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Boost Employee Self-Confidence & Performance

Is a lack of self-confidence impacting your employee’s performance at work?

According to the definition provided by Psychology Dictionary Online, self-confidence is “our self-assurance in trusting our abilities, capacities, and judgments. It’s the belief that we can meet the demands of a task.”

The father of American Psychology, William James, was one of the first to suggest that self-confidence is a predictor of success.

Self-confidence and resilience are closely linked

Resilience is the ability to bounce back or recover quickly from difficulties or challenges.

Being resilient means having the self-belief and self-confidence to know that you can and will bounce back and can handle anything that life throws your way.

Confidence reduces fear and self-doubt, making us more likely to take healthy risks, learn from our mistakes, and keep pushing forward, regardless of setbacks.

If your employees lack self-confidence…

  • They could be experiencing chronic stress and anxiety

  • They won’t progress as quickly in their career

  • They’re less likely to take risks

  • Their productivity may suffer

What can leaders do to encourage and promote self-confidence in the workplace?

  1. Provide employees with regular feedback on their performance while maintaining a good balance of positive and critical feedback.

  2. Show compassion and empathy for their struggles and feelings.

  3. Assign them essential responsibilities to demonstrate your trust and confidence in them.

  4. Encourage employees to explore their strengths - the VIA strengths assessment is an excellent tool for doing so. Then, have one-on-one conversations about their results and how they can apply them to their roles and responsibilities.

  5. Provide professional training opportunities to help them develop critical skills.

Nothing boosts self confidence more than holistic wellbeing!

If your team needs support, I'd be happy to help :)

My brand of holistic wellbeing coaching focuses primarily on improving mental and physical health to create a greater capacity (and confidence!) to achieve personal, professional and leadership goals.

When we feel better, we perform better and so do our teams!

Schedule a collaboration consult today to learn more about how we can achieve your business and wellbeing goals together.


Adeola Mead is a Physician and Executive Wellbeing Coach with 15+ years of clinical and corporate consultancy experience.

She is the Director and Chief Wellbeing Officer at Vitaliteam Workplace Wellness providing and curating health/wellness services and experiences centered on holistic, personalized care for individuals while fostering social connection and positive team cultures.

VWW is a “Boutique EAP” agency that is hyper focused on identifying and comprehensively addressing the root cause issues underlying individual and organizational health & wellbeing concerns.

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