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Everything You Need to Know About My Imposter Syndrome Career Coaching - Part 1

Updated: Feb 5




There can be a lot of unknowns about a coaching programme - and it's a big investment to make if you feel uncertain!


So this blog post is designed to help you understand everything you need to know about my signature Imposter Syndrome career coaching programme:


"Banish Your Imposter and Discover Your Naked Confidence".



Because there are so many possible questions, this is a two part post.


Today I will look at "What's Included in my signature Coaching Programme".


And next week I will cover:

  • the client: who is my coaching for, and more importantly NOT for, what makes someone coachable, and do I work with men and women (yes), etc?

  • the process: how is it set up, how do we agree when the sessions take place, etc?

  • the coach (me!): what qualifications do I have; why did I become a coach, etc?

  • the investment: eg can I pay in instalments; is there a refund policy; will you help me ask my organisation to fund my coaching, etc? (The answer to all of these is yes by the way!)

  • and the results: how quickly will I see results; how long do they last; can you help me with a specific issue, etc?

My "Banish Your Imposter and Discover Your Naked Confidence" Programme has been designed using my years of experience and expertise to deliver you a permanent transformation in your mindset, overturning your limiting beliefs, and turning your inner critic into an inner cheerleader.


So read on to discover everything that's included in the Programme!


I hope you find it useful - and if you have any further questions when you get to the end, do please email me on kirsten@kirstengoodwin.co.uk - I'd be happy to help.

1. 7 x 75 minute sessions


Over the years, I’ve discovered 75 minutes is the optimum coaching length session.


It gives us enough time to look back at your progress, and reflect on the session/ agree follow-up actions at the end, as well as dive deep into powerful coaching conversation or tools during the session.


I also find 7 sessions the right number for this Programme: it gives us enough time to really embed the changes that you gain from the coaching.

2. Sessions held fortnightly (around holidays!)


When we’re working to deliver transformational change, as in this programme, fortnightly is the right length of gap to allow you to really practice what you’ve learned in the session, but without losing momentum in between.


(Different coaching programmes with different goals are held at a different frequency - eg my Interview Intensive is weekly, and my ongoing Nurture Coaching sessions are held monthly.)


Sometimes there may be a slightly longer gap due to calendars, or half-term etc, but we stick to that fortnightly schedule as much as we can. This means that in general this coaching programme lasts around 3 months.


Sessions are held during school hours (usually between 11am and 3.30pm - I aim keep the mornings free for my Deep Work time - but there is flexibility, especially to take account of time zones!).



3. Coaching delivered online (Zoom)


Since I started my business I’ve always used Zoom.


I live in a little village in Suffolk (rural east England), and online coaching enables me to help people all over the world: I’ve had clients in New York, Texas, Jakarta, Vienna, Berlin and Geneva, as well as in my local town.


It makes it really easy for you to access my coaching conveniently during your day, without needing to travel.


And I find the online space offers the opportunity for a real authentic honesty to develop.


(The only difference post-coronavirus is that other people have now heard of Zoom too!)



4. Powerful unconscious tools and processes


The main body of my coaching sessions primarily take two forms.


The first is a powerful conversation, where I question, reflect, and challenge you around your thinking, your assumptions, your limiting beliefs, and your language.


This is the core of coaching.


My job is to help you find the answers that are already deep inside you: you are not broken and I am fixing you. You’ve just lost the way to access your own answers - and that’s what I help you do.


But I also use another important coaching form: transformational coaching processes where we tap into your unconscious.


This helps by bypassing you conscious (not always helpful) brain, to get to the truth and power within.


This is the most effective way to truly uproot deeply held limiting beliefs.


(As one client said after one of my most powerful processes, “this changes everything!”.)


I will often ask you to practice these processes at home: when we’re trying to reshape your brain (using the power of neuroplasticity), consistent repetition of new patterns of thought is crucial.

5. Worksheets for homework


Over the years I’ve developed worksheets to support the coaching from the sessions.


These either help you become more aware of habits of thinking or action that are often unconscious (and often unhelpful).


Or they help you think in a deep and structured way about certain aspects of you or your thought processes.


One of the principles of my coaching: self-awareness is the first step! (You can read more about this in this blog.)



6. Personalised coaching to a proven overarching plan


All my clients are different, and their coaching is completely personal and tailored to you.


As "X Factor" as it sounds, I call it a journey that we walk together, and each client’s journey is unique.


However, through my experience I have also developed specific themes or processes that I find particularly effective for tackling Imposter Syndrome or helping you develop your Naked Confidence.


Depending on the person, these may be applied differently to individual clients, or in a different order (or sometimes not at all).


The Three Pillars of my "Banish Your Imposter and Discover Your Naked Confidence™" Coaching Programme are:

  1. Self-awareness: knowing who you are, deep down

  2. Self-empowerment: learning how to create an internal cheerleader and banish that internal critic and those limiting beliefs

  3. Self-fulfilment: understanding exactly what you want in your career and how to get there - and how to do this with balance, and without stress.

So there is an underlying structure which helps to ensure we get you to where you want to go on your journey by the end of our time together.


(If you click on the links, they will take you to a blog about each Pillar.)



7. Frequent contact between sessions via WhatsApp/ email


I’ve discovered that the way I like to coach is high-touch: while you are my client on this Programme (and after!), my role is to be your inner cheerleader until you develop the skills to be your own.


