Validation Is For Parking

Nicole Kalil

Confidence noun con·fi·dence : when you know who you are, own who you’re not, and choose to embrace all of it

If you had more confidence, what decisions would you make? What risks would you take? What dreams would you chase?

For women, confidence is often associated with doing it all—and doing it perfectly. When I earn that promotion, lose ten pounds, or meet the person of my dreams…then I’ll feel confident. We’ve been bombarded with messaging telling us to be confident, but no one has told us how. Speaker, leadership strategist, and coach Nicole Kalil is changing that.

In Validation Is for Parking, Nicole provides a comprehensive guide for building internal trust and reclaiming confidence, a skill built from the inside out. You’ll learn how to create boundaries, give yourself grace, and overcome the five most common derailers that impede progress and contribute to unhealthy patterns. This is a journey in which there are no shortcuts, but Nicole provides the guidance and support you need to break free from limiting narratives. A book for all women, Validation Is for Parking is an uplifting exploration of the untruths we believe and the internal antidotes that teach us to trust ourselves and become who we’re meant to be.

Nicole Kalil is an in-demand speaker and the dynamic host of the This Is Woman’s Work podcast. Known as the Confidence Sherpa, Nicole reveals how-to strategies that set her apart from other self-help experts. Previously a Fortune 100 C-suite executive, she’s helped thousands of women reclaim their confidence so they can live authentically, both personally and professionally. Nicole lives with her husband and daughter in Andover, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

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