An often elusive feeling, confidence is something we can all learn, practice and intentionally improve. In this session we'll demystify the idea of confidence and pursue practices for getting more of it.
When you think of someone you'd describe as being confident, what kind of qualities do you imagine? Are they articulate? Resilient? Possessing a sense of gravitas? Arrogant? An extrovert?
Confidence (and over-confidence) are concepts that we can struggle to agree consistent definitions and interpretations of. But what's often familiar is that first hand feeling of lacking confidence at moments where we'd really like to dial it up. And at work, and in teams, confidence is likely something that most of us would like to have more, rather than less of.
But what's revealing is that when you ask the right questions of those who seem to have lots of seemingly 'natural' confidence; it's often because they've put in time, and worked out approaches to feeling more confident and appearing so when it counts.
In this practical, positive and bitesize session we'll be digging deeper into the notion of confidence, working out the things that block our confidence currently — and arming ourselves with some mindsets and skillsets to raise our own confidence when it counts. Along the way we'll deal with some myths around confidence, such as it's framing in relation to arrogance, or that it's not something that introverts can become as readily as their extroverted peers. We'll prove together that confidence can be learned and practiced with intention.
What we'll cover:
• The case for confidence at work
• Knowing our inner coach and inner critic
• Limiting beliefs, and how to limit them
• Linking strengths to self-esteem
• Why practice makes perfect, and how to practice
• Confidence lifts, and quick wins
• Tactics for building confidence in teams
How the session will be structured:
We'll combine an energising mix of input, discussion and practicing new approaches together in smaller groups. Everyone will leave with an action plan to apply right away. Digital tools and resources will be shared with all those along to support ongoing practice and transfer.
Who the session's for:
Anyone curious about ways to up their confidence (from any starting position) and happy to learn and share among a supportive group of peers.