EP277: The Imposter Complex with Tanya Geisler
I had so much fun talking to today’s guest, Tanya Geisler, I did not want this interview to be over! Tanya’s expertise is The Imposter Complex. Based on the Imposter Phenomenon, it looks at how most women are incapable of internalizing their own success, but totally able to internalize their failures.
We talked about how this messes with women’s lives in so many ways –primarily isolating you, keeping you out of action and making you doubt your capacity. Tanya walked me through the behavioral traits that indicate when you’re in the Imposter Complex, how and why this is conditioned into women, the double binds it creates (this was so eye opening), AND, how and why the Imposter Complex shows up (this part is the good news).
We also got into a chat about integrity, unshakable confidence, collective grief and desire. This is probably a listen more than once type of episode, enjoy, share and let me know what you think!
About Tanya Geisler:
Tanya Geisler is a Leadership Coach (CPCC) with a penchant for clarity and an abhorrence of the Impostor Complex. She’s worked with thousands of high-performers combat the Impostor Complex so they can step into the starring roles of their lives and achieve their ultimate goals. She has written The 12 Lies of the Impostor Complex (and One Truth), The Joy Pages, created Board of Your Life and the transformational Step into Your Starring Role coaching program, is a writer, has served as contributor and was featured in Canadian Living, and is an in-demand TEDx speaker who talks with great passion about the Impostor Complex, Unshakeable Confidence, personal leadership, on all things joy, meaning and purpose. Her clients include best-selling authors, public speakers, and rockstar world-changers.
It is her indomitable belief that if everyone knew their own unique recipe for their personal brand of joy, they’d hold the key to shining in their life, in their work and in their life’s work. (It really does change everything.)
What You’ll Hear:
5:40 Finding your own brand of joy + the full range of celebration
18:02 On integration + navigating the Imposter Complex
33:40 Procrastination + soul vs ego
43:56 Covert and overt people-pleasing + not honoring our word to ourselves
56:41 All about taking action
Which coping mechanism is standing in the way of your Unshakeable Confidence?
12 Lies of the Imposter Complex
Caroline McHugh’s Ted Talk
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Rumi Oracle Deck
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