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Prominent national author, keynote speaker joins area firm’s board

Heather Monahan spent nearly 15 years with Naples-based Beasley Media Group.

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NAPLES — Heather Monahan, a best-selling author and keynote speaker on women’s empowerment, entrepreneurs and other topics, has been named to the board of health care technology firm HealthLynked Corp. Monahan also spent nearly 15 years with Naples-based radio station and media firm Beasley Media Group, including a recent stint as chief revenue officer.

Naples-based HealthLynked, which uses a cloud-based software platform to link patients with providers, now has a five-member board, including three independent directors, according to a statement.

"I am pleased to welcome Ms. Monahan to the HealthLynked board,” HealthLynked Chairman and CEO Dr. Michael Dent says in the release. “Her unique background in sales, marketing, public speaking and advertising will all be of great value to the board as we launch new products and services. Ms. Monahan's expertise will help guide how we position and market our services to physicians and our patient members."

Monahan, based in Miami, was named one of the Top 40 Female Keynote Speakers for 2020 by Real Leaders, the release states. Her Ted-X talk, on helping women overcome “destructive villains” at the workplace, in other women, was promoted to TED and translated into 6 languages. Monahan, the release states, was also named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 while with Beasley, and was selected as a Limit Breaking Female Founder by Thrive Global in 2018. 

Monahan’s book, Confidence Creator, debuted at No.1 on Amazon's Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists its first week on Amazon. Also, Harper Collins Leadership is publishing her new book, Leapfrogging Villains, in 2021, the release states.

"HealthLynked has a fantastic opportunity in launching its new products and with my expertise and reach, I am confident I can help create awareness for them in addition to contribute to the growth of shareholder value," Monahan says in the statement.

HealthLynked posted $4 million in revenue in 2019, and Dent recently invested $3 million into the company, on top of previous investments. 


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