Imposter Syndrome: Rewiring Your Self-Perception
“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.
Imposter syndrome can also be tackled with 1:1 coaching sessions customized to suit individual needs and specific work/life situations.
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