I am not a big review writer but I absolutely had to after reading this book. I bought "The Imposter Cure" after following Dr. Hibberd on Instagram, I was desperate for help with my imposter syndrome. I was literally crippled by it, having anxiety attacks, hating going to work at a job that I loved, afraid to speak up in a meeting, ask for what I needed to the point where it impacted my relationship with my family. My perfectionist ways meant I couldn't' take a vacation, I always worked late and obsessed over every tiny mistake. My annual review was perfect - except for the comment that I needed to stand-up for myself, my work and my thoughts - I wasn't coming across confident and it was hurting my career. Even after earning a Masters Degree, promoting to the top of my field in just a few years and taking on a Senior Leadership role at 32 - I felt like a giant fraud and that any moment I would be found out.
The "Imposter Cure" has literally been the cure. I felt like Dr. Hibberd was walking around my own head. I went in skeptical - how could anyone understand? But she spends the first part of the book unequivocally showing that she understands the imposter syndrome inside and out. Things I've said to myself showed up almost word for word in the book. She then walks you through how to get rid of the negative, diminishing voices for good. After only being halfway through the book, a huge lightbulb went off. I went back into work confident, I owned my time. Someone rushed into my office with an issue - before I would have panicked, felt insecure and that I needed to answer right away - now I feel confident enough to ask for them to wait. I take the time I need to gather my thoughts and be decisive. I don't obsess over tiny mispellings/mistakes or the behavior of my micromanaging boss. Thank you Dr. Hibberd for writing this incredible book - if you're suffering from imposter syndrome please please read this and free yourself!