I was on the phone with one my long term coaching clients this morning. We were talking about the new role she had just stepped in to in her company – a position she had earned based on years of hard work, proving herself, achieving great results, and she was finally being recognised with this promotion.

She was feeling good about it: excited and energised by all of the possibilities.

Yet as we were speaking, it was clear she was still questioning herself. Did she really deserve the role? Should she ask the questions that were on her mind during these initial meetings when she thought the wrong decisions were being made? Should she share her early ideas on planning? Did she know enough?

Should she even be here?

All questions based on stories, self doubt, limiting beliefs and at the bottom of all of that…..the question that haunts many of us as women……am I really good enough?

We worked our way through each issue, question, story and scenario and closed many things out so she could move forward in a positive way.

And then I asked her this question:

What if you could be just 10% braver tomorrow? What would you do?

Hmmm. “Great question,” she said as she pondered her answer.

I’d speak up in the meeting. I’d ask the question. I’d put forward the idea. I’d step into just a little bit more of my power”.

And with that, I could feel her relax, breath more easily, and sit more deeply into the possibilities of what she could actually do in this new role if she gave herself permission to really show up.

10% braver. It’s not that scary. Not that far outside your comfort zone. Doesn’t require any life changing or heroic efforts. Mitigates your risk. Keeps you safe.

But still inches you toward the best and most powerful version of yourself.

Still leaves you at the end of the meeting, or at the end of the day, feeling like you showed up for yourself, that you didn’t diminish yourself, that you owned your worth and backed yourself just that little bit more.

10% braver. What would it mean for you?

Join me and my lovely client by trying for the next week to just be 10% braver. And see what happens when you show up for yourself just that little bit more.

Excerpt from Simple Soulful Sacred: A Woman’s Guide to Clarity, Comfort and Coming Home to Herself by Women Rising Founder, Megan Dalla-Camina.


  • Megan Dalla-Camina

    Founder & CEO Women Rising | Author | Women's Leadership, Empowerment & Wellbeing

    Megan Dalla-Camina is the visionary leader behind Women Rising—a global movement empowering women in leadership, wellbeing, and personal growth. As Founder & CEO, Megan brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for helping women unlock their potential. With an impressive academic background encompassing multiple Masters degrees and extensive research, Megan has honed her insights into actionable strategies that drive real change. She combines her academic and coaching prowess with decades of executive experience in Fortune 100 companies, providing a unique perspective that deeply resonates with women around the world. Through the Women Rising program, Megan has garnered widespread acclaim for her holistic approach to personal and professional development, with more than 5,500 women in 500+ organisations in 37 countries graduating in the past 2 years. With expert coaching, evidence-based content, and a vibrant community, Megan supports women to step into their power, thrive in their careers, and become authentic leaders who make a lasting impact. Her work has featured on major media platforms such as NBC, CNN, Forbes, and more. Megan is a sought-after columnist for Psychology Today and the best-selling author of three influential books: "Getting Real About Having It All," "Lead Like A Woman," and her latest, "Simple Soulful Sacred: A Woman's Guide to Clarity, Comfort, and Coming Home to Herself."