Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism (ISP)

Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism (ISP)

Impostor Syndrome

It is not what we are that is holding us back, it is what we think we are not.

Denis Waitley(Author of Seeds of Greatness)

What You Will Learn

Participants will learn about different types of Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism, the impacts each one can have on their mental health, and techniques to overcome feelings of “not being good enough” in their professional and personal lives.

How It Works

Workshop Length: Can be tailored for 4 hours or Full Day

Workshop Format: In-person or virtual

Affiliations: Canadian Mental Health Association, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) – developed by Stephen Lister Synapspark Consulting

Notes: Available to anybody over age 14

Costs per Individual: 4 hours – $100, Full Day $150
Costs for groups: 4 hours – $695, Full Day – $975


  • The interconnectedness of feelings of success vs. failure, pressure, and anxiety that can lead to feelings of not being good enough in many aspects of your life
  • Different types of Impostor Syndrome (the Expert, the Perfectionist, the Soloist, the Superman/Superwoman, and the Natural Genius)
  • Powerful techniques you can utilize to overcome the impacts that each type of Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism  can have on your mental health, as well as improving your professional and personal relationships
  • Learn how to avoid using minimizing language and negative self-talk, learning to accept praise, the myth of luck, over apologizing, and the Pygmalion Effect
  • How people who have a Fixed Mindset feed into their own Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism, and a how cultivating a Growth Mindset will lead to improvements in mental health
  • Research into the effects of social media on our feelings of Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism
  • Exploring the possible benefits of having feelings of Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism

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