What that means is reminders and encouragement between sessions, using either WhatsApp or email (whichever you prefer).


It also means I can help you with situations as they arise, rather than you having to wait to tell me about them at our session.


(And contact doesn’t stop after our coaching finishes - all my clients are part of my Naked Confidence Club, which means I am there supporting them and looking out for them permanently.)



8. A DISC personality report


DISC is a powerful form of personality profile based on four different styles: Dominant, Influential, Supportive and Conscientious.


First, you answer a single page of multiple choice questions (it takes about 10 minutes).


You then receive a c18 page report on your style, your strengths, areas for growth, communication and leadership style, and an analysis of the difference between your “public self”, your “private self” and how you respond to stress.


All my clients find this an enlightening part of the process.



9. Me in your corner! 😊


The world needs more women in positions of power, and my coaching purpose is to help you fulfil your potential in the role (and salary) you deserve - without being held back by your undermining inner critic or limiting beliefs.


As my client, you get me in your corner, using my professional expertise, highly-sensitised empathy and deep, warm encouragement to help you achieve this.


To me, being your coach is a privilege that I take very seriously, and I am grateful to all my clients for trusting me to help them succeed, and thrive.




What next?

Hopefully that's helped answer your questions about what's included in my "Banish Your Imposter and Discover Your Naked Confidence" Coaching Programme.


I do have other coaching programmes too, which might be more suitable for your needs (for example, specific Programmes focussing on Acing That Interview, or Re-building Your Confidence After Redundancy).


I will be adding these to my website next week, but in the meantime please email me or I will talk you through the options during an Intro Call (see below).


I've also added links to other blogs you might find helpful at the bottom of this blog.


If you still have questions, do please get in touch! kirsten@kirstengoodwin.co.uk.



Book an Intro Call


If you've now decided this is the moment for you to take action to banish your Imposter and Discover Your Naked Confidence™, the next step is to book a free 45 minute Intro Call.


This means I can find out about you, your specific situation and your goals; and you can get more understanding about me, the way I work, and how I can help you achieve those goals. And importantly, we can both decide if we "fit". (Successful coaching is two-way relationship, the "fit" has to be right for us both.) ​ I will also give you the opportunity to experience some of my powerful coaching questions/ mindset exercises, as an insight into the kind of transformation that is possible when we work together. ​ Then if we decide to work together, I will help you choose the coaching package that fits best for your needs and budget (payment plans are available); and we can set a date for our first session! I will then send you the Coaching Contact, Pre-Coaching Questionnaire and invoice for you to complete prior to our first session - and we're ready to go!


Book your call by booking into my calendar here, or by emailing me on kirsten@kirstengoodwin.co.uk.



Conclusion


And that's it for today's blog!


To find out more, click here for Part 2!


In the second part of this blog, you will discover Everything ELSE You Need to Know About my Imposter Syndrome Career Coaching:

  • the client: who is this Programme for, and more importantly NOT for; what makes someone coachable; and do I work with men and women (yes), etc?

  • the process: how much time do you need to invest; how are sessions set up, etc?

  • the coach (me!): what qualifications do I have; why did I become a coach, etc?

  • the investment: eg can you pay in instalments; is there a refund policy; will I help you ask your organisation to fund your coaching, etc? (The answer to all of these is yes btw!)

  • and the results: how quickly will you see results; can I help you with a specific issue, etc?


Until then, wishing you a happy, healthy, and Nakedly Confident week! 😊🔥💪


with love 💖


Kirsten xx


p.s. here's that link again to book into my calendar for an intro call: calendly.com/kirstengoodwin/intro


p.p.s did you know there are 5 different types of Imposter? To find out which you are, take my Quiz here.


p.p.p.s. and click here to read Part 2!



Further reading


If you want to find out more about my coaching and how I help you banish your Imposter, you can read these blogs:


An introduction to Imposter Syndrome, and the 5 types of Imposter:

https://www.kirstengoodwin.co.uk/post/why-imposter-syndrome-will-harm-you-and-your-career-and-how-to-solve-it


Some examples of coaching tools you can use to eradicate unhelpful self-judgment: https://www.kirstengoodwin.co.uk/post/self-judgement-imposter-syndrome-and-how-to-stop-it


Pillar One - Self-Awareness:

https://www.kirstengoodwin.co.uk/post/why-self-awareness-is-the-first-step-to-naked-confidence


Pillar Two - Self: Empowerment:

https://www.kirstengoodwin.co.uk/post/how-to-replace-your-inner-critic-with-a-powerful-cheerleader


Pillar Three - Self-Fulfilment:

https://www.kirstengoodwin.co.uk/post/how-to-banish-your-imposter-and-get-your-dream-career


What you need to be coachable:

https://www.kirstengoodwin.co.uk/post/what-you-need-to-be-coachable


9 Common Myths About Career Coaching:

https://www.kirstengoodwin.co.uk/post/9-common-myths-about-career-coaching


And don't forget Part 2 to this blog, Everything You Need to Know About My Imposter Syndrome Career Coaching - Part 2:

https://www.kirstengoodwin.co.uk/post/everything-you-need-to-know-about-my-imposter-syndrome-career-coaching-part-2