Leadership Confidence Online Course2022-07-13T15:53:37+08:00

Believe In Yourself and Show Up In a Way You Can Be Proud Of.

I understand what it’s like to spend your working day second-guessing yourself and worrying about what others think of you.

When really, you want to cut out all that noise and distraction, be a role model for others and simply get the job done.

My Leadership Confidence Online Course can help. It will enable you to:

  • Understand the foundations of confidence and apply them to improve the way you lead
  • Strengthen your mindset to reduce damaging worry and doubt; and
  • Learn tools and techniques to tackle common workplace issues and build confident leadership behaviours.

If you’d like to be able to show up in a way you’re proud of and operate from a place of strength instead of fear, then this course is for you.

$AUD 99 120

What Happy Customers Are Saying

“I would definitely recommend this course to new or existing leaders and managers.”

Bernard N., Operations Manager, Canada

Even though I have been in leadership for a number of years, I was able to take away new strategies not only for myself, but for the leadership around me. It was also nice to spend time on self-reflection, which is something that most people don’t regularly prioritize.

Alisha M., Director, Michigan USA

The course modules were well organised and I was able to stay in contact with Ben during the course via the lesson comments or email – this was really helpful for me.

Alex S., Team Leader, Sydney Australia
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About the Course Creator

Hi, I’m Ben Brearley. I created Thoughtful Leader and a I’m an experienced leader, AIPC and PRINT® certified coach, MBA and former management consultant passionate about developing effective leaders.

I’ve been leading and coaching for more than 15 years and I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. I created the Leadership Confidence Online Course and Coaching Program to help you believe in yourself, feel more confident and stop you lying awake at night!


Course Overview

Part 1: Foundations & Understanding Self.

This module covers the foundations of self-confidence and we dive into your own experiences with self-confidence.

  • 9 video lessons
  • 3 exercises

Part 2: Building a Confident Mindset.

This module works on building your greatest tool and your biggest ally – your own mindset.

  • 7 video lessons
  • 5 exercises

Part 3: Your Confidence Toolkit.

In this module, we introduce a bunch of great tools and techniques to help you build confident leadership behaviours. This includes the topics of communication, tackling difficult conversations and decision making.

  • 10 video lessons
  • 6 exercises

Part 1: Foundations & Understanding Self.

Our workplaces can be tough and nobody will look after our own confidence. That’s why it’s so important to understand ourselves and how we think, feel and react to different situations.

In this part of the course, we look at the foundations of self-confidence and why it’s so critical. We look at your own experiences with self-confidence and the factors in your environment that may be making you feel insecure and uncertain.

$AUD 99 120

1.0: Introduction and Overview: A short overview and introduction to the Leadership Confidence Online Course. 

1.1: How Self-Confidence Builds : A summary of how self-confidence can build over time. 

1.2: A Story of Lost Confidence: A demonstration of how a lack of confidence can damage your leadership and your career.

1.3: Why Leadership Confidence Really Matters: We identify the many ways that confidence helps our teams, our workplaces and our own careers.

1.4: Components of Self-Confidence: We cover the main parts of self-confidence and what they mean for you, as well as the main reasons why people are likely to feel unconfident.

1.5: Resilience and Confidence: This lesson explains the concept of resilience, and how confidence leads to being more resilient. We also bust a common misconception about resilience!

1.6: Strengths, Weaknesses and Your Confidence Triggers: Leaders aren’t good at everything. That’s why we need to dive into our own strengths and weaknesses and use them to our advantage.

1.7. Your Environment: The environment and surroundings you live and work in can have a dramatic effect on your confidence levels. In this lesson we examine some of these and look at ways to improve your situation.

1.8: Conclusion: Summarises and wraps up the module!

Part 2: Building a Confident Mindset.

In leadership it’s common to face uncertainty and situations that will have you doubting yourself. We need to keep ourselves positive and cut down on the negative chatter that we often hear in our own head.

In this part of the course, we focus on building your greatest tool and your biggest ally – your own mindset.

We look at self-talk, negativity, self-awareness and how to use self-doubt and worry to your advantage. We also look at how to stay calm at work and to understand and limit our insecurities.

Last, but not least, we cover how to venture out of your comfort zone… safely, and how it can lead to big results.

$AUD 99 120

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2.0: Introduction: A quick walkthrough of the module and the lessons within.

2.1: Self-Talk and Negativity: How negative self-talk can impact your leadership, and some simple ways to combat the bad thoughts.

2.2: Improve Your Emotional Intelligence to Grow Your Confidence: How your Emotional Intelligence and self-awareness affects your confidence and how you can improve them.

2.3: Worrying & Self-Doubt: All leaders worry, and that’s OK. But we need to stop your worries and self-doubts damaging your confidence and your leadership. This lesson will help you do this.

2.4: Staying Calm at Work: We look at some good ways to stay calm, when you’re starting to feel stressed or out of your depth. Calm leaders appear more confident, competent and help other people feel safe.

2.5: Long-Term Thinking: Short-term thinking leads to bad leadership. In this lesson, I introduce a simple trick that I use to propel myself into action, even when I’m feeling low on confidence.

