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The Self-Acceptance Path to Confidence for Consultants & Coaches with Laura Gallaher

heart & mindset mastery Apr 11, 2024

Learn actionable strategies for boosting your confidence as a consultant and coach with the power of self-acceptance

I’ve been there: Big dreams for consulting and then coaching business thwarted by my fear and self-doubt.

And I also have been in a space where I’ve felt in the flow, completely confident.

What made the difference? That’s what I’m going to share with you in this episode.

I invited organizational psychologist, speaker, and executive coach Dr. Laura Gallaher on the show to chat about the power of self-acceptance and how this is THE path to confidence and better results.

She isn’t going to share that generic and unhelpful advice about “dressing the part” or just do things that are scary to you. She offers a science-based hack to confidence which is about cultivating self-acceptance of who you are and where you’re actually at in your business development.

In this episode, Laura shares:

  • How being okay with who you are, flaws and all, rather than tying your worth to achievements is the antidote to self-doubt
  • Reasons why self-acceptance accelerates growth and makes decision-making easier (vs. the hurdle that judging yourself creates)
  • How taking credit for small progress builds self-acceptance
  • The connection between sharing your “big dreams publicly can accelerate their achievement
  • What you can learn from toddlers when learning new skills
  • What happens to everyone around you when you lead with vulnerability and courage

Let’s be real here. When it comes to growing a consulting or coaching business, confidence is essential. It’s what you need to start your business in the first place, get clients, and eventually take your place as a sought-after expert and thought leader.

Here’s a glance at this episode…

[0:00:21]: Laura’s unique journey from organizational psychologist to digital nomad to expert in self-acceptance and how she realized focusing on her achievements and tying her worth to it wasn’t an adequate definition or approach to success.

[0:03:30]: The crucial difference between self-acceptance and self-esteem and how the former fuels growth and how the latter is a moving target that is a defensive hurdle to growth

[0:26:23]: How self-acceptance is exactly what you need as a consulting and coaching business owner and how the “I should already know this myth” will kill your impact and income potential

[0:34:38]: How to inspire even CEO’s and executive teams to cultivate self-acceptance and how that is the key to igniting people-centric, learning organizational cultures

About My Guest:

Dr. Laura Gallaher is an organizational psychologist, speaker, facilitator, executive coach, and the CEO & founder of the Gallaher Edge – a consulting company that applies the science behavior to organizational effectiveness. Her firm offers transformational workshops, strategic and culture consulting, and individual coaching that empowers her clients to create cohesive cultures that drive results. Learn more about Laura and her signature Digital Leadership Catalyst online program for leaders who want to grow from the inside out at https://www.gallaheredge.com/digital-leadership-catalyst.

About Me:

The Enough Already podcast is hosted by Betsy Jordyn. I’m an ex-Disney consultant turned business mentor and brand messaging strategist who helps consulting and coaching business owners clarify their brand messaging and positioning, create a website presence that positions them as sought-after experts, land clients with ease and integrity, and take their place as thought leaders and influencers in their niche. Go to www.betsyjordyn.com to learn more about how I empower consultants and coaches to monetize their best-at-strengths and authentic passions to make a bigger difference in the world.


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