Imposter Syndrome is more common than you might think, affecting 70% of people at some point in their lives*, with women experiencing it more frequently than men.
Author Clare Jose, writer of ‘Ditching Imposter Syndrome’, identifies the four ‘P’s associated with imposter syndrome: perfectionism, paralysis, people-pleasing, and procrastination. These feelings can have significant impacts on both our personal and professional lives, potentially leading to loss of relationships and burnout.
We had an eye-opening chat with Angela Ashwell, RGF Staffing’s Global Head of Talent, Performance and Inclusion, where we gathered valuable insights on how to confront imposter syndrome.
“The wonderful thing about imposter syndrome is that it’s a message telling you that you aren’t the finished article. Who is?” – Angela Ashwell
What is the voice trying to teach you?
Prepare, prepare, prepare
Confidence is knowing your worth
How mentoring can help
Make note of your wins
We love having these frank and honest conversations, particularly as the conversation about wellbeing in work becomes even more talked about. It’s essential to acknowledge these challenges and support one another. We believe that fostering a culture of openness and support can be a game-changer in creating a happy and successful team. By coming together, sharing our experiences, and offering mentorship, we can create an environment where everyone feels heard and empowered.