Self Esteem


“Stand up straight and realise who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.” Maya Angelou, poet and activist

A lack of self-esteem and confidence can have real consequences to the quality of life of your students. A major international study of more than 13,000 students found that high self-esteem is the most dominant and powerful predictor of life satisfaction and happiness.1

By gaining more confidence in themselves your students will get the courage to be more independent, not be afraid of asking questions in class or asking for help when needed, and they will have the belief to fully pursue their dreams.

People with high self-esteem have a tendency to focus on growth and improvement, whereas those with low self-esteem focus on not making mistakes in life.2 In addition, research shows those with low self-esteem are more likely to give up easily in the face of difficulties and are less able to cope in stressful situations.3,4

Our seminar draws on the works of the well known psychologist and authority on self-esteem, Nathanial Branden, Harvard psychologist and expert on body language, Amy Cuddy, self-compassion researcher Dr Kristin Neff, and charisma expert Olivia Fox Cobane.

Self-esteem & Confidence (45 min-1 hour)

In this seminar your students will learn:

  • 1

    What the six fundamentals of self esteem are and how they can use them to better understand and grow their self-esteem.

  • 2

    Using a growth mindset to lean into situations that require overcoming nerves and self-doubt.

  • 3

    How to overcome nerves using cognitive reframing.

  • 4

    How to expand the comfort zone by regularly pushing beyond it.

  • 5

    How good posture and body language can make them feel more confident.

  • 6

    How living with self-compassion can help them bounce back after failures and not take life too seriously.

  • 7

    The three components of charisma and how anyone can grow it.


1. Diener, E., Diener, M. (1995). Cross-cultural correlates of life satisfaction and self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 653–663.7738768

2. McLeod, S. A. (2012). Low self esteem.

3. L. E. Sandelands, J. Brockner, and M. A. Glynn (1988) “If at first you don’t succeed, try again: Effects of Persistence-performance contingencies, ego-involvement, and self-esteem on task-performance.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 73, 208–216.

4. DeLongis A, Folkman S, Lazarus RS (1988). The impact of daily stress on health and mood: psychological and social resources as mediators. J Pers Soc Psychol, 54(3):486-95.