You will 100% love this book!!!! Let me start by saying I’m not a person who reads however after starting this book I could not stop!!!! This book is fabulous, you can tell she wrote it from her heart!!! I love the real life stories!!! I highly recommend this book to everyone!!!
Well Done @ Heather Monahan! Ms. Monahan is an inspiration to anyone looking to adapt, recover, improve and emerge stronger and healthier from setback(s). It’s a modern day heroism and resiliency story that seems to want to play “Eye of the Tiger” in the background. Her courage and determination is infectious! A great read or gift for someone you care about.
Great read! I came across this book at the perfect time— ordered just in time to get it to bring on vacation with me. Heather’s clear and direct style, honesty and a little bit of humor struck a perfect tone. It made me feel both great about where I am in life and also motivated to get home and get to work building even more. A great read for anyone who needs just a little kick in the pants to get moving on your goals.
Such a leisure yet fun read! Overall, this book is so intriguing because of how relatable it is. It also gets addicting once you begin to gain small forms of confidence through this read! I am so influenced by Heather and her power. I appreciate the real life stories and the empowerment they bring to the reader. She is a wonderful writer and you won’t be disappointed with this purchase, especially with the positive effect it will have on you! xoxo
Life-changing!!! I have never in my 40+ years written a book review until today.
I had been stuck at a crossroads personally and professionally when I learned about Heather on Thrive Global in my LinkedIn feed. As a super busy professional divorced single mom to two very busy tween boys, making the time to read anything seems like a luxury… but I knew I needed to hear what Heather had to say so I got the audiobook and listened every morning on my drive after school drop-off. I often found myself bookmarking and/or saying, “YES!!!”, “BINGO!!!” and most often, “THANK YOU!!!” out loud (probably entertaining other drivers in the process!) because so much of what she says is SO insightful and perhaps most uniquely, PRACTICAL… so you finish the book not only feeling empowered and optimistic, but ready to take action.
I credit Heather and Confidence Creator with giving me just what I needed to get unstuck and move forward with living a much more deliberate, meaningful and happy life. This can only be good for not only me and anyone else who reads her book, but our children and everyone else whose lives we touch.
So bottom line, read or listen to this book… for you AND for so many others.
Thank you, Heather!!!
Life lessons learned: When life gives you lemons, make a lemonade! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. I was intrigued by the description of the author and wondered how such a beautiful lady that seemed to have it all could teach me anything about creating confidence. Much to my surprise, I found the book to be very inspiring without lecturing or getting too philosophical. The author shares lessons learned from significant events (like getting fired from your job) or other common events (like asking the guy you like out) and show us how each situation is a choice for us to be in “control of our own destiny and responsible for our own success”. Based on the book, I’m assessing my superpowers, using ‘excuse me’ instead of ‘sorry’, and pivoting difficult questions. Even though my background is very different from that of the author, I could relate to most of her life experiences and even had a few laughs with some of her stories. I will definite use the tips provided in the book and pay more attention to finding my voice and conquering my fears. I’m getting a few copies of this book as gifts!
Adversity? Self Doubt? Kill It With “Confidence Creator”!. I’ll tell ya, it should’ve been titled “Confidence Creator for AJ” because it has really made a great impression on me personally. Ms. Monahan breaks down the best advice and serves it into bite-sized stories so the reader can quickly understand the point she is trying to get across.
We’ve all had adversity in our lives and felt sorry for ourselves. The hardest thing to do is to pick yourself back up. A lot of “self help” books and videos make it so difficult and clinical to find a simple answer where Ms. Monahan just GIVES it to you in the simplest way without all the fancy psychological and complicated tricks…because she lived it.
I would strongly suggest this book to anyone facing adversity, especially to my women friends because this book speaks to them directly. Of course, this doesn’t mean the men couldn’t benefit either, on the contrary!
Inspiring story! Loved it from beginning to end. Some days ago I was part of a summit for women in leadership and I didn’t have any expectations but to learn something new. As the speakers started their presentations I started to become more excited and interested then I saw Heather, this beautiful and strong woman who was talking about confidence and how she struggled earlier in her live and I couldn’t believe it, I related to most of the things she was talking about so I decided to buy her book. I was hooked from page 1. Every situation sounded so familiar, I related to most of her stories and I couldn’t believe her story on chapter 12 was exactly as mine. So today I want to thank you Heather for sharing your story because you have inspired me to find the strength I needed to share mine. Confidence Creator is a must read, it’s addicting, it’s amazing, it has a very strong message not only for women but also for men who struggle with finding confidence. I have not only finished it in few days but also gave it as homework to my team. Keep rocking
Powerful advice, not just for women. Great advice for bouncing back and embracing failure. Heather does a wonderful job of weaving stories of wins, losses, and anxiety with the underlying message and practical advice. I am recommending this book especially for those entering the workforce. I appreciate that she doesn’t sugarcoat the life of a media executive.
