How do I Increase My Confidence?

How do I increase my confidence?

This is the #1 question I get from ALL of my coaching clients, so if you struggle with your confidence-you are not alone!

Confidence is a continual process, and it is something high-level leaders, CEOs, managers, and new employees all struggle with throughout their careers and lives.

It is an issue I work with clients on daily. I also struggled with my own confidence as a leader and executive. It is an important topic, so confidence was the topic of my first book, Go Wild with Confidence! Strengthen your Inner Leaders and live your best life with purpose, passion, and fun!

I made my 2nd TikTok 🙂 to talk a little bit about confidence and posted it below. I hope you find it helpful!

Do you have questions that you would like answered? If so, add them below and I will answer them in future videos!

Go Wild with Confidence!

Make Today Awesome!

You are creating your future with what you are thinking and feeling right at this very moment.

Research shows that the more positive and grateful we are in the present, the better our life outcomes will be-in every way! A positive present results in better relationships, more romance, more money and more fulfilling careers.

So, what are you going to do to enjoy today-this gift of the present that you have in front of you right now?

Go Wild & Make Today Awesome!

Group Futures Coaching for Women Starting March 1st!

Wild Innovation is growing and has to find a way to serve more clients, so we are launching our first-ever group futures coaching program for women.  The first cohort will begin on March 1, 2022 and end on April 26th.  Sessions will be delivered live at 9 AM CST on Tuesday mornings via Zoom.  Participants should plan on attending each session.  However, we realize life happens.  So, each session will be recorded. 

Dates:  Tuesdays at 9 AM CST

March 1-April 19

Limit:  10 people

Cost: $299

Only 10 participants will be allowed in this cohort.  We want to be able to manage the size while creating synergy and support in the group.

If you are interested in applying, email us today!  

Email:  YourFuture@WildInnovation.com 

Group Futures Coaching May Be For You If:

  • You are a high-achieving leader who is ready to get to the next level – but need clarity on what that really means
  • You are in a time of transition and a lack sense of direction but want something “more” that you can’t quite grasp or understand
  • You feel hopeless, lost, or unsure about where you are going and why you are currently doing what you are doing – even if you just keep doing it
  • You are bored, disengaged, and uninterested in your current career, business endeavor, romantic relationship, or even life in general
  • You are challenged by work-life balance and want to get your life back 
  • You have a sense of unease because you “aren’t getting any younger” and feel that you are running out of time to do, be and accomplish all you desire out of this lifetime

Join us if you are ready to create and untame your future!

Go Wild!!

Futures Coaching for Women Begins March 1!

Time to Chart a New Course?

Create a Futures Capsule!

The How to Create a Futures Capsule course has blasted off and is in full growth mode!  This FREE course is for you if:


  • You are a high-achieving leader who is ready to get to the next level – but need clarity on what that really means
  • You are in a time of transition and lack a sense of direction but want something “more” that you can’t quite grasp or understand
  • You feel hopeless, lost, or unsure about where you are going and why you are currently doing what you are doing – even if you just keep doing it
  • You are bored, disengaged and uninterested in your current career, business endeavor, romantic relationship, or even life in general
  • You are challenged by work-life balance and want to get your life back 
  • You have a sense of unease because you “aren’t getting any younger” and feel that you are running out of time to do, be and accomplish all you desire out of this lifetime

How to Create a Futures Capsule is designed to help you figure out what Mini-Moonshots you want to experience in the future while also helping you focus on what you truly value in work and in life.  This process of dreaming, deciding, and doing provides you with direction as well as the focus, confidence, and excitement you need to make your future a reality.

Best of all?  You will HAVE FUN while creating your desired future!

Several students have emailed me about their Mini-Moonshots over the next four years.  They gave me permission to share, so I wanted to send a note celebrating their progress.  Mini-Moonshots include:

Taking a Trip to Paris

Starting a Business

Running a Marathon

Treating Myself to an Annual Spa Day

Adding “Me Time” to My Calendar Each Week

Congratulations to all of the students who have completed their Futures Capsules!!   

One student shared this with me:

I’m in a very transitional time in my life due to personal circumstances and know I need to be dreaming and setting a new course for the future. This gives me a concrete tool to use. 

-Susan

If you are ready to create a roadmap of your future, enroll in How to Create a Futures Capsule for FREE! All you need to do is click here and enroll: https://tinyurl.com/FuturesCapsule

It’s Time to Untame Your Future!

-Dr. Connie

Untame Your Year: Future Story 2022

Did you set some goals or intentions for 2022? Or, maybe you chose a word or phrase to help you focus this year. Maybe you didn’t do any of it because you feel stuck or just didn’t feel like it.  Remember, being an adult doesn’t need to be boring — and neither does this process!

Our beliefs are powerful, and the life story that plays over and over in our heads dictates our actions. So, writing your ideal story is a great way to change your beliefs and behaviors while also uncovering emotions that you might not know you had. For example, when I wrote my Future Story for 2022 – a lot came up about my feelings around COVID. It was enlightening, and I realized that I needed to let my negativity about it go so I could use that energy for more productive purposes.  I also need to start having more fun again.  I am done with the pillows, signs, and t-shirts that state, “stay home” or “peace, love, joy.”  I am all for being smart about COVID, but I am also ready for some fun and excitement.  So, enjoy this.  Be bold about what you want and start getting excited about life again.  It’s time to untame your future!

