Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome: Rewiring Your Self-Perception

The Challenge

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts” – Bertrand Russell.

Despite its name, the Imposter Syndrome is not a rare disease or a mental illness; it’s a very common experience among successful, high-achieving individuals across all industries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.

While some degree of self-criticism is not just healthy, but even a desirable propeller to excellence, impostor syndrome can have a paralyzing effect, leading to withdrawal into one’s comfort zone, workaholism and self-sabotaging behaviors.

And while research doesn’t show no significant gender difference in the incidence of this phenomenon, the consequences of impostor feelings seem to have a greater impact on women’s career, especially in industries and positions of authority and power where women are still the exception.

Goals & Objectives

The good new is: the imposter syndrome is a completely interior experience, not supported by any external evidence of fraudulence. Anyone can learn to recognize and break the impostor cycle leading to self-sabotaging behaviors.

The 2-hour workshop includes plenty of time for hands-on exercises, self-reflection and group discussion. Participants are guided through a 4-step process aimed at uncovering their own impostor voice and rewiring their self-perception.

4steps

Imposter syndrome can also be tackled with 1:1 coaching sessions customized to suit individual needs and specific work/life situations.

The Benefit

Participants will walk away with:

  • Clear understanding of what impostor syndrome is
  • In-depth knowledge of contributing factors and defining traits
  • Recognition of when and how impostor syndrome might show up for them
  • Practical exercises to break the cycle of impostor feelings
  • Tangible actions and new behaviors to try
Advertisements