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Building Self Confidence

Building Self Confidence

I was delighted to partner with the International Open Academy an expanding and well-respected provider of video-based ‘how to’ courses to produce a masterclass focusing on Self-Confidence. The ‘Building Self Confidence’ workshop is over two hours in duration and is broken down into several modules. As one kind reviewer put it, you can digest it in ‘bite-sized chunks or in a Netflix-type binge session.’

I’m especially proud of this piece of work. In terms of content, you can now get all my tips and strategies for boosting self-confidence from this one single source. From my own perspective, spending two full days with such a talented production crew reminded me of the fun, creativity, and synergy that comes when working in collaboration with people who all share the same goal, to produce the best work we can.

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The cost of this 2 hour 20-minute Self-Confidence Masterclass is €28.50 when you use the promotional code ‘SWEETMAN’.

When visiting the International Open Academy be sure to browse their range of courses, there are almost 200 in categories ranging from technology, well-being, food, and languages.

(Full disclosure – As you would suspect as a partner and an affiliate with The International Open Academy, I qualify for a commission when a course is purchased using the above promotional code or via the links in this article.)

As I say in the masterclass, most of us, if we are honest would like to feel more self-confident in at least some situations. This course contains a whole range of tips, insights, and practical strategies all focused on helping you to boost your levels of self-confidence.

I’ve been delighted with the feedback. Here’s a sample of what earlier reviewers have said.


An excellent video packed full of confidence-boosting strategies. James eloquently presents this comprehensive yet simple guide to boosting your confidence. I found some of the strategies very helpful to reframe thoughts and enhance the feel-good factor. It’s a “go-to” guide on essential Life Skills. I loved it and would recommend it!”

A. Ryan


I loved James’ easy style of presenting and all the wonderful examples he gave making it simple and easy to understand. Having put in place some of the strategies James suggested, I can now fully believe my goals are achievable and I can feel and see them becoming a reality.”

T. O’Neill


“I hadn’t expected the course to be so comprehensive. I loved the interactive exercises and the recap at the end of each topic was helpful. James’s personal and honest style of presentation makes everything so real and the tips and advice on making life changes seem so doable and achievable. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to live a more confident life.”

S. O’Neill


“Packed with 5-star content I found this course equally educative and bang-on-insightful. I love real language and James hits that mark. With refreshing honesty and his personable manner, he takes you through practical strategies for knocking fear on the head as he reminds you of how you can live a fully confident life.  Engaging and highly watchable in either a Netflix-style-binge-session or piece by piece learning, your choice. It’s an invaluable resource, all I need to step up to me.”

F. Byrne


Currently ‘Building Self-Confidence’ is available for just €28.50 on International Open Academy.