What if you could lead confidently in the face of today's unprecedented uncertainty, change and pressure?
A unique, fully online learning experience designed specifically for time-poor leaders and executives to build and maintain confidence in the face of today's unprecedented challenges.
Being a leader is tougher than ever isn't it?
Everyone looking to you for answers and direction, expectations and demands coming at you from every direction, endless churn, change and pressure, and that's even before we get to your own extremely high standards.
It's an experience where you might feel like:
No wonder so many leaders are feeling more stressed, more boxed in, with more and more burning out.
I get it, I've been there too...
I totally get it.
I've worked on high-profile projects with sky-high expectations.
I’ve felt my heart-pounding in my chest as I saw the impossible challenge ahead.
I've had sweaty palms when I knew I had to go against the status quo.
I’ve delivered work I thought hit the nail right on the head, but still wondered if everyone would just point and laugh.
And I've been thrown in at the deep-end on impossible-seeming projects, wondering if this time, this would be the one I totally screw up on.
But you know what? I got through.
In fact, I flourished.
See, for over 15 years and more than 30 contracts I ran successful teams in global organisations as a project leader and agile coach for highly complex, multi-departmental 7-figure projects.
Walking through the door, I never knew what I was going to face or what kind of challenge would be thrown at me. All I knew for sure is that I was expected to figure it out fast and get great work done.
Here's why I Created THE CONFIDENT LEADER
Because leadership is fucking hard.
Pardon my French, but it is. Sometimes all you feel is the struggle, pressure and fear, as all those people look at you and expect you to deliver.
Without a core of confidence, there's more thrash, more second-guessing, more stress and more self-doubt.
I've gone through those struggles myself, I've crashed and burned out, and have figured out how I can cut the bullshit that doesn't help and get back to showing up fully and doing great work.
Across all the business owners, leaders and founders I've coached since 2002, I've seen time and time again that confidence is the prerequisite for effective leadership and meaningful success.
That's why I've built this course.
To show you how to lead, confidently.
I've learned what makes the difference...
The difference is trusting that you have what it takes to figure things out, to rise to any challenge, and that you're good enough to deliver, no matter what.
The difference is building and maintaining a solid core of confidence.
The kind of confidence that's with you at every step, that doesn't vanish at the first sign of trouble, and the kind of confidence that you can lean into when you really need it.
I've dug deep and looked closely at the tools, insights and strategies that make a tangible difference, and have built a course that delivers on the promise of being a naturally confident leader and dealing with the myriad fears and anxieties that get in your way.
This is What You'll Learn in the Course...
The Confident Leader is a fully online course, consisting of video lessons and workbooks with practical exercises and strategies, that you can complete at your own pace.
Taking you step-by-step, the course covers everything you need to know (and do) across four main areas:
LAYING A STRONG FOUNDATION
We put in place a strong foundation for what confidence looks like to you, looking at your beliefs and thinking around confidence to see what's helping you and what isn't. This gets us off on the best possible footing, setting out a solid foundation to build from.
THE BIG TRAPS OF LEADERSHIP
We tackle 3 of the biggest traps that get in your way and hold you back as a leader. These deeply damaging habits often creep up on you without you knowing, so we'll cover 3 strategies to deal with each one, to make sure you can avoid them in the future.
STRATEGIES FOR BETTER THINKING
As your experience is a product of your thinking, we'll uncover the things your brain does without you knowing that undermines your capability, confidence and effectiveness, along with simple, smart solutions.
APPLYING NATURAL CONFIDENCE
Clear and concrete ways to connect with the confidence you were born with, maintain it for the long-term, and apply it when you need it most. These 7 distinct and proven tactics make sure you can feel confident no matter what you're facing.
3 Reasons Why The Confident Leader Works...
This isn't stuff I've just made up or conjured from nothing. I've been coaching since 2002 with a focus on confidence since 2007, and the content I've created is based on strategies I've seen work and strategies I employ today with my clients.
TANGIBLE AND ACTIONABLE
I've broken everything down into manageable, practical and tangible steps that are easy to follow and implement. That's why we're here—to take action to free you up from feeling like you'll fail and set you up for meaningful success.
A FOCUS ON INNER CONFIDENCE
I've seen other courses out there around confidence, but they're focused on outer confidence that's all surface-level and no heart. This, on the other hand, is about building and nurturing your inner confidence in ways that will last.
Here's what's inside...
10 parts over 4 chapters, with 4 hours of video coaching and downloadable workbooks at every step to help you get out from under pressure, fear and anxiety.
Here's the breakdown.
