Building Self-Confidence With Assertiveness Training

Learn How To Speak Authentically and Watch Your Confidence Soar


Grow Your Confidence

Boost your self-esteem and earn more respect by mastering assertive communication techniques.

Master Your Emotions

Learn to navigate tough conversations with emotional intelligence, fostering better relationships.

Develop Your Skills

Practical, repeated practice boosts your interpersonal skills, enhancing both work and personal life.

Refine your communication skills by learning to harness your emotional intelligence with one of the UK's most acclaimed management training courses.

Why Choose This Training?

More Than Just A Course Of Lectures

What gets in the way of developing and holding on to new communication skills are old habits of thinking and speaking. Even if the advice is very good the reason why it rarely sticks are the mental habits people inevitably revert to, especially under pressure.

Unlearning those old habits and internalising a more effective and lasting approach to communication needs more than a short course of lectures on how to do it.

What Makes This Training Stand Out?

What makes this training stand out is the exceptional support through one-to-one coaching sessions and continuous feedback. Changing behaviour is not an easy task as old habits are hard to break.

With a 40-year track record we can help you cultivate practical skills, and build your confidence to so you can successfully navigate real-world challenges, ensuring lasting behavioural improvements.


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"What I love about this course is that I didn't just learn about the topic, this course is about ME.  I'm confident I can reliably use my new skills, even when under pressure".

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"A lesson for life! The power of effective communication is incredible when one masters the skills "listening with empathy" and "speaking assertively"

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Course Summary

Training Objectives

Feeling a bit shy or unsure about speaking up? You're definitely not alone. A lot of people struggle with confidence, but here's a fact: assertiveness can make a big difference. This training course is designed to show you how to step up your assertive so that you can boost your self-belief.

  • Assertiveness is speaking up and sharing your feelings in a way that respects others. It helps boost self-confidence and lets you control your life more.
  • Training in assertiveness can improve mental health, making people happier and less scared of challenges. It also makes work and personal relationships stronger and more open.
  • Being truly confident means knowing how to express yourself without being too pushy (aggressive) or too quiet (passive). This balance makes people listen to you more.
  • Learning skills like good talking, listening, and understanding emotions helps in being assertive. These skills make conversations easier and reduce misunderstandings.
  • Standing tall, looking people in the eye, and speaking clearly are simple but powerful ways to show confidence. This body language tells others you value yourself and your words matter.

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

You will learn a set of powerful emotional intelligence communication techniques so that you can manage difficult conversations, handle challenging situations, build relationships and set firm boundaries.

Transferable Skills

The goal of this training is to equip you with the tools you need to build strong, lasting relationships in your professional life, although because these skills are so transferable many clients report vast improvements in their personal relationships as well.

Develop Skills

This is a skills development rather than just a theoretical programme, so the emphasis throughout will be on you taking turn after turn, practising your skills, while receiving feedback and coaching about your effect on others.

Repeated Practice and Feedback

In your coaching sessions you will be helped to practise dealing with the kinds of situation you find challenging, again and again, until you are confident you can do it successfully.

Video Analysis

We'll combine practical, hands-on experience with video replay and analysis and discussion of the principles involved to help you gain both skills and understanding. Special attention is paid to your individual training needs, so you can practise your skills in real-life situations that you have to handle at work.

Sustained Change

That's why as well as your place in a small group, this training includes a generous amount of private and confidential one-to-one coaching sessions online, spread over several months, ensuring an exceptional level of support. This will ensure the changes you make are sustained over a longer period of time and any obstacles are overcome. Choose between online training available worldwide, or in-person face-to-face courses in the UK.

Course Dates and Price

For a list of upcoming course dates (for online coaching and face-to-face training), the locations of the next 3-day public courses in the UK and pricing Click here.

Free Initial Session

This initial coaching session serves as an introduction to the "Skills with People" course, allowing you to understand the course's relevance and effectiveness for your specific needs before committing to it.

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She now feels more confident in tackling people

What is Self Confidence and Why is it Important?

Self-confidence is thinking you're good at something. It's key because it helps you face life with a "can do" spirit.

Definition of self-confidence

Self-confidence is thinking you can do things well. It's trusting your own skills and feeling sure about yourself. With self-confidence, you're more likely to try new things or meet new people.

"Building self-confidence is like planting a garden; it takes time, effort, and care to grow."

