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90 – Confidence Coach Christen Shefchunas Says Wake Up and Get Naked

Coach Christen is an All-American Division one swimmer, college swim coach, author of Naked Confidence: Revealing Your Whole Truth and Finally Moving Forward, speaker and entrepreneur/founder of Confidence Nuggets. After many false starts and disappointments, she uncovered the power of confidence coaching and realized that this would be the new direction for her life. She started infusing confidence coaching into all her endeavors and it paid off both with herself and her athletes. I think that most epiphanies come when we finally open ourselves up to our issues, whether we are stagnating or failing or just running in place. It’s when we allow ourselves to be humbled that we can start moving out. Christen speaks to this process and so much more.


Today we talk about:

  •  The ugly emotions: Regret, Shame and more
  • 3-part process to creating confidence: Wake up. Own it. Transition it to the Positive.
  • How when we try to predict the future, it’s always the worst case scenario.
  • Fear: What is the root of fear?
  • Expectations: How they can keep you stuck & lead to disappointment
  • Reframe the What-if’s to I-am’s
  • Speak your truth
  • And so much more!


Christen is one of my new favorite people. It’s tough when you are talking to a life coach of sorts. Because you feel like they’re sort of looking through all your bullshit to the real stuff deep inside. Personally I always want to just get it all out so that I don’t feel like I’m hiding anything and I can look them in the eye! What you don’t know is that after we hung up, we stayed on the line and talked about some more personal hangups/those things that creep into your mind on a hike that you don’t even realize you remembered. Christen really reiterated the three part process for healing: Wake up. Own it. And transition it to the positive. It can be that simple. But the toughest part for many people is to Own It. To forgive yourself for whatever negative emotions you are holding onto and then letting it go and moving forward in a positive way. I want to share that she sent me one of her Confidence Nuggets. I close the “I will lead” bracelet. I’m not kidding, during a meeting I found myself focusing in on some small details and realized that I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to do during that meeting – leading. That little visual trigger got me back on track. I love Christen’s final nugget. Speak. Speak your truth. When you know and accept who you are, the more confidence you will generate in your life.


This episode sponsored by Skirt Sports (best women’s fitness apparel on the market!) and Health IQ (they find great rates on life insurance for healthy people). All right then, you know what time it is! It’s time to get out there and Run This World. Have a great workout and I’ll see you next week!