Author Archives: Claire Shipman & Katty Kay

The Confidence Code in the News – Sept. 2015

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The Confidence Code in the News – June 2015

Claire Shipman & Katty Kay
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We’re so excited The Confidence Code was named in TIME Magazine’s Best Negotiation Books for 2015! You can read the rest of the list here.

Here are a few other places in the news the book has been featured recently:

We hope your summer is off to a great start!

-Katty and Claire

The Confidence Code in the News

Claire Shipman & Katty Kay
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Here are a few places we’ve been happy to see The Confidence Code in the news recently:

We hope you’re all having a great spring!

Announcing Our Second Exclusive Webinar

Claire Shipman & Katty Kay
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Just over a month has gone by since the release of our new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, and we are so gratified by the huge response to our message.

Over the past few weeks, we have come across many people who are giving The Confidence Code to their daughters and friends. To encourage the gift of confidence, we are gifting you and a friend access to our exclusive webinar on Friday, June 20 at noon EST.



How do you get access to this private webinar?



Just give 1 hardcover or e-book to a friend and email your receipt or proof of purchase to us at preorder@theconfidencecode.com. We will respond with the link to register you and your friend for our free webinar.

This upcoming webinar will focus on the nuts and bolts of “how to” boost your confidence and begin to close the confidence gap.

Where can you order the book?

Anywhere you want! Pick your favorite retailer and just email us your receipt or proof or purchase. We have included a few options below:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Bookish | 800-CEO-READ

Do you have questions?

You can email us with any questions that you have at preorder@theconfidencecode.com.

We look forward to speaking with you on June 20!

Claire & Katty

Cracking the confidence code with Girls on the Run

Claire Shipman & Katty Kay
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Poppy is not naturally athletic and she really hates waking up early. But every Tuesday and Thursday morning she sets her own alarm for 6.45am, pulls on her shorts and sneakers and hurries her sleepy parents to get her to running practice on time.

Unlike Poppy, 9-year-old Della loves sports, but she’d never been sure about the value of running. If it wasn’t a team, and ideally soccer, was there much point? But she too grew to relish her early morning runs, testing her limits and learning her strength.

Our daughters are just two of the hundreds of thousands of girls who have benefited from the incredible training of Girls on the Run. We all know running makes them physically stronger, but what we’ve come to realize from our work on confidence, and from watching Poppy and Della, is how much more Girls on the Run is giving them.

What girls learn from athletics is an invaluable lesson in building confidence. This is where we learn to face hurdles but keep going. It is where we learn to support each other, but push each other to go further too. It is where we learn to win, but also to lose.

Confidence, our research shows, comes from taking action, and risks, and going outside your comfort zone. And it just doesn’t seem to come as easily to our girls as it does to our boys. Of course, boys have the benefit of all that testosterone, which spurs them biologically to take risks. Boys are the ones who rough house in the playground and jump in loudly with half formed ideas in the classroom. And they still do more team sports than girls do.

Today we tell our girls they can be anything, Presidents or Olympians, but yet we still encourage them, subtly and without malice, to behave like “good girls.” Somehow we still seem to expect our daughters to color in the lines, answer when called on and be somehow quieter and calmer. The trouble with this is that, without even realizing it, we are setting off a pattern of perfectionism that doesn’t do much for our daughter’s confidence later in life.

What we need to do is encourage our girls to take risks, do hard things, and be strong, mentally and physically. That’s why Girls on the Run is so important.

Girls on the Run is not just about building muscles, it’s about meeting a challenge and overcoming obstacles and learning that you can succeed. This is what they learn in practice and in those invaluable discussions with their fantastic coaches. Psychologists call this process mastery – it comes from sticking with something you find hard and learning that you can make progress. It doesn’t matter how fast they run that 5k – what matters is that they try and get better and complete the course at all.

Mastery is perhaps the single most important building block of confidence and it’s what they get from Girls on the Run.

We saw mastery in action when our daughters signed up for their first 5k. They were slightly scared, they weren’t sure they could make it (in all honesty, their mothers, who aren’t runners either, were terrified that they would humiliate themselves too and not be able to run the whole the course!) And when race day dawned, freezing cold, they were still nervous.

But all that training and hard work kicked in and although we walked a few yards a couple of times, our young girls, and their not so young mothers, completed the run – a whole 5 kilometers! They have never been so proud of themselves. They had got up early, braved the cold and their own sore muscles and kept going. They had achieved their goal.

And, here’s the real beauty of building confidence through taking action – the next time around, they both knew they could complete the course, because they had already done it once. Running a 5k race still took work, but it didn’t scare them anymore.

Our daughters had built confidence; no one could take that achievement away from them because they had done it by themselves. And, having mastered one hard thing and succeeded at it, they now look at other challenges with more confidence too. It’s a virtuous circle.

Poppy came home the other day after one practice with a careful account of the discussion they’d had with their coach about how to stand up to bullies. “You know, Mom,” she said, “Girls on the Run isn’t just about our bodies, it’s about our minds too.” And their minds are stronger for it.

If you want to help your daughter crack the confidence code, sign her up for a 5k and watch her run.

 

Announcing an Exclusive Webinar for all who Pre-order The Confidence Code

Claire Shipman & Katty Kay
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We are less than a month away from the release of our new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, and we are  excited about sharing it with you.

In fact, we are so eager for you to get this book in your hands that we have decided to offer what we think will be a meaningful thank you to anyone who pre-orders a copy.

Your exclusive offer if you pre-order the book

Buy a copy of The Confidence Code on or before the publication date of April 15th and qualify to attend an exclusive webinar hosted by both of us – “The Confidence Code – What Women Should Know,” which will take place on Tuesday, May 6th at Noon EST.

How do you get access to this private webinar?

Buy 1 hardcover or e-book and email your receipt or proof of purchase to preorder@theconfidencecode.com and we will send the first 1,000 people:

  • Access information for an exclusive, interactive webinar hosted by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman focused on how to be more confident. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 6th at Noon EST. If you can’t attend the webinar, we can email you a recording after it takes place.
  • A PDF excerpt of our New York Times bestseller, Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better.

ConfidenceCode3DCover-web-readyWhere can you pre-order the book?

Anywhere you want! Pick your favorite retailer and just email us your receipt or proof or purchase. We have included a few options below:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Bookish | 800-CEO-READ

Do you have questions?

You can email us with any questions that you have at preorder@theconfidencecode.com.

We look forward to speaking with you on May 6th!

Claire & Katty