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#8 Hear From Our Listeners


We are so grateful to hear from you! In this episode, Dr. Renee St Jaques joins me to follow-up with listeners and provide additional insight into overcoming imposter syndrome.

Listener #1:

How does the news of the superstar parent who paid their kids way into college fit with the message with you’re not enough? Are there ways as parents we send this message to our kids without realizing it?

Key takeaway: When parents sweep into ‘fix’ something, you’re providing a message that your child isn’t enough. It’s solution-focused, not based on the child’s actual needs. Listen first, fix later.

Listener #2:

I don’t think of Imposter Syndrome as a Syndrome. It is a disease that robs me of joy. It permeates all facets of my being and stops me from feeling included, fully myself, and fully happy. It often shows up when I am in vulnerable situations. The feeling I have had to learn is to turn down the volume of the imposter syndrome. It likes to repeat itself, which is usually the sign that it is the imposter syndrome and not the true situation.

Key takeaway: You are right. Imposter Syndrome is like a broken record that speaks negatively. Replace it with more positive, rational thought.

Listener #3:

I’ve recently started doing consulting. I’m facing this obstacle, which I think is imposter syndrome. I am worried about putting myself out there as an expert that I will end up feeling like a fraud. Do I lean into vulnerability or do I ‘fake it until I make it?’ I don’t want to undersell myself, but I also don’t want to be anxious about having all the answers.

Key takeaway: ‘Fake it until you make it’ is a dangerous phrase. It’s negative, veer away from that terminology and replace it with a more positive viewpoint. It’s true. You don’t know everything, no one does. Emphasize the value you deliver, and not what you don’t know.

Today’s Guest

With over 14 years of experience in Corporate America, today’s guest knew she needed to make a change. Having a heart for helping people, she made a courageous leap to acquire a doctorate in Psychology. Now a licensed psychologist, adjunct professor at Northwest University, and executive coach – she helps people become all they can be and maximize their potential.

We are pleased to have Dr. Renee St Jacques join us for episode 8 and are so grateful that she was not only our first guest, but returned to engage with our listeners again! Be sure to check her out on Instagram at @dr.reneestjacques

With courage, kindness, and grace,

Love Sam

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