Decoding Gravitas: Lisa Sun On Redefining & Developing Confidence

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In this episode, I am talking to Lisa Sun, an inspiring figure who has transformed her early career feedback into a lifelong journey of self-empowerment and teaching others about the essence of confidence. Lisa shares her unique insights into what gravitas truly means and how it transcends traditional notions of confidence. From discussing the six forces that shape our self-perception to exploring eight forms of confidence, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone looking to understand and improve their self-confidence. Lisa’s stories of personal growth and her approach to feedback as a tool for development provide invaluable lessons. Plus, don’t miss her thoughts on the challenges faced by Gen Z in the workplace and her advice on navigating professional life.

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About the guest-

Lisa Sun is the founder and CEO of GRAVITAS, a company on a mission to catalyze confidence. It offers innovative size-inclusive apparel, styling solutions, and  content designed to make over women from the inside out.

Prior to founding GRAVITAS, Sun spent 11 years at  McKinsey & Company, where she advised leading luxury  fashion and beauty brands and retailers in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America on strategic and operational issues.  Her first collection was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine,  People, and the Today show. Sun and  GRAVITAS have been featured on CNN, Forbes, Fast  Company, New York magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle,  and more.

Often called the “dress whisperer,” Lisa is also a  highly sought-after public speaker and an author who likes to impart her hard-won knowledge on gravitas and how to best harness it to other women.

Shownotes -

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:02:20 – Lisa’s understanding of Gravitas and her journey with it

00:05:20 – How we misunderstand confidence

00:07:18 – The Six Forces of the Self-Critic

00:11:20 – Satisfaction Conundrum

00:13:20 – The limiting definition of Confidence & Gravitas

00:15:10 – The eight different forms of confidence

00:19:50 – How Lisa navigates crisis of confidence

00:21:20 – Approaching feedback constructively

00:26:00 – Confidence in the absence of accomplishments

00:30:00 – Advice for aggressive GenZ

00:34:10 – Shame buddy and other allies

00:38:00 – How to read Lisa’s book, Gravitas

00:41:15 – Mindset when living through a difficult period

00:42:40 – An Experience Lisa Hopes Others Live Through

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