Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

How to overcome feeling like an imposter and build confidence

Have you ever wondered if you’re just not good enough?

Well if you have, you’re not alone … lack of confidence or Imposter Syndrome affects 70% of us.  It’s even more common since lockdown.

For individuals it can have a negative affect on our mental wellbeing, personal relationships and performance at work.  For organisations it can lead to suboptimal performance.

This month we’re delighted to introduce John Binns, ex Deloitte Partner, vice chair of Mind and one of the bravest people you’re ever likely to meet.   He reveals how Imposter Syndrome was a key factor in his own breakdown.

In this month’s KYTA video John shares how you can VAniSH Imposter Syndrome for good and what leaders can do to build a healthier culture where people feel they belong and are valued.

To help you get more personal benefit from this video …  we’re launching a new Imposter Syndrome thrivinar led by the inspirational John Binns.

This interactive virtual keynote brings this video to life and will help you to sustain peak performance and create a healthy entrepreneurial culture.  If you’d like to learn more about our thrivinars you can book a quick chat here

We’d love to learn what you found most useful, please do share your comments below.

In the meantime..

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  1. Sue Riley-Reply
    8th July 2021 at 4:50 pm

    As always a very useful video. I shall begin to look for more similarities with others and will also ty to ask for help and see it as a strength and not a weakness.

  2. Lorraine Boot-Reply
    9th July 2021 at 6:53 pm

    I found the encouragement to ask for help the most useful, it’s still the last thing I do even though its the first thing I tell other people to do. But I am getting better 🙂

  3. Tina Quelch-Reply
    10th July 2021 at 10:09 am

    Thankyou – hugely appreciate of the value of this share. Thank you for focusing your personal energy and skills on insightful pieces with human kindness that make a positive difference to individuals and organisations

  4. Liosa O'Sullivan-Reply
    4th August 2021 at 2:22 am

    As always a great interview Mark and you can sense the extraordinary good that John has brought to corporate culture. I have to admit that I don’t think I have personally ever suffered from imposter syndrome (maybe because I have always believed in the necessity of asking for help) but I have seen the syndrome so many times and never knew how to help my good friends who were trying to deal with it. Now through this interview you have given me some tools to use and thus I hope I can help some others; it is so prevalent in our work culture and is damaging on many levels. Thank you both.

  5. Hazel June-Reply
    4th August 2021 at 2:23 am

    Very true, Mark. I might have had one myself. Thanks for sharing this helpful video

  6. Liz McGuinness-Reply
    4th August 2021 at 2:24 am

    Great interview Mark. Very insightful

  7. Sarah Beadsmoore-Reply
    4th August 2021 at 2:25 am

    Great honest interview.

  8. Judi Crook-Reply
    4th August 2021 at 2:25 am

    Really helpful stuff thank you !

  9. Anonymous-Reply
    25th August 2021 at 8:34 am

    Great video Mark, and some great tips. In my experience the strongest people are the one’s least likely to ask for help and are those very high achievers working so hard to keep proving that they do deserve to be there. Asking for help is not a failing – a great point.

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