1. How to Build Confidence to Achieve Leadership Goals Carl J. Cox 35:48

In This Episode:

CEOs and entrepreneurs may appear confident, but the reality is that confidence can be elusive and challenging to nurture. In this episode, our guest, Nicole Kalil, an expert in leadership development, discusses strategies for leaders to enhance their confidence and achieve their strategic objectives.

Nicole Kalil is a renowned speaker, author of “Validation is For Parking,” a leadership strategist, respect coach, and the host of the “This is Woman’s Work Podcast.” Having transitioned from the C-suite at a Fortune 100 company, she has empowered countless women in business and gained valuable insights into the structural, systemic, and social challenges facing women and leaders within organizations.

Listen to the full conversation to discover how to build and maintain confidence as a business leader, tackle “head trash,” implement the rule of three for life and business, and gain more insights.

Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • 1. Nicole’s career transition from the finance industry and the C-suite to entrepreneurship.

  • 2. The significance of building self-trust and Nicole’s “obsession” with confidence.

  • 3. Nicole’s 3-step process for developing confidence.

  • 4. Embracing imperfection as a parent and insights into Nicole’s book.

  • 5. “A-ha” moments from Nicole’s book that have impacted readers.

  • 6. Understanding and overcoming “head trash.”

  • 7. The interplay of perfectionism, head trash, and comparison in undermining confidence.

  • 8. Gender differences in confidence across the lifespan.

  • 9. Nicole’s “rule of three” for prioritizing business and life.

  • 10. The importance of “business planning” in Nicole’s marriage and family life.

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Don’t miss this insightful conversation on building leadership confidence with Nicole Kalil. Tune in now!


Carl Cox CEO, Measure Success Podcast Host, Author Lost at CEO

Carl J. Cox is the CEO and founder of 40 Strategy Inc. Through his career, Carl has been an executive leader and board member with seven different organizations who have grown 2x to 7x with operations in four continents. Early in his career, he started at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a certified Gallup Coach for Clifton Strengths.

Carl J. Cox is author of Lost at CEO, An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Strategy, which reached #1 Amazon bestseller in 12 separate categories at launch in May 2023. He is the host of the Measure Success Podcast, where he talks with CEOs, authors, and extraordinary achievers about effective strategies that inspire success in business as well as their personal life. His company donates 10% of their client net revenues towards charitable organizations.

Carl has been married for over 25 years and they have four children. He coached over 20 winning seasons in youth football, basketball, and baseball. Today, Carl enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading books, and playing golf. He resides in North Plains, Oregon.