From Impostor to Empowered: Creating a Mindset Where You Appreciate and Embrace Your Authentic Self
Hey there, I’m Victor. Impostor phenomenon sucks the life out of us. It did for me. I had to develop a new mindset that infused growth and empowerment back into my life. You can too.
I’ve suffered from impostor phenomenon much of my life.
No matter what I accomplished I never felt it was really due to my skills and abilities. I always felt others were smarter, better, or worthier than I was. I was a fraud and soon others would notice. No matter what I did, it wasn’t enough. I wasn’t enough.
But I started to map out what I wanted in my life and what I needed to do to achieve those goals. With each step, I began to create a new mindset where I saw me for me: smart, dedicated, determined, worthy and good at what I do. It took a lot of time, energy, and stress. But I kept pushing myself forward to change.
Now, my life is fulfilling and purposeful. I know that I’ll look back on it without regret, but with an appreciation for everything I accomplished.
I am enough. I am as worthy as anyone else.
You are good enough too and I can help you embrace your worthiness!
My Values and Beliefs
I will not judge you nor direct you in any particular way. I will keep an open mind, listen to you, and understand where you are coming from no matter the situation or the events.
In turn, I want you to keep an open mind about the possibilities and opportunities out there for you. No idea, thought, or desire is off-limits.
I am continually growing in my knowledge, skills, and life experiences. I have a wonderful daughter, and even as I teach, guide, and support her in her own growth, I’m constantly learning from her.
I don’t know everything, but I never stop learning and working to be a better version of myself. I want the same for you. Continue to learn, and develop yourself.
I have worked hard to finally accept me for me and embrace who I am and what I have to offer.
You can do the same. Don’t change for others, change for yourself, and embrace the authentic you!
Why I Do What I Do
I have been a project coordinator, a teacher, a volleyball coach, a leadership advisor, and a youth life coach.
While teaching and coaching, I saw the struggles of imposter phenomenon developing in many of my high-achieving students, as well as my female students, across courses. These thoughts of being a fraud and of not being worthy can start early and last many years.
I coached my students and student-athletes to see what they had accomplished, truly appreciate what they had learned, and embrace their growth from these experiences. Just as I will support and guide you in your growth from imposter thoughts to authentic empowerment.
- PhD in Psychology (candidate) on how coping mediates the relationship between impostor phenomenon and help-seeking intention.
- MSc in Psychology of Leadership Development and Coaching
- MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- BA in Psychology