This is the first in a 12-part blog series where I will share my good news
and encourage you to hopefully do the same!
People who struggle with Imposter Syndrome lack the ability to celebrate their success. If you’ve ever said, “I got lucky with XYZ.” or, “I have no business doing this.”, these are signs of Imposter Syndrome. If you’ve ever sabotaged your own success or downplayed your expertise or talents… yep, you guessed it! This is also Imposter Syndrome.
In my efforts to help others overcome Imposter Syndrome, I’m starting a monthly blog post about anything and everything I need to celebrate.
My hope is that this will help me keep track of things, help me when I’m feeling down or having a bad day, and most importantly – encourage YOU to do the same. I’d love to hear your January accomplishments and I’d love to see you share them – guilt-free and with pride.
If you decide to post them on social media, tag me! Share them in the comments below, or feel free to shoot me an email if you’re still feeling shy.
CELEBRATE YOU TODAY!
My first national placement – Matt and Dana Ziemniak (she is the author of Blue is the Color of Heaven) appeared on Dr. Phil. They traveled to LA with their daughter and were given the red-carpet treatment for their January 5 appearance. You can get more information on the show here and the book here.
I began promotion for two new powerhouse clients; authors Carrie Holzer, Building Puzzles Under Water and Heidi Parr Kerner, Step into YOUR Spotlight.
The Next-Level You Retreat sold out in FOUR days! Teaming up with Renee, Merilee, and Cori is never anything short of fantastic and I can’t wait to get to Erie and spend 2 days with over a dozen incredible, driven, next-level women! Check out what we're offering here and keep checking back for a fall event.
I am an award recipient! Each year, Cribs for Kids celebrates Women's History Month by hosting the Women of Achievement Awards, acknowledging successful and prominent women in the Pittsburgh area. Honorees are nominated and selected based on excellence in their field, making a significant contribution to the betterment of their communities, or outstanding accomplishments for the advancement of women. In March 2023, Cribs for Kids will be recognizing 20 Women of Achievement and 5 Junior Women of Achievement at the 16th Annual Women of Achievement Awards at the Omni William Penn.
I spoke on Imposter Syndrome to an international group at BNY Mellon. There were over 100 participants, in-person and virtually, and I received some of the best feedback I’ve ever had since I started speaking. Some feedback included:
“The speaker was so authentic and able to create a safe space to share and reflect. Truly enjoyed...it was refreshing and inspiring...but also inclusive for someone like me on the other side of the world with a completely different background, culture etc.” – T. C., Belgium
“I just wanted to let you know that we felt so seen (especially the women on the team) with the different imposter archetypes/personalities. It led to an open conversation where we could speak about why we resonate with what we heard and open up about how these personalities live in our individual lives. A teammate of mine even mentioned how he found it very meaningful that there wasn’t a rush to get through the slides, and that we were sent the materials so we could think about the topic after the event. It was overall just a great discussion that brought out a lot of necessary vulnerability in my team and the group as a whole. I really appreciate you coming to talk to our company and appreciate you making space for people to feel seen within this invisible syndrome!” – S.B., Pittsburgh
I bit the bullet and finally began working on creating courses in visibility and PR. I will have a course up and running before summer. Stay tuned for much more on this!
Oh… and I turned 51!
I want to know what you did, what you’re planning, and how I can help! Talk to me in the comments, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let’s enlighten and encourage one another!
xoxo - Kel
Kelli Komondor &