Confidence: Nature or Nurture? (video)

  “How much do you feel confidence is influenced by how you were raised and can that perspective be changed or altered?” This was one of the very first questions I was asked on Confidence Question Time live on Facebook. This opens up the big nature versus nurture debate. Is confidence something you are born…

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The 10 Biggest Mistakes I Made About Confidence

  Have you ever listened to someone talk about confidence and thought – well it’s OK for them, they have it sorted? I used to, especially when I first started investing in and focusing on developing myself. And it is easy to do when the person doing the teaching seems to have it altogether. That’s…

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Get Results! Get Confidence!!

  Get Results! Get Confidence!! That’s the message that is often shared about confidence; Just go for it Push yourself Force yourself out of your comfort zone And it’s partially true… But it is not the whole story. Perhaps pushing yourself and going for it will help you to realise that you can… Do the job…

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Overcoming Self Doubt ~ Michelle’s Story

  I was sat next to Jules at my best friends wedding reception. I knew of her but we’d not met. We were chatting about what we both did and she said one thing that must have sparked nerve. I wanted to make a change in my life but didn’t feel brave enough, I didn’t…

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The Next Steps

There are times that I forget how much life has changed, where I started from as a self-doubting worrier to where I am now…comfortable in my own skin and experiencing genuine confidence. Thankfully I have a few events that help me remember. One of which was 15 years ago, nearly to the day, so to…

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Why I am fortunate not lucky (video)

In my line of work, I regularly get told that I am lucky. I get that it might seem that way. After all, I have a good quality of life and do work that lights me up. Last year, I even won a competition for a week’s retreat in Spain. But I do have an…

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The prince who feared tigers

Yesterday I spent the day with an amazing group of people who work in various NHS organisations across Yorkshire and Humber. They ranged from 22 years old to 60+ and had come to take part in the ‘Guide Your Own Career’ workshop. It’s a full day of looking at your career from a number of…

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Levelling up in life

I was watching a webinar this weekend where a guy was describing his journey with personal development. He had ‘been there, done that and got the T-Shirt’ with regards most tools, techniques and methodologies. His main focus with learning was to help others but really he admitted, it was about him. He wanted to find…

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Inspiring Men – Mike’s Story

  When I first spoke to Jules we didn’t get on. Here was a confident, successful, intelligent, passionate woman; so being a man in my mid 30s I took this as a personal challenge and a one-sided competition ensued. One I should add I wasn’t even aware I was having, such was my self-awareness at…

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Embracing You

  I am away this week, delivering a ‘Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin’ series of talks, workshops and coaching. As I was preparing the content it reminded me of the movie I watched last month, EMBRACE (Watch the trailer here) It’s a documentary made by Taryn Brumfitt. A woman who innocently posted a photo on social…

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