The importance of self-confidence in everyday life

Feeling good about yourself changes everything. You walk taller, speak up, and dare to chase your dreams. In jobs, friendships, and at home - confidence acts like a magic key that opens doors.

Think about it: who gets noticed? The person who believes in their own value. It's not about being loud or showy; it's feeling worthy of respect and able to tackle challenges head-on.

This inner strength influences how people treat you. Ever noticed confident folks seem to sail through tough situations more smoothly? That's because they stand up for their opinions and feelings without fear.

They don't let negative thoughts hold them back. Instead, they focus on positive self-talk and build relationships based on mutual respect and understanding. And guess what? Others often follow this lead, creating a positive cycle that boosts self-worth even further.

The connection between self-confidence and assertiveness

Having self-confidence means you trust your own abilities, qualities, and judgement. It's like having a sturdy inner compass that guides you through life's challenges with less fear and more purpose.

Now, bring assertiveness into the mix - it’s all about expressing what you need and want clearly without stepping on anyone's toes or hiding in the shadows. These two, self-confidence and assertiveness training courses go hand in hand like bread and butter.

Think of it as a dance - self-confidence leads by giving you the courage to stand up for yourself, while assertiveness follows with the steps to communicate effectively.

This dynamic duo works together seamlessly; with every act of assertiveness, your confidence gets a little boost because hey, realising that other people understand and respect your thoughts feels pretty good! On flip side, each time your confidence level goes up even a tiny bit, being assertive becomes easier - like muscle memory for your personality.

Simply put: build one up, and watch the other grow too. So when we talk building self confidence through assertiveness skills, we’re really talking about powering up both your internal belief system and how well you interact with others.A win-win situation if there ever was one!

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Learn how to be both firm and fair

The Effects of Low Self-Confidence

Feeling down about yourself? It's like walking around with a tiny voice in your head that keeps saying you can't do things. This gloomy pal not only messes with your mood, but it also throws a spanner in the works of making friends and smashing goals at work.

Impact on mental health and wellbeing

Low self-confidence really does a number on our mental health and well-being. It's like this dark cloud that follows you around, making everything seem more difficult than it should be.

You start to doubt yourself at every turn, which can lead to stress and even depression. It’s tough because your brain becomes wired to expect failure, making it hard to break out of the cycle.

Assertiveness training can shine a light in that darkness, guiding you towards positive thinking and self-esteem. Imagine finally feeling in control of your emotions instead of them controlling you.

Learning how to express your thoughts and feelings openly boosts your mood and overall happiness. The beauty is, as you become more assertive, those nagging fears begin to fade away - replaced by confidence in yourself.

"Being assertive means respecting yourself enough to stand up for what you believe."

Impact on personal and professional relationships

Having low self-esteem can make it tough to connect with others. It's like trying to play a team sport but feeling too shy to pass the ball. At work, this might mean not sharing cool ideas because you're worried they won't be good enough.

In friendships and family life, it may lead to staying quiet instead of saying what you really think or feel. This silence creates gaps between people, making relationships weaker.

Being more assertive is like finding your voice in a noisy room. It helps others hear and understand you better. At work, speaking up confidently can turn heads and open doors for new chances and respect from colleagues.

In personal relationships, being able to express yourself clearly strengthens bonds. People tend to admire those who know their own mind and heart, making every conversation more meaningful.

Challenges faced by individuals with low self-confidence

Low self-confidence makes it hard to speak up. People often feel scared to share their ideas in a group. They fear others might not like what they say. This can lead to missing out on opportunities at work or in friendships because they don't show what they can do.

It's tough for them, as saying no feels impossible. They worry about upsetting others or being seen as rude. So, they end up doing things they don't want to, just to keep peace.

Feeling down about themselves is common among those with low self-esteem. They might think they are not good enough or that others are always better. This constant comparison takes a toll on mental health, making joy and success seem out of reach.

Relationships suffer too since expressing feelings becomes hard without the right words or courage. Often, these individuals struggle in silence, feeling alone even when surrounded by people who care.

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How aware are you of your effect on others?

The Link between Self-Confidence and Professional Success

Knowing how to stand tall with self-confidence can really push your career forward - kind of like giving it a turbo boost, wouldn't you say? Why not keep reading to see how this magic works?

How self-confidence and assertiveness can benefit your career

Having good self-confidence and being assertive are like having a superpower in your career. They let you speak up, share your ideas without fear, and take on challenges with a "bring it on" attitude.

