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Power Women In Insurance


Together we are stronger! On the Power Women Insurance Podcast, we get to ask the questions about how to excel and thrive in the insurance industry as a POWER Woman in this space.

Hosted By

Hosted By

Teresa Kitchens

In this throwback episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa sits down with her inner circle and discusses imposter syndrome. They discuss how they see themselves, how others see them, and how it has impacted their careers.

Episode Highlights:

  • Teresa explains what imposter syndrome is. (3:21)
  • Beth mentions one of her first breakthroughs. (9:11)
  • Ashley shares the experience of having professional peers see her in a different light. (9:42)
  • Kai gives her thoughts on the word “imposter”. (10:29)
  • Beth gives insight on how imposter syndrome has affected her. (17:34)
  • Ashley explains why sometimes they don’t give themselves enough credit. (19:56)
  • Kai shares why social media plays a huge role in their industry. (22:33)
  • What are some things that help Lisa tackle the feeling of imposter syndrome? (27:33)
  • Lisa explains how body language helps her with confidence. (32:25)

Key Quotes:

  • “I feel like the kid that’s sitting on the bus seat by ourselves, with no friends until I met you lovely ladies, until I got into IAOA. I think it has just been awesome because I feel like I found my tribe. I found you guys. I feel totally accepted and validated in what I do, and I’m just grateful to you all, for that.” – Kai Smith
  • “Instinctively, I need to trust that I have instincts of things that are genuine. And if they don’t work out, it’s not for lack of trying or effort, it’s just they didn’t work out one way or another.” – Lisa Hengel
  • “If we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, and to listen to what others are saying about us, and people are still sticking around, they still want to talk to us afterward, they still think we’re doing a good job… That’s when it’s like, okay, this is past just the surfacey stuff. Maybe I am actually worthy of their time, worthy of their attention.” – Lisa Hengel

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