Is faking it to you make it the way to drive success?
Elif Köse is a firm believer in the power of confidence. She understands that our emotions and external factors can sometimes affect our self-assurance, but she emphasises that confidence is not something that comes naturally to everyone.
Elif believes that instead of faking it, it is essential to trust in your own abilities and believe that they will lead to the best possible outcome.
Elif Köse is a Transformational Confidence Coach and Creative Director at The Leader Within You. She works with ambitious entrepreneurs to help them gain clarity and confidence and has dedicated her life for women empowerment through all her business endeavours.
Elif began her journey as a fashion designer in the UK, helping women find self-confidence through the power of fashion.
In this episode, Elif discusses the challenges that women face in business, how to navigate a male-dominated industry and three things businesses can do to empower their women and team. She shares strategies to instil confidence and emphasises the importance of recognising and celebrating one’s own worth and capabilities.
She also explores how societal expectations can limit women’s aspirations and the power of thoughts and the mind. Plus, Elif delves into the importance of inner confidence, self-belief and the transformative power of finding one’s true passion.
0:04 – Elif discusses women’s challenges in business, navigating male-dominated industries, and empowering women in teams
5:46 – Focus on motivation, deliver value, and don’t worry about making a mistake
11:38 – Tips for breaking the ice: use jokes, stand tall, dress well & remember your purpose
13:49 – Elif’s why and mission
20:03 – Balance is key in running a business and having diverse input improves discussions and makes a company better. Women should overcome biases to pursue their goals.
23:48 – The need for gender balance in various countries, emphasizing the importance of women’s skills and equal opportunities.
29:36 – Helping employees gain clarity around their desires and other tips to improve employee wellbeing
32:32 – Stress leads to sickness, self-care is important
37:09 – Book recommendation – The Experiment