Coaching Tip: This futures coaching exercise is always a big hit with teams and groups because they can have some fun with it. I find that people bond when they can let loose and enjoy some time together while setting strategic directions for more prosperous futures.  You can do it together in a physical location or in an online setting.  Just make sure to incorporate some fun elements into the process. 

Go wild, download the Future Story 2022 coaching exercise below and untame your year!

Being an Adult Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

When I work with leaders the issue of stress is front and center of many coaching conversations. Adults have a lot on their plates, and COVID-19 has made it much worse. Well-being is emerging as the #1 issue for workplaces because leaders are finally starting to realize that people-first strategies are what they need to be successful in the ever-changing marketplace. It is almost impossible to be creative or productive if you do not have your physical, mental, or emotional health.

This leadership coaching video explains some of the reasons why it is important to have fun and enjoy life – even if you have to make the time and an effort to do it!

You May Have Doubts

With all the stress that many of us have been under lately, you might be doubting the importance of fun, but let remind about a few “fun” facts:

  1. Fun is the ultimate stress-reliever
  2. Fun bonds people together
  3. Fun makes you more interesting
  4. Fun is the the ultimate Fountain of Youth

Try your own tests at home. I give my clients assignments to have fun all of the time. Why? Because it puts them in a stronger place to solve problems, work through challenges and develop creative solutions. Fun can also repair relationships.

6 of the Most Powerful Happiness Tools: Gratitude, Movement, Play, Purpose, Self-Love, and Kindness.

-Dr. Connie

Blue the Bee Learns to be Happy (free download)

A few colleagues and I published Blue the Bee Learns to Be Happy, an activity guide for happiness in 2018. It takes the science of happiness and turns it into games and tools designed to help increase levels of positivity. You can use it as an individual with your family or even with teams at work.

If you need more than the video or the book, please contact us for additional resources or personalized coaching. We are committed to helping 100,000 leaders create greater purpose and prosperity for people and our planet, and fun is one of the ways in which we are achieving this big, hairy, audacious goal!

Go Wild with Fun!

-Dr. Connie

It is Never too Late

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-creative-penn-podcast-for-writers/id309426367

In such a difficult and challenging time, we can sometimes question what our next step might be.

One thing I keep hearing from clients is that they are feeling “COVID burnout” and are searching for the energy and motivation to move forward. They also want to do something meaningful with their lives but wonder if they are too late to pursue a dream that has been sitting on the back burner for quite sometime.

One of the messages in this episode of The Creative Penn podcast is that midlife is a time of transition-not crisis. If you are hearing constant whispers telling you it is time for a change, it may be time to listen.

Enjoy hearing some strong voices from people who are creating their purposeful futures in the present moment and in the “middle” of their lives!

Go Wild with Your Future!

-Dr. Connie

Happy Halloween!

I LOVE Halloween!!! It is one of my favorite times of the year, and this year it is on Saturday – extra bonus!!! I am making my costume this year and still have to put on the finishing touches.

As you can guess, I am a big fan of adults dressing up for Halloween. Sometimes, we feel like we are too old to really enjoy holidays. We make excuses in our heads like, “it’s for the kids.” This is absolutely not true!! Halloween is a holiday people of all ages can enjoy.

2020 has been a very challenging and stressful year for most people, and fun relieves stress while helping us connect with ourselves and our families. Halloween may look different this year, but it can still be fun. Let us know how you plan to celebrate and share pix of your costumes 🙂

It’s time to have some fun again, so here’s to a fun and safe adventure this Halloween! Remember, being an adult does not have to be boring!

Below are the pumpkins we carved this year…one of my favorite family traditions! Let us know how you celebrated this one-of-a-kind Halloween!

Dear Dr. Connie: How do I deal with all of this change?

Many of the experienced coaches I know are getting this question from their clients. I have been asked this question in several sessions over the past few weeks. Most of my coaching clients are high-achieving individuals who are finding themselves in situations where they are now working from home while also helping their kids learn and taking care of their parents at a distance.

Yes, we are in changing (and challenging) times. Balancing all the new with the uncertainty of what is happening is difficult for most of us; however, there are things we can do to improve our mindset while also enjoying what this strange present has to offer.

I created a new coaching tool, My WINs for Today, for clients who have needed a little help finding their new grooves. One of the daily challenges I set for them is to have some fun every single day. Yes, this may sound strange to many. However, we know that fun helps strengthen us physically, mentally and spiritually.

Fun: Doing anything that creates joy in your life.

-Dr. Connie

The WINs for Today coaching tool is designed to provide a simple, yet useful, roadmap to help people create and celebrate 3 intentional WINs (Wildly, Inspired, Natural Actions) each day that support their lives now and into the future. For overachievers, times like this can be very difficult. Why? They are never quite satisfied about how much they accomplish. Times like these can be super-stressful because productivity is challenged by all of the other items they have added to their plates. I know from my own experience that working with kids who are learning at home is something that takes a few new braincells and mindfulness techniques to balance.

Intentions are whatever we truly want to make happen. What we intend will happen. Actions support honest intentions; therefore, all true intent is realized. Intentions become the outcome.

Dr. Connie in SMARTER Intentions & Authentic Goals (2014)

There is only so much we can do in a day, so keep it simple until you feel like you are in a good place to do more. Create some momentum, and learn from each day. Try not to judge yourself too harshly, and get some help if you need it!

You can download the My WINs for Today Coaching tool for FREE by clicking on the following link:

You can also preview the My WINs for Today coaching tool below. Let me know how the tool works for you. I would love to hear how you are all navigating the present to create a new future!

Have fun creating your WINs!

-Dr. Connie

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