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I'm Melissa. Your host and Certified Career and Life Coach. I spent 20 years in Corporate America, the last 10 leading Talent & Development in pharma/biotech. I am here to help you create a career you love and overcome any workplace challenge. You can wake up happy instead of filled with dread, know you're applying your skills and passion, and achieve more than you think is possible.
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Welcome to this week’s podcast. I’m so happy you’re here. Today we are going to dive into imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is when you feel you don’t belong, when you haven’t quite stepped into your power yet. When you aren’t seeing yourself as the leader or the person others do or that you are capable of.

It’s so real. In fact, almost 70% of women have experienced it at one time or another. Men can experience it too, but not at such a staggering rate.

If you suffer from imposter syndrome research shows you can experience emotional exhaustion which causes conflict not just at work but at home too. Women have a never-ending juggling act of roles to play and society has certain roles that are expected of us at work and at home. We aren’t born with a sense of imposter syndrome – it’s a logical reaction to the world we live in, experiences from how we were raised and our inner beliefs about ourselves and others.


imposter syndrome & belonging

November 18, 2020

Imposter syndrome shows up in some different ways. For me, this showed up as me going to a meeting and not speaking up. Waiting until the perfect time to offer my idea, wondering if it was the right time, then not doing it. Looking around and sizing people up – what will they think? Do they know more about this than me? Is my opinion valid?

What you'll learn from this episode:

What imposter syndrome is and how it shows up at work

How imposter syndrome negatively impacts your career

How gender inequality and workplace culture play a role

My 3 step process to overcome imposter syndrome for good

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