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Build Trust and Grow your Self-Confidence

Within by Savoir Relier via FutureLearn


Learn how trusting relationships are the key to successful, confident leadership

On this second course in Valerie Gauthier’s Leading With Sense ExpertTrack, you’ll identify and develop the skills required to grow positive interpersonal relationships . You’ll focus on using your five senses when interacting with others in order to create a constructive environment for a relationship to grow.

Unlock the secret to building trust in interpersonal relationships

Human beings are relational beings, and good relationships with others directly contribute to individual wellbeing and success. Trust is particularly important when it comes to leading a team.

On this course, you’ll learn how to build trustworthy relationships and find the courage and self-confidence to share your perspective with others.

You’ll discover the skills required for building trust, and learn how to use an exercise called the DUO to adopt the mindset needed to build trustworthy relationships.

Grow your self-confidence through sharing with others

In order to build trust, it’s vital to share parts of yourself. This requires inner strength and courage to share your vulnerabilities with different people.

Under the guidance of Professor Gauthier, you’ll learn how to improve your self-confidence and find the courage to share.

Using the Savoir-Relier leadership method, you’ll understand the importance of listening and appreciating other viewpoints and seeing yourself through the eyes and feedback of others.

Discover leadership development training with Professor Valérie Gauthier

This course is created and delivered by renowned author, academic, and linguist, Valérie Gauthier.

Professor Gauthier has been teaching courses at HEC Paris, NYU Stern and MIT Sloan, and built multiple relational communication and leadership development courses.

This course is open to anyone interested in developing the core skills required to grow positive interpersonal relationships.

No specific leadership experience is required as the course asks you to draw from your own personal experiences and interactions with others.

This course requires group interactions. For this we provide access to a safe and secure external tool free of charge for every learner and accessible by smartphone or computer.


  • Premises of Genuine Dialogue
    • Course Introduction
    • Opening up to others
  • The Key to Effective Communication
    • Getting down your ladder
  • Your First DUO
    • Just DUO it!
  • The Characteristics of a Leader
    • The Leap of Trust
    • Course wrap-up

Taught by

Valérie Gauthier


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