the book

Women and Confidence

The Truth About the Lies We Tell Ourselves


Watch Women and Confidence: The Making Of

What if you’ve been looking for confidence in the wrong direction?

Don’t let a lack of confidence get in the way of the things you want to do in the world.

Women and Confidence will show you how.




from the authors

We decided to write this book because we have personally met so many smart, talented, and brilliant women who despite all of that, continue to hide out in their insecurity. This was a problem we knew well because we also were one of these women. We all want to experience a life where we are fully expressed and where we can feel comfortable in our own skin. But feelings of insecurity get in the way and stop us from doing what we want to do in the world. We tell ourselves we're not smart enough; we can't handle criticism; that we weren't born confident; that we're not attractive or thin enough...

And so we continue to sit on our great ideas instead of sharing them; continue to hide out in our work; continue to not speak up; continue to defer to others.

Authors, Lana Bastianutti and Linda Ford, share their own personal stories--what they share is eye-opening, because it gets to the core, the source of why we're insecure.




Lana Bastianutti

Hi, I’m Lana. I’m a professional certified coach, author, podcaster, blogger and mentor and I love to wake women up to their own worth so that they can make an impact in their work and in their lives. While the days of women encouraged to be shrinking violets are long gone, too many of us still find ourselves holding back and staying in the shadows - whether personally or professionally - because of feelings of insecurity and doubt. No more.



Linda Ford

Hi, I’m Lind Ford. I’m a certified master coach, author, podcaster, and teacher. And I have a soft spot for smart, talented, and brilliant women, who despite all of that, continue to hold themselves back in their work; continue to second-guess their ideas instead of sharing them; and who hide out in life because they never feel good enough.

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