Marketing Agency Series: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Marketing Agency Series: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

With The Life Adventure

Ever felt like a fraud at the agency? You’re not alone and it’s more common than you think. Over 70% of people have experienced the feeling of being a fake at one time in their life. Take these quotes for example

You think, “Why would anyone want to see me again in a movie? And I don’t know how to act anyway, so why am I doing this?

– Meryl Streep

The philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote:

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts

The vast array of problems we face as human beings require the best people to step up. But many hold back because they feel that luck, rather than ability, lies behind their successes. They dread that one day, some person or event will expose them for the fraud that deep down they believe themselves to be. This often gets worse around pitch time. Far from being a realistic self-assessment, the impostor syndrome mind-trap prevents people from believing in themselves, to the detriment of us all.

When I was younger, I just did it. I just acted. It was just there. So now when I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. I tend to turn in on myself. I feel like an impostor. It was just something I did.

– Emma Watson

Session Outline

Have you had that nagging feeling that you’ll be found out, or are you waiting to feel more confident before you realise your ambitions? In this interactive session, delivered as 1.5 hour workshop (and can also be run for a longer durations if required), we’ll dive into uncovering the keys to confidence and overcoming imposter syndrome. You will uncover what drives you, learn how to identify, challenge and replace unhelpful limiting thoughts and beliefs and be introduced to the concept of imposter syndrome. You’ll come away with new strategies, tools and an action plan and uncover an altogether more confident you.

In a 1.5 hour session specific to marketing agencies we’ll cover:

  • Introduction to the session and a definition of imposter syndrome, with an explanation of the difference between a healthy self-image and imposter syndrome.
  • An ice breaker focused on building confidence and relaxing into the session so everyone feels comfortable
  • Imposter Syndrome – a self assessment quiz and group discussion
  • Sharing examples of imposter syndrome – TEDx video and discussion or, if possible, we encourage senior staff from the organisation to share their personal experience of imposter syndrome including some questions and answers
  • Building on the pre-work we’ve done, you’ll be introduced to the unconscious inner divers that could be fuelling your imposter syndrome
  • Learn how to identify, challenge, and replace unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
  • Introduction to the REBT tool and practice in pairs to counter imposter syndrome
  • Action planning and take aways

When I won the Oscar, I thought it was a fluke. I thought everybody would find out, and they’d take it back. They’d come to my house, knocking on the door, “Excuse me, we meant to give that to someone else. That was going to Meryl Streep” – Jodie Foster

 

 

Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to your requirements, and any more details you may require on this session.

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

This Imposter Syndrome session, which can be delivered to your agency as a 1.5hr interactive workshop or of any required duration, is available as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to your requirements, and any more details you may require on this session.

Price Price on application

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

This Imposter Syndrome session, which can be delivered to your agency as a 1.5hr interactive workshop or of any required duration, is available as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to your requirements, and any more details you may require on this session.

Price Price on application