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Ep 195. Building Confidence with guest Christine Errico

bold goal crusher podcast goals podcast Nov 09, 2023


  • Welcome to the Bold Goal Crusher Podcast, where we empower you to crush your bold goals without working double time. 
  • Host: Sara Mayer 

Guest Introduction 

  • Guest: Christine Errico 
  • Background: Born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, Christine has overcome more than 20 surgeries and severe bullying. She is now a TEDx speaker, a certified confidence and transformation coach, holds a PhD in business, and advocates for the cleft lip and palate community through her work with Smile Train. 

Interview Begins 

  • Christine's childhood experiences with bullying, name-calling, and exclusion due to her facial difference. 
  • The emotional toll it took on her and the impact on her self-esteem and self-identity. 
  • Sara shares her own experience with childhood bullying. 
  • How Christine coped with the bullying by denying and ignoring it. 
  • The importance of recognizing and addressing emotional challenges. 
  • Christine's journey towards professional help and self-acceptance in her 40s. 
  • The role of adversity in building strength, resilience, and compassion. 
  • The misconception that physical appearance defines one's identity. 
  • The power of positive affirmations and self-belief. 
  • The significance of focusing on what's working in our lives. 
  • Sara's story about offering compliments to others and the positive impact it can have. 

Building Confidence and Overcoming Social Anxiety 

  • Christine's role as a certified confidence coach. 
  • The three pillars of confidence: self-awareness, emotional management, and social skills. 
  • Learning how to speak up for what you want. 
  • Practicing asking for help in a safe environment. 
  • Setting boundaries and the importance of self-respect. 
  • Sara's experience with learning to set boundaries. 
  • The achievement and acceptance highs that drive people to overcommit. 
  • The history of women being expected to be caregivers and pleasers. 
  • The shift towards prioritizing self-care and self-compassion. 
  • The significance of authenticity and knowing one's values. 
  • How authenticity leads to trust and connection in relationships. 

Connecting with Christine Errico 

  • Christine's website: 
  • Free ebook: "How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin" 
  • Schedule a free consultation with Christine through her website. 
  • Christine's expertise in building self-acceptance, self-esteem, self-worth, and setting boundaries. 

Closing Remarks 

  • Sara thanks Christine for the insightful conversation and the valuable information shared. 
  • Encouragement for listeners to crush their goals and take action towards self-improvement. 


  • Thank you for tuning into the Bold Goal Crusher Podcast. 
  • Sara looks forward to supporting the community in achieving their goals. 



Connect with  Christine:

Facebook Christine Errico - Confidence and Transformation Coach

Instagram @christine_errico 

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