Picture yourself walking into a meeting, ready to pitch an idea. If you're confident and assertive, you don't just sit quietly. You make eye contact, speak clearly, and lay out your ideas with conviction.

This way, people listen to you more and see you as a leader. It's not about being the loudest person in the room but about knowing what you want to say and saying it with confidence.

"Self-confidence is the first step to success in any endeavour."

And here’s the thing - when you believe in yourself strongly enough to stand up for your thoughts and needs at work, amazing things happen. You're likely to get noticed by bosses as someone who takes initiative (which can lead to promotions!).

Plus, assertiveness helps prevent others from dumping unwanted tasks on your plate because they know you'll say no when something's not right for you or too much workload-wise. In essence, building self-esteem through assertiveness training can move mountains (or at least push careers forward) by showing the world - and ourselves - what we’re truly capable of achieving.

Overcoming barriers to assertiveness in the workplace

Feeling a bit shy or worried about speaking up at work is pretty common. Maybe you're scared of stepping on toes or messing things up. But hey, guess what? Being more assertive can actually help sort out those fears and get your voice heard.

To start, it's all about small steps. Try sharing an idea in a meeting or offering to lead a project. This shows people you've got the chops and builds your confidence bit by bit.

Now, dealing with people who might not take kindly to your newfound assertiveness? That's part of the journey too. Keep cool and stay respectful when you chat with them. Use clear words that say what you mean without making anyone feel bad.

And listen - really listen - to what they have to say back. It's not just about getting heard; it's also about building positive relationships where everyone feels valued.

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Now he listens before jumping to conclusions

The Role of Assertiveness in Building Self-Confidence

Assertiveness is like a secret sauce that spices up your self-confidence, making you feel ready to take on the world. Ready to learn more?

Definition of assertiveness

Assertiveness is all about being honest with others while still respecting their feelings. It's saying what you mean, meaning what you say, but not saying it meanly. You're standing up for your own rights without stepping on anyone else's toes.

Think of it like walking a tightrope - you've got to find that perfect balance between pushing too hard and not pushing enough.

"Being assertive means asking for what you want, but not at the expense of others."

Differences between assertive, passive, and aggressive behaviours

Assertive behaviour means standing up for yourself while still respecting others. It's about being open with your feelings and needs without stepping on anyone's toes. On the flip side, if you go down the passive route, you're more likely to keep quiet, swallow your true thoughts, and let others have their way - even if it doesn't sit right with you.

This can leave you feeling unheard and a bit like you're not in control of your own life.

Aggressive behaviour is the complete opposite of being passive; imagine someone who always wants to win, no matter what it costs others. They push their opinions and desires forward without caring much about how it makes anyone else feel.

While they might seem super confident or in charge, this approach often rubs people up the wrong way - leaving relationships strained and conversations more like battles than chats.

Assertiveness sits neatly between these two extremes: powerful yet peaceful, ensuring everyone’s voice gets heard.

How assertiveness can improve self-confidence

Speaking up and standing firm on your views does wonders for your self-worth. It's like a muscle—the more you use it, the stronger it gets. By being assertive, you tell yourself and everyone else that your thoughts matter.

This boosts how you see yourself. Suddenly, what seemed scary - saying no to something or asking for what you need - becomes easier.

Now imagine, every time you're assertive, it's like winning a little victory against doubt. You begin to trust in your ability to handle life's ups and downs. Your inner voice starts cheering instead of doubting.

Over time, this shapes into a solid confidence that doesn't wobble easily - you know who you are and aren't afraid to show it.

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People used to be scared of him - no longer

Assertiveness Techniques and Skills

Talking right and standing tall might just do the trick. Yep, it's all about saying what you mean, without stepping on toes or letting others walk all over you.

Effective communication skills

Learning to talk and listen well is key to being assertive. Talk with confidence and keep your words clear. This makes sure people listen to you and understand what you want. Listen carefully too, because it shows respect and helps sort out what really matters in any chat or argument.

"Listening is as important as talking. Good communication is a two-way street."

Body language speaks volumes as well. Stand tall, make eye contact, but don’t glare – it's about balance! Smile when it’s right; it can break the ice or smooth things over in tougher conversations.

Remember, your body says a lot about your confidence before you even speak.

We teach a simple communication system based around emotional intelligence

Our training focuses on a straightforward communication system that's rooted in emotional intelligence. This means we show you how to understand and manage your own feelings, while also being aware of the emotions of others around you, i.e. empathy.

It's all about making sure what you say matches up with how you're feeling inside - and recognising those signals in other folks too.

