How to stop seeking validation from your boss and become your own ambassador

“I just want to be acknowledged for the work I have done” – oh the amount of times I’ve heard this sentence from my clients and caught myself thinking it in previous jobs! Isn’t it fascinating that so many of us seek acknowledgement from other people, rather than being satisfied with our own judgement?

In this article, I share some techniques on how to become your own ambassador.

How to feel more confident at work

People experience a huge amount of expectation and pressure to perform with certainty, determination and confidence at work. As a woman working in a male dominated environment, this pressure can be huge! But what if, deep down, we don’t feel capable of what is expected from us? What if we don’t believe in ourselves? What if we keep criticising our own performance?

This article offers baby steps to grow your confidence.

Common reasons for unhappiness at work

Unhappiness at work is one of the main reasons my clients start coaching with me. They are missing a purpose, don’t see room for progress or a life changing event has changed their priorities.

Check out this article about common reasons for unhappiness at work and what to do about it.

Who is really judging you?

Do you know this feeling of being inspired to start something great, perhaps your own business, but the first thought is what others will think of you? Isn’t it frustrating to constantly compare ourselves to others? To be held back by what we assume others could think?

Where is this criticism coming from and what can we do about it?

“I’m just not good enough”

Are you familiar with this internal voice that keeps nagging and comments on everything you do?

“I’m not good enough”
“I’m not experienced enough”
“I won’t ever get anywhere in my career”

In this article, I introduce to you the inner critic and how to get control over it.