Monica Gutierrez´s Short Bio
Monica Elvira Gutierrez Mesino is a psychology student at Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia, UNAD, student researcher at Kaamash (UNAD’s Research hotbed group), freelance translator Spanish-English-Spanish since 1999. She has been working as Human Resources Coordinator and Commercial Manager at her family’s company since 1993. She completed a certification as Bilingual Executive Secretary since 1998 at Colombo Americano, French at Universidad del Atlantico.
As part of the company where she works, she received award on safety at work in 2015 from Insurance company Colpatria, a grant from the government to develop an Innovation Process.
She is certified as Assistant on Innovation at GIM Institute (Gobal Innovation Management Institute, Boston, USA).
Monica has worked as freelance translator for several national e international organizations, including E3 Partners, formerly called Global Mission Fellowship.
Monica’s primary objective is to share well-being with other people, well-being that comes from exercising a purposed life based on the virtues and character strengths that are promoted in Positive Psychology.
Monica had just finished translating and adapting from English to Spanish Ryan Niemic's book Mindfulness & Character Strengths a Practical guide to Flourishing in order to apply in her graduation project.
Currently, Monica is working on her graduation project based on Mindfulness and development of virtues and character strengths in teachers at a middle school in Salgar, Puerto Colombia.
She thinks flourishing comes to people life in different ways and one of the strongest way is the identification and development of character strengths through mindfulness.