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Hi, we're Team Quiet!

We're here to help you show up and be seen and heard in life so that you can make the connections and contributions in the world that your compassionate heart desires.

Because we've been where you are...

We know that low confidence is holding you back in life. Whether you’re feeling too socially anxious to leave the house and have some fun, or not good enough to pursue your dreams and live the fulfilling life you deserve.

 

Stacie Clark, Quiet Connections Director & Coach

Something inside of you has been stopping you from showing up and being seen. 

Part of you keeps you small and quiet, because it feels safer than showing up as your true self and risking judgement, criticism and rejection. But deep down, you know you’ll be happier in life if you’re following your heart, taking a few risks, reaching out and connecting with others, but that protector within you feels powerful and determined to keep you safe the only way it knows how… by hiding the real you away.  

You start to think that there’s something wrong with you as you compare yourself to others. You’re telling yourself you ‘should’ be able to do certain things, because other people seem to cope so easily. But you’re struggling to summon the courage and clarity you need to move through the panic and anxiety you feel. 

But there comes a time when you can no longer avoid speaking up and being seen...

 

We know your pain, because we were the quiet ones too. The ones who would freak out whenever someone would talk to us. We know what it’s like to feel unable to ask for the help you need, and instead pretend to be okay. We've felt the fierce panic that the mere mention of the words ‘presentation’ and ‘interview’ can trigger.

We were so embarrassed about how ‘flawed’ we were, we just wanted to hide ourselves away. So we did everything we could to avoid speaking in front of people or being the centre of attention; from declining social invitations to the point we stopping getting asked, to sabotaging job applications making sure we didn’t get an interview, and pretending we had no dreams of our own we wanted to follow to avoid the risk of judgement and criticism.

We spent years of our lives rejecting ourselves so that other people didn’t have a chance to.

Stacie Clark, Quiet Connections Director & Coach
Stacie Clark, Quiet Connections Director & Coach

It doesn’t have to be this hard...

It’s taken us over a decade of research, counselling, reading, coaching, courses, training, and getting super uncomfortable in the name of growth, to collect enough puzzle pieces to understand what was going on for us and to learn how we can make changes for ourselves to show up how we want to in life.

We know it’s so hard because no one really talks about this (and seriously, who has a decade to spend trying to figure it all out for themselves?). That's why we feel it’s so important to share everything we have learned, because you shouldn’t have to feel alone, broken and ashamed the way that we did for so long.

We’ve been there. We’ve dived into the research for you. We were reluctant explorers on the path from social anxiety to quiet confidence, and now we want to help you walk that path, too.

Now, we help quieter and more sensitive people like you with...

Developing strategies to manage social anxiety & overcoming that feeling of not being good enough so that you can let go of your tendency to hide yourself away

Practising your uniquely impactful ability to express yourself & uncovering your quiet confidence so that you can walk a path that’s aligned with your true nature and live a more fulfilling life

Reconnecting with your inner knowing and sense of purpose, exploring the strengths of your quieter qualities so that you can finally appreciate the light within yourself

We have loads to share with you

And we’re still learning and growing.

But don’t be fooled by our relaxed approach. It’s super important for us to feel confident in our own capabilities to help you, so between us we’ve taken a number of coach training courses which means we have a blend of brilliant tools to help you wherever you are in your journey. And because coaching is an unregulated industry, we maintain a Professional Membership with the Association of NLP to give you peace of mind too.

We’re no longer afraid to be seen.

Our younger selves would be amazed to see us now. We know how to show up in life even when we’re nervous (and we do still feel anxious, it’s a totally normal part of being human after all). It’s been said that we’re living examples of how confidence can shift, and we want this for you too.

Stacie Clark, Quiet Connections Director & Coach
Stacie Clark, Quiet Connections Director & Coach

Above all, we’ve learnt this...

You can change.

No, not change into someone new. Not become more extroverted than you were born to be. You can change in a way that gets you back to who you really truly areunderneath the fear, the masks and the avoidance.

It’s not about becoming something you’re not. It’s not even about ‘finding’ your voice. It’s simply about shifting your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a way that lets the real you into the light. The ‘you’ who already has an important voice, just waiting to be heard. Because there is so much goodness in you, that you don’t see for yourself yet, that we believe the world absolutely needs to see.

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Who are we

Meet the Team

Hayley Stanton

Founder, Chief Operations Officer & Coach

Stacie Clark

Chief Experience Officer & Coach

Phil Williams

Chief Technology Officer & Coach

Michele Cheesman

Community Coordinator & Coach

Julie Jones

Facilitator

Vicky Otter

Coach

Elaine Macey

Coach

Stacey Mills

Non-Executive Director & Psychological Therapist

Jason Crabtree

Non-Executive Director & Registered Nurse