We use real-life examples and hands-on exercises to build these skills. You'll learn not just to express yourself clearly but also listen in a way that really "gets" where someone else is coming from.

This approach helps everyone involved feel heard, respected, and valued. And trust me, it can make a world of difference at work, at home, or anywhere else people interact!

Body language and assertive behaviours

Standing tall and making eye contact might seem like small acts, but they're huge in boosting your assertive vibes. Imagine walking into a room, shoulders back, head high – you're not just physically bigger; you feel bigger on the inside too.

This isn't about puffing yourself up to be a superhero; it's simply letting the world know you respect yourself. And guess what? When you show that respect for yourself through your body language, people listen up more.

They see someone ready to speak their mind in a healthy way.

Now, using your voice matters just as much as how you stand or look at someone. Think of it this way: speaking clearly and at a steady pace tells others that what you have to say is worth hearing.

It's not shouting from the rooftops but also not whispering into the wind - it’s finding that sweet spot where your words land with confidence but without stepping over anyone else’s lines.

Sure, balancing being assertive yet respectful sounds like juggling while riding a unicycle, but hey - practice makes perfect! And once you get it down pat? You'll find conversations flow smoother, misunderstandings take a back seat, and suddenly, being assertive doesn’t feel like an act anymore; it becomes part of who you are.

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Learn how to be soft on the person yet tough on the issue

Assertive vs Aggressive Behaviour

Knowing the difference between being assertive and aggressive is like walking a tightrope. If you lean too much one way, you might end up falling into aggression - no fun for anyone, right?

Recognising the difference between assertiveness and aggression

Assertiveness and aggression might seem like two sides of the same coin, but they're as different as tea and coffee. Being assertive means you express yourself with confidence - telling people what you need, how you feel, or what you think in a clear way that respects both your rights and those of others.

Now, picture someone being aggressive; it's quite the opposite. They might push their opinions or needs onto others without caring much about anyone else's feelings or rights. So, while assertiveness lifts everyone up, aggression just knocks others down.

Getting this difference right is key to more control over your own life and improving relationships - at work or at home. Imagine talking things out calmly instead of starting World War III every time there's a disagreement.

That’s the power of being assertive rather than aggressive: You get heard without steamrolling anyone else in the process! It’s all about finding that sweet balance where everyone feels respected and valued...and let me tell you, it does wonders for your self-esteem too!

How to handle aggressive behaviour from others

Dealing with someone's aggressive behaviour can feel like a tightrope walk. You want to stand your ground without making things worse. Here’s a trick - stay calm and keep your voice even.

This might sound easier said than done, right? Yet, it actually sends a signal that you're not there to fight. Also, using “I” statements helps make it clear how their actions affect you without pointing fingers.

Next up - setting boundaries is key. Be clear about what is okay and what isn’t in how they treat you. It’s like drawing a line in the sand; cross this, and we have an issue. And hey, if talking doesn’t cut it, walking away sometimes speaks volumes more than words ever could.

After all, showing self-respect might just be the wake-up call they need to dial down the aggression.

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Stand up for your ideas and also respect theirs

The Benefits of Being Assertive

Being assertive brings a big boost to your self-esteem. It also puts you in the driver's seat of your life, making every day a bit brighter.

Improved self-esteem and self-confidence

Feeling good about ourselves works like magic. It makes us shine in both our personal and work lives. With assertiveness training, folks find their voice and learn to say what they need without stepping on toes.

This boost in self-confidence helps them face challenges confidently, stand up for themselves, and not crumble under pressure.

Once you start believing in your own worth, the world seems less scary. You're more likely to take risks, go after what you want, and bounce back from setbacks. Assertive people show the world their true selves without fear of judgement - making them happier and more fulfilled overall.

They become a beacon of positivity that others are drawn to, improving relationships at every turn.

More control over own life

Gaining more control over your own life sounds like a dream, right? Well, with assertiveness training, it's totally possible. You start calling the shots - from how you spend your time to who you hang out with.

It’s about setting boundaries and saying no to things that don't help you grow. This way, you're not just floating along; you’re steering the ship of your life.

Being more assertive means less stress and worry because you’re clear about what you want and need. Imagine being able to express yourself without fear or guilt. That's what we're talking about! It boosts your self-esteem big time because finally, living on your own terms feels amazing.

Plus, people respect someone who knows their worth and isn’t afraid to show it.

