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Imposter syndrome expert Clare Josa joins the podcast this week. The first thing to mention about Clare is how you pronounce her surname. Yosa, Not Josa. Now we’ve got that bit right, we need to understand what it is.

If you want a research-backed assessment of your IMPOSTER SYNDROME, then Clare has made available a personalised action plan, which will take less than 5 minutes. Go here:

Here’s the link for the scorecard I mentioned. I think your audience might find it really useful. It gives them a research-backed assessment of their Imposter Syndrome risk level and a personalised action plan, all in under five minutes:

Clare Josa, Imposter Syndrome, The Next 100 Days Podcast

What is it?

Imposter syndrome is loosely defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achieving people, who find it difficult to accept their accomplishments.

An example in a Board Meeting

62% of corporate employees struggle with it.

Kevin said he can back up Clare’s research. In his work with GrowCFO, they suffer from a lack of confidence and I.S. Clare says there are trigger points. Like being promoted into a C-Suite position. Either people cope or they step back.

This syndrome has gotten worse due to social media (add it to the long list…)

Social Media Impact

The problem with social media is what you see is the best bits of the best bits of everyone else! The algorithm facilitates the impact IS can have.

So, don’t compare yourself with a refined Kevin Appleby video. You’ll never reach his dizzyingly high standards. 🙂

High Achievers – Watch Out!

What should you do to cope with Imposter Syndrome?

Clare mentioned bridging the gap strategies. Compensating for IS really. THAT doesn’t work.


  • I’m going to toughen up,
  • Push on through,
  • Pretend it’s okay,
  • I’m going to put on a persona.

That can work short-term but at a huge personal cost. In this clip, Clare explains what you should do.


A big trigger point is going from managing to leading. Now it’s about strategy and being visible. You set the direction, rather than collaborating with others. This is a big identity and skillset shift. Most people don’t get trained.

Clare teaches by working on the body.

It’s not talking therapy. The last thing you want is the go through all the bad stuff that got them to their place of strife.

Connect with what happens to the body before they set sabotage. The solution is all about tapping the meridian points on the body.



How to Contact Clare Josa

Her page is

Clare Josa, The Next 100 Days Podcast, Imposter Syndrome

Clare Josa Gives a Testimonial to The Next 100 Days

The Next 100 Days co-hosts…

Graham Arrowsmith

Graham Arrowsmith, The Next 100 Days Podcast, Co-Host

Graham runs Finely Fettled to help organisations that want to market to affluent and high-net-worth customers.  He also runs Meet Professionals which is being offered to financial advice groups as a white-labelled lead generation and conversion system. Contact Graham on LinkedIn: Visit Graham’s LinkedIn Profile and by email.

Kevin Appleby

Kevin Appleby, The Next 100 Days Podcast, Co-host

Kevin specialises in finance transformation and implementing business change. He’s the COO of GrowCFO which provide both community and CPD accredited training designed to grow the next generation of finance leaders. You can find Kevin on LinkedIn and at