Ep. 10: Never let yourself feel stuck
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Hey Everyone,

Welcome to episode ten of the Two Coach Confidence podcast. Our aim with this podcast is to bring fun and interesting guests from all areas and walks of life to share their knowledge, stories and experiences of this mystical and subjective topic we refer to as confidence.

In today's episode we have the pleasure of being joined by Emma Taylor. Born in Nova Scotia Canada, Emma currently works full time as a Project Engineering Specialist for Irving Shipbuilding, and is also a member of the Canadian Women’s National Rugby team. Emma has played rugby for over 10 years, playing at the club, university, provincial and national level across a number of cities and countries. Emma generously, and openly shares her journey and battle with her mental health, and also the impact those challenges have had on her status as a female role model. 

In this episode, 

  • Emma shares with us her journey from giving everything, but not getting where she wanted, and the impact that had on her mental well being.
  • Emma shares how being one of a small number of women working in a male dominated industry has affected her confidence.
  • How Emma has had to battle with herself to go to the gym not because of the training, but because of her lack of confidence to walk into the gym. 
  • We open up a conversation about body IMAGE, rather than body CONFIDENCE. And how Emma has managed her relationship with her body, being specifically mindful about the language she chooses to use regarding her body.
  • We talk about the potential relationship between anxiety and confidence, and that Emma believes there is a very clear link between the two things.
  • Emma talks to us about how she has to continually manage her anxiety, and exactly how she does that. 
  • Emma shares the reasons as to why her sister inspires her so much, and the special relationship they have which has been an integral part of Emma's life.
  • We spoke about the importance of recognising you have anxiety in order to take control of it, and that anxiety can make you feel you’re not good at things you’re great at.
  • Emma talks about how she felt like she had to be a role model, whilst at the same time feeling like she couldn’t be if she suffered from anxiety.
  • We have a wonderful conversation about how you can be confident even though you may still be managing anxiety. 

This is a really special episode, Emma is softly spoken, kind and very humble to say the least. As we continue our journey to explore this topic, it never ceases to amaze us how confidence has literally impacted everyone, regardless of your status, experience, profession or background. It plays a part in all our lives, and yet still isn’t something that is being talked about enough, or better yet, something that is being understood in order to enhance and enrich our experience of life.

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Links from the episode


Dare to Lead by Brene Brown https://amzn.to/3i8uInH

The History of Bees https://amzn.to/2QRZPYk

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For more information about Kerry's work visit,

Website: https://www.kerryhearsey.com   

For more information about Adams work visit,

Website: My Coach For Life | Life beyond limits

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