We tell ourselves, “I gotta get this right.”
Then, overwhelmed by the standard we’ve set, we say, “It's too much. I can't do this right now.”
The pressure builds until we’re compelled into action. Before we know it, we’re saying, “Just 45 minutes more and then I’ll come upstairs to bed.”
When it’s time to deliver, we think “How could I possibly spend this much time and it it still isn't good enough, they’ll know I suck. I gotta get it right next time.”
And so it continues.
This is the Perfectionism-Imposter Loop. We create high standards for ourselves, feel overwhelmed and can't get started, cram or work extra to compensate, then feel insecure about our work. And about what people will think if they found out how much time and effort it took to deliver something that we don't think is good enough anyway or doesn't meet the standards we set.
Break the Perfectionism-Imposter cycle
Recognising the importance of your thoughts and language here is the first step on the path to reclaiming your time and having more control over how you want to feel.
Working with me will take you the rest of the way there. Together, we will get rid of ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) and discover the power of your voice, your unrealised strengths and the values that drive you forward. From this, you can get to the productive work of who you want to be, how you want to lead, and the impact you want to make on others.
With over 20 years of design thinking experience, a PhD in sociolinguistics, and an accredited diploma in Transformational Coaching, my unique approach addresses the root of confidence issues. From career changers to change-makers, I’ve helped people all over the globe find their inner voice and gain the confidence to make it stand out.
Find your WAY to your WHY is my new coaching program for people who ruminate, overthink and experience imposter syndrome.
Get in touch with me for a free, 60-minute introductory coaching call to learn how to turn what’s holding you back into your unique superpower.
Training, qualifications & experience
With over 20 years of human-centered design experience, a PhD in sociolinguistics and an accredited diploma in Transformational Coaching, my unique approach addresses the root of confidence issues. I’ll help you understand who you are and where you want to go. From career changers to change-makers, I’ve helped people all over the globe find their inner voice and gain the confidence to make it stand out.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
imposter syndrome, mindset, beliefs, thoughts, teams, language, transformation, change, design
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