Certified Imposter Syndrome First-Aider Training

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For The 2023 Intakes Starting In May & November

For leaders, line managers, HR professionals and coaches who want to support colleagues & clients who are struggling with Imposter Syndrome and self-confidence, using strategies that work in minutes, not months.

Based on Clare Josa's research-backed Natural Resilience Method ®. 12 inspirational modules.

  • Online learning with a module each week - study at times that suit your schedule
  • Seven tutorial calls (via Zoom) for hot seat mentoring, ninja tips and Q&A with Clare Josa
  • Three busy-schedule-friendly assignments to make it easy for you to put into practice what you're learning

Only 25 places. Send between 2 & 5 delegates. Also available as an in-house programme.

2023 Intakes: May & November

Approx 30 hours over 12 modules

Just £2,495 + VAT
Payment Plan If Self-Funded

What can you do to support your colleagues when you see them battling with Imposter Syndrome?

You can see the stress it causes them, and the limits it places on their performance. And you want to help.

But how do you move beyond 'tea and sympathy'?

How can you avoid the most common 'helping' pitfalls that accidentally make Imposter Syndrome worse?

And what if you're secretly struggling with Imposter Syndrome and an over-active Inner Critic yourself?

What can you do to press 'pause', so you get out of your own way long enough to do something to support others, if you're secretly thinking, "Who am I to help someone with Imposter Syndrome?"

Become A Certified Imposter Syndrome First-Aider

Study with Clare Josa, the UK's leading authority on Imposter Syndrome and the creator of the Natural Resilience Method™, which is what you'll learn to facilitate.

This research-backed training gets you taming your own Inner Critic, learning how to turn it into your biggest cheerleader, then it teaches you how to support others to do the same, on a one-to-one, first-aid basis.

All in busy-schedule-friendly, bite-sized chunks of practical inspiration.

Never again will you feel stuck for what to do or say if someone comes to you with Imposter Syndrome, wanting help and advice.

what to expect

Practical Inspiration That Fits Around Your Busy Schedule

Study with Clare Josa, the UK's leading authority on Imposter Syndrome, with nearly 20 years of specialising in the field, and the best-selling author of Ditching Imposter Syndrome.

In this life-changing training, based on Clare's science-backed Natural Resilience Method™ framework, here's what to expect:

  • 12 inspirational, research-backed modules that you can study to become an Imposter Syndrome First-Aider at your own pace, fitting around even the busiest of calendars
  • Deep-dive background info on what Imposter Syndrome is (and isn't) and how it happens, so you can feel confident leading that discussion with your teams
  • Moving beyond 'tea and sympathy' into practical solutions that actually work - avoiding the common pitfalls that can accidentally keep people stuck with Imposter Syndrome
  • Ready-to-implement, proven Imposter Syndrome first-aid strategies, complete with workbooks, self-mentoring questions, and shareable MP3s, based on what Clare teaches her 1:1 mentoring clients, and her students on her Imposter Syndrome Bootcamp™ programme. These create results in minutes, not months.
  • Learn the way you love to learn, all in bite-sized chunks - with videos, audios, workbooks, quizzes, and three busy-person-friendly put-it-into-practice assignments. Designed by Clare Josa, an NLP Trainer since 2003 (an expert in designing training courses that actually work - this training is a fluff-free zone)
  • Feel fully supported on your Imposter Syndrome First-Aider journey - with a private forum discussion for each lesson, plus three months' invitation-only access to Clare's fortnightly tutorial sessions, for hot seat mentoring and pick-Clare's-brain Q&A.

As an Imposter Syndrome First-Aider you’ll get to help your colleagues realise they’re not alone with their stress, struggles and self-sabotage. And you can show them the practical things they can do to stop that cycle fast.

