using her education and marketing background, she also aims to encourage businesses to recognise the value of diversity and diverse models in their promotion of brands, products and services through hiring diverse models.
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I am Monique Jeremiah the daring entrepreneur and commercial model behind Gold Coast born modelling agency, Diversity Models. Prior to modelling I enjoyed a 13-year career in business training and entrepreneurship in the recruitment industry. Instinctively I always knew my dream was to work in fashion, beauty and on camera.
Bob Proctor once quoted ‘To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is both a triumph and a blessing”. How important is it to you to have the belief within one’s self?
To me the most important element of one’s success is the ability to believe in oneself when no one else believes in you at the very start. Hence the skills of practising daily self-motivation, nurturing one’s self-confidence and demonstrating resilience is what will push anyone to start and grow.
Tell us what the word “Entrepreneur” means to you?
What has been one of the biggest business ideas you have had and how did you have the trust and hope within yourself to implement it?
Running your own business can be scary. Success requires moments of trust and hope to push through to the next level. Tell us one of the moments you have had to push through to take your business to the next level?
More than anything building Diversity Models has required me to work long days and longer hours than ever before in my career and everyday without fail. However, I have always believed that passion and persistence are the keys to success.
What is your favourite quote about inspiration?
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start their own business?
My advice would be, have unquestionable faith in yourself and build a strong and loyal team and love your team like family! Success is a team effort!