You doubt yourself BIG TIME. You try to fool yourself into believing your perfectionistic tendencies will help you, but deep down you know they’re not getting you anywhere. You feel like a fraud (a.k.a. imposter syndrome), and you’re sure everyone thinks that too.
You don’t know how to even get started. You’re stuck trying to figure out the next best steps. And to be brutally honest, you’re wondering if it’s even worth trying.
Creating kickass content, organizing your ideas in a way that makes sense, and sharing all this online? Uhmmm… I see you doing those dirty dishes instead.
You’re SO tired of feeling overwhelmed, confused and plain old freaked out. You just wish there was some kind of magic confidence pill. Something to help you trust your decisions and help you get to where you want to be:
doing the work you love.
Hey, I’m Josette, and I totally feel you. Fighting those imposter syndrome gremlins is hard!
Before becoming a full-time coach and consultant, I was a language teacher-educator. And despite all my qualifications and the positive feedback, I spent most of that career doubting my skills and not believing in my competence. Like so many women out there, my lack of confidence ruled the show. But everything changed once I learned this basic truth:
CONFIDENCE COMES FROM EVIDENCE.
And this is the truth that comes through all my services, including Social Media for the Soul (link coming soon). This online group coaching program is designed to not only help you feel confident about your ability to share your work online but also to help you feel confident about yourself.
And while I can’t give you a magic confidence pill, I’m here to give you the next best thing:
the evidence that you can be confident RIGHT NOW.
I didn’t learn this truth overnight. For years, I thought I had to hustle to prove my worth. I’d spend hours planning the perfect lessons and presentations. Losing sleep was better than setting myself up for failure. Then, when I actually did the lesson or workshop, it was never good enough. I’d rack my brain, and lose sleep wondering:
“Why the hell did I say that!?”
And if I ever received negative feedback? Watch out! I was on the shame train for weeks.
It got so bad, that one day in front of a class of teacher-trainees (ie: my peers), I had a panic attack. With sweaty palms and a racing heart, I left the classroom gasping for air. I wasn’t able to finish the lesson or the day of classes. I went home and sobbed in my pillow. That was it. I needed help.
I needed evidence that I could trust myself. I needed to know that I didn’t need outside validation or another certificate to prove I was good enough. All I needed was me.
Thanks to the energetic work and research I’d done over the years, in combination with months of dedicated work with an embodiment coach —the person who shared the line, confidence comes from evidence— I finally had that evidence. And with it I was able to confidently make one of the most difficult, yet deeply soul-aligned decisions I’ve had to make so far:
I quit my 12-year career to follow my dream of helping women like you share their soul work with the world.
Where did the evidence that I could trust my decision come from?
Story coming soon :)
Much gratitude and love to these beautiful souls who clearly understood my vision for this website:
Courtney Dolloff Eliseo from En Route Workshop for the bang-on branding
Charlene Dela Cruz from Veintitres Photography who understood my roots and was able to capture them in my hometown of Clare, Nova Scotia, Canada
Erin Hilburn who is an amazing jewelry artist and also wonderfully captured my playful side on the streets of Daegu, South Korea