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Christian Woman Leadership Podcast

144 EpisodesProduced by Esther LittlefieldWebsite

It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women w… read more


115: Overcoming Guilt & Shame and Becoming a Confident Leader with Chelsey DeMatteis

Have you ever felt like your past disqualifies you from stepping into a leadership role? Do you ever appear confident to others but truly struggle with feeling that way?

In this episode, Holly and I talk with our guest Chelsey DeMatteis about her leadership journey and how she has overcome guilt and shame about her past and stepped into leadership. She shares some of the ways God used others to help her heal and how she’s gradually grown in her leadership roles. Chelsey also provides insights into why different generations of women need one another and how we can effectively reach out to other women.


In addition, Chelsey shares that while she previously appeared as though she was very confident, she actually struggled on the inside. We discuss how God has shifted the way she perceives confidence and helped her to grow into this new perspective.


This episode is brought to you by the Confident Leader Catalyst. Click here to get on the waitlist or learn more. When you get on the waitlist, I’ll also send you my free “Renew Your Mind” guide with 12 Biblical mindset shifts you need to make to become a confident leader.

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Key Points Discussed:
  • Chelsey’s life & leadership [4:00]
  • The shame and guilt Chelsey experienced and how she healed [8:41]
  • Learning to use her gifts [15:36]
  • Why different generations need one another [19:15]
  • Impact of mentors in Chelsey’s leadership [24:31]
  • Chelsey’s struggle with confidence [29:43]
  • Refining her personality and gifts [33:12]
  • Transitioning from working to staying at home [39:10]
  • How Chelsey’s podcast came to be [42:26]
  • Dealing with comparison [48:18]
  • Leaders are learners [55:25]
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This episode is brought to you by the Confident Leader Catalyst. Click here to get on the waitlist or learn more. You can also find the free Confident Leader Stages Quiz here.


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