I found the list of words to eliminate from your vocabulary very helpful and some of the simple techniques of building confidence.
This is the next book you should read. This book is as real as Heather, but I expected nothing less. I looked forward to its arrival since ordering it, and when it came in I immediately began to read it. And I couldn’t put it down. Three amazing takeaways: 1) Not everything is as it appears. Heather comes across as one of the most “together” people you’ll ever meet. Yet, she deals with the same doubts, fears and problems that you and I do. The difference is, she’s learned to attack them head on. 2) Keep Moving Forward. Her story is one of someone who will not be defeated. Someone who fights through the disappointments, the setbacks and the hard times to reach her goals in life. And she shares those inspiring stories with us. 3) Live a Full Life. There’s room in our lives for EVERYTHING that we deem to be important. Kids, career, friends, associates, dreams, experiences…you can have it all if you decide you want it. Let “Confidence Creator” be your road map and let Heather be your guide. Caution…you’ll want to order multiple copies to share with the people you love.
Worth the read! Having had had the opportunity to meet Heather in passing I felt her kind and humble spirit, it was then I decided I would look into what her book was about. I had just quit my job because I wasn’t being treated as an equal and not even close to respected. I was in a journey of travelling to recenter myself. It was at that time I downloaded a copy and began to read a remarkable story. I was able to relate and gain advice and knowledge that I immediately was able to apply in my own life. I would recommend this book to any women, you absolutely will walk away with clarity and confidence!
Powerful Lessons. What I liked about this book is the snap shots of events from Heather’s life and what she had learned. She taught me several things about how she handled them to improve confidence. There are some references that were funny as well to some characters we all grew up with. Just like Dorothy, we all have witches in our lives. We have have to find that bucket of water to stop them and Heather, shows you how with examples. She also shares some very important things to protect women in the work place from harassment and how to stand up for yourself. How to stand up to bullies. Plus many more powerful examples that will protect women and our family members. Knowing the signs and what to look for in how people treat us.
Motivation on heels! 👠👠
For those that women that are thinking about whether not to get this book don’t think anymore just get it. For me this book was completely relatable pretty much in every single chapter. Every chapter was straight to the point. Also loved how she shared wisdom and some of her stragegies to help her cope with certain situations, which are common in today’s scene.
For me it reminded me of the power I have within me and all women for that matter. Motivating another human being is a beautiful gift!! Kudos on the cover pic…LOVE!
Thanks Heather! 👠👠💋
A MUST READ for anyone who struggles with confidence and wants to learn how to build more
As someone who has struggled with confidence issues, I couldn’t be more grateful for Confidence Creator by Heather Monahan. Not only does Heather provide real life examples on how she overcame issues dealing with confidence in the past, she provides actionable steps that will help others build their confidence. Each chapter gives detailed steps how we too can believe in ourselves more, and the positive impact that will bring to our lives.
The way the Table of Contents is laid out, I can easily jump to the section that speaks to me. I love that the principles can be applied to any aspect of your life and can fit where ever you are TODAY. I am a stay at home mom and hold several volunteer board positions, I can learn through the Monahan Method how to build my confidence today and be awesome at what ever I decide to do. I appreciate everything in this book, but most of all how Heather Monahan establishes her credibility on understanding how everyone starts at different places. It is exciting to read how her hard work and dedication paid off. Thank you for writing a book that is easy to read and enjoyable. I am excited to implement What I have learned through reading this book.
Whenever I need a confidence boost or walking into a situation where I don’t know what to do, I pick up this book or recall certain lessons Heather talks about so I can believe in myself again. Would recommend to anyone!
Wish I had a book like this to read back in my 20’s; it has so many valuable life lessons that are not taught at home, any young women (and not so young wink wink) getting into the workforce and even personal life can benefit from this book. Life is a journey and having strong women share their life struggles, overcoming obstacles and reaching success only inspire others to knock out invalid fears and believe in one self, thanks for sharing your story and empowering others to live a fuller life.
