Happy Monday, Christelle!

Are you wondering what “imposter syndrome” and “laughter” have to do with each other?

Not much, except that… they both have their International Day this week… and I couldn’t decide which one to highlight in this week’s Pistachio-Cassis newsletter!

April 13, 2023 – International imposter syndrome awareness day

Imposter syndrome… There is a lot being said about it, especially with regard to women and other minority groups in the professional environment.

I can’t remember the first time I heard the term – but it was well into my career…

At first, it left me perplex…

Not because I was confident and had high self-esteem – I didn’t!

But because I didn’t see myself as an imposter - I had the same qualifications than my colleagues and was working on building up my professional experience, like my colleagues…

And, in my head, “imposter” and “not 100% confident” weren’t synonymous!

Then I heard that “imposter syndrome” term more and more… and slowly associated a little bit more with it…

So I really LOVED reading this article: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome (hbr.org)!

But, I’m curious:

  • How do YOU feel about this “imposter syndrome” term?
  • How would you LIKE to feel instead?
  • How can you CHANGE your perspective about this expression?

April 14, 2023 – International moment of laughter day

Luckily, just after “imposter syndrome” comes… LAUGHTER!

So, let’s take a moment to dissipate whatever feelings “imposter syndrome” brought…

What’s your “go to” trick?

One of mines is… watching cats’ videos…

Another is thinking back at times spent with friends or family, generally over food and drinks, and having great conversations!

Empowering yourself - starting with holding yourself accountable…

About last week:

  • DID YOU TAKE the step you had decided to take last week?
  • If YES, how did it feel (to take action)? If NOT, what stopped you?

And this week:

  • What’s ONE other step you can take this week?
  • What’s important to YOU about this step?

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Christelle - Leadership Life Coach

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Christelle Soto-Suarez
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