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Self confidence – how to build it

Confidence is something that pretty much everyone struggles with. Some people are very good at hiding it and coming across as confident, accomplished people.  I can guarantee you that when you get them to a safe space where they can talk freely, you’ll hear all sorts of self doubt and worries.  But they’ve learnt that to achieve what they want, they’ve had to work hard to overcome these and dive in regardless.

When I discuss confidence with coaching clients, some will say they don’t want to be too confident as that means they’d be arrogant.  I think this thought holds people back too. It’s as if suddenly, they’d go from quiet, self doubting and humble person to super arrogant, shouty one. It’s really important to challenge this belief as the likelihood of this happening overnight is pretty low.  They are still in control and still able to decide how they come across.  Having self belief makes it all a lot easier.

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First step to successful marketing

Marketing – just do it

Marketing is communicating the value of a product, service or brand to customers, for the purpose of promoting or selling that product, service, or brand.

Wikipedia definition

Wikipedia’s definition is nice and to the point.  It also leaves it open so that marketing can be relevant to all.  From large organisations to individuals, we are all in need of a bit of marketing. Many are timid when it comes to marketing – in a “who will want to know about me or my product” sort of way.  Others are positively disdainful in a “it’s all a bit sales-y and beneath me” sort of way. Read more

Self-Confidence and coaching

How do we transform ourselves into confident individuals?

In my work as a development coach, be it with senior executives, managers, company directors or sole traders, no matter how successful they are, 9/10  lack self-confidence.

Outwardly, these people often seem self-assured, but as soon as they sit down , they tell me about their doubts and anxieties. They worry about what others think and many confide in me that they are “just waiting to be found out”. What exactly does this mean?  Many successful people are concerned that someone will find out that they are faking it. They fret about being exposed as someone who doesn’t know anything and should never have been given the job! Read more

Life coaching & business mentoring

Time to reflect on your business with life coaching.

Whatever your job title or situation in life, you can find yourself  feeling stuck and wondering how to find your way out of the current situation.  It is always possible to find a way, but sometimes it takes someone else to work with you. As a coach and mentor, I can bring my experience listening and guiding people, without judging, to help you work out where you want to go and which steps to take.

Being in business or at the top of your game can be lonely.  Achieving perspective is vital if you are to continue in your success. A view from the outside makes an enormous difference.

Coaching is an opportunity to reflect actively on the quality of your judgement & bring clarity to your decision making. Read more