Cultivating Confidence Step by Step: Life Lessons from the Road with C. Jane Taylor

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Have you ever felt inadequate—in your career, in your home life, in your body?

Have you ever been afraid to take the leap—into a new business, a new relationship, a new stage of your life?

Have you ever lost confidence—as a parent, as a woman, as a leader?

C. Jane Taylor answers these questions with a resounding yes… and did it anyway. Her journey from adventurer to author to publicist and inspirational speaker surprises her, too.

In 2015, she undertook a 10,000-mile cross-country motorcycle trip with her husband and son. They were all new riders. She was terrified—of her driveway, of the weather, of her motorcycle. It took her the entire country to get the nerve to ride the speed limit.

When they returned home, she started writing. A freelance writer for more than 20 years, she had always been afraid to write and publish a book. Her author’s journey took five years.

In 2022, after her book was published, she hit the road again for a national book tour—by motorcycle! Overcoming her fear of public speaking, she gave 50 author readings across the country.

At each step of the way, she tapped into a self-confidence she didn’t know she had. Building confidence is not like building a house, it’s more like building an identity based on observation, action, reflection, and integration. Join us as we explore these simple steps to cultivating confidence.


This event will be held IN-PERSON. Masks are encouraged but not required. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Christine at


C. Jane Taylor is an author and freelance writer living in Hinesburg. Soon after her first book, Spirit Traffic, was published this spring, she took it on the road with a National Book Tour—by motorcycle. 97 days in the saddle. 13,000 miles.

Spirit Traffic recounts how, at the age of 50, Jane learned to ride a motorcycle, overcame the terror of navigating her steep dirt driveway in Vermont, and, three days after her son’s college graduation, set off with him and her yoga-teacher husband on a cross-country motorcycle adventure that took them all into uncharted territory—as novice riders, and as a family.

Her Postcards from the Road detailing her national tour will be featured this fall in Rider Magazine. This transformational journey influences her approach to writing, marketing, publicity, and the work she does inspiring women of all ages, particularly those over 50.

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November 30, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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