2.6: Your Comfort Zone: Good things can happen when you leave your comfort zone. But if things go wrong, your confidence can go backwards. Here, we look at how you can leave your comfort zone safely, to get great results.

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Part 3: Confidence Toolkit

Leading teams is complex, and some situations can have us feeling insecure and out of our depth.

In this part of the course, we introduce a bunch of great tools and techniques to help you build confident leadership behaviours, in the areas of communication, difficult conversations, being able to say “No” and decision-making.

This will give you the resources to handle some of the most common challenges that leaders face. Then you can walk forward with your head held high.

$AUD 99 120

3.0: Introduction: A brief introduction to the module and what’s coming up.

3.1: Confident Communication – Preparation: We look at why communication matters for confidence, and cover some great ways that you can prepare to communicate more confidently. 

3.2: Confident Communication – In the Moment: This lesson covers the important aspects to consider when communicating when you’re in the thick of it.

3.3: The Importance of Difficult Conversations: In this lesson, we look at why difficult conversations are so important for leaders and why they really are so difficult.

3.4: Preparing for Difficult Conversations: Difficult conversations are needed in the workplace, but they can have leaders running for cover. Learn how to prepare for the tough conversations in your leadership role.

3.5: Executing Difficult Conversations: This lesson covers how to have the difficult conversation after you’ve done the critical preparation work.

3.6: Pushing Back and Saying “No”: This lesson will give you some great ways to push back on people and say “No”. This is a critical leadership skill, and leaders who are low on confidence will struggle with this. Don’t let it be you.

3.7: Decision-Making: In this lesson, we cover good, bad and wrong decisions and some ways to improve your chances of making effective decisions in your role.

3.8: The Importance of Options In Confidence: This lesson covers why having options is so important for leadership confidence – even if they never have to use them.

3.9: Wrap Up: We wrap up the course and leave you with some final thoughts!

Course Features

Short Video Lessons

This course consists of short video lessons in 3 sections, covering all the important aspects of Leadership Confidence.

The course is self-paced and you can go at your own speed. Your progress will be saved and you can resume from where you left off.

Exercises & Personal Advice to Help You Learn

Each section contains simple exercises to help you apply the content to your own role.

You can also add comments and questions in each lesson or send me an email so I can provide individual support.

Money-Back Guarantee

This course comes with a 30-day Money-back Guarantee.

If you’re not satisfied, simply contact me to get your money back, no questions asked.

Your Questions Answered

How Do I Complete the Online Course?2024-06-18T14:06:08+08:00

The course is hosted on Podia, a secure online learning platform. You’ll be given access as soon as you enrol.

Using this platform, you’ll be able to access everything you need to complete the exercises and you can also leave comments and ask questions along the way.

Podia saves your progress as you go, and you can go at your own pace. I recommend completing a module every 1 or 2 weeks so you have time to work on the exercises as you go.

How long do I need to spend on the course each week?2022-06-19T10:21:28+08:00

I recommend spending a few hours per week, and trying to complete one module each week.

Some of the exercises in the course involve bringing the course material into your day to day working life and trying things out, so these can take longer.

The exercises also involve some self-reflection, which I feel is a very important part of building confidence. So slow down, take your time and don’t rush!

Isn’t confidence different for everyone? How do you cater for this?2022-06-19T10:22:41+08:00

Great question! Yes, people feel a lack of confidence for many reasons – there really is no “one size fits all” solution for building confidence.

However, this course starts by setting a foundation for building confidence. The first two modules focus on understanding confidence and doing a self-assessment of where you’re at – and the third module gives you specific tools for working through common leadership situations, such as handling difficult conversations, for example.

The exercises are designed for you to apply the course material to your role and workplace – carrying out the exercises will raise your self-awareness and help you take action in your specific situation.

Can this Course really improve my confidence?2022-06-19T10:13:28+08:00

Obviously, improving confidence takes time and repetition. That is, trying new things, failing and succeeding. Some people grow in confidence faster than others.

One thing to keep in mind is that you will almost *never* feel completely confident. Leadership is tough and even the very greatest leaders will experience uncertainty and doubt. The difference is that these leaders still take action. They don’t wait to feel completely confident – they take action and feel more confident on the other side.

The objective of this course is to help you take action, which will gradually help you to improve your confidence over time. We aren’t aiming for 100% confidence, which doesn’t really exist. Instead, we are looking to help you feel confident enough to take the actions you need to take.

This course takes you through a series of exercises which help you to:

  • Identify the areas which cause you to feel vulnerable (where you lack confidence)
  • Identify areas where you’d like to be better – to improve your performance
  • Work on your personal challenges and identify strategies to overcome them
  • Develop strategies to improve your resilience and strengthen your mindset for the future.

In other words, this course sets you a great foundation for building confidence. Yes, you will feel more confident and in-control after the course, but you will also have tools and techniques to help you move forward and improve even further after the course is over!

Probably the most important benefit of the course is that it will raise your awareness of how you feel and respond in different situations – so you’ll be able to overcome your challenges a whole lot easier and be the leader you want to be.

Click the button below to get instant access to the course and stop second-guessing yourself.

$AUD 99 120