Heather Monahan is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and has most recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of Healthlynked Corp. Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite. As a Chief Revenue Officer in Media, Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award winner, named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017, and in 2018 Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder. Monahan is the author of the bestselling book Confidence Creator, which published in 2018. In November 2021, Monahan returns with her new book Overcome Your Villains: Mastering Your beliefs, Actions, and Knowledge to Conquer Any Adversity (HarperCollins Leadership).
Whether you’re facing the glass ceiling, a toxic work environment, or anything in between, limit-breaking Monahan lights the beacon on your path towards stepping into and then stomping out your fear to reach your full potential—regardless of the level of trauma you’ve experienced or are currently experiencing in your workplace. Providing a roadmap to reaching your fullest potential, Overcome Your Villains will help you stomp out fear and start your journey.
Overcoming tremendous obstacles on her path to success, Monahan is proof of what can be possible when you lead with confidence and embrace the discomfort. Combining personal stories with insights and accessible tactics, Monahan’s keynotes and workshops will have your audiences ready to take on any challenge that comes their way.
Monahan is the host of the Creating Confidence podcast, which debuted on the Top 200 shows on Apple podcasts. Her many guests include noteworthy thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and celebrities such as Sara Blakely, Gary Vaynerchuck, Ryan Serhant, Kaitlyn Bristowe, and more. Monahan was named one of the Top 40 Female Keynote Speakers for 2020 by Real Leaders. Her widely popular TED talk has been translated into 6 languages. Monahan has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, Gary V’s Audio Experience, Dr. Drew and The Steve Harvey Show. In 2021, Heather was named one of the RealLeaders Top 50 Speakers in the World. She and her son Dylan reside in Miami.
Praise for Heather Monahan:
“Bursting with energy, Heather Monahan arrived on my screen and immediately engaged our company attendees. Talk about a dynamo. Heather was the antidote to a year of zoom fatigue, with an inspired speaker even that was TED worthy. While I would have been thrilled to see Heather speak live and in person, she, like many of us, has learned to adapt to our virtual circumstances and was a straight pro. Heather keeps it real, pulling you in with real-life scenarios to which we can all relate. But Heather’s hardest hitting value is her ability to speak to proven methods and tips to come out a winner. Highly recommend!”
--Melissa Riggs, Molson Coors
“Heather, Thank you for kicking off BNY Mellon’s Phenomenal Women’s Series. The response is overwhelming. Your willingness to share how you personally faced life struggles and came out stronger and wiser left everyone feeling empowered, confident and wanting more. Thank you! Thank you!”
--Christina Hudson, Vice President at BNY Mellon Wealth Management
“Heather was the keynote speaker for our annual all staff meeting. Her energy and way of connecting with the audience was just what we needed. Aside from clearly sharing very personal experiences, her ability to reinforce confidence concepts and make them applicable to regular day to day living activities was amazing. I had a chance to catch her minutes before the keynote, and shared some last minute information I wanted her to address during her time up on stage, and she flawlessly included it as if it was prepared from day one. I would recommend Heather for ANY sort of event requiring personal growth and development activities.”
--Andres Christie, MBA, Director of Human Resources & Executive Support Services
“Our company was lucky enough to have Heather address our sales department recently and I can’t begin to communicate the profound effect it had on our sales leaders and team members. Throughout her entire presentation my phone was inundated with text messages from our staff expressing their excitement and inspiration at her story. I highly recommend Heather Monahan for anyone looking to motivate a sales team and drive it’s performance. She is truly a giant of the industry.”
--William R. Vance, Vice President of Digital Media at Ink
“To say Heather was wonderful at our Las Vegas Aces Women Inspiring Women event would be an understatement. Heather’s passion for helping other’s build confidence through sharing her own experiences and stories was empowering. Not to mention her zest for life is contagious! Women (and men) can all walk away from one of Heather’s speaking events with new perspectives and on a path to a better, stronger version of themselves. We’re proud to have had her be a part of our event!”
--Samantha Witkowski, MGM Resorts International®
“How I would describe Heather Monahan as a Keynote Speaker; she’s a bad @$$, plain and simple. She truly gives off the “boss in heels” presence. From the moment she stepped on stage, she captured the audience’s attention by sharing her totally relatable story of the high’s and low’s she faced in her professional career. She inspired us all to fight for what we believe in and never settle for anything less than what we deserve. Her witty humor and tell it like it is personality had the crowd laughing and yelling “Amen!” We received so much amazing feedback on Heather and we are so thankful that she made the trip to Panama City, Florida to speak at the Women’s Work-Life Symposium.”
--Helen Adami, Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce
“As part of the committee of the Network of Women at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., we have been able to bring in great female speakers to the company to empower all of our members and we truly believed Heather would be an amazing addition to the lineup. We were so right! She brought such amazing energy to the room and was able to inspire all of us in a truly fantastic way. Her story was shared with such genuine authenticity and engaging charisma that we were all able to connect at all times with her journey and advice. Seeing how everyone left the room completely motivated and empowered, just made this an amazing event and overall experience. We can’t wait to have Heather come back and continue inspiring us all!”
--Viviana Soto, Lead | Ecommerce & Integrated Marketing, Royal Caribbean International®