Cultivating Brave Leadership with Monique Carayol

Monique Carayol is the Founder and Managing Director of Your New Avenue, a leadership and talent development consultancy to grow and sustain diverse leadership talent pipelines and build brave, collaborative senior leadership. She started her career in healthcare in the UK as a PA in 2001, and navigated her way to a high profile board executive director role in 2016. She won the PRECIOUS Outstanding Woman in the Public Sector award in 2017 and is a regular leadership and career progression keynote speaker and panelist. Monique launched her leadership podcast ‘Be Yourself, Back Yourself & Make it Happen with Monique Carayol’ to share her practical insights, thoughts and advice on a global scale.

Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss on this episode of Long Story Short:
  • Defining brave leadership and the importance of creating safe spaces
  • The power of saying ‘I don’t know’ as a leader and the example it sets for the team
  • Everyone has unique talents that can be stifled by worrying about getting things wrong
  • Allowing people to be their full and authentic selves at work
  • The need for leaders to be honest about what they can do and what they can’t do
  • Working to build a global community of brave leaders


Maya Angelou Poems – Still I Rise and The Mask


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