People who lack confidence may attribute it to the build-up of past negative experiences in life and find their inner voice constantly criticising,
punishing and belittling every task or accomplishment they attempt.
Whereas people with healthy confidence have an inner voice that conveys
positive and reassuring messages, even when things go wrong. These people choose to learn from their mistakes and use them to grow. Someone
with low confidence may use the failures to beat themselves up with.
To move forward, the client with low self-esteem or confidence needs to believe
that he or she can change it. As coaches, we do a wonderful job supporting our clients’ belief that they can change. We, and they, may be aware that
change doesn’t always happen quickly or easily, but armed with the tools and strategies that coaching provides, the desire to change through taking
consistent and regular action, a client can start to transform their beliefs about themselves.