Chapter 1 | A Strong Foundation
1 | CONFIDENCE 101 (27:11)
Chapter 2 | The Big Traps of Leadership
2 | PERFECTIONISM (17:20)
3 | PEOPLE-PLEASING (22:42)
4 | PROVING YOURSELF (20:04)
Chapter 3 | Strategies for Better Thinking
5 | UNLOCKING YOUR THINKING (22:12)
6 | DANGERS OF COMPARISON (19:30)
7 | SECRETS OF DISCOMFORT (15:58)
Chapter 4 | Applying Natural Confidence
8 | ASSET CLARITY
9 | YOU AT YOUR BEST
10 | BUILD YOUR TOOLKIT (36:44)
Every single one of these elements come together into a whole that's greater than the sum of the parts. That's the beauty of it, everything working together and building on each other, all with the singular focus of trading the pressure, fear and anxiety you experience with freedom, flow and confidence.
Author & Executive
It's easy to feel confident when we're on a roll, when the cards are going our way, or we're closing sales right and left. This symptomatic confidence, one built on a recent series of successes, isn't particularly difficult to accomplish or useful.
Effective confidence comes from within, it's not the result of external events. The confident salesperson is likely to close more sales. The confident violinist expresses more of the music. The confident leader points us to the places we want (and need) to go.
You succeed because you've chosen to be confident. It's not really useful to require yourself to be successful before you're able to become confident.
Confidence isn’t a nice-to-have or an elective. Not if you want to do great work and lead confidently in the face of today's unprecedented uncertainty, change and pressure.
Confidence is the vehicle for meaningful decisions, meaningful work and meaningful success.
Who the course is for...
BUY THIS IF...
DON'T BUY THIS IF...
If you're open and curious, want to find tools to help you lead confidently, and aren't afraid of some difficult questions, this is the course for you.
My style is relaxed and approachable, and I have zero interest in appearing like some kind of guru or bamboozling you with self-help clap-trap. I call it like it is, use what works and fully expect you to dig in if you want to see results.
Advance your Leadership, Reshape your Impact
Leadership today comes with so much stress and pressure that's rarely spoken about. The kind of stress and pressure that can make you feel alone, not good enough and about to fail. That's what the course helps you with, equipping you with proven strategies so you feel good enough and capable enough, no matter what.
Full, instant access to the online course to complete at your own pace
Online Course + 1-1 Coaching
Full access to the course, plus two one-to-one coaching sessions to embed the learning
Have you tried leadership courses before?
Leadership courses are ten a penny.
Most are forgettable.
Which is why this isn't a leadership course. It's a means to build and maintain a solid core of confidence to help you advance your leadership and reshape your impact.
I'm not teaching you how to be an effective leader, how to deliver a great presentation, how to run an effective meeting or how to own the room. I have little interest in that stuff. What I am interested in, is your self-confidence.
And in case you're rolling your eyes and thinking, "Steve, it's all that stuff you just said you don't teach that I want", well, I get that too. I get that it's frustrating when you want to be better at what you do. I get that maybe you've tried leadership courses before and found they didn't quite deliver or didn't stick. I get that sometimes you wonder if you'll finally crack this leadership thing.
And here's why I believe firmly, wholly and passionately, that confidence is the missing, central piece that underpins everything else.
It's there when you don't know WHAT TO DO NEXT
Sometimes you have to make a decision and haven't got a clue what to do or what's the right call. At those times it can feel like you're alone, or like everything you've learned has left you.
But with real, natural confidence, all you need to do is trust that you can make a meaningful decision, rather than getting wrapped up in making the "right" decision.
IN THE MIDDLE OF FEAR, IT REASSURES
Fear comes with being human, and the fear of screwing up, letting people down or looking dumb in front of everyone comes with being a leader.
Confidence is a companion who reassures you when you need it, letting you know that whatever happens you'll be okay.
It ALLOWS YOU TO SHOW UP, FULLY
Sometimes you hold back or hide parts of yourself you think you shouldn't show to others. This compartmentalisation can lead to more self-doubt and second-guessing as you wonder what kind of leader (or person) you really are.
Confidence is the quality that allows you to show up, as you are, knowing you're already whole and good enough.
IT DOESN'T CARE WHAT OTHERS MIGHT THINK
You want people to think well of you, and to think you're great at what you do. That's great. Only, sometimes, you worry too much about what other people think, and sometimes you try too hard to fit in, belong or please others.
With confidence, you know that your value isn't dependent on the opinions of others. You get to pursue great work knowing you're already enough.
It MAKES IMPROVISATION EASIER
As good as you are, you haven't done it all, and you don't have all the answers. And at the end of the day, we're all making it up as we go and doing the best we can.
