Unlock your confidence and make a step change at work


Do you need to have a difficult conversation at work but don’t have the confidence to approach it? We offer mentoring sessions for women to help you unlock your confidence and make the positive step change you deserve. Whether this is asking for a pay rise, a better work-life balance, or recognition for the work you do, we can help you get clear on what your situation is, creative about the solutions available and most of all it will be easier to move forward because you know that support is at hand. 

We give you the key to unlock your confidence and make a personal transformation. We encourage you to think big, leave your comfort zone with guidance and change your daily habits,

What changes will you commit to making?

I have found Joy to be a great mentor.  She is kind and patient and listens in an active way before she signposts to possible ideas and solutions.  Her one-to-one work is very tailored to her individual client’s needs and that is very important.  If you are considering working with her, go ahead you won’t be disappointed.
— Angela Kinloch

A 1-2-1 virtual mentoring session with Joy Burnford, our founder will help you think things through out loud, determine your next actions and feel more confident about taking them. 

What you’ll get:

  1. A safe, confidential space to share your fears and challenges without judgement

  2. Help identifying what is blocking you in making the impact you desire and deserve

  3. Sensitive and helpful feedback on your approach

  4. Clarity on next steps 

  5. Accountability to ensure you take the next steps.

The sort of challenges that women bring to their mentoring sessions include:

  • I am constantly questioning what I’m good at and why anyone would want me to work for them!

  • I want to ask for a pay rise but I don’t know how to go about it.

  • I am going back to work after a break and I am scared that I’m not as good as I was before I left.

  • I want to achieve a better work/life balance and want to ask for more flexibility at work.

  • I have changed roles and need a boost of confidence to help me to realise I can do it!

  • I want to leave my current job but I don’t have the confidence to actually hand in my notice.

  • I am going back to work after maternity leave and I need to negotiate terms and not sure how to approach it.


A mentoring session costs £299 (inc VAT) and is payable once you submit your pre-call questions and before the call takes place. If you would like to book a bundle of sessions, please talk to us about the price.

How it works

Apply: Complete the form below to register your interest in booking a mentoring session. Assuming we have the availability to take on new clients and that we feel we are a good fit for what you are looking for, we will be in touch to arrange a mutually convenient time for our session and send you your pre-call questions.

Pre-call: We will send you a few questions to complete before the call so that you have clarity around what you’d like to get from the session. We will also send you details of how to pay (please note payment must be made before the call takes place).

Format of call: This will be a virtual 45-60 minute call by phone, Skype or Zoom arranged at a mutually convenient time.
Post-call accountability: Joy will follow up after the call by email to ensure your agreed next steps have been taken.

I came away from my first session feeling enthused and armed with many more ‘practical tools’ which I have already added to my virtual toolkit.  I look forward with anticipation to the other sessions I have booked!


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Founder of My Confidence Matters, Joy is a leading authority on women’s leadership development with over 20 years’ experience working in the management consulting sector. She set up her first company 11 years ago just before her first child was born and managed the work/baby balance with an amazing support network around her (and a house husband aka financial controller!). Having her second child 5 years ago brought another set of challenges but it hasn’t swayed her against setting up another company and is on a mission to help inspire belief and confidence in like-minded women around her. She wants to help other women make life and work a place we love to be in.


We want to support you to become more confident, whatever your issue. apply for a virtual mentoring session today