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"I think I have taken on too much."

“I think I have taken on too much”.

This is the opportunity you have been waiting for all your career, and you almost cannot believe that you have landed it.

In the initial excitement you begin to see yourself in a new light - giving yourself more credit than you ever did.

But after the initial excitement wears off, the imposter syndrome kicks in. Especially when you do not receive the exact support you expected.

The steep learning curve challenges you and you begin to wonder whether anyone else has noticed.

When suddenly a challenge crops up that you think you can handle, the reality proves otherwise. And you begin to question your decision to take this role or project on in the first place.

It is no longer bringing you the joy it once did. And there seems to be no way out.

This can be an incredibly lonely feeling, to feel the weight of everyone’s expectations. But the harder thing to accept is the feeling of letting yourself down.

And if nothing changes, you know that there will come a point where you can no longer sustain working through the self-doubt.

It might sound counterintuitive, but what will get you through this is to admit your own vulnerability, even if that is the last thing you want to do.

Because what you most need right now is to get out of your own way, with a little support.

I have previously coached female leaders with building confidence in such situations and can create a safe space to help you find your groove again.

If I can help you, then please schedule a confidential conversation with me and we can take it from there:


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