How to Find Courage in Vulnerability—Shannon Fisher

Some people are great at maths; I’m good at vulnerability. 

I used to think being human and real was a fault. I was sure my over-sharing marked weakness in me—that it proved I was deficient and had little to offer. I didn’t feel courageous; I felt ashamed. This shame kept me stuck in a job I hated, repeating negative patterns that paralysed me more with each round. 

Everything changed when I started to blog about my shame. A community of voices shouted “me too!,” and I began to feel less isolated and less guilty about taking up space. As I did, I began to see my authenticity as an asset, and I gained the courage to leave a suffocating job and start my business.  In this talk you’ll learn:

  • How to find courage in your vulnerability.
  • How to move past past shame into health.
  • Why rejection isn’t failure, but a way to filter out those who aren’t right for you. 

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Jonathan Kahn

Jonathan Kahn

organiser
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David Caines

David Caines

branding and illustration
@salon16
Rhiannan Walton

Rhiannan Walton

co-organiser
@RhiannanW
Daniel Howells

Daniel Howells

digital design
@howells
Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Sara Wachter-Boettcher

content strategy
@sara_ann_marie