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The self-efficacy project blog

Over the last 2 years, I’ve interviewed over 30 high-performing individuals across North America and Europe, to find out what makes their self-efficacy strong. What makes them believe they can do what they set out to do?

The inspiring results of my research inform my personal belief in the power of self-efficacy and have been integrated into my speaking and coaching programs.

Dawn interviewing Entrepreneur, Success Coach and Podcaster, Mitch Matthews for The Self-Efficacy Project, February 2021.

The Self-Efficacy Project began when I was asked to speak at a WIRE Event (Women Investing in Real Estate).

In the lead up to the event, I asked the organizer what was the biggest challenge the attendees faced.

“They don’t believe they can create an income through real estate.”

The words that stuck in my mind were “They don’t believe they can.”

Her answer ignited something within me.

How often are we stopped because we simply “don’t believe we can?”

I have struggled with this, have you?

From here The Self-Efficacy Project began.

I wanted to know how high achievers strengthen their own efficacy.
I asked questions like…

How do you strengthen your inner belief to achieve the outcomes you desire?

How do you move out of your self-doubt? 

How do you maintain your belief in yourself? Even when the going gets tough?

And what’s the relationship between belief and outcome?

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If you would like Dawn to come speak to your organization about the self-efficacy project, or lead a workshop, please contact her here…