The Impostor Syndrome Files

The Impostor Syndrome Files

Do you ever feel like a fraud? Are you living with chronic self-doubt? Do you question whether you deserve to be in your role? If so, you're not alone! As a women's leadership coach and lifelong struggler with Impostor Syndrome, I wanted to create a space where women can tell their personal stories and unburden themselves of the silent shame that comes with this experience. I also wanted listeners to be able to hear themselves in others and realize that they are not alone. On this podcast, we'll share the stories of women from different backgrounds who've struggled with and learned to manage Impostor Syndrome. Let's erase the stigma and stop feeling ashamed of these very normal experiences. And let's come together to share our challenges and strategize how to effectively rise above them.

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April 13, 2021 31 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, my guest, Clara Arroyave, shares her story as a Latina entrepreneur and the strategies she uses to manage the biases of others. She also emphasizes the importance of accountability to countering self-doubt.

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In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at Impostor Syndrome through the lens of personal identity. My guest, Shelley Rottenberg, shares her powerful story as a transracial adoptee. Born in China and raised by a single Jewish mother in Canada, Shelley talks about not feeling “Asian enough” or “Jewish enough” and how she continues to find peace.

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March 30, 2021 36 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at the role of self-compassion in managing Impostor Syndrome. My guest, Ellen Albertson, shares a powerful framework for moving away from self-criticism and treating ourselves the way we would treat a good friend. See below for a free special gift.

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In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at how our “good girl” upbringings lead to challenges in our professional lives. My guest, Pattie Grimm, shares her personal story of experiencing Impostor Syndrome in a male-dominated work environment. She also shares strategies we can use to build our confidence and overcome self-doubt.

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March 16, 2021 39 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we explore ways to take back our power when others undervalue us. My guest, Gayani Weerasinghe, shares her personal story as a first-generation immigrant, woman of color and scientist turned lawyer and how she has powerfully navigated environmental conditions that often lead us to doubt ourselves.

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March 9, 2021 39 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at the relationship between introversion and Impostor Syndrome. My guest, Steve Friedman, shares his story of feeling insecure and inauthentic as an introvert in the corporate world. He also offers great strategies for embracing introversion as a strength and being your true self.

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In this special episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, I share a recent interview from my visit to the Belle Curve podcast. We had a powerful conversation about the universality of Impostor Syndrome and how to manage it and wanted to share it with all of you here.

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In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we talk about feeling like we're not enough. My guest, Kate, shares her personal story of struggling with self-doubt and not feeling good enough. She also talks about the inspiration she gets from her daughter and how that has helped her to build her confidence.

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February 16, 2021 31 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we explore the role of authenticity in how we see ourselves. My guest, Tiffany Castagno, shares her personal story, as well as her perspective as an HR leader. Together we look at the importance of psychological safety and celebrating our unique gifts.

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February 9, 2021 36 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we get our first male perspective on Impostor Syndrome. My guest, Russell Nohelty, shares his experience as a best-selling author and creative. He also offers a powerful framework for managing perfectionism and overwork.

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February 2, 2021 31 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at what happens to our confidence when we step outside our authentic selves. My guest, Rosalyn Palmer, shares her powerful personal story of a meteoric rise followed by a devastating crash and the hardships that followed as she reset her life and reconnected with her authenticity. Her inspiring journey reminds us what really matters in the bigger picture of life.

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January 26, 2021 41 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at managing Impostor Syndrome during a job search. My guest, Theo Gray, shares her inspirational journey and the power of connecting with others. She encourages us to be brave and reach out to others to establish human connections, particularly as we pursue new opportunities.

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January 19, 2021 27 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at how our early social experiences influence our confidence. My guest, Mandi Relyea-Voss shares her personal story of living in “constant fake it ‘til you make it mode.” She also shares the strategies she uses to manage self-doubt.

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January 12, 2021 44 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we talk about how we can support young girls to become more confident and, hopefully, avoid some of the challenges we’ve faced. My guest, Leslie Coles, shares her Impostor Syndrome story and offers practical advice and strategies for all of us who want to empower girls to become confident women. Many of these same strategies can help us grow our own confidence as well!

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January 5, 2021 32 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at the influence of command and control leadership on our experience with Impostor Syndrome. My guest, Ann Marie Yakopich, shares her personal story of how she found her voice and reclaimed her power. She also reveals the lessons she’s learned as a woman in a male-dominated industry.

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December 29, 2020 33 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we discuss the effects of formality and conformity on our confidence and overall comfort in the workplace. My guest, Stacey Shipman, shares strategies for personalizing our workplace interactions and the power this has on our psychological safety.

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December 22, 2020 35 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at how taking a non-traditional career path affects our confidence. My guest, Sandy Silk, shares her personal story of the twists and turns that led her from studying German to becoming a cybersecurity leader at Harvard University. We also discuss the flawed system that overvalues education and undervalues diverse backgrounds.

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December 15, 2020 33 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at how the nature of our work influences our tendency toward perfectionism and self-doubt. My guest, Erika Janifer, shares her personal story as an engineer and the ways in which she manages the demands of a career that requires great accuracy and precision. She also discusses her experiences as a woman of color in a highly male-dominated field.

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December 8, 2020 47 min

In this special episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we take a deeper look at confidence and the choices we have available to us to show up more confidently. My guest, Alyssa Dver, shares her powerful perspective that confidence is a choice. She also offers practical tools and strategies for handling workplace situations that trigger self-doubt.

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December 1, 2020 29 min

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at the importance of understanding and owning our feelings in order to effectively step into action. My guest, Christina Kwan, shares her personal journey from financial services leader to entrepreneur and the struggles she faced with Impostor Syndrome. We also ask whether it’s really possible to fake it ‘til you make it.

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