I have a confession.
I run workshops on imposter syndrome and I AM an imposter. There. I’ve said it.
In time gone by, I would never have been able to admit this. My imposter would be shouting “you can’t say that, that makes you EVEN more of a fraud.“
But the more we keep quiet about this subject, the more we compound the issue.
This was even more apparent at last nights workshop. The participants’ number one take away was how empowered and reassured they felt by simply sharing their experiences and learning that others have similar (if not the same) narratives as they do.
What’s more, there was a realisation that perhaps you may always have these types of feelings but that there ARE ways to quieten that imposter voice, know when it will show up and prepare accordingly.
The challenge may not be to rid yourself of the imposter completely but instead learn to get to know it and get comfortable with the discomfort.
The more we share, the more we challenge that imposter.
Gemma Brown is an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation, working with people to navigate successfully through transitions - be it career, relationships or life in general. Her belief is that when we confidently bring our whole selves to all areas of life, anything is possible. Transitions exist in both our personal and business life, and so often, the two fiercely overlap. Coaching with Gemma focuses on you as a whole, enabling you to identify your strengths, build confidence and to live a life with increased purpose and direction. Gemma is based in Cambridgeshire and carries out face to face coaching in the area as well as 1-2-1 coaching via Skype and Zoom. For more about Gemma, visit her 'About' page or contact her directly.