What you’ll learn
- Identify your unique “type” of Imposter Syndrome
- Finally understand what causes you to feel “less than”
- Learn a powerful technique to recognize false beliefs about yourself
- Next steps to transform your imposter syndrome and get rid of your Fake Ass Friend once and for all
Imposter Syndrome isn’t just for those who feel inadequate or insecure — although that’s the usual misunderstanding. Imposter Syndrome is a hallmark of leaders who sabotage their success by thinking it was just ‘right-timing’ or ‘luck’ when they achieve a level of success. Most are unaware that’s what they’re experiencing or the impact of its presence in our personal and professional lives.
Imposter Syndrome frequently disguises itself as:
· Fear of Evaluation
· Fear of Failure
· Guilt about success
· Difficulty in accepting positive feedback
· Overestimating others while underestimating oneself
· Skewed definition of intelligence
My mission is to teach folks the key strategies to embrace their Imposter Syndrome, turn it into a superpower, then use the hell out of it to achieve extraordinary things with the confidence and certainty we all deserve.
A few of the talking points that light me up:
· My personal story of building a career in the non-profit sector and when I first became aware of my own Imposter Syndrome.
· Syndrome vs. Phenomenon: Dispelling the myth once and for all
· Experiential learning to connect to our subconscious (this is key to allowing people to connect to themselves AND be vulnerable)
· Humor and play as tools to increase overall learning, retention, and comprehension
· Strategies to implement today to make Imposter Syndrome your superpower
My signature keynote, The Science of Self-Sabotage: Making Imposter Syndrome Your Superpower, is designed for individuals ready to get real, rise to the challenges they face, and achieve the seemingly impossible. It’s high-energy, high-impact, and dives deep into:
· Why do so many people attribute their success to luck or timing (rather than their unique skills and talents)?
· Why do people so often worry others will find out they are not as perceived (and that belief impacts every facet of a leader’s life)?
· The behaviors and relationships that may be contributing to feelings of undeserved success or reward.
· Practical action steps we can all take immediately to turn Imposter Syndrome into our superpower to achieve all that we want and more.
I recently presented this to a conference that all thought was a home run. One attendee, who works with speakers all over the globe, said:
“Jen Coken is the superstar keynote speaker, full stop. Her insight, vulnerability, and insane wit suck you in from the moment she steps on stage. Every audience member walked away feeling like they’d been gifted a mentor, friend, and advocate for living a courageous and full life. Out of five stars, this woman is a solar system.”