Vanessa Murphy on Women In Confidence - Women in Confidence

Episode 50

Shall we go straight into it? Izi Friend interviews me on all things to do with confidence.

Hello, I'm Vanessa the host of Women In Confidence and to mix things up and have some fun at the same time, Izi Friend interviews me on Women In Confidence. Izi was a guest on Episode 42 so go check it out. It was in the making of that episode that Izi and I came up with the idea of this interview/conversation. We both like to chat and we especially like talking about confidence

Listen to me answer some of the questions I ask my guests - I hope I did a good job. Hear me talk about

> What I learnt from my time in the military

> What is different about life in the commercial sector

> What I do now

> And lots of musings about life, confidence and HR

I have invited Izi back onto the show to talk about something we have in common - uprooting ourselves and moving to somewhere we don't know anyone. Me from the UK to Australia and Izi from Sussex to Cornwall. Listen out for that episode in the future. If you have any questions you would like me to answer, then please email me on and I can do it in the next episode with Izi.

On another note, this is the 50th episode of Women In Confidence - cue the fireworks and the bottle of champagne. I am so proud of myself for getting to this milestone. From having an idea to reaching 50 episodes is something that I intend to celebrate. Thank you to the guests for being on - the show would not be the show without them. Also thanks to you, my lovely audience. I make this show for you (and a little bit for me too) so if you want me to cover a particular aspect of confidence or you want to be on the show please email me on I love hearing from my listeners so please reach out.

Whilst I am at it, please rate, review and share so that other amazing women can find Women In Confidence.

Vanessa xxx

About the Podcast

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Vanessa Murphy

Vanessa is a HR and Company Culture Consultant, a Confidence Coach and a Podcast Host.
Vanessa got her first proper job in 1998 when she joined as an Officer in the Royal Navy and then after 15 years doing that, she transitioned into senior HR and Culture roles working for organisations all over the world.
She now has 2 strings to her bow....
Firstly, she has always been fascinated by what makes a company great to work for and now devotes her time to creating workplaces that not only have impressive performance but are also human centred - hint... they are not mutually exclusive. Her Conversations About Company Culture podcast is her way of sharing ways to build great organisations.
Secondly, she is also an avid people watcher and she likes to observe people when they were operating with confidence and self-belief and learn strategies, tools and techniques from them. She helps women with confidence at work and her Women In Confidence podcast is a way for her to share her knowledge and her network with a wider audience.