Positive impact on relationships and professional life

Assertiveness training can really turn things around in how you handle your relationships and professional life. Speaking up and stating what you need clearly boosts respect from others.

People start to see you as someone who values themselves and their opinions. This doesn't just make social situations smoother; it opens doors at work too. Colleagues and bosses take notice when you communicate effectively, leading to better teamwork and maybe even a promotion or two.

In the world of building self confidence with assertiveness training, it's all about making sure your voice is heard without stepping on toes. This balance keeps things positive with friends, family, and coworkers.

They'll appreciate your honesty and directness, which often leads to stronger connections both personally and professionally. Plus, showing that you're capable of handling difficult conversations makes people trust your judgement more, a key factor in successful relationships and advancing in your career.

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How Assertiveness Can Benefit Relationships

Being assertive helps you speak up about your thoughts and feelings in a respectful way, making relationships stronger and more honest.

Improving communication and respect

Talking clearly and listening well can really help relationships at work and home. It's all about saying what you need and feeling heard. Being direct but kind helps everyone understand each other better.

This way, no one has to guess what you're thinking or feeling.

Good talk makes for stronger respect between people. When we let others know our true thoughts in a calm way, it builds trust. And when we respect others' views, even if they're different from ours, everyone feels valued.

This is how any relationship gets better - by being open and respecting each other's space and opinions.

Standing up for one's opinions and feelings

Speaking your mind and expressing how you truly feel can really boost your self-confidence. Imagine feeling strong enough to say what's on your heart, without fearing other people’s reactions.

This isn't about being loud or bossy - nope! It's more about being clear, direct, and honest. You're standing up for yourself in a calm and respectful way.

Now, some folks might think this could upset others or make things awkward. But honestly, it often leads to deeper understanding and respect in relationships, be it at home or work.

Plus, showing you value your own opinions teaches others to value them too. So next time you're biting your tongue... don't! Your thoughts are worth hearing out loud.

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Building Self Confidence With Assertiveness Training - Conclusion

So, here we are at the end. Getting confident with assertiveness training isn't just a good move - it's a game changer. Think about it; you're not only making space for your own voice but also setting up shop as someone who means what they say and says it well.

Fun fact: those communication skills and that confidence can open doors you didn't even know existed! And hey, if you've ever doubted whether you could stand up in a room full of naysayers, this is your sign.

Go on then, give assertiveness training a whirl. Who knows? It might just be the push you need to become the most confident version of yourself.

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Building Self Confidence With Assertiveness Training - FAQs

1. What's assertiveness training, then?

Well, in a nutshell, it's this brilliant course that teaches you how to say what you mean without stepping on toes or getting your own squashed. It's all about finding that sweet spot between being a wallflower and the person who thinks they run the show.

2. Will it really make me more confident?

Oh, absolutely! Imagine not shaking like a leaf every time you've got something important to say. This training is like building muscle - but for your self-esteem. You'll learn positive self-talk and how to handle other people's behaviour without losing your cool or pretending you're invisible.

3. Can I do this at my own pace?

Yes, and here’s the best part - most of these courses are online! So, you can sit in your jammies with a cuppa and learn how to be assertive without worrying about someone judging your socks.

4. Is it just for "non-assertive" people?

Not at all! Even if you think you're doing alright in the confidence department, there's always room for improvement, right? Plus, dealing with dominant people or managing stress better sounds handy for anyone.

5. How does it help with stress?

Here’s the thing: when we bottle things up because we’re too scared to speak our minds... boom! Stress city. Learning assertiveness means expressing yourself clearly reduces misunderstandings – which means less stressing over things that could’ve been sorted easily.

6. Do I have to role-play? That sounds terrifying...

Okay, so role-playing might sound like something straight out of an awkward team-building day (we've all been there), but trust me; it’s super helpful here! It lets you practise in a safe space where everyone is as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs – no judgement whatsoever.

7. How does building self-confidence through assertiveness training help in overcoming fears and improving general wellbeing?

Building self-confidence with assertiveness training empowers individuals to adopt a more assertive communication style, crucial for stress management and handling unreasonable requests. By improving assertiveness, one can develop the ability to express themselves in most situations confidently, not as a sign of weakness but as a strength. This course content is designed to help you realize your potential, encouraging more assertive behaviour to overcome fears and achieve your goals. Ultimately, such training supports your journey towards becoming self-confident, ensuring your general wellbeing is enhanced, and you find your own way in both personal and paid work.

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