Virtual/Instructor-led training

Dealing With Impostor Syndrome


Impostor syndrome, a feeling of inadequacy and self-doubt, can affect anyone, including the most accomplished professionals. It is particularly common in high-achieving organizations where people feel pressured to perform at their best. Impostor syndrome can lead to decreased self-esteem, negative thoughts, and ultimately impact an individual’s productivity and well-being. In this presentation, we will explore various strategies to deal with impostor syndrome.

  • Decoding Impostor Syndrome: Understanding Its Nature, Causes, and Telltale Signs
  • The Personal Toll: Recognizing How Impostor Syndrome Impacts Your Work and Well-Being
  • Cultivating Self-Acceptance: Creating a Supportive Inner Environment for Self-Reflection
  • The Power of Self-Awareness: Developing Skills to Identify and Confront Impostor Syndrome
  • Shifting Inner Dialogue: Transforming Negative Self-Talk to Boost Confidence
  • Building Your Personal Support Network: Leveraging Relationships to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions

  • Impostor Syndrome Reflection Journal: Participants keep a journal throughout the session, noting moments when they felt like impostors, their emotions, and the circumstances. 
  • Inner Dialogue Transformation Exercise: Participants partner up and take turns sharing their negative self-talk related to impostor syndrome. The partner’s role is to help reframe these thoughts into positive and empowering statements.
  • Support Network Mapping: Participants create a visual representation of their personal support network, identifying friends, family, mentors, and colleagues who can provide encouragement and guidance. 

included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions

  • Cognitive Restructuring: A psychological framework that teaches participants to identify and challenge negative thought patterns associated with impostor syndrome, replacing them with more constructive and positive beliefs.
  • Self-Compassion Model: A framework that emphasizes self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness as ways to combat impostor syndrome. Participants learn to treat themselves with the same compassion they would offer to a friend facing self-doubt.
  • GROW Coaching Model: A coaching framework that stands for Goals, Reality, Options, and Willingness. It helps participants set clear goals, assess their current reality regarding impostor syndrome, explore options to address it, and commit to actionable steps for personal growth and confidence-building.