Do you sometimes doubt your skills, fearing that, one day, you will be exposed as a "fraud" despite the evidence that you are a talented individual that has achieved a great deal?.
Quote " I know what it is like to feel 2 inches tall and a bit like a failure."
Research suggests that somewhat ironically 1 in 3 high-achieving women, and men suffer from impostor syndrome.
My guest on EP 27 of Turning the Tables is Impact Guru Esther Stanhope. As a former BBC live producer, Esther has spent a career, helping people overcome public speaking fears whether that's on TV or in the boardroom. Her approach to teaching people is refreshingly honest.
"Just be yourself and stop trying to please everybody, speak your truth "
Despite being a confessed chatterbox, extravert, Esther has had to confront her demons. Her father died when she was 5 years old from heart disease, leaving her in survival mode for much for her childhood.
Driven to achieve, Esther overcame her self-doubts, interviewing thousands of celebrities and coaching performances out of people like George Clooney and Boris Johnson and the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
But the past came back to haunt her when she suffered a mild heart attack leading to a reassessment of her life and lifestyle.
In the episode we talk about what was behind Esther's self-doubts?
How a cross-fit class in New York sparked her health scare
And how Esther is helping women entrepreneurs to build confidence and overcome fears of public speaking with her on-line course 'Speak like a She-Boss'
Finally Esther reveals her recipe for overcoming adversity