Sep 16, 2020 • 47M

Heather Monahan on Confidence, Making Major Career Moves, and Preparing for a TED Talk

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In this wide-ranging interview, Heather Monahan (keynote speaker, bestselling author of Confidence Creator, host of Top 100 Business Podcast Creating Confidence, TEDx speaker, executive coach, and revenue generator) shares her thoughts on:

  • how to create your own confidence before a major presentation, such as a TEDx or TED talk;

  • how to think about making a major investment or career move;

  • what it’s like to work from home and pivot her business during the pandemic;

  • some of the failed product ideas following her very successful book launch (and what she learned in the process of finding her “next move” beyond selling tens of thousands of copies of Confidence Creator as a self-published author;

  • and more!!!

Check out our interview by clicking the embedded video below or listening to the audio only at the top of this post!

Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and founder of Boss In Heels. Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather 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, Heather Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award winner, named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018.  

Heather’s new book Confidence Creator shot to #1 on Amazon’s Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon.

Heather is a confidence expert and is currently working with Fortune 500 companies and professional sports to develop confidence in the workplace and on the court.

She’s also a member of Florida International University’s Advisory Council to further serve as a mentor and leader in the South Florida Community.

Heather’s new show, Creating Confidence, debuted on the Top 200 shows on Apple podcast. Heather’s work has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company and Business News Daily. Most recently adding Guest Professor at Harvard to her list of accomplishments.

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Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (, as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial".

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