Interview: Confidence ~ Nature or Nurture? (video)

It’s the big question that I get asked all the time… is confidence something you are born with or something that you learn? Is it nature or nurture? The answer can be both. Yes there are some confidence genes that help but that doesn’t mean that you are predestined to have confidence if you have…

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Confidence Killers #4 ~ Exaggeration (video)

To understand confidence better we need to know the misunderstandings that are killing it. So I created this “Confidence Killers” series to highlight some of these myths. In this video, I discuss exaggeration. How can you be yourself if you are exaggerating anything – like how much money you have, how many dates you have…

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Confidence Killers ~ #3 Shoulds (video)

You may remember the saying from childhood, “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” It was well-intentioned as a way to help us get past mean or bad things someone had said. But the truth is that even though words may not physically hurt us, they can still have…

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Confidence Killers ~ #2 Perfection (video)

Here’s the next video in the Confidence Killers series. Today I am talking about the need we have to get it right, to be right or to be perceived as right. Yep, you’ve guessed it. Today’s confidence killer is perfection. What makes it amusing is that I right before I shot this video, I had…

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How to shine with confidence (video)

What if I told you that you always have confidence? Perhaps you would dismiss or even laugh at the thought. In fact, it’s true! Your confidence is like the sun and rather than it disappearing, it is much more about the clouds that are obscuring it from your view. In this short video, I want to…

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Confidence Killers ~ #1 Comparison (video)

My newest video is the first in a series that I am affectionately calling, confidence killers! These are the ways in which we create blocks and obstacles that damage our self-worth. In this first one, I discuss comparison. Unconscious comparison fosters our self judgment and sense of inadequacy. And often, we aren’t even comparing ourselves to a…

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Women with a message – my interview with Kat Byles, PR with Heart (video)

In this interview with Kat Byles from PR with Heart, we discuss why sharing the truth about confidence is so important to me. I dispel some of the confidence myths and the damage they can cause, explain what true confidence is, the impact that has on our lives, and what to do if you have a ‘wobble’. Some…

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Effort Counts (video)

As a coach, one of the biggest barriers to change I hear clients saying is that it’s not easy. And you know what, they are absolutely right. Change isn’t easy but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Creating any kind of life change takes effort. But if you are willing to commit time and time…

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Grabbing some headspace!

We all need to take some time out and reflect, right!? In 2003, I attended my first ever retreat. I had no idea really what one was and didn’t know anyone who had been on one before, so setting off I didn’t know what to expect. I packed my ‘chill out clothes’ a book, my journal…

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How to Stop Feeling Like a Failure!

We are bombarded with ways to be, thing to achieve and told how to be successful, and yet so many people feel anything but that. Here’s one simple way for you to stop feeling like a failure. I like to be honest with people and you may have already worked this out, but just in…

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