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How We Care Ep. 9 Combatting Imposter Syndrome

Episode Summary

Paul talks with special guest Sally Beyer, careers coach and expert on Imposter Syndrome about her work helping medical professionals combat imposter syndrome, some tried and tested strategies for dealing with imposter feelings when they arise, and some useful resources to find out more.

Episode Notes

This article refers to the original research into Imposter Syndrome carried out at Georgia State University in the late 1970s, as well as addressing some strategies for combatting imposter feelings

How to Beat Imposter Syndrome: The Silent Career Killer | Touro University (

The book The Imposter Cure by Dr Jessamy Hibberd is here The Imposter Cure: How to stop feeling like a fraud and escape the mind-trap of imposter syndrome: Hibberd, Dr Jessamy: 9781783253067: Books

This website (referred to by Sally in the podcast) describes the five types of Imposter Syndrome  identified by Dr Valerie Young

5 Types of Imposter Syndrome and How to Stop Them | The Muse

Here is another short and interesting take on Imposter Syndrome by  coach and hypnotherapist Sally Heady

Impostor Syndrome: the belief that sucks joy out of success | Coaching Manchester Hypnotherapy (

Sally refers to the value of Growth Mindset and Grounding Techniques in the podcast, and here are a couple of useful related links

Growth Mindset | Psychology Today  Carol Dweck

7 Simple Grounding Techniques For Calming Down Quickly (

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