Upon successful completion of this training, you'll be qualified to support members of your organisation on a 'first aid' basis with Imposter Syndrome, which means you will be able to help them to:

  • feel ok with you raising the topic, even if someone is in denial, without them being forever-offended or hiding behind water-coolers every time they see you coming, until they retire
  • realise they're not alone in struggling with Imposter Syndrome - that they're not 'broken' and that they are good enough!
  • be able to spot the early tell-tale signs, so they can prevent Imposter Syndrome from triggering subconscious self-sabotage
  • be able to press 'pause' on their negative self-talk that means they talk themselves out of opportunities to shine and hold back with their best ideas
  • regain their perspective, if Imposter Syndrome strikes, reducing anxiety and boosting their confidence
  • start the journey of turning their inner critic into a genuine cheerleader, so they find it easier to speak up with their best ideas
  • cut their stress levels and become naturally resilient, so that they are grounded and thriving, rather than coping

"Who am to help people to tame their inner critic?"

Worried you won't be able to help people with this because your own inner critic is still running wild and you secretly feel like an Imposter, too?

Not a problem! That's why this training is designed so that you first learn how to use all of the strategies from my Imposter Syndrome Bootcamp™ programme for yourself, before you learn how to teach them to others...

... so that your Inner Critic won't get in the way of you helping them with theirs.

You'll feel prepared, capable and confident to help others, one-to-one, as an Imposter Syndrome First-Aider.

What You'll Be Covering

You'll start by experiencing the Inner Critic Bootcamp™ programme for yourself, then you'll learn how to teach these strategies to others.

And you're fully supported, with twice-monthly tutorial calls with Clare for the first four months, just for your cohort, then a further 8 months of monthly all-student Q&A calls.
So you've got a full year of support.

Phase One: Experiencing The Imposter Syndrome Bootcamp™ For Yourself


De-Stressing Quick Start

Week 1

Near-instant de-stressing strategies. There's no point in trying to make changes when you're too stressed to think straight, so this module is about how to pause the mind-story drama, with strategies to slash your stress levels and get you grounded in under sixty seconds.


Inner Critic Taming

Week 2

It's time to tame your inner critic, to start turning it into a genuine cheerleader, making the most of neuroplasticity. You'll experience how to set yourself free from being at the mercy of your self-talk, boosting your confidence and calming your mind.


Adrenalin Addiction

Week 3

Did you know that the body gets addicted to our self-talk?Rewire your body to retrain your nervous system to be able to relax again, demoting your inner drama queen /king, setting yourself free from adrenaline addiction and discovering a magic wand for worrying that you can use even in the middle of a meeting - or at 3am...

Followed By An Integration Week


Resetting Toxic Boundaries

Week 5

It's time to reclaim your personal power! This module is about how to do so without p*ing everyone off or feeling guilty for saying no. It's perfect for people-pleasers. And it's also when we'll be tackling the secret reasons why we get stuck with perfectionism and procrastination.


Becoming The Real You

Week 6

It's time to move from forcing and fighting to flowing through life - but that doesn't mean being passive. We'll cover the vital difference between goals and visions, plus the incredible, fluff-free, engineer-approved power of gratitude to transform your experience of life, in just 3 minutes a day.


Consciously Creating Your Future

Week 7

This is where you’ll choose how to integrate the Natural Resilience Method® into your daily life, how to help others, and what to do if you're ready for the deeper inner work, to achieve more radical transformation, including going all the way to ditching Imposter Syndrome.

Followed By An Integration Week

Phase Two:
Becoming An Imposter Syndrome First-Aider


Myths Vs Facts

Week 9

Module 7 gives you a really strong grounding in what you need to know about Imposter Syndrome to be able to feel confident in talking with people about it.

You'll get the latest from my research studies, plus details of how it affects individuals and organisations.


Warning Signs

Week 10

Module 8 is all about how to spot the early warning signs for Imposter Syndrome, so that you know when to have the conversation.

It also teaches you how to help someone to spot those signs for themselves, before they self-sabotage.


Opening Up The Discussion

Week 11

Discover the life-changing impact of Soultuitive® Listening. Plus you'll cover the practical side of how to mention the Imposter Syndrome topic without people forever hiding behind corners to avoid you in corridors, and how to remove the Imposter Syndrome taboo.

