Hi there quiet one,
Welcome to Quiet Connections.
We’re Hayley and Stacie, and we help people like you to stop panicking and feel more calm and confident in social situations, so you can finally speak up, join in and feel like you truly belong.
You want to be able to hold a conversation and get your point across more easily. Public speaking or group discussions might even be a huge part of the job you have your heart set on! And you’d give anything to be able to just chat to a stranger, make new friends and date without all the worry, right?
Well, being quieter doesn’t mean that you can’t have all of this.
It isn’t easy for you…
You want to reach out and have a good time with the people around you, but you’re afraid of being laughed at or judged if you say something wrong.
You know you have answers, ideas and opinions to share but when you try, you panic and the words don’t come out (at least not in the order you wanted them to!)
You worry that you’re falling behind in life, but you feel too anxious and embarrassed to speak up and be seen. You don’t want to be this way; you just want to feel normal.
We know you probably think that you’re weird, broken and the only one like this, because that’s how we felt too.
But the truth is, you’re not alone.
We’ve also avoided social gatherings because we didn’t know what to say to people. When asked a question, we’d awkwardly give the shortest possible answer to stop people staring at us (there’s a lot we “didn’t know”).
We’ve rehearsed conversations we’d never have in our heads in the hope that we’d say the ‘right thing’ if that someone actually spoke to us in real-life. And we’ve hidden in toilets because we felt self-conscious and out of place.
This held us back in our education, careers, relationships and we felt kinda lonely too. When we hit rock bottom, we knew something had to change…
If we can go from feeling like we don’t fit in and can’t do normal everyday tasks, to being successful in careers and relationships, and even speaking in public, then so can you...
Want to know the best bit? We’re still quiet.
It turns out that you don’t need to become something you’re not after all. We all have these abilities, even if we can’t yet see them for ourselves. And we can achieve so much even though we feel anxious.
As certified coaches, we help people like you to stop panicking so you can be more of who you really are, underneath the fear and avoidance – because that’s what it really takes to feel like you belong.
What our community say...
My sessions have been amazing. I have come so far since I started. The biggest thing I’ve got back is my motivation and this is honestly changing my life! I couldn’t recommend Quiet Connections highly enough, it has helped me change my outlook on life so much for the better.
Your support has helped me gain confidence and now I have a job 🙂 Huge thank you for all the help. I never thought I could get to this stage but because of them I have. I am so happy I attended Quiet Connections, it really helped and I would definitely recommend it!
I've moved miles away from my comfort zone to places I never thought I'd be able to deal with... Thank you for your help. I didn't think it could work but it really helped me.
It gave me the chance to get to know people and feel recognised and understood, safe and peaceful in the knowledge that I wasn’t going to be judged.
How you can work with us
Take a Starter Course
Want to work on something specific that's holding you back?
These 2hr starter courses focus on a specific challenge that's commonly experienced and helps you understand what's happening and what you can do about it. You'll find a course on managing panic attacks, quieting your inner critic, and learning to love yourself when you're quieter.
Get The Quiet Speaking Toolkit
Want quick techniques to help you feel more calm and confident in speaking up?
This short course is for you! You'll get six modules full of easy techniques that you can start implementing from Day 1 to help you feel more calm, confident and able to speak clearly.
If you want to get to the heart of the problem and make lasting change, let’s work together 1:1.
Get in touch to arrange a chat to explore how we can work together.