Imposter Speech - Caroline Flanagan

The battle against Imposter Syndrome

If you’re like me, the battle for success has always been a battle against Imposter Syndrome. I have suffered from Imposter Syndrome for as long as I can remember. From being the only black girl at an all-white school, to being the only one in the room at a top City law firm and beyond, I have always felt like a fraud, that my success was down to luck and that any minute now I’d be exposed.

Sound familiar?

Like you, I wanted to overcome my Imposter Syndrome. I followed the advice on how to ditch it, tame it and conquer it but none of it worked. At least, not in a transformational way. The tips and tricks others recommended sometimes helped me take the next step. But no matter how hard I battled my Imposter Syndrome, I never seemed to win.

Imposter Syndrome isn’t a problem you have to fix

So I stopped battling. Instead of fighting my Imposter Syndrome, I decided to accept it. That’s when I discovered that Imposter Syndrome wasn’t a problem I had to fix. It was a puzzle I needed to solve. When I took the time and did the work to solve it, I discovered that Imposter Syndrome wasn’t my weakness. It was my strength.

Imposter Syndrome is a puzzle you need to solve

Imposter Syndrome is a puzzle you need to solve about who you really are. You can’t solve your Imposter Syndrome at a ‘doing’ level – with tips and tricks – you have to solve it at a ‘being’ level. That means actively exploring your identity, experiences, values and goals to reconnect you with your forgotten power. If this all sounds a bit daunting and vague, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. I’ve created a powerful tool that will help you solve your Imposter Syndrome so you too can make it a strength.

That tool is the Imposter Speech™

The Imposter Speech™ is a personal statement that uses your Imposter Syndrome to build a powerful new imposter identity. Repeated use gives you instant courage, lasting confidence and shines a spotlight on your value. When you have an Imposter Speech™ you learn to show up as the unique and powerful person you truly are. As a result of creating and using your Imposter Speech™ you will:

  • STOP playing small
  • STOP holding yourself hostage
  • STOP hiding your value
  • START showing up to your potential

Are you ready to turn your Imposter Syndrome into a strength?

The Imposter Speech™ coaching programme is a 6 week group programme or one day intensive workshop where we walk you through the 5 steps of the Imposer Speech™ creation process, and then show you how to use your speech in the real world.


Your time investment: 2 hours per week
Your financial investment: £595 pp
Your result: your own unique Imposter Speech
Format: 1 hour online group coaching + action steps
Support: Weekly Q&A
Community: Imposter Speech™ Facebook Group



Interested in the Imposter Speech™ for your employees?
We can tailor the Imposter Speech™ to your needs.



I wanted to let you know that I have been promoted to counsel. Thanks very much to your coaching I have managed to get through one of the most challenging years of my career and managed to achieve what I had hoped to! I might not have made it were it not for your advice and guidance.

Client C, Solicitor

Caroline, I can’t thank you enough for the help you gave me while starting to think of family planning. Your level-headed approach to some of the things I was panicking about has put everything into perspective. Not to mention that talking through and planning how to run my company single-handedly with a child was invaluable. I really appreciate having the after-session documents to work through in my own time and have been referring to them frequently. I cannot recommend a Babyproof Your Life session highly enough when starting to think about children – everyone should do this! Many thanks again.

Client T, UK, Babyproof Client

Caroline did a fantastic job as the guest speaker at our latest Women with Ambition networking event: 'How to ensure kids don’t derail your career'. Caroline’s talk was engaging and insightful and feedback from our clients that attended was overwhelmingly positive. All of the delegates mentioned they had gained some sound advice from Caroline’s presentation, regardless of whether they were thinking about having children, were already parents or were managing individuals with family commitments. Caroline has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to continuing to develop our working relationship in the future. I would highly recommend working with her.

Sally Clare, Head of Diversity, Ambition UK

When I came into the office the following Monday, I could see the effect that you’d had. People were visibly changed as a result of your talk.

Oli Holmes, Accenture

I am more than happy to share wonderful feedback about you. Working with you has been life changing and continues to inspire me and help me grow.

Coaching client, Director, PwC Legal

Caroline came to speak to our Balance Employee Network about “How to babyproof your career so you can balance your life”. I really enjoyed preparing this event together. Caroline took great care in understanding the needs of the audience to make her message even more powerful. The whole process from preparing the event invitation to getting feedback was very professional with a wonderful personal touch.

Louise Walewska, Presentation Client, HSBC Asset Management

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