Want to Release Imposter Syndrome? Try this.

If you are looking for a breakthrough, I find that a carefully curated group creates epiphanies and shifts like lightening bolts, lessons are “locked in” and new paths are quickly revealed. When we gather in community with an intention to discover a deeper understanding about ourselves, the interaction with others offers insights, comfort and context.  

Some Data  
Over the past seven years, I’ve gathered weekly with my coaching clients for a group check-in (364 zooms, to date!), coached monthly group masterminds and intensives (127), and facilitated hundreds of live group coaching experiences.

As a Next Chapter Coach, it’s an honor to support a wide range of clients at different points in their career, ages and professions to curate lives of impact, joy, ease and financial sustainability.  Because of this, topics and strategies are also quite varied:

    • how to advance in a current role or secure a new one 
    • negotiate a salary based on impact  
    • launch a business that leverages one’s purpose
    • differentiating and positioning
    • utilizing mindfullness, gratitude, purpose and joy – strategically 
    • achieving balance, ease and financial sustainability

A Common Occurence – to Learn From  

One of the common dynamics quickly revealed in group, is how often each of us can feel like an “imposter.” While the feeling is normal, it is not accurate, and is a self-fulfilling barrier to you moving forward.   

A STORY:  Eight amazing leaders met each other on Day One of the Career/Life Breakthrough Intensive I was facilitating.  Introductions were made, intentions set and coaching began.  Immediately following the call, I received texts or emails saying different versions of this: “Kathryn, thank you for including me in this group, the other women are incredible.  I know I’m not as successful smart/experienced/articulate as they are, but I will try my best.”

The Interesting Part  
ALL eight felt that way.  ALL eight looked around at the others, and believed that they were the outlier. Obviously, all eight could not be correct.  

Some Prompts  

    • Think about what happens to you when you feel like you don’t belong, or you are less than others.

    • Think about the lengths you may be going to, or situations you may be avoiding, to ensure that your lack of experience or knowledge isn’t seen. 

    • Think about how much time and energy you spend with those thoughts and resulting actions (or inactions). 


    • What if what you have been thinking about yourself… is NOT TRUE?

    • What if you do belong? What if you have much to offer, regardless of where you are and regardless of who you are with? What if not knowing something doesn’t mean you won’t have impact?

    • What could that then make possible for you?

    • How would you enter into new conversations and situations differently?  

An Invitation
As you move into the New Year, I invite you to begin focusing on all the ways you impact those around you – ESPECIALLY when you believe you are making mistakes, don’t know what to do, or are doing things incorrectly.

Release any lingering “Imposter Syndrome” worries, and know that you are not alone in your struggles, your doubts, or your concerns. You are not the only one who feels what you feel. Your perceived “lack” is a component of your “superpower.” You are normal. You have a role to play. You are (more than) enough.

If you’d like a guide to help you reveal your superpowers and purpose so that you can actively curate your Next Chapter, let’s talk!

Registration for our group – via the Career (Life!) Breakthrough Academy – is Open.  Schedule a complimentary and confidential Strategy Call to dive in to your specific scenario and see if The Academy is the right fit for you.

To your success!

Next Chapter Coach
Creator of The Career (Life!) Breakthrough AcademyTM

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