Cultivating Confidence as a Leader

Posted by Amina AlTai on

Hey Friends!

There’s been a juicy theme rumbling through the halls of Amina AlTai Advising lately and it’s confidence.  

How do we find the confidence to do things we’ve never done before?

How do we access our power within?

Why do some of us seem to have it and others of us struggle?

How can I find it and hold on to it?

I’ve asked myself these very questions and to answer them, I want to give it over to the amazing author, educator and activist, Brittany Packnett Cunningham. In her famed TED Talk, Packnett Cunningham says we build confidence through permission, community, and curiosity.  

She says:

  • Confidence needs permission to exist.
  • Community is the “safest place to try confidence on.”
  • And, “curiosity invites people to be in charge of their own learning.”

Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows,” Packnett Cunningham explains. “Confidence is the difference between being inspired and actually getting started, between trying and doing until it’s done.”

So, if you are ready to not just be inspired but to actually do the thing, this is your invitation to…

Give yourself permission to be ALL OF YOU

AND gift yourself whatever you need to claim your next level of confidence.  

If you’re ready to go there, I highly recommend you watch the TED Talk, and then go download this worksheet to help you unearth what’s standing between you and the confidence to do the work you desire.  

 “Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” -Michelle Obama

With love and courage,


P.S. If you love juicy lessons like this, consider checking out The Career Uplevel Digital Course, which is filled with videos, how-tos and lessons on how to advance your career. 

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