Nicoletta Mura: Career Confidence Coach

 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Nicoletta Mura: Career Confidence Coach on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Nicoletta Mura?

Nicoletta Mura is a Career Confidence Coach with an extensive background in leadership and career development. Her mission is to close the confidence gap to help passion-driven women to claim a seat at the table and lead the way.

Nico overcame her confidence challenge and became a manager for a Fortune 500 company and she now helps other women to achieve their career goals, advocating for themselves with ease and authenticity.

Lightbulb moment

When she moved to the UK, with English not being her first language, Nicoletta noticed she was retreating into her shell due to lack of confidence. She realized in order to advance in her career and also have authentic relationships she had to step out of her comfort zone and allow people to truly get to know the real her.

Practicing English, which was uncomfortable at the time, is what helped her with confidence.

She attributes being able to connect with others and help them with similar struggles to her experience. 

Shining a bright light

Nicoletta has narrowed down the common “mind monkey” that holds women back as what she terms as the confidence gap. She feels it connects with perfectionism.

And continues to say...In reality, we aren’t perfect at things right away. It’s a process and practice - and this is what she helps people with.

Big truth

Identify your strengths - this is the first step to building your confidence. It’s important to have a quick win and see yourself succeeding in some area of your life.

Reframing the narrative makes a big difference. For example, look at the impact of these two statements: “I’m not good enough” and “I’m not good enough yet.” With the addition of 1 word, it has the power to evoke compassion and changes the story.

We define our world with our words.

 

Balance in a chaotic world

Nicoletta uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her coaching to help clients improve their behavior by understanding the interconnection of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.

She says we focus so much on how we feel, but there is no button to immediately change a feeling. However, we can control our actions and then our thoughts and feelings will automatically follow.

She recommends Strengths Finder 2.0 to hone in on your unique personality traits. Knowing this information helps you focus on incorporating what you’re good at in your business which will optimize results.

I loved my time with Nicoletta because

We are kindred spirits! I met Nico online when we were both taking a story writing class. We value sharing our message with authenticity and empowering women to use their voice. She leaves us with these words of wisdom:

You are worthy of achieving your dreams. 

Connect with Nicoletta: https://www.poisetoshine.com    

 

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