Resilience is our ability to cope with and overcome difficulties.
In this video, our associate coach, Cathy Thompson, takes us through resilience, what it means and how we can develop ourselves to keep motivated when we are faced with trying situations.
Something we're passionate about discussing is Imposter Syndrome. We have written a couple of articles on the subject and even facilitated an event which saw us hear from women of all walks of life and their experiences of it. Rooted in the emotional intelligence sub-scale of self-regard, men and women at all levels and in all industries experience this lack of confidence.
Imposter Syndrome is a term that has been around since the 1970s but has been attracting attention lately as individuals begin to feel more empowered to embrace their vulnerabilities. Feelings of being a 'fraud' or feeling as though people think you're 'faking it', are really common, particularly in the workplace.
70% of the population can identify with this issue and we have worked closely with organisations and organisational leaders to develop a powerful and impactful workshop, weaving in our very own tried and tested emotional intelligence coaching techniques.
According to The Psychologyst (BPS) magazine, two clinical psychologists – Dr Pauline Clance and Dr Suzanne Imes – described interviews they’d conducted with 150 highly successful women who ‘despite their earned degrees, scholastic honours, high achievement...praise and professional recognition’ reported feeling no internal sense of success and considered themselves to be impostors. Clance and Imes christened this complex the ‘impostor phenomenon’ (IP) and developed the test above.
How does your Imposter Syndrome manifest itself?
Interestingly, this lack of confidence and low feelings of self-worth can manifest themselves in a number of different ways, and sometimes in more than one way in different scenarios and with different people.
- How does Imposter Syndrome manifest itself for you?
- What strategies can you employ to help you deal with these insecurities?
Self regard top tips
Having a positive self regard is like an insurance policy for resilience - look at our top tips here and work out which ones you do well, and which ones could do with a little work.
Know your purpose - follow this Japanese model IKIGAI
Knowing where you are going in like, and the somewhat elusive purpose can help build resilience. Try to think of your purpose right now, as sometimes having to know your life purposes is rather daunting!
Find out more here.
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