Overcoming Impostor Syndrome with Kris Kelso


On this week’s episode, serial successful entrepreneur, mentor, and author Kris Kelso discusses key leadership topics and his new book, “Overcoming The Impostor: Silence Your Inner Critic and Lead with Confidence” (https://overcomingtheimpostor.com).

Certified as a leadership coach, Kris has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, and leadership teams. He is also a contributing writer for publications including Fast Company, Authority Magazine, and The Nashville Business Journal.

Kris has founded multiple companies and served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations.

His reading List for Entrepreneurs can be found at  https://www.kriskelso.com/entrepreneurs-reading-list/

On this episode, you’ll learn about Kris’s high-impact work and insights, such as:

– The similarity – in neurological terms – of brain activity triggered by anxiety and brain activity resulting from excitement and how to use this proximity as a way to manage Impostor Syndrome. 

– Whether Impostor Syndrome can be overcome or whether it merely must be managed

– Why Chris thinks Impostor Syndrome isn’t discussed more and why there aren’t more resources for how to cope with, and overcome, it 

– How being part of supportive communities, such as those organized by UNH’s Graduate School (e.g., Winter Writing Retreat, writing accountability group), can help reveal that others are struggling with similar problems, a realization that can be helpful in overcoming Impostor Syndrome

– Imposter Syndrome through the intersectionality lens, i.e., how experiencing and addressing Impostor Syndrome can differ when our multiple and intersecting identities are considered, such as whether Impostor Syndrome should be addressed differently in cases of a white male, a black female, or an international graduate student – similarities, differences, and what educators need to keep in mind

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