Transforming Managers into Leaders One Audience at a Time


Transforming Managers into Leaders One Audience at a Time


Dealing with managers who are promoted, but not prepared? Results being derailed by difficult people? If so, it’s time your group experienced Monica Wofford, CSP® – Former executive, Leadership Development expert, business coach, and professional speaker.




Years of Experience

Speaking Events

Books Authored

Managers Impacted

Named one of Meeting Planners’ Favorite Business Speakers by Meetings and Conventions Magazine, Monica began her speaking career in 1989 with a keynote to 8600 fellow college students.

Flash forward more than 30 years, and Monica has provided keynote addresses and training through
her firm Contagious Companies, Inc. in 27 countries and all 50 states.

Monica has earned both an MBA and the honor of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) through National Speakers Association (NSA).

A former corporate executive, Monica is known as a leadership development expert who writes, speaks, trains, coaches, and consults on how to become a better leader in life and work. She is the author of six books, including Contagious Leadership and Make Difficult People Disappear, and has written and interviewed for many media outlets.

Over the years, Monica has acted as a trusted advisor to many of today’s largest and most admired companies, including Microsoft, Cabela’s, Estee Lauder, State Farm Insurance, and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. However, she also has a genuine passion for helping smaller organizations create an environment where leaders can develop and thrive.

In each presentation and with each client over the last 30+ years, Monica’s focus has been on leadership and how managers can become better, more authentic, and more effective leaders. Translating her background of both corporate and entrepreneurial management roles, she shares real world examples, relevant applications, and numerous take-aways through her presentations and resources.

Recent Recognition & Awards



Leadership Is Not a Glass Slipper™ (but you still have to make sure it fits!)

Any person or personality can be a leader, but knowing these ten leadership steps will make you more effective. Still, some are promoted into leadership and it just doesn’t fit. Maybe they’re missing skills or maybe their personality isn’t right for that role. In this keynote presentation, leadership development expert and author Monica Wofford, CSP®, shares 10 steps to be a better leader and make sure that role fits. These steps and her in-session assessment ensure high performance for managers and leaders, and results from the employees they lead. Whether team members need to develop their communication, delegation, motivation, recognition or engagement skills, this powerful session will improve their leadership skills and more!

Make Difficult People Disappear™ (How to Reduce Stress and Eliminate Conflict in the Office)

We’ve all had that one difficult person that we wish we could make disappear… without going to jail. We may have called them Eeyore or called HR to help us, but what we didn’t want was to DEAL with their difficulty anymore! Make Difficult People Disappear™ is a fun keynote that increases your attendance because everyone wants to know how. Others will bring their difficult people and end up laughing together. Make Difficult People Disappear™ teaches them:

  • How others are more different than difficult
  • How to stop taking anyone else’s behavior personally
  • How to assess, address, and modify their own behavior

With an in-session personality assessment, many entertaining stories, and more than 15 real world tips, this keynote is engaging, entertaining and surprisingly informative for all audiences.

Help Me Understand™ (The Power of an Idea Everyone Gets)

In leadership, it’s teams that gets things done, but few leaders really know how to create, maintain, and support a thriving team. Knowing how to get others to collaborate, communicate, and cooperate is where the best ideas happen and results start to rise. Help Me Understand™ will do just that by turning your audience on to the ways team members think. Leaders will learn to clarify their message. Bring teams together with those they lead and let’s get them to understand each other better so they can get more done together. Through the use of emotional intelligence and guidance on how to use it, Help Me Understand™ will reduce their stress and remove much of the office drama and mess. Leaders will become better coaches and employees will become more motivated with Help Me Understand™.



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