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What you can learn about success and self-care in the workplace from an introverted business owner

When you think of a woman who founded a successful global company, what do you see?

Now add presenting at conferences, delivering training workshops and working with high-profile organisations. You probably picture a person full of extroverted confidence, who must never struggle to speak, network, or feel doubtful, don’t you?

It’s easy for us to assume that others don’t experience the same anxieties that we do. And for us to believe we’re less capable than they are. Or for us to strive for success based on what we are told it is meant to look like (even if it’s not what we actually want, or suits who we are).

Which is why I am super excited to share this interview with Fiona Campbell-Howes, who has a different message to share, that we think is important for you to hear!

But before I do. I’d like to offer a warm thank you to quiet volunteer and community member, Julia, for reaching out to Fiona and setting up this interview for you all. And to Fiona, of course, for sharing her experiences and vulnerability with you too. It was a stretch for all involved (as you’ll hear!), and equally as enjoyable!

So, settle in with a cuppa. And let’s hear why it’s important to redefine success on your own terms, work to your introverted strengths, care for your wellbeing in the workplace (as an employer, employee or business owner), and to seek out support when you need it…



If you loved Fiona’s advice (as much as we did!) on taking small steps at a time, then check out our Free Workbook – A Quiet Person’s Guide to Gently Stretching Your Comfort Zone at Your Own Pace


  • Stacie Clark

    Hello! I'm Stacie... I was the girl who awkwardly blurted out half-formed sentences. Pretended to not know much - about a lot of things! Would go on a date to sit in silence. And nervously laughed to hide the fear of speaking. I support people like yourself, who feel anxious in social situations, because I’ve been there too and I know it sucks. I believe we all have amazing gifts and qualities within us, waiting to be expressed, and I love helping individuals like you, find your own quiet ways to let them shine.

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