Fantastic read! I listened to the audio version on a cross country flight, and I was really impressed with Heather’s honesty about both her failures and successes. I feel inspired and hopeful— I even used one of her tips from her chapter regarding over apologizing and it has made a real difference. Hope there will be another book coming out !
5 starsOne word: Real… If you’re struggling with confidence or just need a reminder, this is the book you need. This book is amazing! Confidence is something we all struggle with at some point or another whether we realize it or not. Life throws you zingers when you least expect that can shake you. Heather’s book is unique, which is what makes it incredible to read. It’s relatable and real. Her stories provide insight and actionable change that can be used every day to keep yourself in check, set your mindset and help you attain whatever it is you want. It’s easy to connect to Heather and feel as if she’s in the room talking to you as you read this. The best part of this book is that it isn’t a one-time read. The stories are diverse and arranged well so that you can go back at any time and re-read when you need to. I would highly recommend anyone read this book first if you’re looking to build your confidence, it’s real life and easily the best self-improvement books I’ve read yet.
I absolutely loved this book- I finished it in one sitting! It’s broken down in such a way that you can use it as your Confidence Bible and go back to chapters when you’re in need of a reminder that YOU are a badass. Heather is a born motivational speaker. Her words are captivating and written from the heart. Can’t say enough great things about this book and the woman behind it.
I just finished reading Heather Monahan’s new book Confidence Creator. I must say it is a hit! This book is not just for women. It is for anyone who wants to improve, advance, set measurable goals, and simply move forward. I highly recommend this book. Great job Heather Monahan.
I love Confidence Creator, excellent read! I read this book in one sitting. It felt as though I was having coffee with a friend. The author unapologetically shares her life experiences and wisdom. A fun read filled with relevant, practical advice that leaves the reader feeling capable and confident. A must read for ALL!
Well, my wife gave me her copy to read while she slept on the plane. My only worry now is how much more control she’ll have over me! Good read. Sound advice. No mental gymnastics!
This book was destined to arrive in my hamds. It was just what i needed, perfect timing in my life. The author is very easy to relate to and had me hooked since i started the first page.
For those of you who know me, I’m pretty confident. That is, until you compare me to my big sister, Heather Monahan. She just came out with a book about how she became this confident, driven woman finding success in a male dominated industry. She touches on parts throughout her whole life. We had it tough when we were kids. No matter how hard you try, a single Mom with four kids, things are going to be tight. That really drove her to want to be more. She gives insight into her life’s ups and downs, all of it. Some parts of this book will ruffle some feathers, but they’re more relevant now than ever with the #metoo movement. Give this book a read. You won’t regret it, especially if you’re in a rut. This might be the kick in the ass you need. Its $6.99 on #amazon and it’s worth every penny.
#newbook #nytimes #bigsister #newauthor #girlpower
Heather Monahan’s Confidence Creator is so much more than your average “self-help” guide. She gives honest, real-life scenarios that she has experienced and provides techniques and solutions to actually make the necessary changes to move forward and live your best life. I was so impressed by her willingness to share intimate parts of her life, which she did with humor and transparency.
Thank you Heather for sharing and inspiring so many out there (including myself) to have confidence and that we all have the ability with the right frame of mind and tools to be the BEST version of ourselves!
I enjoyed the book.. I liked how you were honest about some of your own fears and insecurities (saw the part about about you and diego for example and your trepidation over texting him,… I think a lot of people will relate to that..)
Saw something that this writing coach said the other day.. she talked about “self-revelation, rather than self-absorption” and I think that’s one of the keys to relating to your audience!
I like how you break it into actionable steps, how you share your own insecurities and how you offer concrete suggestions on how people can improve!
I can certainly relate.
Talk soon and congratulations!
Heather has a way of connecting with your soul as she shares her life experiences in a very vulnerable way. At the same time, she takes those stories and describes the best way for you to deal with whatever situation comes your way and how to handle it. Whether you want to make improvements in your life or simply change your approach in some aspects of your life, Confidence Creator has the tools and personal stories that will get you there.
Heather’s use of personal stories to convey lessons really makes you feel like you’re getting the best advice from a good friend. The Confidence Creator is an uplifting book that motivates you to face your fears head on! I truly feel inspired and unstoppable!
“Instantly engaging and relatable. Reading this book…really taking a journey with Heather…helped awaken a self confidence and belief in myself I didn’t even realize was previously missing.”