Imposter Syndrome (“Imposterism”) Coaching and Consulting for Executive Leaders and Athletes
Harness your imposterism and optimize your performance and psychological wellbeing.
Imposter syndrome or “Imposterism”
Many of us live and breathe it almost every day.
If you’re here, you might be a self-appointed perfectionist and, naturally, your toughest critic.
You know there has to be more to life than crippling self-doubt and constant fear of the future. You can envision your ideal life for yourself and your loved ones. But no matter how hard you try – you can’t seem to get there.
You might feel…
- Unfulfilled – despite your many successes and blessings.
- A lack of gratitude – you can’t stop comparing yourself to others or who you thought you’d be by now.
- Uncertain of who you are and can’t make genuine connections with others because of this.
- That your contributions mean nothing – you might get a temporary high from external validation, but the feeling never lasts.
- A lack of excitement toward your goals – due to your self-doubt and uncertainty about what you truly want out of your career and life.
- Anxious that you don’t deserve to be where you are – despite evidence that proves you wrong.
- Closed off to new opportunities – you lack belief in yourself, and would rather stay “safe” than push yourself to do something out of your comfort zone. Even if it could help you reach your goals.
- Controlled by your self-sabotaging behaviors – you struggle with maintaining healthy relationships and making progress toward your personal and professional goals.
You might be experiencing these imposter symptoms daily.
Whatever contributes to the feeling that you’re undeserving or not good enough, I can help you identify what’s holding you back.
But we don’t stop there.
I also help you develop tools and habits that will increase your capacity to honor your true self, form genuine connections in your personal and professional life, and take advantage of life’s abundance.
While everyone experiences imposterism and self-doubt, you don’t have to let these imposing feelings manifest into self-sabotage.
It is possible to remodel your mental fitness to better position yourself for happiness and success in your life.
“We are what we repeatedly do”
With more than 20 years of experience navigating workplace culture in the non-profit arena, I work with leaders and athletes to:
- Break down barriers to change, which requires cultivating an environment of openness, vulnerability, and safety.
- Develop a sustainable framework for culture that:
- a) Promotes the pursuit of individual growth
- b) Improves overall efficiency by creating buy-in and
- c) Encourages flexibility and adaptability.
- Implement the framework to ensure it’s user-centered and driven by the needs of the individual and the organization.
- Pinpoint how each individual leader or athlete’s imposter syndrome creeps into the culture and affects collaboration, retention, and efficiencies.
- Minimize the detrimental effects of fear around not knowing where to start, which processes to implement, and how to adapt to change.
What do I know about imposter syndrome?
Hi, I’m Mike. I’m an imposter syndrome coach with imposter syndrome.
I have – and still do – struggle with it.
But, I have learned how to harness the impact on: my relationships, my business, my personal goals, my self-efficacy and confidence, and my sense of self.
Coaching helped me break free of the limiting beliefs and fears that were holding me back from true fulfillment and growth.
Now I want to help you do the same.
Without further ado, here’s the exact blueprint I use for success…
That’s not how I work.
A great coach should:
- Help you gain clarity about yourself, especially your needs, desires, and limiting beliefs.
- Empower you to take action once you know where you want to go.
- Work with you to determine which tools and strategies you should implement based on your unique personality, lifestyle, and goals.
- Lay the mental groundwork for you to learn “how” to hold yourself accountable both during our time working together AND afterward so you can build upon the progress we make together.
Success looks different to everyone.
The goalpost is constantly moving when you’re a driven high achiever.
It’s essential to remain open and be understanding with yourself throughout your journey.
Success from our time together might look like:
- Accomplishing the goals you had set before seeking out coaching.
- Gaining the ability to practice introspection that helps you realize your true goals.
- Self-confidence to make better decisions that might not be what you want in the immediate future but will serve your long-term growth.
- Identifying and removing your limiting beliefs AND the self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors that prevent you from being in alignment with your true self.
“No one will hype you up or tear you down as much as yourself!”
You might think combatting imposter syndrome is easy or obvious.
Well, it is, and it isn’t.
We tend to ignore our own advice and view ourselves in a negative light. If you get stuck in that cycle, breaking out of it by yourself is nearly impossible.
That’s where coaching comes in. And like all relationships, it takes two to make a thing go right.
You have the potential to become unstoppable. The first step is coming to your coaching session with an open mind and the drive to succeed.
You might think you’re not good enough or that others have what you don’t.
But what about…
The people that look up to you and how far you’ve come?
Your boss and teammates who express their appreciation for your contributions?
The courses and certifications already under your belt?
You convince yourself these things don’t matter – but they do.
If you’re constantly comparing yourself to others or the vision you have for yourself, let’s put a stop to that.
Sign up for individual coaching if you’re ready to show your imposter syndrome the door. It’s time to make room for your new guests – growth and contentment.
Myth vs. Truth
Myth: Imposter syndrome is an excuse for not improving yourself.
Truth: Imposter syndrome affects people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
Even the most driven people struggle with imposter syndrome because of how intensely they care about their own success and contributions.
Myth: The most successful people in the world never struggle with imposter syndrome.
Truth: Everyone struggles with self-doubt and feels imposter syndrome from time to time.
The most successful individuals feel it, but they’ve learned how to manage it.
They’ve figured out which voice to listen to and when so they can still move forward and succeed.
You can too.
Myth: Imposter syndrome can’t manifest in ways that affect your success.
Truth: It’s common for individuals who experience frequent imposter syndrome to:
- Hold themselves back from attempting tasks or applying for positions they imagine as beyond their skill level or knowledge.
- Engage in self-sabotaging behaviors if they’re convinced they don’t deserve success.
- Go with the flow, even if they feel their voice isn’t heard, or their values represented. They don’t believe they deserve a say.
Imposter syndrome is an inevitable part of your drive and ambition. But just because it’s inevitable doesn’t mean it has to stop you in your tracks.
It can be a parasite, or you can turn it into a weapon of mass success. You get to choose.
Get in touch when you’re ready to harness your imposterism and start making moves.
I promise it really will be me on the other end.