How To Be Confident

The difference between success and failure often hangs on an almost humiliatingly small and elusive concept that standard education never touches: confidence. Confidence is the capacity to trust ourselves, others and the world - despite uncertainty and the presence of challenge.

Importantly, our level of confidence is not impossible to shift, it is a skill that can be developed. We can all become more confident.

This class takes a close look at confidence and asks us to nurture it over time. Drawing on psychology, philosophy, music and anthropology, we learn to identify when and why we lack confidence, and how to overcome moments of paralysis and acute anxiety.

We ask what the difference is between confidence and arrogance, we find ways of handling the transition to being a more confident person, and reflect on how making ourselves more confident can be an enormous gift to others around us.


18.00     Welcome & Class commences
19.30     Break (times vary)
21.00     Class finishes

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'Great material, very well presented. Also walked away with great notes I can review later.'
— Participant


Rob O'Donnell is a Culture and People professional with extensive Learning and Organisational Development, Culture Change, and Coaching experience. His business, OD3 Consulting, looks to leverage this experience to supply tailored L&OD solutions and coaching to businesses. His passion is developing sustainable high-performing people and teams. Rob is an accredited practitioner of Human Synergistics LSI and Leadership Impact tools. Rob has a passion for coaching, and has completed a Professional Development Certificate in Executive Coaching with Dr. Tony Grant’s Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology (ICCP). His facilitation career spans 20 years across diverse industries, including; Internet, Telecommunications, Optical Retail, Audiology, Banking and Finance, and Retail.


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. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.


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How To Be Confident


When and where:
  • Wednesday 13 September 2017 6 - 9pm
    The School of Life, 370 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • Wednesday 4 October 2017 6 - 9pm
    The School of Life, 370 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010


Full price: $80.00
Concession: $70.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee)

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0481 263 041 or email

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