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“From Layoffs to Leadership: Cultivating Confidence and Collaborative Success” with Michelle Mehta

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


In this week’s episode of the UpLevel Podcast, we had an enlightening conversation with Michelle Mehta, a renowned confidence expert, international best-selling author, and TEDx speaker. She was named one of Yahoo Finance's “Top 11 female coaches to follow in 2021.” She is a testament to resilience, self-belief, and the transformative power of storytelling.

Michelle’s journey was not always smooth sailing. Facing several layoffs during her time in customer service acted as a trigger for self-reflection and growth. These experiences taught her that confidence isn't something you're born with; it's cultivated through practice and alignment with personal core values.

In this episode:

  • Seek out confidence-building strategies: Identify what matters most to you and ensure that your actions reflect these values.

  • Consider collaborative authorship: This can provide an easier route into publishing and help form strong connections within a community of like-minded individuals.

  • Use storytelling as empowerment: Embrace your own experiences and share them openly, as Michelle does in her books.

  • Be open about mental health issues: Work toward reducing the stigma associated with subjects such as family traumas, cultural stereotypes, depression, and anxiety by discussing them openly yet respectfully.

  • Practice Self-Validation (VALUE): Implement Michelle's five-step VALUE process in your daily routine - Validate yourself; Appreciate life; Love yourself; Understand strengths and weaknesses; Expand curiosity and willingness to learn

  • Use Writing as Therapy: Try writing down traumatic experiences or challenges faced that could help identify significant events impacting one’s life.

  • Share Stories Consciously: In case you share someone else’s narrative, always remember that seeking consent is important. Also, share stories more for healing and less for public recognition.

  • Publish with Purpose: If you're considering publishing a book, think about the impact it will have on your readers. Make sure to publish with purpose and intentionality.

Order of Topics:

  • Hear about Michelle's journey, which led her to empower others through life coaching.

  • Understand how aligning personal values can build self-confidence - a central theme in Michelle’s work.

  • Learn from her experience of conducting Facebook live sessions since 2017 aimed at practicing motivational speaking while receiving feedback from viewers.

  • Discover the world of collaborative authorship, where each participant contributes their own unique content.

  • Gain insights into finding collaborators who have dedicated teams for editing and proofreading.

  • Listen to her experiences initiating collaborative projects and inviting women to share their stories, which led to an overwhelming response.

  • Find out why being part of a larger community is beneficial, especially for aspiring authors, as it provides support in handling publication logistics, allowing focus on content creation rather than the technicalities involved in publishing.

  • Find out how publishing companies help you attain best-seller status, leading to increased income opportunities along with credibility and expertise.

About Michelle:

Michelle Mehta is a confidence expert, TEDx speaker, and international best-selling author. She’s been featured on multiple media outlets, including ABC, and was named one of the “Top female coaches to follow in 2021” by Yahoo Finance. She knows what it’s like to live a life in the dark. She was bullied, and even after it stopped, she suffered from the trauma, which affected her self-worth. She created change in her own life and now helps high-profile clients and organizations lead happier and more confident lives where they love waking up each morning.

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About UpLevel Productions: Founded by Christie Mann, MA, CPCC, PCC, and Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC, UpLevel creates, produces, and delivers Transformative Experiences, Workshops, Training, Events + Media that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive, and connected place to be. As Associate CTI Faculty Partners, UpLevel is licensed to sell, produce and deliver Co-Active coach training and leadership development programs around the world to support the transformational growth of individuals and culture inside the workplace and organization. Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany


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