I am often asked by line managers and HR professionals what they can do to support people with Imposter Syndrome, how to spot the warning signs, and how to raise the discussion without people running round corners to hide from you for the rest of time.
So in June 2022 I am looking to run a one-day training, to help you to feel confident in discussing Imposter Syndrome within your organisation, leading the work to remove the taboo and help people to find solutions.
This one-day training will be online, so you can join us from anywhere in the world without having to travel. And it will be highly interactive, with a blend of:
This is ideal for line managers, business leaders and HR professionals. And normally it's only available to organisations as an in-house training.
But I feel called to run it as a live 'public access' training this summer, where you can sign up as an individual delegate, rather than having to find a group of at least 30.
I want to gauge interest at this stage, so if you'd like to be on the VIP invitation list for this event, please register below. It doesn't commit you to anything. But it does mean you'll be offered a half-price ticket, when registration for this training opens in early May. Places will be limited and those on the VIP invitation list will have first dibs on them.
Want More Info? Here's What You'll Learn:
You'll get a tour of what our two research studies have found, including the essential difference between Imposter Syndrome and self-doubt, or a skills/knowledge gap. You'll learn about the Imposter Syndrome Iceberg, as a diagnostic tool, and why classic coaching doesn't work.
The 2022 Imposter Syndrome & Burnout Research Study shows that the two are directly linked. Increase one, and you'll increase the other.
34% of respondents showed as being at high risk of burnout, with 52% being very worried about it. So you'll learn what the three core pillars are, the two biggest predictors, then exploring practical actions that line managers, leaders and HR professionals can take to turn this around.
You'll discover the neuroscience and biology behind why Imposter Syndrome triggers burnout, with the stress model, as well as how we can use the power of neuroplasticity to rewire our Imposter Syndrome responses.
In the taught sessions and in small groups you'll explore the impact this could be having for individuals, teams, and profits in organisations.
The 2019 Imposter Syndrome Research Study explored this in depth and you'll learn exactly how it is impacting the gender pay gap, as well as what we need to do to turn this around.
These early warning signs are masters of disguise. People who struggle with Imposter Syndrome work hard to hide it. But it's vital to be able to spot these warning signals before someone self-sabotages.
How do you raise the topic of Imposter Syndrome with someone, without them avoiding you for the rest of time? And what are some of the most common mistakes people make? What can you do and say instead, to ensure the interaction has a positive outcome?
Feedback - whether it is positive or negative - is one of the most common triggers for Imposter Syndrome. Even the fear of feedback can cause someone to self-sabotage.
Learn how the way we're giving feedback needs to change, with practical strategies you can start implementing right away, plus suggestions for how organisation-wide practices can be adapted to become more effective, as well as Imposter-Syndrome-safe.
Whilst this one-day training won't make you a certified Imposter Syndrome First-Aider, or a certified Mentor, it will share with you three super-useful 'first aid' techniques that you can use to support a colleague, if Imposter Syndrome and self-sabotage has struck.
It helps you to move beyond the 'tea and sympathy' approach.
You'll learn the key trigger points for Imposter Syndrome, and the one factor that connects them all. In addition, you'll discover strategies for predicting when these might be causing someone to hold back from an opportunity to shine - or even making them want to leave an organisation they love.
The research shows that 62% of people currently struggle with Imposter Syndrome 'daily or regularly'. That's much high in 2022 than it was in 2019.
So in this session you'll explore what you can do to support yourself, if that number includes you. Even if it doesn't, it will give you insights into how to support others.
You'll explore short-term and longer-term strategic solutions, to reduce Imposter Syndrome rates, and to remove any taboo that would make people hide it.
These solutions can have a positive impact on employee retention, employee satisfaction, team and individual performance, creativity and innovation, and the bottom line.
You'll wrap up by putting together your action plan to implement what you've covered in the day, plus making sure you know where to access the private forum, the additional resources, and the three monthly calls.