It takes self-confidence to get things done. In fact, that is how Ivan Joseph defines self-confidence: the ability to accomplish the task at hand. Using visualization and other exercises, he helps people get a sense of the current level of their self-confidence.
In this fascinating and research-based talk, Joseph discusses:
- The attributes of self-confident people
- How to develop self-confidence
- Giving feedback that builds self-confidence
- Self-talk and self-affirmation
- Interpreting failure
With a Ph.D. in sports psychology, Joseph shares studies that apply in business and life. He put these studies to use in his work — he coached at the World Championships and took a collegiate soccer team from a losing record to the national championship in just five years.
In this dynamic and engaging keynote, audiences gain specific tips and takeaways to build their own and others' self-confidence.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Ivan Joseph is the vice provost of student affairs at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to joining Dalhousie, Joseph served as director of athletics at Ryerson University for 10 years. In that role, he was responsible for strategy, leadership and management of the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
Joseph led Athletics and Recreation through an exhaustive self-assessment which resulted in the creation of a five-year strategic plan to guide the annual work of staff, coaches, administrators and stake holders in support of the vision of becoming one of the top athletic and recreation programs in the country.
Before joining Ryerson, Joseph was director of soccer operations, head men’s soccer coach and assistant professor of health and physical education at Graceland University, a century-old liberal arts institution in Lamoni, Iowa. Born in Guyana, he grew up in Toronto where he was a nationally ranked high school track and field athlete. He was recruited to Graceland as a student-athlete in 1993.
The 2006 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Coach of the Year and three-time Coach of the Year in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, Joseph led the Graceland men’s soccer team to three conference championships and its first NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship. His men’s and women’s soccer programs were consistently ranked among the top in the NAIA polls.
Ivan Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health from Graceland, a master’s in Higher Education Administration from Drake University and a Ph.D. in Sports Psychology from Capella University.