Join us today with our guest Rachel Smets, author, TEDx speaker, lecturer and cross-cultural trainer specialising in helping people understand cultural nuances while boosting their confidence levels to achieve their goals.

We will be discussing :

– Self Confidence. Why are so many of us lacking in self-confidence? Where does this low level originate from? Personal life, professional life, a mixture or is it something deeper?

– Fake it till you make it – Does faking self-confidence works as well as genuinely increasing this?

– Stopping Comparisons with Others – What about Authenticity? Frequently we compare ourselves to others – often decreasing our confidence as a result

– Empowerment and Freedom of Choice – Gaining a new perspective, having more confidence and being the best person that we can be. How can  we can move our focus onto our own vision rather than that of those around us?

Listen to Rachel’s advice and tips on self-confidence leading to freedom of choice and how it can help to empower us as women!





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Rachel Smets

Rachel Smets is a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, Lecturer International Business, and Cross-Cultural Trainer. She helps people understand cultural nuances and enjoy their new surroundings abroad, while boosting their confidence level to achieve their goals and dreams! Living and working abroad for many years has broadened her mind, her understanding in cultures and she has learned to turn every challenge into a new opportunity. Her bestseller ‘’Awaken your confidence’’ explains how you can build confidence step by step. Her newest book Living abroad Successfully: What, Where, When, Howis a complete and practical guide with everything you need to know when deciding to live abroad. Rachel loves to inspire people and help them to become their best selves!


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TEDx Talk: Your Next Step


Anna Letitia Cook
Anna Letitia Cook

Anna Letitia Cook - author, speaker, radio presenter - is passionate about mentoring women in finding clarity and fulfilment in their life choices. She created and became CEO of her first company in the entertainment industry at age 32. Midlife approaching, hungry for a dynamic change, she refocused her experience, founding WomenUP Ltd to help women shape their own future. Creator of the 'SCOPE' and '4Fs' processes for career, fulfilment and holistic success. Author of ‘Unstoppable Goddess: Every Women’s Guide to Freedom, Fulfilment and Success’. UN Women's 2016-2017 Global Champion for Change @ Empower Women. ...On the personal front: Mum, Granny, ‘flattie’ owner, horse lover, ballet fanatic, hiker! Into castle renovations, sculpture, farming, yoga. Drinks tea...