Followed By An Integration Week


First-Aid Techniques

Week 13

Dive in and learn how to teach the 'first aid' techniques for Imposter Syndrome, on a one-to-one basis. They will be familiar to you from the Imposter Syndrome Bootcamp™ training, so this is where you'll learn ninja tips and how to share them. Plus you get cheat sheet guides to make this easier!


Preventative Techniques

Week 14

In this module you'll learn how to teach the techniques that help to prevent Imposter Syndrome, on a one-to-one basis. You'll be helping people to rewire their neural pathways and to reprogram their body's stress response, so that they don't have to feel they're constantly on the look-out for threats.


Company Culture

Week 15

Making your organisation more Imposter-Syndrome-proof. You'll learn how to adapt feedback and performance reviews so they are less likely to trigger Imposter Syndrome, and the key ingredients for a company-wide strategy so that the Imposter Syndrome taboo becomes a thing of the past and people no longer have to suffer in silence.

Meet Your Trainer: Clare Josa

One of the most common questions leaders ask me after they've watched one of my Imposter Syndrome keynote talks is what they can do to support team members.

They can see the impact Imposter Syndrome is having, both for individuals and for the organisation's success, but they're not sure where to start. And they're often running Imposter Syndrome themselves, too.

So I've created this certification programme to support you with becoming an Imposter Syndrome First-Aider, giving you tools that make a difference, fast, when they're needed most.

You'll feel confident in using them, because you'll have learned how to use them for yourself, first, rewiring your brain to turn your inner critic into a genuine cheerleader.

And you'll be getting to make a difference, removing the Imposter Syndrome taboo and helping people to reconnect with hope - as they realise they can do something practical to stop Imposter Syndrome in its tracks and they no longer have to live at the mercy of negative self-talk.

Are you in?

You Are Fully Supported

The Imposter Syndrome First-Aider is a live programme, with the 2023 rounds starting in May and November.

There are only 25 places, worldwide, with everyone working through the modules at the same time.

Here's what's included, to help you to get the most possible from this training:

Bonus #1: Twice-Monthly Group Coaching Calls

Personalise your action plans, get hot seat mentoring with me, and learn from others' questions, with twice-monthly group coaching calls, for a whole four months, just for the students in your cohort.

I often teach ninja strategies on these calls, based on the questions I'm asked. We'll all be be your virtual cheerleader. And these calls can help you to create even deeper change.

Bonus #2: Private Podcast - Mentor In Your Pocket

All of the techniques from the Imposter Syndrome Critic Bootcamp™ are waiting for you in a student-only private podcast, meaning you can listen to them in your favourite podcast app, whenever you need them.

Students describe this as being like having me in their pocket as a mini-mentor.

Bonus #3: A Further 9 Months Of Support

But the support doesn’t disappear after the first few weeks. You get a further eight months’ access to my monthly all-student hot seat calls, so there’s a full year of support.

Bonus #4: Private Accountability Community

Know that you get better results when you share the journey with others than if you try to go-it-alone? That's what the private community is there for! It's to help make sure you don't accidentally quit, right before you see results. And you'll get to support others who aren't as far ahead as you.

Plus you'll have private discussion threads within each lesson for phase two, which are only visible to those on the Imposter Syndrome First-Aiders programme.

Join The Only Public-Access Rounds For 2023 Starting Either In May Or November

Go beyond supported self-study.

You'll get a module of video / audio lessons each week, to study at a time that suits you.

Get extra support and work directly with Clare, by joining the tutorial calls, just for your cohort, upgraded to be with Clare, rather than one of her certified mentors.

Your place is just £2,495 + VAT.

Total places are limited to just 25 people for this live round, starting on 7th November 2022.

Note: This course is not currently scheduled to run as a public open-access course in 2024. We expect that it will only be available in-house for organisations.

What's Your Investment?

