My experience in decades of coaching executives and entrepreneurs is that a fundamental belief in our own value and “goodness” (for lack of a more scientific term) is at the very heart of our ability to help ourselves, and thereby help others. While I once thought that under-capitalization was the cause of most entrepreneurial failures, I soon came to understand that the real quicksand was poor self-esteem. This workshop is neither a T-Group convocation nor a walk over hot coals. It is not intended to be therapeutic, insofar as deep emotional problems will not be addressed, nor is it an attempt to resolve deep-seated issues with relationships past or present. It is a candid and honest attempt to deal with a lack of trust in one’s judgment, a lack of belief in one’s value, and a lack of discipline about one’s merit. It is not for “damaged” individuals, but rather for intelligent, talented people who are not allowing their own talents to be fully deployed, and their own contributions to be fully utilized by others.