5 Ways to Boost Employee Confidence

According to a survey of more than 200 people of all genders and across multiple sectors, only 4% of employees feel fully confident at work. The good news is 71% said their employer has their best interests at heart.

So our intentions are in the right place, we just need to take considered action to nurture confidence in our teams. Because when people are confident, we all win. To help, I’ve put together a list of 5 ways to boost employee confidence.

Give feedback in the moment

According to Kim Scott in her book Radical Candor, feedback has a short half life and the benefits quickly deteriorate. Rather than waiting for a review or appraisal to give praise or criticism, pointing it out in the moment gives the receiver the opportunity to fix the problem or build on their success. You’ll also be able to be much more specific with your feedback, as the event is fresh in your mind.

Giving your team the power to act on your feedback will help them build confidence and also shows you’ve got their back. Plus, 77% of respondents to our 2021 State of the Workplace survey said regular feedback would help them feel more confident at work.

Organise regular 1:1s

Having said that, regular feedback is not a substitute for 1:1 conversations. It’s important to create a safe space for your team to vent, make suggestions and seek advice. Sit back and let your team member do most of the talking, your job is to ask questions to help them open up. Most of the time, you’ll find they’re able to come to their own conclusions just by sounding things out – this in turn helps them build confidence in their own abilities.

You should also ask for feedback on your own management during these sessions – asking for both praise and criticism shows you’re open to the same kind of feedback you’re giving to your team and builds their confidence in giving feedback up the chain of command.

Invest in training

64% of respondents to our State of the Workplace survey said external training would help them to feel more confident at work, while 59% cited internal training as a potential solution.

Training in soft skills such as confidence and creativity has become much more prevalent in the workplace over the last 5 years, with providers such as The School of Life and Roar! Training leading the way. Many organisations also invest in coaches to help their employees work through any emotions they might be experiencing, whether they stem from the workplace or not.

Encourage your team to create success spreadsheets

Creating a success spreadsheet can be a really powerful way to celebrate yourself and remember your wins when times get tough. As humans, we often focus on what’s ahead, forgetting to reflect on how far we’ve come.

Encouraging and reminding your team to log their successes can be a valuable way to instill confidence. Ask them to keep a folder on their laptop or in their inbox and keep a record of every time they receive positive feedback. This can then become a way to reflect on their strengths when they’re lacking in confidence.

Be a good role model

Being a good role model starts with admitting to your team when you don’t feel confident. So often, we look at our line managers as infallible and, as bosses, we feel pressure to present ourselves that way. But the reality is we’re all human.

Confidence is not a personality trait, it’s something we all feel at different times in our lives. Showing this to your team will help cement the idea that confidence is something they can work on feeling more of, rather than an all or nothing situation.

Hopefully you’ve picked up some helpful tips for building confidence in your teams. If you’d like to chat more about confidence in the corporate world, I’m all ears. Find us on Instagram or get in touch.

Nominate a friend for a fully funded place on Confidence Now

I wasn’t planning on running another open confidence program for a while, but the current group are absolutely smashing it, it’s such a wonderful thing and I had a few people asking me when they could join. I have already sold 4 places and I hadn’t even updated the dates on the website. GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT.

So. Confidence Now is my 8 week, intensive, not that many places, powerful, getting deep into it, program for people looking to obliterate self doubt, really start showing up, learn about themselves, treat themselves with buckets of compassion and self respect, be open to human connection and putting yourself into the world. Also for this cohort your girl is going to be a fully licensed Hypnotherapist too so my tool belt is…bulging. Weird.

I always offer scholarship places on my programs and 99% of people say “I don’t need it, save it for someone else who does” because you are all absolute royalty. I am, however, so mindful of ensuring my work reaches as many people as possible outside of my direct network, that I am supporting and giving back to communities that lifted me, that I champion underrepresented groups, that I support new business owners and I am as consciously inclusive as possible. Based on this, I thought it might be nice to extend this beyond myself and ask you, dear reader, if you would like to nominate the people in your life who you think might benefit from this program. Everyone is always welcome, there are no rules about who you can or can’t nominate, just whatever feels right to you, if someone comes to mind. The sessions are at 5pm UK time so within reasonable ET, PST timezones and I have trained in creating safe, inclusive spaces (🙏).

I will pick people entirely at random and save all suggestions for future programs. And I am always open for any feedback or suggestions on how to keep showing up for as many people as possible.

Nominate away.



I said to my friend on the phone the other day “I am OK. I am not doing too bad. I have so much gratitude for so much but this is definitely the least I have ever enjoyed my life”.

Does that resonate? We don’t want to grumble, and we bloody well won’t. We want to crack on, do our best, school our kids and try to reconnect with a bit of joy in life. We want to laugh and play and have fun and focus on the good. 

This completely free 60 minute webinar will help us do just that.

I’ll share:

💪 Practical tools to self motivate yourself and others

💪 Ways to prioritise yourself in your own life (against all the odds)

💪 And give you a framework to feel just that tiny bit brighter everyday

The “Come the F*ck on then!” 2021 Webinar.

A motivational webinar to start your 2021 with a confident bang! (Not like that. You know what I mean).

It’s time to step into a new year, full of possibility and opportunity and the Coconut Eclair dregs of a Quality Street tin.

This webinar will inspire, motivate and give some practical techniques to move into 2021 with confidence and power. x

Oh f*ck here we go again and it’s winter now wtf emergency webinar RECORDING


Maybe you saw but a couple of weeks ago on a whim I decidied to run a webinar to help us just…oh I don’t know, feel a little less bloody miserable about this whole thing. 2020 has been draining, it’s winter, we’re getting tired, we’re ready to drink brandy and eat chocolate and sing Oh Holy Night with the lyrics “OH HOLY NIIIIIGHT, the stars are brightly SHIIIIIIning, it da duh de daaaaah when Jesus was BOOOOORRRNNNN”.

Anyway. I did the webinar. People liked it, it was very silly.

If you need a pep, you can watch the recording here:

Oh f*ck here we go again and it’s winter now wtf emergency webinar

I don’t know what we’ll cover yet, but it’ll be good. You need this. I need this.

OK. Yes. Wow.

Something about confidence and self care and motivation? Something about managing your emotional health against the odds? Something funny and uplifting? Something that will make us feel together, seen and heard?

OK. Yes. That. Let’s do that.


I got you. Existential crisis optional.