Cycling is more than just riding a bike

I have been cycling since 2008 and had a very short stint into professional cycling but realized very quickly that this was not me. In 2011, I got into gravel riding in the USA racing Unbound Gravel, Almanzo, Filthy 50 and more.

To showcase what it means to go for daring goals, I went in 2018 for my first cycling record, riding as the first woman the 3000 km Vuelta a Espana at the same day as the professionals as the men. In September 2022, I achieved my second cycling record cycling all 124 Swiss Passes in 26 days.

I am also an active cycling advocate off the bike. Currently, I write a gravel cycling guide that will be published with Delius Klasing in Spring 2023.

I am honored to serve as a board member for Trips for Kids, a non-profit organization that enables underserved kids to ride bikes.

For 2023, I am planning a new challenge. Stay tuned.

Previous Cycling Projects

All 124 Swiss Passes in 26 days. That is over 56000 m of elevation gain!

Six days on the gravel bike across the Alps.

Cycling as the first woman the Vuelta a Espana at the day as the professionals.

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Monika Sattler

Monika ist Beraterin und Trainerin für weibliche Führungskräfte, Women in Cycling Botschafterin, internationale Rednerin sowie Autorin und trainiert Frauen ihr volles berufliches Potenzial zu erreichen.

Mit der von ihr entwickelten RAD-Methode lehrt sie einen strategischen Weg, Ziele zu definieren, zu setzen und erfolgreich zu erreichen – auch die scheinbar Unmöglichen.

Sie ist die erste Frau, die die 3000 km lange Vuelta a España am selben Tag wie die männlichen Profis mit dem Rad gefahren ist.

80 % der Menschen hielten das für unmöglich. Sie hat es nicht nur geschafft, sondern auch gezeigt, wie Frauen erfolgreich vorangehen.

Aus Deutschland stammend hat sie in den USA, Australien, Spanien gelebt und residiert nun in der Schweiz. Sie hat an der University of Minnesota und der Georgetown University studiert und war zuvor für die Weltbank, den Internationalen Währungsfonds und IBM tätig. Sie hat unter anderem Vorträge bei TEDx, Rotary Club, Morgan Stanley, Vistage, Women Coaches Symposium und der Eurobike gehalten.

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Wie Frauen erfolgreich vorangehen

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Ausgewählte Events

22. April – Moderator @ CIE Summit, virtual

21. May – Workshop @ Women in Mining, virtual

17. June – Talk @ Alumni School of Management and Law, Zurich, CH

16. Aug- Talk @ Markenkongress, Zurich, CH


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“We had the good fortune of bringing Monika Sattler to our school and thanks to her talk explaining her RAD philosophy she helped our sport students to find out how to achieve their goals not only for the year but also for their future lives. I believe that the reason she has such an impact on all that she presents to is that she is clearly genuine and motivating in every regard.
It is with only the highest regards that I would recommend Monika for any speaking engagement, for the corporate world, sport or personal.”
Frank BrunotHead of Studies – Fleming Group
“Monika is an enthusiastic, energetic speaker whose accounts and experiences bring relevant lessons to the corporate environment. She has spoken at two of our Ciena EMEA events now, specifically on partnering, collaboration and the value of teamwork to achieve the improbable. She is very good to work with in developing content and delivery for the presentations, attentive to addressing the objectives of the speaking assignment. Her enthusiasm is infectious and passion for achieving is inspirational, highly recommended as a speaker for events and cycling activities.”
Mark GilmorSenior Advisor – Ciena
“I am so glad we invited Monika to do a workshop for our leasing teams. Her presentation and energy was fabulous! She motivated, encouraged and assisted our teams in building their confidence to achieve their goals. She provided them with the invaluable tools to overcome failures. In our industry, we deal with people from all walks of life – she was able to relate her workshop to our industry and target the areas that would be most beneficial in their professional and personal lives. I would highly recommend Monika’s workshop!”
Likica GrcevaRegional Property Manager at Corcoran Jennison
“At a time in life when not much is certain, Monika has helped me to choose a path that will help me to continue my passion for knowledge while focusing on my personal happiness after college. With her insight and experiences, she has inspired me to achieve my goals and make that leap that I was previously too scared to do. She is quite enthusiastic and encouraging. I highly recommend meeting with Monika if you are in need of some motivation and expertise!”
Bobbie DiScuilloInternational Business Major, Senior at Bryant University
“The group had a discussion on your adventurous mindset presentation and the feedback was really positive. They found the session to be thought-provoking and we had further discussions on how this could be implemented within their businesses.”
Geordie HogarthVistage Chair