Dealing With Impostor Syndrome


  • Presentation Length: 60-mins / 90-mins / Half Day
  • Participant Numbers: 15-500+
  • Virtual and In-person options available
  • Sessions can be recorded for internal use
  • Onsite training available globally: North & South America, EMEIA, APAC, LATAM
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and Malay.


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. Therefore, it is important for organizations to address this issue and provide their employees with the necessary support and training to help them overcome impostor syndrome.

In this presentation, we will explore various strategies to deal with impostor syndrome.

Content Outline

  • Understanding impostor syndrome: Definition, causes, and symptoms
  • Recognizing the negative impact of impostor syndrome: On work and well-being, and the overall organization.
  • Creating a culture of acceptance and support: Fostering a culture where individuals feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and experiences with others.
  • Developing self-awareness: How this can help one to recognize and manage impostor syndrome.
  • Re-framing negative self-talk: The power of self-talk and how re-framing negative self-talk can help manage impostor syndrome.
  • Building a network of support: How support networks can help manage impostor syndrome.

Practical exercises

(included in 90-min and Half Day sessions)

  • Mindfulness meditation: Participants will learn about the benefits of mindfulness meditation and how it can help manage impostor syndrome.
  • Journaling: Participants will learn about the benefits of journaling and how it can help manage impostor syndrome.
  • Role-playing: Participants will learn about the benefits of role-playing and how it can help manage impostor syndrome.


By the end of this session, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of impostor syndrome and will be equipped with various strategies, exercises, and frameworks to manage it effectively. With this knowledge and tools, organizations will be able to create a supportive environment that promotes productivity, well-being, and success for all individuals.