August 3, 2017
impostor syndrome scale

How to Outsmart the Comparison Trap

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”   Either Teddy Roosevelt or author Dwight Edwards said this, and I can’t trace exactly who did. Regardless, the words ring true. If you […]
July 27, 2017
success and failure

Failure IS the Route to Success

As trite as it sounds, failure really is the route to success. Earlier this week, I watched a YouTube video of a woman speaking on the topic of Impostor Syndrome. […]
July 20, 2017
Maureen Zappala Invisible woman

No More Feeling Invisible

Last week, while attending the National Speakers Association convention in Orlando, I was chatting with Mike Rayburn, a fellow speaker friend. A beautiful woman walked by, who I recognized as […]
July 4, 2015
Leadership speaker, Maureen Zappala, discusses the Impostor Syndrome

Exposed as a Fraud!

“So, what’s your fitness background? Have you ever worked out at a gym?” Carlin, the owner of Root 18 CrossFit in Medina, Ohio, was asking me the same question that […]
March 3, 2015
You are not a failure... what you did, failed.

When the “Screw Up” Screws Up

A few weeks ago, I lost a speech contest, and it felt yucky. Nobody likes to lose, right? This was an annual contest that I’ve won many times in the […]