Monica Parkin

Monica Parkin

Victoria, British Columbia
Best Selling Author, Podcast Host, Introversion and Networking Expert, Conflict Communicator
Monica Parkin is a best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, and podcast host. She empowers introverts to embrace and leverage their superpowers for success in sales and business and shows managers how to support and maximize the talents of the introverts on their teams. Monica Parkin also teaches conflict resolution, relationship building and sales strategies to all personality types through storytelling and practical easy to implement strategies.
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Growth
  • Awareness Days
  • Career Development
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Sales Motivation & Sales Kick Off
  • TED & TEDx
  • Workshop & Training
  • Youth Leadership & Students


Monica Parkin is a best-selling author, audiobook narrator and host of the “Juggling without Balls” podcast. When she first started out in the financial industry Monica Parkin was a painfully shy, socially awkward introvert that was overwhelmed by the idea of networking to build a book of business.

Monica Parkin is still an introvert but she has since evolved into a master relationship builder that is both a sought-after speaker and a highly successful entrepreneur. She was recently awarded the title of “Women of Influence” by a panel of her peers from the Canadian Mortgage Industry and is the winner of multiple speaking awards.

Monica Parkin enjoys sharing what she’s learned on her journey of personal and professional growth and uses humor and stories to teach others how to authentically build and maintain relationships so they can feel more connected, confident and valued in their business and personal lives.

Monica’s writing has been featured in publications such as The Glass Hammer, The Business Review and the Journal of Sales Transformation. Monica Parkin has also been interviewed on dozens of international podcasts, radio shows and TV segments including BBC and CTV live and several US Networks.

Her career spans roles in the Federal Government in HR and Finance, the Veterinary and Finance industries and as the successful CEO of multiple companies. Monica lives on a small hobby farm on Vancouver Island with an assortment of furry creatures and jokingly refers to herself as “the crazy goat lady”.

She is an involved member of her community and is frequently found giving her time on non profit committees and volunteering at local events.




The Podcast

Lori Mork

Rescue Your Own Damn Self

Business Radio X


Monica Parkin With Invis Pacific View Mortgages

Pod Bean

Steve Werner

Monica Parkin: Overcoming Awkward - an introverts guide to networking.

Monica Parkin Topic Presentations

networking for introverts (and extroverts) – grow your network with ease and confidence

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • As an Introvert new to sales, Monica initially found herself struggling with how to find clients and build a network of referral partners. In this presentation, Monica Parkin will share how she finally harnessed her introverted superpowers and mastered the art of authentic relationship building.

    Participants can expect to learn actionable strategies that they can immediately apply to their business to help them feel more connected, successful and valued by their clients and their communities. This is geared specifically towards introverts but anyone will get value from it and it has also received rave reviews from extroverts in the audience.

    Regardless of personality type, participants can expect to be educated, entertained and inspired to take action with real-life stories and examples from Monica’s bestselling book “Overcoming Awkward,” the Introverts Guide to Networking, Marketing and Sales.

    Monica Parkin will customize this presentation to your industry and has delivered it to Accountants, Mortgage Brokers, Engineers and even Hospitality Industry Executives with outstanding feedback.

taming the dragon – dealing with angry clients and difficult people

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • It’s been a roller coaster few years in a lot of industries, and everyone is feeling the heat of conflict in their businesses. In this presentation, Monica Parkin will provide practical, easy-to-use science-based tools and strategies for de-escalating and preventing conflict with clients, coworkers and family members with a special focus on defusing angry customers.

    From a discussion of the brain’s chemical response to problems to the internal dialogue that drives actions and words, this presentation has audience members simultaneously nodding their heads and laughing at the honest and vulnerable stories Monica shares to demonstrate and solidify learning outcomes.

    Monica Parkin has a background in both Finance and Veterinary Medicine and this talk has been especially well received by underwriters, banking specialists and health care professionals but can be tailored to any group that experiences conflict as a part of their job including health care workers, front line employees and customer service reps. Audiences can expect to be engaged with humour, storytelling and real-life examples of conflict and not only how to defuse it but how to stop it before it even starts.

the secret power of introverts – why organizations need them and how to leverage their strengths

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • The conventional stereotype is that success is an extrovert’s playground but the reality is quite the opposite. Research shows us that not only do Introverts make up at least half the population but that they have an integral role to play in organizations and that teams with both experience more success, higher levels of team and client satisfaction and outperform companies with more extroverts.

    But what exactly are the superpowers of introverts and how do you foster and work culture where they can thrive and contribute? Post-pandemic how do you ensure the introverts in your organization want to return to the office and have what they need to feel valued and supported to do their best work?

    In this presentation, Monica Parkin will show and explain why organizations need introverts, in what areas they really excel and add value and how to nurture and cultivate their skillsets for maximum economic benefit and employee satisfaction.

    She provides concrete actionable strategies for introverts to succeed in business and for managers to support and nurture the talents of the introverts on their teams. This can be customized for various kinds of teams including sales, creatives and service/non-profits.

    Audiences can expect to walk away with actionable strategies on how to increase team and client satisfaction, improve employee retention and grow revenues/targets.

Monica Parkin travels from Victoria, British Columbia & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


I have worked with Monica on in-person and virtual events over the last 2 years and at each event, she has been one of the highlights! She is so professional and easy to work with and customizes her material to reflect the audience. She is full of energy, engaging and entertaining. You won’t be disappointed to hire Monica to speak at your next event.

Cara Schuman

Vice President Membership and Events
Mortgage Professionals Canada

Monica has a knack for making complex, conceptual ideas relatable to our everyday lives. When you listen to her you are so entertained it’s easy to forget that you’re learning something new in the process. Wholeheartedly recommended.

Kim Christiansen

Financial Wellness Coach and Podcast Host

Monica recently addressed the Board of the Comox Valley Regional District on behalf of our grassroots community advocacy group, representing our support for one of our local businesses that we felt was being treated unjustly. She did an amazing job of communicating the heart of some very emotional issues that span generations of local families. She drew on the relevant facts, but she framed them in a compelling context that one of our local mechanics said moved him to tears.


Saratoga Motorsports Park
Black Creek

Articles & Media

Why Introverts Are Needed In the Workplace

The Glass Hammer

When you enter the corporate world as an introvert, one of the first hurdles you may have to overcome is the societal expectation that you should behave more like an extrovert. The temptation to be someone you are not can be overwhelming and may lead to disappointment and missed opportunities. What...

This Working Life: How to be quietly successful in the workplace

The Business Post

Introverts may not try to attract attention to themselves, but often they are the colleagues who can encourage creativity, team building and a better-functioning organization. Are you an introvert who has felt the need to hide your real personality in the workplace? And are you dreading the return...

The secret power of introverts

Journal of Sales Transformation

Too shy to sell? Why organisations need introverts. Do you ever hear the words “introvert” and “sales” in the same sentence and wonder if it is even possible to be successful in sale and shy or introverted? The conventional stereotype is that sales is an extrovert’s playground, but the...



‘Overcoming Awkward’ Author on Her Introvert’s Guide to Networking, Marketing & More

CTV Live Winnipeg



FOX5 Las Vegas


How to go from introvert to people person in the workplace


Overcoming Awkward
Overcoming Awkward
You will learn: effective social media marketing, how to sow seeds for organic growth, how to win over angry clients, how to expand your comfort zone, the value of expert mentorship, and so much more!
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