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Heather  Monahan

Heather Monahan

Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur & Confidence Creator

Biography

“Our event jumped to 50 new registrations in one day from posting one of her videos!” -Society of Professional Women, The Maine Line Chamber of Commerce

Confidence is the one thing that will change everything. Heather Monahan’s life and career are proof positive. After 20 years shattering glass ceilings and reaching the C-Suite in media, Heather, a.k.a., “Boss in Heels” has dedicated herself to helping others shift mindsets and develop the transformational confidence that increases sales, achieves goals, invigorates teams and  drives personal, professional and organizational success. Her inspiring, engaging and often, hilarious keynotes go beyond motivating for the moment, event or evening. Audiences leave with tangible takeaways they can put into action immediately.  As one client wrote, “She had our audience laughing, identifying and invigorated.” Read More >

Heather is the author of Confidence Creator, the self-published best-seller that took Amazon’s rankings by storm, “trumping” President Trump to capture the #1 spot on their business list.  She also hosts the Creating Confidence Podcast, featuring techniques, strategies and insightful interviews with business thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Jesse Itzler. Heather also founded and leads Boss in Heels, LLC, a global community dedicated to helping others gain confidence and live their best lives.

All of Heather’s ventures leverage the powerful lessons she learned not only from her meteoric rise from sales rep to CRO, but her unexpected firing by the heir to the family-run business she had spent 14 years elevating to success. After graduating from Clark University in her native Worcester, MA, Heather began her career in sales at the Gallo winery. She quickly advanced to top salesperson and Brand Manager within her first year. For her next job, she took on radio sales and was quickly offered an equity partnership to turn around a fledgling group in the Midwest. Within three years, she more than doubled the station’s value from $27M to a final sale of $55M, earning a reputation as a rainmaker in the broadcasting world. Her success caught the attention of Beasley Broadcasting in Florida where she was hired as Director of Sales and rose to the role of Chief Revenue Officer after numerous promotions. As CRO, Heather oversaw the entire sales organization and took the company from $100 million in annual revenue to over $200 million annually. She also led the group through multiple acquisitions, product additions and a highly successful merger. Before her termination, Heather was recognized as a Glass Ceiling Award winner and as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio”. In late 2017, Heather chose to make Boss In Heels her full-time job.  A whirlwind followed: Appearances on shows ranging from Headline News, to Steve Harvey, a TEDx talk, and upon the success of Confidence Creator, features in major media including Forbes and USA Today. Her recent speaking engagements include Harvard University, Horizon Media, BNY Mellon, Royal Caribbean, the S.H.E. Summit Bacardi, the WNBA, University of Miami Business School and many others.

Known for working with clients to customize her highly motivational keynotes, Heather is the energizing choice for sales kickoffs, women’s groups or any organization looking to kickstart performance and drive results.  Leading audiences through her own journey, Heather challenges audiences to start on their own path—developing the confidence they need to become the best, most innovative and authentic version of themselves. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Speaking Reel

TEDx: Me Too’s Mis-Step or Me Too’s Mistake

On Overcoming Fears

Confidence Creator Promo

Find Your Superpower

On Steve Harvey Show

Speech Topics

The Game Changing Power of Confidence Creation

When you are your most confident, you share your ideas, embrace collaborating with others and contribute your ideas in meetings. Confidence is the one thing that changes everything in any environment. As setbacks and challenges are destined to occur, those who are confident withstand the blows while others crumble under the pressure. Read More >

Lacking confidence typically results in an inability to get promoted, get noticed or even be heard. The feelings of frustration, disappointment and anger that go along with lack of confidence can be debilitating. Lack of confidence leads to a life of existing instead of thriving. Even though it is clear that everyone wants to be confident, most people and companies do not have a plan to create confidence for the individual and within the workplace. As a result of lack of confidence there is a lack of revenue, lack of innovation and lack of collaboration.

There are often culture issues throughout organizations of blame and lack of trust when confidence is absent. Luckily, it doesn't need to remain this way. There is a solution.

Heather Monahan has spent the last 24 years developing her strategy to create confidence, overcome challenges and step into your power. Heather will share with you her direct, systematic approach to create change for the individual and organization. Heather's unique approach of sharing her personal low moments allows the audience to engage and relate quickly. Learn how to create confidence in yourself and get ready to take yourself and your organization to the next level now. Read Less ^

The Life Changing Difference: Becoming a Confident Woman

Lacking confidence as a woman is something Heather Monahan knows quite a bit about. Feeling less than others, feeling scared to put yourself out there or just feeling lost are all signs that it's time for you to create your confidence. Beginning as young as 8 years old, females statistically report having less confidence than their male peers. Realizing that the gender pay gap isn't closing anytime soon, it is time to take charge and create your own confidence so you don't have to wait for the invite and instead create it for yourself. Read More >

The majority of women today are struggling with self-doubt. Most women fail to put themselves first. Many women are bullied and don't know how to stand up for themselves. Our culture applauds men winning awards and sharing the news yet a woman feels petrified to share the news of her accomplishments. Women are afraid to appear "mean" or "full of themselves" and most women accept the blame for things they are not responsible for.

Ending the constant apologizing, self-deprecation and need to play small, will create confidence and set women up for opportunities they currently don't see as possible. There is one opinion in this world that matters and it is yours. It is about time for you to own it and shine your light so the rest of the world can see.

Heather Monahan is the speaker that will bring her real-world experience and share her personal heartfelt stories to your audience to empower them to create change and elevate them for life. The specific steps that Heather will share with your audience will leave them fired up and ready to take the leap to create their own confidence and make change in their life for the better. Sharing her hard-won wisdom with your audience will equip them with the tools, understanding and inspiration to make the changes needed. Confidence isn't given, it is created. Heather's unique journey of shattering the glass ceiling in corporate America, building millions in value and being fired only to reinvent herself as an author, speaker and entrepreneur will connect with your audience like no other woman can. Read Less ^

The Revenue Recipe: Creating the Confident Sales Team

In every exchange someone is sold. Whether it is you being sold to pick up your friend’s dry cleaning or you selling your friend as to why you can't do it and instead doing something for yourself one of you will ultimately sell the other. Becoming your most confident self will free up time for you to care for yourself and do things you want to do. Creating your confidence will empower you to become the "real" you, the one that you had been afraid to be. Taking off the mask of who you thought you had to be and instead owning who you are will allow you to communicate and sell in ways that you never knew were possible. What makes you unique and different is where your superpower lies. Once you have discovered your superpower, achieving your goals and increasing sales is easy. Read More >

After more than 20 years driving sales and leading teams, Heather Monahan will share the ways she became a top producer and grew hundreds of millions in revenue. Heather does not teach the old process of selling instead she brings a fresh perspective to work that empowers your people to step into their confidence and finally see what has been holding them back from achieving their success. The relatable stories that Heather brings to your team make the lessons memorable and impactful yielding results. If you want to set your sellers up for the biggest year of their life and your company's biggest revenue spike yet, create confidence for your sellers and your team. Heather Monahan is not only an expert in sales she is also an expert in confidence creation and combining her expertise delivers a presentation you can't afford to miss. Read Less ^