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Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Kelly Cawcutt was a guest on the Growth Edge a few weeks ago, and -- lucky us -- she’s back for an encore interview. This time we’re discussing imposter syndrome. 

Let’s set the scene. Kelly had been invited to give a speech in her area of expertise. As she was being introduced prior to the speech, she didn’t recognize the list of credentials and accomplishments of the upcoming speaker as her own. It became clear to her that there had been some mistake. The audience was expecting to hear from someone else! Panic set in. 

When she saw that the credentials were read from her own CV, Kelly realized she had a serious thought distortion around her successes and accomplishments. 

Since then, Kelly has become an authority on imposter syndrome. In today’s episode, we learn what it is, how to recognize it in yourself and others, who is at risk for imposter syndrome, and why it’s important to recognize it and nip it in the bud. We also learn why it’s so important that we, as a culture, normalize failure, and why we’ll all be better for it. 

In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • About imposter syndrome
  • The risk factors of imposter syndrome
  • How to recognize imposter syndrome
  • Why it’s important that we normal and share our failures with others