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Background

Following extensive work coaching and training seasoned leaders over the past 15 years Glenn was intrigued how often confidence surfaced as an area for development. In spite of the knowledge, skill and experience, capable high performers were holding themselves back unnecessarily.

What was particularly interesting is that this was as true of people who seemed to exude confidence as it was of people who clearly lacked confidence. We all have a stretch zone – and confidence is an issue for EVERYONE who has the courage to step outside their comfort zone.

So Glenn started to ask some questions:

What is confidence? How does it work? Where does it come from? How can we be so confident in some situations and lack confidence in others? What makes it appear and disappear? Where does it appear from and where does it disappear to? How can we be confident anywhere, anytime?

Arising out of these questions is Glenn first book, The Stretch Zone, which introduces a whole new way of thinking, challenging outdated assumptions and turning our understanding of confidence completely on its head.

‘Once I’d heard that confidence is the absence of doubt it just made sense. It was as if a light went on. And I now have the proof that I am as capable as anyone and can manage some really strong personalities. I wish I had done this ten years ago.’
Liz Giles, Regional Director – Financial Services