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Mar 3, 2023

How do you know when you’re doing a great job?  Are you someone who desperately craves feedback and approval every step of the way or are you so deeply certain of what you are doing that you wouldn’t even think to ask for someone else’s perspective?

In last week’s interview (#083) I talked to campaigner, designer and broadcaster Natalie Balmain who, last autumn, won the Channel 4 political reality show, Make Me Prime Minister. The more we discussed the woman behind the mission, the clearer it became that something deeply transformational had occurred within Natalie after she won the show, and shifting the dial on self-validation was right at the heart of the change taking place. 

But how do we do that?

Looking back on our conversation, this week I consider the relationship between validation and self-confidence.  You’ll also discover how an encounter with a super-pompous dental professor completely transformed my understanding of how we can build confidence from the inside out.

If you’re a woman on a mission who would love to shift the dial on knowing when you’re doing a great job, this week’s Insights episode is for you.


Sue is on a mission to STOP women playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave in the world.  With over 30 years coaching and leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see.  Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase their impact and live a life that matters.


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Other Resources: 

Episode 83: Self Validation: Shifting The Dial with Natalie Balmain

Episode 78: Looking Back on “I’d Never Felt like an Imposter” 

Words that Change Minds by Shelle Rose Charvet