Hallo, and welcome to this website.
People love to talk about the positive stuff. I do too. However, over the years, I’ve found that talking about the positive stuff and focussing on who I want to be has reinforced that I’m not good enough as I am and that I need to be someone other than me in order to be accepted and successful. I now know that’s not true.
Many of us experience that feeling of not being enough as we are, of needing to be more or even someone else. However, that’s a distorted view of who we are. It involves dismissing our talents as being commonplace and not special to us. It involves us denying any personal involvement in our successes, instead, putting them down to good luck, personal charm or great timing. We turn our backs on ourselves, not realising that everyone is - to some degree - in the same boat. We all have wonderful qualities and things about ourselves that are far less than perfect. That is human.
Holding a distorted negative self-view and playing small does not serve anyone. We only put ourselves under the stress of maintaining a facade that we believe puts forward a more acceptable and successful version of us. In order to change anything, though, we need to confront the truth of the current situation. This site is intended to help you do just that ... to see what you may be doing to yourself, how it plays out, what it costs you in all areas of your life, and how you can move past it.
Time to take off the mask! Each one of us has gifts, talents, skills and qualities that are unique to us in their combination. Each one of us has a unique contribution to make and when we get out of our own way, possibilities open up. When we recognise and accept those gifts, talents, skills and qualities and let go of being perfect, we start to integrate who we are and how others see us. This is true of us as individuals and as leaders within our organisations and communities.
This site offers loads of information and resources that will help you identify whether your fear of not being good enough causes you to live a much smaller life than you could if you truly saw, recognised and accepted yourself. I look forward to sharing that journey with you. If there is anything you need that isn't on this site, or if you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.
All the very best
- Suzanne is a behavioural change consultant with a strong business and communications background.
- She has more than 25 years experience in marketing, advertising, business strategy, branding, employee engagement and development of human potential as critical success factors in business.
- As the first woman on the Board of George Patterson Advertising, Suzanne experienced the impact of the Imposter Syndrome and the limitations it brings. She left the corporate environment and set up her own business as a speaker, facilitator, trainer, coach and consultant helping organisations improve their performance.
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