The Virtually Confident Podcast with Esther Stanhope – The Impact Guru!

The Virtually Confident Podcast with Esther Stanhope – The Impact Guru!

The Podcast where you get your confidence fix from someone who’s found, lost, found and built her inner confidence (from scratch!) The “Next Normal” requires you to be on camera, on video and as good as TV pro as part of your job! How can you pluck up the courage to show up and be fabulous every day? From behind the scenes at the BBC to helping leaders and professional women speak up and get their voices heard in this VIRTUAL WORLD! This is where you’ll hear Esther’s tales of woe, wonder, failure and success. Esther and her special guests of industry leaders, experts and AMAZING women talk about their juiciest confidence stories, tips & strategies so you can take them away and boost your self-belief! Walk away with this mantra… “You only need to be 80% perfect to speak up… in fact ***** perfectionism…. feel the fear and do it anyway!”


March 2, 2022 35 mins

Leila McKenzie-Delis, founder and CEO of DIAL Global (Diverse Inclusive Aspirational Leaders), and a passionate thought leader chats to host Esther Stanhope about confidence. How to get, how to boost it, how to keep it, and how to share it.

  • Her upbringing has inspired her passion. Originally born in Hong Kong, Leila was adopted as a baby by a British couple and grew up in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
  • As one of the relatively few non-w...
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Penny Haslam is one of the UK's best (& most vivacious) motivational keynote speakers of all time!  


She's an award-winning motivational speaker who inspires audiences with her keynote talks about communication and confidence.

Her impressive background in broadcasting means she brings relevant, useful, inspiring content, AND she's completely amazing on camera!

She's a former BBC business journalist from the UK who presented on BB...

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Melinda Messenger, a popular TV personality turned therapist, and Esther Stanhope, an international speaker and award-winning author have teamed up to create this fab podcast.

Melinda became famous as a model and television personality in 1997, appearing on This Morning, Loose Women, Dancing on Ice and many more high-profile shows. Now she's a practicing psychotherapist who helps people bounce back and build resilience – ideal for ...

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Kim Arnold, author of "Email Attraction: Get what you want every time you hit send" is seen regularly in media outlets including; Professional Marketing Magazine, HR Zone, Coaching Perspectives, and Business Bunker Radio.  Kim is a sought after speaker on marketing, comms and writing.  She's also a Panel Tutor at the University of Cambridge Institute Of Continuing Education.

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Gill Whitty-Collins spent 26 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G), latterly as Senior Vice President, running leading global brands such as Olay, Always and Pantene. She now works to drive gender equality and diversity as a key lever to build stronger businesses and stronger societies. Her story and vision will inspire you to join the force to make inequality history. ‘Why Men Win at Work’ is her first book, published in August 2020.

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Emma Kenny is a psychologist, TV presenter, writer, and expert media commentator. She is best known for her role as a resident psychologist on ITV’s This Morning. Her Youtube True Crime series is becoming one of the most-watched on the platform. Her serial killer next door tour is coming in 2021 across the whole of the UK. She is the founder of Appy the health and wellbeing social media app. She has been featured on popular podcast...

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The Presenter Coach, Graham Davies is the UK's top public speaking consultant.  Senior executives, professionals, and politicians who need to communicate effectively under pressure in front of millions of television viewers turn to him for advice.  His book, The Presentation Coach, is one of the most popular books on the subject in the UK. This has made him a regular choice as a speech analyst on the BBC, CNN, ITV, and Sky News. V...

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How do you make it to the top?  How do you ask for money? And what did it feel like getting an OBE at Buckingham Palace? These are all on Esther’s agenda with her fantastic guest (who wrote the foreword to Esther’s book ‘Goodbye Glossophobia – Banish Your Fear of Public Speaking Esther’s guest is Vanessa Vallely OBE is the CEO and founder of and WeAreTechWomen. Vanessa has won 22 awards for her work in finance, ge...

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Funny, enlightening, and highly entertaining from three leaders who’ve learnt how to fake it ‘til you make it.

Pamela Jones is a London city veteran, having worked for Investment Banks and Brokerage houses globally for the last 25 years. She is a coach and mentor to senior women in leadership roles within the financial services sector. Pamela is passionate about the education and representation of the younger generation, with a spe...

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Liu (pronounced Lee-you) Batchelor is a presenter, creative producer, and TEDx curator. She is passionate about exploring new ideas and the psychology of innovation. She was recruited by Nike to front a year-long women’s sports campaign, before launching a fundraising challenge for Sports Relief to do 100 (different) Sports in 100 (consecutive) Days. She hosted a 100+ episode live chat show called The Big Ideas Show, presented a re...

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Shola Kaye is a communication consultant, author of two books and an award-winning speaker. Her keynote and masterclass topics include communication for diversity and inclusion, workplace communication, in particular for teams that deal with complex information, and workplace empathy.

She also speaks about how to create a more inclusive environment for introverts, especially within the technical/data/STEM work space.

She has a degr...

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Russell Wardrop is co founder and chief executive of Kissing With Confidence.

His vision and drive are central to the development of the business. For 19 years he has delivered training at the highest levels and he is now a leading business speaker. He believes that delivering a keynote for three hours to 250 delegates at a conference, with a flipchart and a pen, is better than golf.

A former academic and award winning architect, h...

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