by Melanie Greene

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Coaching yourself

Part of developing your confidence can come from becoming good at coaching yourself, as this is about supporting yourself when facing new situations and learning from your experiences. There is also information about mastering your inner critic in this section, which will assist you in becoming self confident.


Sometimes we are not confident as we are not learning from the experiences we have. Understanding how you prefer to learn, what might stop you learning and becoming a skilled learner can really assist you in becoming more confident.


For some people their lack of confidence means that they find it difficult to be assertive, stopping them from putting their ideas across, influencing others, and so on. They can go one of two ways, either being passive or end up becoming aggressive, neither of which is going to be an effective way of communicating.

Mental Toughness

Emotional intelligence


Master your inner critic, release your inner wisdom

Melanie Greene, published by Summersdale (UK) 2008, 224 pages

This book explores in more detail practical techniques for mastering your inner critic, managing your mood, supporting yourself, dealing with your inner critic and it’s impact on others, as well as how to put the ideas into action. The book comes out of the author’s personal experience, as well as her experience of working with clients on workshops and in coaching sessions.

Super confidence

Gael Lindenfield, published by Thorsons (UK) revised 2000, 224 pages

Gael has now written many books on confidence, this being one of her earlier ones, which is still available. She talks about confidence and assertiveness; dealing with anger and criticism. It is practical, is easy to dip into and provides lots of hints and tips.

Building Self-Confidence For Dummies

Kate Burton, Brinley Platts, published by John Wiley & Sons, 282 pages

This friendly guide shows you what confidence is and where it comes from, and offers practical tips and techniques to build on your skills, challenge your fears, and channel your energy into a more effective you.


You can also contact the author directly: Melanie Greene