Posting here always helps me either directly or indirectly. Or while writing I figure out myself, not sure what but I notice I get better. So here again, with different issue. Apologies for long post, thought to layout every detail: I work in a company for almost 7+ years. Initially everyone were amazed with my work, few people were very jealous too. That caused for a lot internal politics, my own depression issues, new born baby health issues. Situation got worse and worse after 3 years, I warned myself and restarted everything. PROVED IT. New boss recognized it, gave me lead responsibilities. My team started realizing I am back, and gained my respect back. We merged with other team, 2 of my new peers are my reportees now. One fine day they officially announced it to the team. Which is super challenging because those 2 are 60+, working here for 20+ years, technically very strong , very very stubborn and they hate their boss (top of that once I was their peer). – so they hate me . I understand their feelings- basically I am very very soft spoken and soft nature person. I continued to be more friendly, and assure them I am not annoying boss at the same time take care of their disappointments. In this process I did made few changes to consider their disappointments and progressed towards it. They look co operating, but very very dominant. I am learning their clients work and working hard, etc. Things kinda getting better but something is getting worse. THAT’S MY SELF CONFIDENCE. My self confidence is dropping every day, I am very scared to open my mouth in the meetings. Especially this happens with one guys and his clients work. I was noticing this myself but today in 1-1 my boss mentioned 100 positive points only one improvements is : “ you are really doubting yourself and not confident, please work on it”. Honestly I am getting scared, scared of everyone, everything. Feeling very anxious, because of office stress personal life is also getting affected. Other than that particular guy’s work and clients rest of the clients work I am ruling. Why I am scared of in that particular situation. I am getting over stressed, I feel always my head is about to explode. What will help me at this moment? Looking for some comfortable , boosting talk or words. Please help me. Oh, BTW reached out to HR and asked for training on leadership skills, they said they will send training details soon. I will do anything it takes, but I want to be confident and come out this nasty feeling.