787: Heroine Training With Xandra Robinson-Burns

Xandra Robinson-Burns is an Essayist and the Founder of Heroine Training. ‘The Queen of Character Development’, she writes Heroine Training With Xandra Robinson-Burnsabout being the protagonist of her own story, and finding storybook magic in everyday life.  Her membership programme, Everyday Wonderland, helps readers discover magic where they already are, away from screens. She also hosts The Art Life, a weekly podcast and emerging philosophy on what it means to be an artist in the modern age.  A TEDx speaker and Oxford graduate, her work has been featured in The Guardian and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Xandra is also the co-host of two podcasts called The Art Life and What’s Your Favorite Part?

Xandra shares how she integrates her cultural identity with every aspect of her life to live her authentic self along with her tips to help you in your own journey to self confidence.


Xandra Robinson-Burns is the founder of Heroine Training and a writer.

Cultural Background

Xandra is of Korean and American descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

So what? I’m still a rockstar.

So what? I’m still a rockstar.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is believing in yourself as you are in the present moment.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Xandra was pretty confident growing up but she struggles with her cultural identity as a mixed race woman.

The “AHA” Moment

Xandra worked as an intern in a Shakespeare theater and she was asked if she was drawn to be casted as a half asian woman.  She realize she was able to share all aspects of her life.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Xandra continues to grow awareness of her cultural identity.  She integrates her identity with every aspect of her life.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Be a heroine in training.  Be confident in yourself as a work in progress.

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