We made it. (Woo!). Today, we invite our producer, Angelina Coccimiglio, to join us as we take a look back on the first season of Impostercast. We open up about our trials and tribulations (and anxiety) in starting this podcast and share some personal experiences in feeling like imposters ourselves. We are grateful to our listeners this season for having our backs and supporting our vision and we look forward to bringing even more stories of courage and vulnerability to your ears in our next season launching in November.
On this episode, we speak with Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky, a millennial career expert. He helps people find meaningful work to fuel their own personal breakthrough. To that effect, he's releasing The Quarter-Life Breakthrough on October 4 across North America. We have a candid conversation about the fears going into a major book release, his journey becoming an author, the impact of the imposter feelings we all share, and how we can punch beyond them.
On this episode, we have a conversation with the fascinating Kim Nicol exploring how she trusted herself to abandon a career in law and pivot to become a meditation and mindfulness teacher and author. Kim depicts what it felt like to be building a career in a field that felt untrue for her and how she listened to her intuition to refocus the value she could provide to others.
In this episode, we have a candid discussion with Matthieu Aikins, a writer who reports on the Middle East and South Asia, about his journey as an imposter and the power and privilege that can arise within relationships when you are pretending to be someone that you are not. We then dig deeper with Clinical Social Worker and therapist Katerina Alexopolous on her journey in managing this dynamic in her work as a therapist and explore what happens when you can bring authenticity into these interactions.
This week, we dig into a theory that Meg and Jor have... that everyone has a big lie. In other words, we all have a moment or experience that holds us back from being our real selves. We all hide out of fear, don't we? Well today we dig into why that's the case, what we can do about it, and announce a project we're thrilled to launch for schools across North America called - uh, no surprise - Your Big Lie.
Max Kerman, the frontman of Arkells, joins us for a candid discussion about feeling like a fraud in the early days of the band, the importance of connection and how he has learned to lead by example from those he admires. Max also dives into his musical influences, favourite podcasts and the upcoming release of the band's new album, Morning Report.
In this bonus short episode, TV personality Brigitte Truong opens up about her experience growing up as a Chinese-Canadian in a predominantly white neighbourhood and how living according to others’ standards robbed her of her identity... until she hit reset on her life. Find out how a Buddhist Monk and purple Playdough all helped Brigitte move beyond her fear and rediscover what it meant to be her true self.
In the final episode of our "I'll Be Better When... " series, we speak with Mike Brcic, serial entrepreneur, mentor to many, and owner of Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures. Mike shares his journey of self-discovery that spans from living with depression, struggling to find motivation and purpose, building and running a successful business and learning how to trust himself along the way. Mike now carries the lessons from his journey and works hard to pay it forward to the countless others he supports and inspires.