008: Confidence Follows Courage With Laura Zam

Laura Zam is a writer, performer and speaker whose work helps others understand that confidence often follows courage. Laura shares lessons from her larger-than-life mother who was a Holocaust survivor, as well as her lifelong journey to heal from sexual assault.


Listen to this podcast to hear Laura discuss:

  • Playing up to 28 characters in her one-woman shows
  • Laura’s healing journey from sexual assault
  • Lessons from Laura’s mother, a Holocaust survivor
  • The power of asking “how can I?”
  • Teaching women that confidence often follows courage
  • Organizing the day based on canonical hours
  • Rituals vs. routines

Laura Zam presents “confidence follows courage.”

Laura’s Recommended Resources




The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman


Laura Online


Facebook #TameTheShame

Twitter @LauraZam


Laura In Print

Healing SoughtNew York Times essay

New Monologues for Women by Women, includes a monologue by Laura