Confidence is what enables you to move into the unknown, to take a risk, to improvise and see what happens.
Confidence is the secret ingredient. Your secret sauce. It's the quality that allows you to trust yourself, to make meaningful choices when you don't have all the answers, and to deal with whatever comes at you.
If I didn't know how it worked, I'd probably think confidence was some kind of magic.
I loved that I could apply it straight away and see tangible results at work, it's an instant win-win for me and for the company
My biggest struggle was that the fear of being seen as imperfect, was paralyzing. It was a vicious circle, because the inaction would then make projects/tasks more likely to fail, therefore further feeding the fear of not being good enough.
The course is simple yet highly effective, from the first lesson I found tools and techniques to help me understand where the paralyzing fear was coming from and turn that energy into a productive one. I use these tools everyday. I enjoy putting pen to paper and writing down the answers to the workbooks. Writing and letting the mind make connections to deeper understanding of the concepts brought me the most value.
I can safely say it has changed the course and outcome of some of the biggest work challenges - including projects - that I was facing. It feels like Steve is by your side, cheering you on, which feels fantastic as leaders often feel somewhat isolated. I highly recommend this course to any-one who struggles with confidence, anxiety and fear linked to leadership position.
I loved that I could apply it straight away and see tangible results at work, it's an instant win-win for me and for the company. I had plenty of real life situation and examples to feed my thinking and plenty of opportunities to apply the new tools and techniques.
The content of the course is amazing
Before I took this course, I often felt a lot of anxiety over my ability to deliver the results I knew deep inside I was capable of delivering. About a year ago, I took on a new role in a new industry and was having trouble finding the confidence I needed to lead effectively.
This is a comprehensive, applicable course that will connect you to your inner worth and boost your confidence so you can reach your full potential. The content of the course is amazing as it gets you thinking and identifying things that are constantly affecting your confidence and provides very practical strategies to return your focus on the work that matters and more importantly on letting your passion break through
I think anyone would benefit from this course. Whether you are leading a team already or are at an earlier stage of your career, this course will provide a strong foundation for being an effective leader and the most authentic and confident version of yourself.
Thank you so much for putting this content together and sharing your wisdom 🙂
Answers to common questions...
What happens when I buy the course?
As soon as you buy the course you'll be able to create your account and get going with the first lesson. You'll also receive email confirmation straight to your inbox.
How long do i have access to the course?
Forever. It's not going anywhere, and it's not like a carton of milk so it won't go off. In the unlikely event that I shut down my site to go live in a yurt, I'll give you plenty of notice so you can grab all the content and keep it.
Why should i buy this over other confidence courses?
While other courses focus on strategies for outer confidence, like presentation skills or how to stand confidently, this is the only course I've seen that focuses on natural, inner confidence. This is confidence where it matters, and it's what allows you to trade anxiety and self-doubt for peace of mind.
I'm a solopreneur, is this useful to me?
Hell yes. Leadership doesn't mean having a corner office in a big company, it's about forging your own direction, building something that matters and creating your own role. The course is perfect for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs or those just starting out.
Do I need to have been in a leadership role for ages?
Not at all. This will will help you enormously if you're brand new to a leadership role, or back to it after a break. Whether you're about to move into a leadership role or have been in one for 20 years, you can still feel like you need better tools and strategies to deal with the pressures. If that's you, this is the right course for you.
Do you offer refunds?
If you find that the course isn't for you, just let me know within 30 days and I'll refund you, no questions asked.
Can I do the course at my own pace?
Yes. For sure. I know you're busy and I know you have a lot on your plate. I don't want this course to be another item on your to-do list and I don't want it to be something you use to beat yourself up for not getting to. So absolutely do it at your own pace. One observation though, it works best when all the parts work in concert, and leaving long gaps will make it a little harder to get back into it and reap all the rewards.
I didn't find the answer I needed...
No problem, I'm a big fan of curiosity and being inquisitive. Throw your question at me on [email protected] and I'll do my best to reply within 24 hours.
30 Days Money Back Guarantee
I want you to be totally happy with the course and to see results, and I've worked to make sure the course delivers on that promise. So if you pick up the course and find that it's not for you, let me know within 30 days and I'll refund you in full.
No fuss. No quibbles. No problem.
The Decision Is Yours
Fear, pressure and anxiety are the unspoken downsides of leadership, and they can turn toxic if they're left to do their thing. Time and time again I've seen that confidence has made the difference in my own life, and in the lives of my clients. So if you're ready to start trading fear, pressure and anxiety for more confidence peace of mind, you're in the perfect place.