This course includes twenty hours of training materials, spread over twelve modules, broken down into bite-sized lessons, that fit even the busiest of schedules, plus workbooks, quizzes and self-mentoring exercises.

There are also three short assignments (not scary!) to help you to put what you have learned into action, and to feel more confident, by practising in a safe and supported environment. 

You'll want to include time to implement and learn from the training, plus making the most of your tutorial Q&A calls with Clare for the full twelve months, and the private discussion forum. And you can refer back to the materials at any point in the future. There's no expiry.

Expect to spend an average of 1 to 1 1/2 hours per week on the course and implementation, plus an hour each for the tutorial calls.

No-rush, lifetime access to Clare Josa's Imposter Syndrome First-Aider training materials is yours for just £2,495 + VAT for the 2022 intake.

You are not alone! You've got support in the private forum (only visible to students on your cohort), twelve months of invitation-only tutorial hot seat mentoring Q&A calls with Clare.

Prices are subject to UK VAT. You can confirm your place here. Your company can be invoiced, but the invoice must be approved before the programme start date.

A payment plan is available if you are funding this yourself.

Please note: your access to the training can't start until we have received a purchase order number and your company has approved our invoice. 

If your company is funding this, we can hold your places for two calendar weeks while you arrange this, so that you don't miss out as the course fills up.

Otherwise you will need to wait until the next time it runs as a public-access course.

Note: this course is not currently scheduled to run as a public open-access course in 2024. We expect that it will only be available in-house for organisations, with a minimum group size of 14.

Remember: the only public-access cohorts for this training in 2023 starts in May or November.

Places are limited to 25.

Please click the 'count me in' button, below, to apply. If your application is approved, you'll either need to make your first payment via secure card processing, or have provided evidence that your invoice has been approved before the start date.

Otherwise you will need to wait until the 2024 intake, if that runs as public-access.

Here's Where To Apply Now:

To confirm your place right away, choose your option below and pay by credit card. You'll get a VAT receipt and there's a payment plan if you are funding this yourself.

To get this invoiced to your employer, please get in touch here to hold your place for maximum two weeks.


Upgrade to get 1:1 support from one of Clare Josa's certified master coaches as you work through this programme.

Limited to 5 places.






  • Get everything from the public programme
  • Plus 3 months of 1:1 with one of Clare's certified mentors
  • This includes 6 x 45-minute mentoring sessions
  • Plus 3 months of email mentoring

Got A Question First About Becoming An Imposter Syndrome First-Aider?

When are the live calls?

These run via Zoom and are Q&A format with hot seat mentoring. The main teaching for the course happens via the video training and the podcast app.

You can join us from anywhere in the world.

All calls are optional and are there to support you to get the most from this programme. They are audio recorded and are only available to people in your cohort, to protect your privacy.

Calls are arranged to suit as many timezones as possible can join us. Dates are in your welcome pack.

How do I access the training?

The main training is in a secure area of my online training vault, which means you can access it from any computer or smartphone, at a time to suit you.

And there's no expiry - it won't suddenly disappear. So you can come back to it and revisit the training whenever you want to.

How does the forum work?

There's a separate discussion thread for each lesson in the modules, which are only visible to Imposter Syndrome First-Aiders and my certified Imposter Syndrome Mentors, so you can easily keep track of where you're up to - and see what others have been sharing, too.

It's the perfect place to share your lightbulb moments, for accountability, to bounce ideas, and network to make new friends.

How long does certification last?

Certification lasts for a year after you complete your assignments, after which you'll be asked to complete some CPD, to make sure you're always using the latest techniques.

You'll also be asked to complete a short assignment, to showcase what you have learned over the previous two years.

This is also a great chance to get answers to any questions you might have.

It also includes your monthly newsletter, access to all future upgrades and new techniques, and an invitation to our annual conference (virtual), to learn from expert seminars and also join in on co-creating the future vision for this work.

There is a nominal fee of £495+VAT for this.

Can I get multiple tickets for my team?

Absolutely. We can set this up for you. Each organisation can send up to five delegates.

