motivational speaking & workshops


Joy Burnford, the director and founder of My Confidence Matters, speaks on the subject of women’s confidence in the workplace at numerous corporate and women’s networking events.

We have run events and workshops for organisations such as Deloitte, Women in Banking & Finance and Women in Food & Farming.

‘how to be more confident’ workshop

Our ‘How to be more confident’ workshop is designed for audiences of up to 50 people. This practical and interactive session helps women think about how they can have a greater influence in the workplace and ensure their ideas and opinions are heard.


Research by My Confidence Matters shows that over 73% of women lack confidence at work on a regular basis. Speaking up in a meeting or giving a presentation is one example where it manifests itself.

In the first half of the workshop, Joy shares highlights of our research, discusses what confidence is and why it is important in the workplace. She then tells her personal ‘confidence rollercoaster’ story and then shares her 5 top tips on how to overcome a fear of speaking up in public and help prepare for any public speaking performance.

The second half of the session is highly interactive, and small groups of 6/7 participants are given the opportunity to practice and present a 1-minute presentation. There is an opportunity to discuss key learnings and share these with the whole group.

Joy delivered a great workshop for Women in Banking and Finance in Birmingham. She shared her 5 Ps for how to increase your confidence. She is an engaging speaker and the audience loved having a chance to practice ‘pushing themselves out of their comfort zone’. A fun informative and lively workshop which made participants think about how they can build their confidence.
— Tara Zutshi, Women in Banking and Finance
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‘lunch and learn’ workshops

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We also run ‘Lunch and Learn’ workshops for organisations, capturing some of the most important issues and tactics concerning workplace confidence.

Our workshops are designed to be fun and animated learning opportunities, making it easy to address questions in an open and comfortable form while also incorporating group exercises which get participants thinking about their own voice and body conduct.

Our workshops are highly tailored to the particular needs of the organisation. Read the following case study for an example of how we helped a software company in London support its female employees with its new scheme to promote women in tech.

feedback from some of our previous delegates

  • “Fabulous workshop!”

  • “A great positive experience! Thank you.”

  • “Very good session. Enjoyed!”

  • “More like this please! This has been my favourite event so far in 2019!”

  • “Very engaging speaker!”

  • “Great session and inspiring”

I recently attended a confidence workshop that Joy hosted. From the minute I walked in, there was a great buzz of energy around the room and Joy kept us all engaged throughout the session. She designed some interactive sessions which put learning into practice immediately and delivered that boost of confidence. The session Joy held was empowering and motivating and the hints and tips she shared were brilliant and I know they will make a difference to the way I work. Thanks Joy!
— Nix Bhachu, Manager, Lloyds Banking Group

For further information on how we can support your organisation with workshops, lunch and learn sessions or motivational speaking at your events, contact us today.