There are a handful of traits all successful women seem to have, regardless of the industry. Of those, perhaps the most important—and often elusive—is confidence. Without it, you aren’t able to be your own best advocate. That’s why, when we heard European Wax Center was hosting a conversation on unapologetic confidence at The Jane Club this month, moderated by actress Angelique Cabral (whose career on film requires, you guessed it, major confidence), we jumped at the opportunity to ask a few of their expert panelists some questions. Read on to learn how a wellness-focused founder, a celebrity fitness trainer, and a confidence coach each define confidence—and their best advice for how anyone can begin feeling more confident now. 

 

Amy Rosoff-Davis, Celebrity fitness trainer to clients like Selena Gomez

European Wax Center’s mission is for women to feel unapologetically confident in their own skin. What does confidence mean to you? 

To me, confidence means loving yourself. It means living and owning your life. It means doing what feels good and what makes your eyes light up and your heart sing. When you feel true self-love you are aligned with what makes you happy.

 

Your work supports others in becoming their best selves. Are there common challenges that you find women struggle with on the path to this? 

We all struggle with putting ourselves out there and doing things that scare us. But, as a therapist of mine once said, “the point of life is growth.” If we can start by being a little nicer to ourselves, and learn tools for self-care (meditation, exercise, clean eating, sleep, water, reading, fun, laughter, a bath, anything that feels good!) we will all be a little happier. 

 

Do you have any tips for how our readers can practice confidence in their day-to-day?

 

  1. Build a confidence tool pack. “When you are having a moment or issue have some tools to help you—a mantra, meditation, self-care guide in your head that you can go to, or just calling a friend. Find what works for you.”
  2. Establish a self-care practice. “When you first wake up, take a minute to practice some gratitude and breathing and self-care. Set yourself up for success every day by doing whatever you need to feel your best. Whether meditation or yoga or breathing, take a moment for self-care, even for just 5 minutes.”
  3. Fill your down time with inspiration. “I am in the car a lot, so I will call a girlfriend, my mom or sister, or I will listen to a book on tape, or a podcast that lights me up (I LOVE That’s so Retrograde and Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, and I love Jen Sincero and Gabrielle Bernstein’s books!).”

 

Millana Snow, CEO & Founder of Wellness Official, an online wellness marketplace & community

 

What does confidence mean to you? 

For me this is about practicing being in a relationship with myself. This has come from self-reflecting, self-care and being honest about how I’m feeling, where I’m at with things and how I’m showing up. I find that when I am real about that, I can make clear choices—and from there true confidence tends to follow!

 

Are there common challenges that you find women struggle with on the path to this? 

The most common struggle that I find among my clients is a fear of being their fullest, truest self. I often find that my clients are really ready to step into their power, but at the same time, they often feel blocked or intimidated in being able to do that. That’s where I help. 

 

Do you have any tips for how our readers can practice confidence in their day-to-day?

I can’t say it enough: self-care, meditation, and seeing a therapist if you can. Go within and get help from the right professionals, it will support you in becoming the woman you want to be. And when you feel that deep within yourself; that is true confidence. 

 

Tai Beauchamp, Confidence Coach and Founder of Beyond Ready

 

What does confidence mean to you? 

Confidence means knowing yourself, [including] being willing to make unpopular decisions unapologetically, honoring yourself, and having faith. Confidence challenges you to be courageous.   

 

Are there common challenges that you find women struggle with on the path to this? 

I think we often feel like we can’t show up fully and as our authentic selves. To combat this, I encourage anyone to find your tribe and create a personal advisory board with different skills that can pour into you. I also believe it’s important to be anchored in your faith. It starts with knowing who you are!

 

Do you have any tips for how our readers can practice confidence in their day-to-day?

  1. Exercise. “Serotonin is incredible for confidence!” 
  2. Find a spiritual practice. “Speak light into yourself. Grant yourself grace…when you are not feeling confident, when you are tired, when you need to rest, when you need to reset.”

 

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