Season 2 Episode 7: When You Doubt Yourself: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

In June of this year, I was asked to speak at a conference on imposter syndrome for women in business.  Being one of my goals for the year, I was super excited and quickly said yes.

Then, a feeling crept in.

This feeling of “who are you to speak in front of all those women?” and “do you really have anything to share that they already don’t know?”

Have you been there before?  When you start feeling like an imposter and that you are not qualified or worthy of that opportunity?


That’s what Amanda Tobe, an Industrial Organizational Psychologist from Toronto, Canada,  and I are diving into on the podcast today: Imposter Syndrome. 

Whether this is a new term for you, or an old familiar face, Amanda shares how to move beyond imposter syndrome that may be holding you back.

  • 7:10 – Amanda’s personal experience with Imposter Syndrome
  • 8:58 – What is Imposter Syndrome?
  • 12:21 – How your core beliefs support Imposter Syndrome
  • 21:14 – Imposter Syndrome and Self Sabotaging
  • 22:19 – The 3R’s to  help you overcome Imposter Syndrome
  • 37:07 – Growth Mindsets and the Key Factors
  • 41:32 – How you can use fear in a positive way

To find out more about Amanda Tobe, you can visit her website here, and be sure to follow her on Instagram.

Click here to access it on iTunes now! Or check out the podcast on Spotify!

Now it’s your turn!  Join me over on Instagram, or leave me a note here on the blog about your experience with the imposter syndrome and how you are working to overcome it.

Links From This Episode

Free E-Book: Leading Through Crisis and Transition: A COVID19 toolkit to help you lead with strength, intention, and grace

Book: Own your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt and Succeed in Life (by authors Lisa Orbé-Austin and Richard Orbé-Austin

Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

What’s Coming Next?

Join me in the next episode as I talk with Michaela Thomas about compassion and couples.

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