271 – Monique Tallon: Women’s Leadership Coach, Conference Speaker and Author

headshotMonique Tallon is a Feminine Leadership expert,  executive coach, corporate trainer and speaker on women’s leadership topics. She is the author of the new book, Leading Gracefully: A Woman’s Guide to Confident, Authentic and Effective Leadership.

Monique is  CEO of Highest Path Consulting and founder of the Women and Power Forum, specializing in developing 21st century leaders through executive coaching and training programs. Monique has worked internationally with  clients like Microsoft, Deloitte, Nestle and eBay among others.

Monique created the Feminine Leadership Model™ and the Feminine Leadership Coaching Program™ through her research and personal experience in  corporate and management settings. Her system helps women embrace their feminine strengths to combine them with traditional qualities to develop an effective leadership presence and create more influence and impact.

Through her first‐hand experience working in the male‐dominated corporate world of Silicon Valley, Monique learned at a young age that in business, what works for men doesn’t necessarily work for women. She discovered that there was a different way to lead that felt more authentic to who she was and not surprisingly, turned out to be more effective and impactful.

Combining 15 years of personal development work, professional coach training, and corporate experience, Monique has helped hundreds of women (and men) in cultivating a leadership style that is ultimately more inclusive and drives innovation – two things that are necessary in the 21st century economy.

Monique is a San Francisco native and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Chris. She travels to the City by the Bay on a regular basis.

LEADING GRACEFULLY

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In 2016, women still hold a shockingly low 14% of top executive positions in the Fortune 500. Trying to get ahead while operating in a man’s world, women continue to face immense challenges, constantly being told how to navigate these treacherous waters in a myriad of ways. Yet the gender gap persists.

While working for a tech giant in Silicon Valley, the Monique was faced with a tough decision—should she lead like her male counterparts or try a different approach? This choice gained her unique insights into how women can break through gender bias and become far more effective as leaders, while helping close the gender gap.

In Leading Gracefully, Feminine Leadership expert and executive coach, Monique Tallon, presents neuroscience research that tells us that women’s brains are wired for empathy, intuition and collaboration, the same qualities people are looking for in their leaders today. Through her extensive research, she has developed a visionary roadmap called The Feminine Leadership Model™ that plays squarely to women’s strengths.

Whether you are a senior level executive, a mid‐career manager or just starting out, Leading Gracefully is a must‐read for women who want to get to the next level in their career and life. Through personal stories and those of female executives and entrepreneurs from the world of technology, science, retail and non‐profits, you will learn how to successfully use ‘feminine’ strengths combined with traditional traits to breakthrough gender bias. Use it as self‐coaching ‘how‐to’ guide, with 15 powerful exercises, tips and resources you can apply right away to gain more confidence, authenticity and effectiveness.

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