Coaching is for all of us who want our dreams and desires more than we want to stay in “the status quo”… AND are willing to commit to it!
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Imposter Syndrome is universal. It is the feelings (regardless of gender, age, education, experience, etc.) that we have of ourselves that we are not as smart or talented or qualified as other people think we are. It also shines through when we are not living our most authentic life – masquerading in roles and lifestyles that are not faithful to our truest values.
The term and concept of “Impostor Phenomenon” (more commonly referred to as impostor syndrome) was first coined in 1978 by psychologists Suzanne Ime & Pauline Clance. It highlights a pattern of negating self-talk and self-belief of one’s skills, talents, and accomplishments while experiencing a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud (despite evidence of success to the contrary). This continual self-doubt is a self-fulfilling prophecy whereby overwhelming anxiety and depression AND self-sabotage perpetuates the cycle and impacts our performance.
Because of it’s universal presence, regardless of the accomplishments and accolades we pile up, Impostor syndrome leads to self-sabotaging behaviors such as more entrenched perfectionism, chronic procrastination, underperformance and over working (leading to burnout). Imposter Syndrome comes at a high cost personally, professionally and economically. What’s more, it prevents individuals from realizing their authentic selves (i.e., their values, strengths, goals and truest desires).
So,…how does our coaching help?
Coaching is an investment that pays dividends in both our short and long-term lives. What makes our coaching successful is the support we provide to help our clients get to where they want to go. We are an accountability piece – “scaffolding” that helps support you throughout the process while building your capacity to take ownership as you move through your vision, values, strengths and goals.
As an Imposter Syndrome coach, we don’t believe in the negative stories or fears that we all tell ourselves. This self-sabotage has no ability to get us to where we want to go. We help you breakdown the universal limitations of your negative self-talk and self-doubt (and by default self-sabotage) and guide you along a path of success that is defined by you!
Let’s connect to discuss how we can work together to move past perfectionism and fears of failure and honor your truest desires.
Imposter Syndrome is not simply limited to individuals. Because our organizations and companies are run, designed and supported by groups of people, Imposter Syndrome creeps into the very fabric of organizational systems, policies and “best practices”. As an organizational consultant, we work with leaders at all levels to identify your underlying culture and strengthen the cultural underpinnings of your institution while also problem-solving methods to combat the self-sabotage that is holding back both your potential and over-arching growth.
Let’s connect to discuss how we can work together to keep your organization on the path to fulfilling its mission and goals for the long-term.
DISC Behavioral Styles
DISC is one of the world’s most popular team building tools. The DISC assessment uncovers individuals’ behavioral style, known as the “how,” by analyzing natural and adapted behavioral factors. The most productive teams understand how each individual member likes to operate and how they prefer to be communicated to as well as what pushes their buttons. We offer an on-line course and full certification options. (In-person half-day, full-day, multi-day options available)
12 Driving Forces®
The 12 Driving Forces is an assessment tool that measures what really drives us. It is built around six basic areas of motivation that people experience on any given day. It uncovers a person’s “why” by analyzing specific areas of drivers a person possesses. There are six primary drivers that determine the lens through which we view the world and shape our view of what ideas, experiences and people we will tend to favor or avoid. We offer an on-line course and full certification options. (In-person half-day, full-day options available)
Our Emotional Intelligence assessment (called EQ) is an assessment tool that can help you sense, understand and effectively apply the power of emotions to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity by learning to recognize and manage emotions effectively. People with higher EQ awareness are better able to build strong relationships by revealing insights of emotional self and social regulation, navigate organizational change by bringing sense and understanding of emotions, empower leaders of today and discover leaders of tomorrow, and reduce team conflicts to improve productivity. We offer an on-line course and full certification options. (In-person half-day, full-day options available)
Let’s connect to discuss how we can work together to support your team and maximize their purpose.