More About the Author
The bad news for Deirdre Maloney is that she made a lot of mistakes. The good news is she worked really hard to make each one only once. With each error she ﬁgured out what went wrong, the part she played, and how to avoid it again.
This exact process is how Deirdre has become a nationally recognized speaker and author known for her personal brand of "mild audacity". She wrote her ﬁrst book, "The Mission Myth," after running a multi-million dollar nonproﬁt for nearly a decade and learning painful lessons along the way. The book explores her journey and uses validation, humor and concrete tips to help others avoid some of the same pain.
Deirdre ﬁgured out the "Tough Truths," the topic of her second book, using the same non-scientiﬁc technique. In this case, however, things were a bit different. Even though she's ﬁgured out how the tough truths create great leaders, she ﬁnds she still needs to practice them daily. And sometimes she'll still mess them up. Because, in the end, that's part of the chess game called life.
When Deirdre's not writing or speaking she proudly runs Momentum LLC, which helps organizations exceed their goals and helps their leaders sleep better at night. She also teaches marketing for the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences and is known for her popular blog on all things leadership.
In her spare time Deirdre is a body-builder. She rises at 4:30 each morning to focus her energy on lifting weights, creating not just new levels of physical and mental strength, but also continued peace of mind.
Deirdre currently lives in San Diego with Jason, her beloved husband, travel buddy, IT guy, web designer, sushi-roll-splitter and high-shelf-reacher.
For more information on Deirdre, visit: www.makemomentum.com