Developing Confidence as a Designer with Lauren Currie, OBE | #20
Developing our confidence as designers isn’t just for our own benefit. Sometimes, it can be the driving factor in getting important ideas heard and growing our impact as a designers.
Lauren is Head of Design at Good Lab in London and the founder of #UPFRONT - an organization that exists to change confidence. She talks about her mission to help designers gain the confidence to change the world. You can sign up to her online course in authentic confidence for women here.
Since the recording of this episode, Lauren has been honored by the UK government with an OBE award (Order of the British Empire). Congrats, Lauren!
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In the spirit of #UPFRONT, how might we help someone else develop their confidence? The next time you’re in an audience or in a meeting or in a situation when someone is speaking, smile and nod and be enthusiastic, to encourage them. Or approach speakers after the event and give them specific feedback about their talk.
Bonus challenge: If you are a speaker, consider joining the #UPFRONT revolution. Here’s how it works - a speaker agrees to be “#UPFRONT” and allows 2-3 people to sit on the stage with him/her, to get a feel for what it’s like to experience the stage without the pressure of performing. If you are interested in being an #UpFront speaker, contact Lauren and her team.