Sometimes, getting fired from your job can be a blessing in disguise. This was true for Chief Revenue Officer turned professional speaker and author Heather Monahan. In this episode of Career Relaunch, Heather will share her thoughts on the power of sharing your vulnerabilities, asking for assistance when you need it most, and the steps she’s taken in her career to become more confident. In the Mental Fuel segment, I also share some thoughts on how asking for help made my transition from the US to the UK much smoother.

Key Career Insights

  1. Journaling allows you to look back and gain strength from seeing how far you’ve come
  2. Getting rid of negative people in your life opens up opportunity for positive people to come into your life.
  3. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and being very transparent with the kind of help you need gives you an opportunity to receive that help.
  4. Done is better than perfect.

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Resources Mentioned

Confidence Creator Book- Heather Monahan
Check out Heather’s book Confidence Creator, filled with her personal stories of her own career turning points and how she built her own confidence along the way.


Listener Challenge

During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I asked you to consider one area in your career where you could really use some help. Then, once you’ve identified that area, to let people know you’re looking for help in this area. You might just get that nudge in the right direction, the introduction to someone who can make a difference, or an idea you hadn’t thought of that helps you turn a corner.


About Heather Monahan, speaker & author

Heather MonahanHeather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker with the Harry Walker Agency, brand ambassador for Perry Ellis International, entrepreneur, and founder of Boss In Heels. Having worked nearly 20 years in Corporate America, Heather’s been named a Glass Ceiling Award winner, one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017, and a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018 by Thrive Global. She’s also a member of Florida International University’s Advisory Council, serving as a mentor and leader in the South Florida Community. Most importantly Heather is Dylan’s Mom.

Be sure to check out Heather’s Creating Confidence podcast where she provides techniques and strategies to create your confidence, pursue your dreams and leapfrog the villains you’ll meet along the way.Creating Confidence podcast with Heather Monahan

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About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu is dedicated to helping people relaunch their careers and have more meaningful careers. As a public speaker, career consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, he shares insights from relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals to more effectively marketing their personal brands.

About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu helps aspiring professionals relaunch their careers to do work that matters. As a keynote speaker, career & personal branding consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, his passion is helping people gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to pursue truly meaningful careers. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he now shares insights from building & relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals and business owners to build & relaunch their personal brands.