Building My Confidence – Step 5: facing our fears

This is the fifth post in the series about building my confidence: Step 1: How confidence worksStep 2: Improving my public speakingStep 3: Becoming more assertive and speaking up in meetingsStep 4: Knowing our own strengths – self-esteem and self-efficacyStep 5: Facing our FearsStep 6: Making Confident DecisionsStep 7: Finding my Vocation "There is nothing … Continue reading Building My Confidence – Step 5: facing our fears

Building My Confidence – Step 4: Knowing your own strengths

This is the fourth post in the series about building my confidence: Step 1: How confidence worksStep 2: Improving my public speakingStep 3: Becoming more assertive and speaking up in meetingsStep 4: Knowing our own strengths – self-esteem and self-efficacyStep 5: Facing our FearsStep 6: Making Confident DecisionsStep 7: Finding my Vocation The good news … Continue reading Building My Confidence – Step 4: Knowing your own strengths

Building my Confidence – Step 3: Becoming more assertive and speaking up in meetings

This is the third post in the series about building my confidence: Step 1: How confidence worksStep 2: Improving my public speakingStep 3: Becoming more assertive and speaking up in meetingsStep 4: Knowing our own strengths – self-esteem and self-efficacyStep 5: Facing our FearsStep 6: Making Confident DecisionsStep 7: Finding my Vocation We’ve learnt in … Continue reading Building my Confidence – Step 3: Becoming more assertive and speaking up in meetings

Building my Confidence – Step 2: improving my public speaking

This is the second post in the series about building my confidence: Step 1: How confidence worksStep 2: Improving my public speakingStep 3: Becoming more assertive and speaking up in meetingsStep 4: Knowing our own strengths – self-esteem and self-efficacyStep 5: Facing our FearsStep 6: Making Confident DecisionsStep 7: Finding my Vocation          We learned … Continue reading Building my Confidence – Step 2: improving my public speaking

Building my Confidence – Step 1: how confidence works

This is the first post in a series about how we can build our confidence: Step 1: How confidence worksStep 2: Improving my public speakingStep 3: Becoming more assertive and speaking up in meetingsStep 4: Knowing our own strengths – self-esteem and self-efficacyStep 5: Facing our FearsStep 6: Making Confident DecisionsStep 7: Finding my Vocation … Continue reading Building my Confidence – Step 1: how confidence works

Mother

First I brought you petals from collapsed roses And you would hold them wet and full of dew And marvel with me the drops reflecting Shifting clouds across a happy sky. You would colour shells, throw and catch, Dry-run obstacle courses, play chase On hazy, butterfly-full, yawning days. I’d hand you pictures painted Pots I’d … Continue reading Mother

Imposter Syndrome: how we get it, three techniques to try, and why it might actually help us

This week Dame Kate Bingham, the woman tasked with chairing the government’s Covid-19 vaccine task force, told the Times Education Commission that she had doubted her abilities when asked by Matt Hancock, then health secretary, to lead procurement of vaccines. “Why me?” She asked, “I can’t do this. There must be someone better.” Bingham has, … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome: how we get it, three techniques to try, and why it might actually help us