NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A recent Forbes article mentioned that 70 percent of people have experienced some type of discrimination or abusive behavior at work. Unfortunately, even in the midst of a pandemic with many working from home, people are still experiencing toxic work environments.

Heather Monahan, author of the new book, Overcome Your Villains: Mastering Your Beliefs, Actions, and Knowledge to Conquer Any Adversity, (HarperCollins Leadership, November 9, 2021), has been in her fair share of toxic work environments. In this powerful follow up to her best-selling book, Creating Confidence, she lights the beacon on the path towards stepping into and then stomping out fear so readers can reach their full potential—regardless of the level of trauma they’ve experienced or are currently experiencing in their workplace.

Growing up in poverty, Heather leapfrogged the tremendous obstacles in her life to reach the pinnacle of success in business—only to lose it all when she was fired by the villain who was her new boss.

“It’s a sad truth that people are experiencing villains every day in their workplace. But what’s great is you don’t have to be defined by them or let them take you down. You can be the one to “fire” your villains and set yourself up to take off. In this book, I’ll teach you the lessons I learned after being fired by a villain, and how I used what I learned to rebuild my confidence and find the kind of success we all dream of having in our lives,” says Monahan.

Overcome Your Villains will:

  • Help you learn and apply Heather’s 3-Step BAK process to evaluate your situation and identify a clear path forward.
  • Learn that you are not alone in your frustrations as someone who is struggling in a toxic environment, whether that be at work, at home, or in your own head.
  • All the options you have to reach your full potential, and how to immediately start pursuing them.

About the Author

With more than 900,000 downloads of her new podcast, Heather Monahan is a top podcaster, keynote speaker with the Harry Walker Agency, entrepreneur, and founder of Boss In Heels LLC. 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 the media industry, Heather Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award winner, was named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio in 2017, and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018.

Her show—Creating Confidence with Heather Monahan, inspired by her first book, Confidence Creator—debuted in May 2019 on PodcastOne, the largest podcasting company in the U.S. guests include entrepreneur icon Gary Vaynerchuk, hedge fund manager and bestselling author James Altucher, Ryan Serhant—star of Million Dollar Listing NYC—and Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx. The show topped the charts 48 hours after launch, taking New & Noteworthy in the Business category on the Apple iTunes podcast charts.

About HarperCollins Leadership

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Overcome Your Villains

Heather Monahan
HarperCollins Leadership | November 9, 2021 | $27.99 (Hardcover) | ISBN 9781400225576 Also available in E-book (ISBN: 9781400225583) and Audiobook (ISBN: 9781400225590) Page Count 240


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