Are you an Introvert Coach? 10 Ways to Boost your Confidence and Energy as you Grow your Business

Being an introvert coach and struggling with confidence can make it challenging to navigate the competitive coaching world. However, with the right mindset and strategies, you can transform feelings of overwhelm into a sense of empowerment and confidence in your coaching business.

In this blog post, we will explore 10 ways to boost your confidence and energy as an introvert coach. It offers practical tips and mindset shifts to help introverted coaches overcome self-doubt, find renewed energy, and cultivate confidence in their entrepreneurial journey.

If you’re more introverted, the initial steps to grow your business and establish yourself in the hectic online world can feel overwhelming. But there is space for you and there are ways that you can boost your confidence as an introvert coach.

This post won’t include everything you need to know – that would take too many words – but you can always reach out for a chat [email protected] or check out my other blogs for more passive income, time management and productivity tips

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1. Embrace Your Introverted Nature:

As an introvert coach, recognise and embrace your introverted traits as strengths rather than weaknesses. Introverts tend to be excellent listeners, deep thinkers, and empathetic individuals. These qualities can greatly enhance your coaching skills and build meaningful connections with clients. Embracing your introversion allows you to tap into your natural strengths and authentic presence.

Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.

Brene Brown

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2. Set Clear Goals and Break Them Down:

Feeling overwhelmed often stems from a lack of clarity and feeling pulled in multiple directions as you try to juggle everything. Commit to setting clear goals for your coaching business and break tasks down into smaller, manageable steps. This approach will help you to focus on moving forward one step at a time, making progress without feeling as pressured. Remember to celebrate each milestone that you reach along the way. Not only is it something we should all do more of – it will boost your confidence and motivation.

3. Celebrate Your Achievements:

As mentioned, taking the time to acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem will reinforce the knowledge that you are chipping away at your goals. Find a way to keep a note of each of your achievements and wins. Write them in a success journal so that you can refer back to them if you find yourself doubting your ability or progress.

This includes being mindful of Shiny Object Syndrome. There are SO many amazing coaches out there with fabulous courses, masterminds and memberships. But if you sign up to too many, you won't get the benefit of any of them! Keep focused on what will help you move forward and what will help you right now. There is time to explore other avenues, but if you commit to too much, there's a chance nothing will be completed.

Also make a note of any positive client feedback, so that this can help you build a strong overview of how far you have come. It also helps with content marketing as well! Reflecting on your achievements regularly helps shift your mindset and builds that motivation for those times along the way when things feel a little trickier.

4. Practice Self-Care and Recharge:

We all know how important it is to take the time to rest and recharge. If you’re an introvert, HSP or you manage energy issues, you will probably find that you need time alone to recharge and regain energy more often. Prioritise your self-care and choose activities that will nurture your well-being. Some great ones include: meditation, journaling, exercise, or spending time in nature.

Taking care of yourself allows you to show up as your best self for your clients and your business. The risk of burning out is increased, so it’s important to be aware of this – even if resting doesn’t feel like it’s actively moving you forward!

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5. Hold your boundaries:

Following on from resting & recharging yourself, let’s look at why having firm boundaries is also essential. When you’re a service provider like a coach or therapist it’s super easy to get very invested in your clients. Our desire to help is amazing, but it’s important to not do that at the cost your yourself. I am a recovering ‘fixer’.

As a therapist it was my biggest challenge during my training because I wanted to help my clients so much. Supporting my children as they navigate their own challenges has always lit a fire so strong in me that I would do anything to remove the pain for them. It’s what makes HSP’s / empaths so good at being present for others. But, being mindful that you need to protect your own energy is key. As an introvert coach, it’s vital that you hold boundaries so that you can protect your energy.

6. Snuff out comparison:

That might sound dramatic, but hear me out… Comparison does nothing other than make you feel bad about yourself. It’s a form of self-criticism, and a really good way to beat yourself up about how or what you are or are not doing ‘right’. When you compare yourself to others you’re usually only doing so in relation to the other being great and you – not so great! Tell me I’m wrong?!

We do not know the reality of that other person. We are only ever shown what they choose to share with us. That coach who hit 10k after 3 months? They spent 8k on ads. That coach whose business is taking off? She has been working on her business for over 5 years – you’re new – how is it fair to compare their current reality with yours?

The only time when comparison is okay, is when you are comparing your own progress. You’re looking at how far you have come. Use that as a motivator. Use others as inspiration – but not as a way to reinforce any of those unpleasant beliefs that are lurking in your mind.

