Trisha Lewis

Trisha Lewis

I have a background that sets me up to help you communicate with the impact you need and the enjoyment that motivates. I have had jobs in schools, corporates, retail and I have been self-employed as an actor, speaker and reminiscence facilitator - all leading to setting up as a communication and confidence coach in 2016. I have done a lot of work personally and with others on all things impostor syndrome - but I call this self-squashing. Proud to have published my first book in 2021 - 'The Mystery of the Squashed Self' - helping small business owners sort self-sabotage and thrive. I am the host of the 'Make it Real' podcast - for small business owers who want to grow their business without squashing their soul. You get the gist.

How to talk to strangers

Turtling Up. Lost art of conversation. Trisha Lewis Communication Skills

The rich rewards of random conversations and how to have them. Imagine we told you that there was something easy, fast, and free that you could do every day to increase your happiness. Imagine this activity could also help you…

Defensiveness ruins Communication

Liz Truss and Beth Rigby Interview

Lessons learnt from Liz Truss’s defensive communication style Defensiveness creates blind spots in decision-making. When individual and groups respond defensively problems go unrecognised, victims go unacknowledged, and relationships deteriorate. * The crime of ‘defensive communication’ is committed by many —…

The Pleasure of Pleasing


When does ‘people pleasing’ become a self-squashing habit? No, this article is not about intimate relationship matters. But — if you ‘went there’ it’s all good. You’ve connected to a very basic part of being human. Most of us get…

Why People Pleasing is Selfish

Why People Pleasing is selfish. Trisha Lewis.

Being a ‘people pleaser is all about you. How selfish! Now that’s a reframe to mess with your head. No, I am not casting everyone who ever slips into people-pleasing mode as an ego-maniac or uncaring type. I am simply…

Are you Hiding Your Achievments?

Hiding your achievments Trisha Lewis Clapping Woman

Why do you water down your achievements – when you really don’t need to? Why do you go out of your way to take the spotlight off you when you are ‘in danger’ of being praised publically! Why to you…