Confidence: is it real or just in our minds?
Confidence is seen as the critical ingredient of success. But what is it, and why is it sometimes elusive? Taking lessons from elite sport, the team at Kinetic PD will show that confidence is something that all of us can define, source, develop and make robust.
We will examine how confidence is defined by elite sportspeople and sport psychologists and understand how this can apply to the banking and finance workplace. We will show how confidence is absolutely not the absence of self-doubt but is a specific and measurable state that we can all achieve. We will explore how individuals will source and scaffold their confidence differently, and finally look at how we can make our confidence robust and resilient.
Key take aways:
- How can confidence help you in the workplace?
- How do you define and source your confidence, as an individual?
- What happens when confidence is put to the test?
Kinetic People Development: Annie Vernon, Kingsley Johnson and Claire Bennett
Kinetic People Development (Kinetic PD to our friends) utilises the best lessons from elite sport and psychological research to create fun, interactive and engaging workshops and programmes. Our world class athletes and business coaches push our attendees out of their comfort zones and challenge them through engaging sessions designed to help teams and individuals achieve more at work. Lots of organisations focus on training skills: we look at mind-set. All our Kinetic PD associates are trained Thomas PPA practitioners.
Annie Vernon is a two-time rowing World Champion and Olympic silver medallist. She spent eight years as a full-time athlete with Britain’s most successful Olympic sport, and is now a speaker and author. Her first book, Mind Games, exploring the psychology of elite sport, was published by Bloomsbury in 2019.
Kingsley Johnson’s 20 year career in professional firms spans marketing, information technology, solution implementation and business consultancy. He is an experienced corporate trainer, delivering to individuals and teams from a variety of business backgrounds.
Claire Bennett captained the England fencing team to a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Claire retired from international fencing in 2012 and now draws on the lessons she learned from elite sport to help progress, empower and develop others.
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