04/30/2014 03:55 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Claire Shipman Of 'Good Morning America' Shares Husband Jay Carney's Best Advice

Claire Shipman's got a lot on her plate.

When she's not working as a correspondent to ABC's "Good Morning America," she's busy parenting two children alongside her husband -- and President Obama's press secretary -- Jay Carney.

In addition, she's co-authored a book with fellow TV journalist Katty Kay titled "The Confidence Code." In a HuffPost Live interview on Tuesday, Shipman shared a piece of sage advice she received from Carney that's helped reinforce "the confidence code" that's preached in the book.

"He has a kind of confidence that sometimes seems unusual to me in that there isn't a lot of ego," she told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "So he will step back and look at me sometimes when I'm ruminating or trying to make a decision or fixating on an email from a boss and [thinking], 'What does it mean?' and [he'll] really try to say, 'It's fine. Step back. You have no reason to worry.' And I think that's where he gives me the best advice."

Shipman noted that she and Carney have "had an interesting balance of careers" throughout their marriage.

"For a long time, when I was on TV a lot, people would sometimes call him 'Mr. Claire Shipman,'" she said, referring to her husband. "And he's actually never been bothered by that."

Watch the full HuffPost Live segment on "The Confidence Code" below:



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