7. Give it a go:

How will you know if you can if you don’t give it a go? Any time you step outside of your comfort zone you’re likely to experience some resistance. This may show up as doubt, overthinking or procrastinating to avoid doing it. This is because your brain is trying to keep you safe. It doesn’t understand that the perceived threat isn’t real. It begins to react in the same way it would if you were faced with a life threatening situation. Your brain has one job – to keep you alive.

That resistance you feel – it’s your brain saying “Nah, I’m not sure that’s a good idea, let’s just stay here where we know what’s going on” Even if here is making you miserable – your brain will prefer that to the unknown!

My tip (especially if you’re an introvert coach) is to push the comfort zone – even if just a little. Understand why you may be reacting in a certain way and reassure yourself that it’s all good. It’s not actually going to harm me! In time it will see that it’s safe and that’s why it gets easier after a couple of goes.

Give it a try – you never know, it might just be exactly what you needed to do! If it doesn’t work out – it’s a lesson. You get to try things on for size. Not everything is going to feel aligned and that’s okay. Nobody will care if you decide to pivot a little.

8. Harness the power of your WHY:

It’s pretty common that after a while your motivation and energy may wane, especially if you’re an introvert coach where energy can drain easily. The dopamine hit begins to wear off and you’re going through the motions, repeating your steps and doing the work. Sometimes it’s a bit boring other times it can feel quite hard.

But when you notice that your passion is dwindling go back to your original vision. Go back to why you started in the first place. Tap into what you want your life and business to look like, and how you want to feel. Sometimes taking a step back can help with this, as well as checking that your original goals are still aligned with where you want to take your business.

Things change, and the more you learn and grow, your original goals may not be exactly the same as they were at the beginning.

9. Focus on your unique skills as an introvert coach:

Identify and amplify your unique strengths, skills, and expertise as a coach. Be confident in your skill set and unapologetic in being your biggest cheerleader. Recognise the value you bring to your clients. Shout about the transformations that you have supported your clients to achieve. The more you build your confidence in sharing your abilities, the more you will stand out in a crowded coaching market and attract clients who resonate with your authentic approach.

Harness your skills and leverage them within your work. If writing is a skill – how can you showcase this? Write a blog? Get an article published? Write a book or become a copywriter? If strategy is your bag – how can you focus on this within your business to help your dream clients?

10. Focus on your mindset:

I know this has been threaded through this post, but focusing on your mindset and your beliefs can make the difference between success as a coach or struggling to get out there. Identify and challenge any limiting beliefs that hold you back from reaching your full potential. Replace negative self-talk with positive affirmations and visualisations that reinforce your confidence and success.

Embrace a growth mindset, knowing that challenges and setbacks are opportunities for learning and growth. Work on yourself as much as you do your business – and that also includes prioritising your own needs!

Key Takeaways

  • Embrace your unique self
  • Set clear goals and break them down
  • Make time to rest and recharge
  • Boundaries are your friend!
  • Stop the comparison game
  • Give it a go – you never know…
  • Tap into your why and let that be your driver
  • Amplify your skills
  • Challenge negative beliefs

Final Thoughts…

As an introvert coach, feeling stuck and overwhelmed is a common experience, but it doesn’t have to define your journey. When you embrace your introverted nature, you can transform your business and mindset. By focusing on the 10 points highlighted in this post, you too can move from overwhelm to empowerment.

It is possible for you to work on building your business whilst feeling energised and confident. Remember, you do have the skills, empathy, and unique perspective to make a significant impact in the lives of your clients. Everybody starts at the beginning. You don’t just decide one day to set up a coaching business and then bam you’re the go-to expert around the world.

Watch the pressure you pile on yourself, show yourself compassion and keep going! The more you do it the more confident you’ll get, and the biggest learning tends to happen when things don’t work out quite how you hoped, so don’t be afraid of getting it wrong – learn from it and grow!

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Meet The Author

Lynsey Wall, Coach & Mentor at Coach Writes. About me - A headshot of Lynsey smiling. Wearing a black t-shirt, blue framed glasses. Office walls behind her.

Hey there! I'm Lynsey, a coach, counsellor, and mentor for low energy, introverted or low confident female coaches & small business owners. With over 5 years’ experience of running businesses, and over a decade as a tutor and trainer, I've learned the value of effective time management that energises you through working with your energy.

I've lived with chronic illness – ME/CFS since 2011 and since then I re-trained as a counsellor, and achieved a distinction for my MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice; all while running 4 businesses! I want that for you as well & it is possible with the right support and pathway to success.

Improving your mindset, finding acceptance and developing a solution-focused approach to achieving your goals is my passion. Blending mental health support where needed, as well as a supportive space and methods to manage your work more effectively.

If you'd like to know more about working with me, you can email [email protected] or find me on socials (links in the menu)

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