While not the same thing, they are often spoken of synonymously. No doubt the two go hand in hand but you can also have low esteem with high confidence and vice versa. Self-esteem is really about one's sense of self-worth and is probably best addressed in private therapy. Self-confidence, however, is about the ability to be or do what you want in life. Makes great fodder for coaching!What is it that you want to be or do?