Monica McCarthy is a community impresaria, public speaker, and messaging consultant. She is the creator and host of the monthly event and podcast The Happier Hour: Philosophy To Help Your Life Suck Less. Monica has created, developed, and facilitated numerous events series and workshops for organizations including Holstee, Impact Hub, Escape The City, and the 92ndY. She frequently speaks on the topic of purpose and on. developing meaningful dialogues with organizations including TEDx, TBEX and Creative Mornings, The Feast and New MediaExpo. Monica lives in NYC, and began her career as an actress on Broadway and in television and film.