Confidence Building

Course Summary

This half-day course will provide practical tools to help build confidence.
The course is run in a supportive and friendly manner, using a variety of interactive conversational exercises. With the aim to establish both a supportive group environment and an achievable personal strategy to develop more confidence.


Typically women cite lack of confidence as a major factor holding them back, while men are often criticised for being over confident. In reality both are unconscious stereotypes which can influence our behaviour in the workplace. In this course we debunk some the confidence myths about gender to show we all have confidence in some area of our lives. That confidence itself is situational, and with a bit of practise we can learn the skills to bring more of our naturally confident and authentic selves to the situations where we need it most.


  • Uncovering beliefs about confidence and confident people
  • Does confidence come from nature or nurture?
  • The truth about confidence and gender
  • Appreciating confidence is situational
  • Recognising how our own bodies react to nerves and how to overcome them
  • How to stretch out of our comfort zones safely
  • Looking at our attitudes to failure
  • Drawing on the body’s wisdom to develop confidence
  • Developing a practical personal strategy to build confidence

Course Benefits

• Learning to come across with authentic confidence • Believing in yourself, thinking positively and feeling motivated • Tackling feelings of shyness and overcoming nerves • Understanding the basis for over confidence • Learning to speak up in group situations • Developing the courage to do new things

Tutor Profile

Michelle Johansen MA is a Professional Certified Coach accredited by the ICF and Founder of the Women’s Development Forum. Michelle has been a Coach, Workshop Leader and Group Facilitator for 10 years, prior to which she spent 20 years in the Finance Industry with 10 years as Director and COO at Credit Suisse Fund Administration.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 4
  • Course Cost: £175.00
  • Course Length: Half Day (9.00-13.00)

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