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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
- 1 day Instructor-led workshop
If you are experiencing feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, you’ll be surprised that Imposter Syndrome is typically associated with high achievers. Some 70% of people experience this at some time in their lives. As we become more specialised in a particular subject, we become more aware we become of the gaps in our knowledge which can bring on feelings of being “not quite good enough.”.
The course examines the Imposter Syndrome, where it stems from and offers tips and techniques and strategies to overcome it. Through these you will be able to confirm and acknowledge your capabilities.
Who is this course for?
Anyone who feels like they are a fraud and does not believe in their own achievements, or who criticises his/her rights to manifesting good things for themselves and others. It will also help managers who are dealing with this syndrome in any of their staff.
This course is designed to explore the Imposter Syndrome, to recognise its presentations and debilitations for the psyche and in day to day life and offers thinking techniques for you to handle it constructively.
Imposter Syndrome; what’s that?
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Why do you think you are a fraud?
How is it linked to other feelings of self-doubt, fear of success and self-sabotage?
When does this pattern strike?
How do you recognise it?
Recognising Imposter Syndrome
Recognising it in yourself
What thoughts does it comprise of?
Not living up to others’ “expectations”
Focussing on your mistakes and not your achievements
Being a Perfectionist
Thinking you are unremarkable
Never doing enough; Where do your skills come from?
Recognising the syndrome in your team
An employee consistently turns down praise and promotions
Avoiding high exposure projects
Attributing their work to luck or some other factor
Symptoms of low self-esteem, self-deprecation
Unfavourable Comparisons with others
Expressing fears of failure or incompetence
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
How to acknowledge your feelings
Keeping a journal
Talking to others (gaining reassurance)
Understanding your strengths and weaknesses
Building confidence and doing a SWOT analysis
Believe in Your Successes
Breaking the pattern
Stop the Self-blame
Are you an Expert, a Superman/woman, a Soloist or a Natural Genius?
Avoiding personal and group stereotypes
Why am I having these beliefs?
Challenging the Syndrome: activities
21 ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
What you get
Training is held in our modern, comfortable, air-conditioned suites
"What do I get on the day?"
Lunch is provided at a local restaurant or pub. Browse the sample menus:
Breaks and timing
Courses start at 9:30am.
Please aim to be with us for 9:15am.
Joining information (how to get to our venues)
Available throughout the day:
- Hot beverages
- Clean, filtered water
Training formats & Services
Training manual sample
Below are some extracts from our Dealing with Imposter Syndrome manual.
21 ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome.
· providing value
· receiving compliments
· you can be wrong and it’s ok
· Feeling that you belong
· Stop feeling that you’ll be punished or will die