LEARN HOW TO BECOME THE LEADER YOU WANT TO BE
(and THE ONE YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS)
What if you could have greater impact and success, without all the stomach-plunging pressure and anxiety that makes you feel like you're not good enough?
Deal with all the pressure, anxiety and fear you experience as a leader, get greater peace of mind and do more great work.
You've come a long way, but you still give yourself a hard time and keep finding yourself asking "Why on earth haven't I got this figured out yet?".
Becoming a leader can be exhausting and frustrating, and it's all too common to feel pressure, anxiety and fear. Suddenly there are all those eyeballs looking at you with laser-like focus and high expectations. And that's even before your own high standards and sky-high expectations.
Yeah, terrifying. And there’s more besides...
I know how it is...
I totally get it. I've worked on high-profile projects with high expectations. I’ve felt my heart-pounding in my chest as I stood up to deliver a presentation or needed to go against the status quo. And I’d delivered work I thought hit the nail right on the head, but still wondered if everyone would just point and laugh.
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.
You see, along with my work as a confidence coach I've spent the last 10+ years freelancing as a Project Director in some of the worlds best digital agencies. Walking through the door, I never know what I'm going to face or what kind of challenge will be thrown at me. All I know is that I'm expected to figure it out fast and get great work done.
I've built a reputation as a safe pair of hands and someone who can be trusted to deliver—even though there have been times when I wondered if I could.
And that's the thing. Self-doubt and second-guessing abound when you're always worrying about what the next right move is or what other people are expecting of you.
Hi, I'm Steve Errey
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 and more feeling like a failure.
I've gone through those struggles myself, all the while figuring out how I can cut out the bullshit that doesn't help and get back to showing up fully and doing great work.
And across all the business owners, VP's and solopreneurs I've coached since 2007, 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, I've learned, is trusting that you have what it takes to figure things out, and that you're good enough to deliver.
Easy to say, another thing entirely to do, right?
Having to lead impossible projects coupled with my experience as a confidence coach, has given me a unique insight into what happens when you walk into a leadership role and feel the pressure to succeed.
So if you still feel pressure, anxiety and fear, despite how far you've come and how capable you are, you're in the perfect place.
I've learned a *lot* working with clients in these situations. I've learned about patterns of thought and behaviour that enable and disable success, I've turned things that worked for me into tools that work for my clients, and I've learned things that help me in my own life .
I've 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 those fears and anxieties that get in your way.
This is What You'll Learn in the Course...
The Confident Leader is an online course consisting of video lessons and workbooks, with practical exercises and strategies.
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, and start 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, giving us a solid foundation to build from.
THE BIG TRAPS OF LEADERSHIP
We tackle 3 of the big, nasty traps that can get in your way as a leader (I call them to 3 P's). These things are sneaky and deeply damaging habits, often creeping 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
Your experience is a product of your thinking. So when you think better, you get a better experience. Here then, we'll uncover the things your brain does without you knowing that undermines your confidence and effectiveness, and look at some simple, smart ways to get your brain thinking better.
APPLYING NATURAL CONFIDENCE
I'm a firm believer that you were born with natural confidence, so I'll give you clear and concrete ways to connect with it, nurture it and apply it when you need it most. These 7 distinct tactics make sure you can feel more confident even when you're shaking in your boots.
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.
Get The Confident Leader and trade stress for real, natural confidence.
Here's the detail of what's inside...
10 parts over 4 chapters, with 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)
- Get clear on the real reasons you’ve become a leader, and what they mean for you
- Create a lasting, strong and useful sense of what confidence is for you
- Find out how to create smarter beliefs around confidence that don't sell you short
- Discover a giant secret of how you might be undermining your confidence each and every day, and how to prevent it
Chapter 2 | The Big Traps of Leadership
2 | PERFECTIONISM (17:20)
- Find out what perfectionism is truly about and what it does for you
- Learn what triggers your perfectionism and how to interrupt those triggers
- Get 3 powerful techniques for breaking out of perfectionism so you can have a simpler, easier, less pressured experience
3 | PEOPLE-PLEASING (22:42)
- Discover how people-pleasing (peers, c-suite, etc) is hurting you and limiting your impact
- Realise that doing great work that matters doesn't require that you please everyone
- Learn 3 strategies to ditch the people-pleasing and focus on doing work that matters instead
4 | PROVING YOURSELF (20:04)
- Discover how the desire to prove yourself can undermine your effectiveness and make you feel like a failure
- Learn that you don't need to try to be "alpha" or behave in ways you think drive success
- Get 3 tangible strategies that ditch the need to prove yourself and fuel meaningful success
Chapter 3 | Strategies for Better Thinking
5 | UNLOCKING YOUR THINKING (22:12)
- Discover the things your brain does without you knowing that undermine your confidence
- Learn about the 3 levels of expectation and the mess of thinking they cause
- Feel lighter and more unencumbered with strategies to free yourself up from second-guessing and self-doubt
6 | DANGERS OF COMPARISON (19:30)
- Learn how comparing yourself consistently sells you short
- Spot the triggers that drive comparison and how they hurt your ability to lead
- Learn techniques that stop the need to compare yourself with people around you
- BONUS LESSON - Deal with dangerous groupthink and bandwaggoning
7 | SECRETS OF DISCOMFORT (15:58)
- Understand your brains central operating principle, and how to master it
- Discover techniques for being more comfortable and confident when things get uncomfortable
- How to reinforce your worth, confidence and ability when you’re shaking in your boots
Chapter 4 | Applying Natural Confidence
8 | ASSET CLARITY
- Get clear on all of your real strengths and talents
- Learn techniques that make it easy to leverage your strengths to do great work
- Connect with the assets you have hardwired into you, even when it feels like you’re making it up as you go along
9 | YOU AT YOUR BEST
- Get crystal clear on how your brain is wired to be naturally confident
- Discover the deep wells of confidence you already have
- Apply the confidence you already have in any given situation, especially when you need it most
- BONUS LESSON - Manage your weaknesses instead of beating yourself up for them
10 | BUILD YOUR TOOLKIT (36:44)
10 distinct tactics that help to connect you with your confidence and capability
- Learn how to productively handle the fear and anxiety around performance and judgement
- Practice techniques that you can use day-in, day-out in your role
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.
See, confidence isn’t a nice-to-have or an elective. Not if you want to do great work and have a truly successful career (and life).
Confidence is the vehicle for meaningful work and meaningful success. Without it, you’ll be more likely to fall into the common traps that diminish your self-esteem and efficacy.
Who the course is for...
BUY THIS IF...
DON'T BUY THIS IF...
If you're a smart and curious leader (or soon-to-be-leader), aren't afraid of some difficult questions, and want to do some lasting work to get more peace of mind, this is the course for you.
My style is pretty laid-back 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.
Get The Confident Leader today
Leadership comes with a lot of 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.
Your investment: $197
Have you tried leadership courses before?
Leadership courses are ten a penny. Some are good. Most are forgettable.
Which is why this isn't a leadership course. It's a confidence course, for leaders.
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 anchors 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.
Think of confidence as 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 RIGHT FOR 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 peace of mind, you're in the perfect place.