A Staffordshire author and businesswoman whose school life and early career was blighted by shyness is on a mission to help others embrace it, gain confidence and become successful.
Shyness coach and Mum of three Adele de Caso runs a series of workshops, coaching sessions and on-line courses designed to help others change their lives for the better.
Her brand-new website has just gone live to help spread the word about her work and encourage more people to attend her recently launched on-line course called: ‘60 Minutes to Confident and Comfortable Communication. Her website has been developed by M3 branding based in Trentham:
Adele who has written two books, wrote the first one called: ‘Shy People Can Be Successful too,’ back in 2009 and has since penned: ’52 Tips for a Fantastic Year.’
The businesswoman and coach from Trentham says her shyness was crippling at school and continued to affect her throughout her early career.
She said: “I was very shy and quiet as a child. I was never the one who put their hand up in class and had no confidence at all. I felt like that for a very long time. As I got older and got my first job in the health care profession I can vividly remember sitting in my car, with my heart racing, worried about going into work, scared of having to speak to people, of doing something wrong.
Adele explained: “I just didn’t enjoy work because I was that scared of making a mistake as I was that nervous. It wasn’t until a few years later when I started reading some personal development books through the business I was then working with – that I realised there were things I could do to help my shyness. Since then, I’ve listened to lots of podcasts and read lots more which has spurred me on to write about the things I’d learnt and what I’ve done to help myself.
“If I’d have told my fifteen-year-old self that one day I would be confident enough to speak in front of 5,000 people at a conference, I would never have believed it. Now I want to help more people like me, who feel like shyness really is holding them back. I want people to use shyness to their advantage, rather than fight against it. It’s not about changing who people are but changing the perception that you don’t have to be an extrovert to be successful,” she added.
To find out more about Adele’s story, her books and the coaching courses she delivers please go to: www.adeledecaso.com