How to be Confident (English)

The difference between success and failure often hangs on a humiliatingly small and elusive trait that standard education never touches: confidence.

We spend vast amounts of time acquiring confidence in narrow professional fields, while overlooking the primordial need to acquire a more wide-ranging variety of confidence which can serve us across a range of tasks in our professional and personal lives.

We so often lack confidence because we implicitly regard its possession as a matter of slightly freakish good luck. We believe we are stuck with the confidence levels we were born with, but as this class shows, the opposite is true. Confidence is not a gift from the gods, but a skill that can be learned. It is a skill founded on a set of ideas we have about the world and our natural place within it.

How to Be Confident teaches us:

  • How to overcome the impostor syndrome.
  • How to master shyness about advancing our plans.
  • How to outgrow the legacy of childhood timidity.
  • How to remain confident that we can change things through our own agency.

We leave the class equipped with a range of confidence-inducing ideas to allow us to escape the shackles of excessive hesitancy and compliance. We are schooled in the art of confidence.


18.20 - venue opens
18.30 - welcome & drinks
19.00 - class commences
20.10 - break (times vary)
21.30 - class finishes


How to be confident is one of the twelve classes that comprise our core curriculum. Our classes tackle the core themes of emotional life, from relationships and the workplace, to understanding the self and exploring our relationship with culture. 


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation.


Jörn Hendrik AstAs a facilitator Jörn Hendrik develops workshop concepts, designs interactions and enables groups to create the best results possible. His passion for the realization of the workplace of the future lead to the founding of several projects like the career orientation initiative Superheldentraining. Starting as a craftsman in the family business of his father, he quickly discovered his talent as a salesman. His vision to change business by making it a more transparent and people-centric world, finally led him to change tie and cubefarm with laptop and coworking-space. Jörn Hendrik Ast is a blogger, podcaster and author and publisher of books like the Superhero Journal.


Standard: 45 € incl. VAT

Reduced: 36 € incl. VAT
We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.

Double-Ticket: 66 € incl. VAT
Bring a friend! We offer a limited amount of Double Tickets for a reduced price of 33 € per person instead of 45 €.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 10 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

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How to be Confident (English)

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Standard: 45 €

Reduced: 36 €

Double-Ticket: 66 €


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The School of Life
Lychener Straße 7, 10437 Berlin. 
Tel.: 030 - 915 14 311