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Confidence Unleashed: Shifts for High-Achieving Women 

Picture this: You are a high-achieving leader, your skills unquestionable, your accomplishments impressive, and your commitment unwavering. Yet, beneath the surface, there's a constant whisper of self-doubt and a nagging lack of confidence that threatens to undermine your achievements. The spotlight is on you, but the doubts persist. This is a scenario all too common among high-achieving women. Confidence, or the lack thereof, becomes the differentiator, often holding women back from realizing their full potential.

In this edition of The Hot Seat Coaching Newsletter, we delve into the profound challenge of low confidence that many high-achieving women grapple with daily. This journey of empowerment will be guided by the remarkable transformation of Monroe, a senior executive at a major entertainment company, who confronted this issue head-on. Her story highlights the negative consequences of low confidence on leadership and well-being, underscoring why this is an imperative issue to address.

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Meet Monroe, VP of Marketing with a small media company. She's an industry stalwart with a proven track record of success. In her role, Monroe is tasked with making crucial decisions and leading a dynamic team.

The Challenge

Monroe's self-doubt often led to hesitation in her leadership style. She second-guessed herself, downplayed her achievements, and struggled to fully embrace her capabilities. It was evident when Monroe would present brilliant ideas during team meetings, only to backtrack moments later, undermining her own proposals. This pattern not only hindered her professional progress but also took a toll on her overall well-being.

The Solutions

Confidence Shift #1: Monroe's journey towards greater confidence began with introspection. She started journaling her negative thoughts, examining the triggers and emotions associated with them. By recognizing patterns, she gained clarity on the roots of her self-doubt. This allowed her to gradually disentangle from these debilitating thoughts.

Confidence Shift #2: To combat her negative thought patterns, Monroe learned to immediately challenge and substitute them. Whenever self-doubt whispered, she countered with affirmations rooted in truth and trust. For instance, when her inner critic questioned a compliment, Monroe replaced it with, "She is a truthful person, so I believe what she is saying." This simple yet powerful shift reshaped her perception of herself.

Confidence Shift #3: Monroe's journey was about closing the gap between her best self and the version plagued by self-doubt. She embarked on a quest of self-discovery and self-kindness. For her, this involved both self-forgiveness and learning to appreciate her worthiness, irrespective of external validation. Monroe's transformation was grounded in the understanding that confidence is nurtured through inner work and self-compassion.

Monroe's story is a testament to the importance of tackling low confidence head-on. By addressing the negative thought patterns and self-doubt, she not only enhanced her leadership capabilities but also experienced a profound improvement in her overall well-being. As leaders, it's crucial to recognize that confidence isn't just a nice-to-have; it's a cornerstone of success.

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About Founder & Executive Coach Phyllis Reagin

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Introducing Phyllis, your go-to expert in leadership development and personal growth! With over two decades of experience in leadership development and a background in Psychology and Neuropsychology, Phyllis has the knowledge and skills to take your leadership skills to the next level.

As the founder of At the Coach's Table, a highly regarded leadership and team-building company, Phyllis has coached thousands of trailblazers to success in some of the biggest names in the entertainment and media industry, including ABC, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and ViacomCBS.

Phyllis and her team provide comprehensive services, including Executive Coaching, Leadership Development consulting, and facilitating leadership and team workshops, and leadership and company off-sites. With Phyllis as your coach, you'll benefit from her leadership experience with a major entertainment studio and deep knowledge of effective leadership practices.

Whether you're looking to develop your own leadership skills or build a stronger, more effective team, Phyllis has the expertise and proven track record to help you succeed.

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