When the MEN decided to write an extensive piece around my High Flying Women confidence and Imposter Syndrome event, I realised the true extent to which Imposter Syndrome and self doubt impacts business professionals, both women and men.
Therefore, I wanted to dig a little deeper and have spent the last month exploring research, talking to professionals, as well as looking at my own experiences of it.
I have since written my thoughts up in a blog post on the High Flying Women website.
What I found is that Imposter Syndrome is extremely complex and it crosses over philosophical, scientific and anecdotal boundaries.
Although I have written this piece which introduces my research and thought process, it barely scratches the surface.
I will certainly carry on exploring Imposter Syndrome in my own selfish quest to detach it from my life... so I'll keep you updated! Hopefully I can help you detach that monster from your own back as well.
So many times I’ve been told that I will be more successful and progress more in my career when I put myself outside of my comfort zone – and I totally agree with this, because what makes us shine are often the things we do that are different, and being different is not comfortable. If you think about it, at school, at university, when we are trained by the businesses that employ us – we all all taught the same thing and we are tested on the same things. Therefore, to be special and to come up with ground-breaking ideas that will lead to promotions and opportunities we must step outside of the norm. So no wonder we feel vulnerable and like we are frauds.