Plus we can also run this for you as an in-house programme, rather than being part of the public programme, for a minimum of twelve people.

Please contact Clare's team to arrange a bulk pass.

Is there a brochure I can show my boss?

Yes, there is. It includes all of the key information from this page, plus a bit of background on what Imposter Syndrome is / isn't and how certified Imposter Syndrome First-Aiders can help an organisation.

It also explains the process for reserving your place while the invoice is processed and paid by your organisation.

Here's where to download it:

What if I can't make the live calls?

These cover as many time zones as possible.

The main teaching happens with each week's modules, so if you can't make a Q&A call, you're still getting full access to the programme. The calls are audio recorded for your cohort, so you can still catch them.

If there's a call you can't make and you have a question for Clare, you can email her team (you'll get details of how to do that once you're registered) and she'll record an answer for you.

Does this qualify me as an Imposter Syndrome coach?

This training certifies you to support people on a 1:1 'first aid' basis and is not a coaching qualification.

It does not qualify or authorise you to market yourself as an Imposter Syndrome Coach.

I do, however, have a training that does.

The Certified Imposter Syndrome Master Coach training is a year-long programme that helps experienced coaches, therapists and mentors to work at the deeper levels required for Imposter Syndrome work.

NOTE: This first-aider programme is a pre-requisite for the Master Coach training.

The Master Coach about helping you to support someone to set themselves free from Imposter Syndrome, once and for all.

In comparison, this training is about 'first aid' and foundation-level 'preventative'. 

It's about supporting them when Imposter Syndrome strikes, and also teaching them the foundations of how to choose which thoughts to feed. This is one of my five pillars for truly ditching Imposter Syndrome, and it can change their life forever.

It's an incredible gift to be able to share with them.

And it also qualifies you to support team members through my Imposter Syndrome Bootcamp™ programme.

What's the difference between an Imposter Syndrome First-Aider and a Mental Health First-Aider?

Mental health first-aiders play a vital role in spotting and supporting people in times of a mental health crisis.

They are a listening ear, trained to know the difference between key mental health issues, such as depression vs schizophrenia, and can help make sure a person gets the professional medical support they need.

However, this only kicks into place once someone is already in crisis - or close to it.

An Imposter Syndrome First-Aider is trained to facilitate, 1:1, the practical strategies from Clare Josa's Natural Resilience Method™ framework to support people before a crisis happens, so that if at all possible it won't.

A certified Imposter Syndrome First-Aider can support people on a preventative basis, rather than waiting until a problem is bad enough to need medical intervention.

They can share proven tools that enable us to:

  • choose which thoughts to feed
  • retrain our inner dialogue to be more supportive
  • worry less
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • prevent burnout
  • feel calmer and happier
  • become more naturally resilient, instead of 'ounce-back resilient'
  • reset toxic boundaries and move away from battery-draining people-pleasing

These are skills that stay with people for life.

Can I get this invoiced to my company?

Due to the admin and delays this can cause, we have to say 'maybe'. It depends how complex the approved supplier process is.

Your ticket would need to be paid in full, with a purchase order and an approved-for-payment invoice, prior to the start date of the course, otherwise your place will be given to someone on the waiting list and you will need to wait for the 2023 cohort, if it runs then as a public-access course.

Alternatively, please pay by card (Stripe is secure) and reclaim it. You will be given a VAT invoice.

What do the assignments involve?

The assignments are designed to support you in implementing what you're learning - so you don't get to the end of the course and then freeze, because it was all theoretical.

They are also designed to support you in making those initial implementation steps fun and simple - totally non-scary.

I'll be asking you to write up what you have learned from each of the three assignments, but that process is simple and easy, too. All you need to do is answer the assignment report questions.

It's not about Pulitzer prose. It's about me being able to see that you have applied what you have learned and that you're getting ready to become an Imposter Syndrome First-Aider for your organisation.

You'll get feedback on your assignments from me or one of my certified Mentors, and they're also a great point to ask any questions you might have.

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