Expand Your Leadership Influence.

Overcome Impostor Syndrome.

Keynote Speaker and former NASA Engineer shows leaders and high achievers how to overcome the self-doubt that haunts them.

What happens when brilliant team members believe they're not as smart as people think they are?

Despite a long list of accomplishments and accolades, you may feel unqualified for your job, and afraid you’ll be discovered as a FAKE. Even the smartest and most accomplished people experience this unique form of self-doubt. It’s called THE IMPOSTOR SYNDROME.

It’s the single most significant obstacle preventing great people from being great leaders.

The Impostor Syndrome PROBLEM

  • It can cost a company time, revenue and opportunities.
  • It suppresses creativity and stifles innovation.
  • It keeps bright and capable people afraid of taking risks or new challenges.
  • It leads to poor performance, employee disengagement, and high turnover.
  • It creates a perceived "skill gap" if qualified people don't step into new challenges.

When top performers and leaders are free from impostor syndrome

they align their CONFIDENCE to their COMPETENCE, and they will:

  • Take calculated risks and accept new challenges.
  • Build the foundation of high performing teams that get things done.
  • Be wellsprings of creativity and innovation.
  • Have significantly more influence on the organization, and be excited to continue contributing.
  • Improve their overall wellbeing, and truly enjoy the career they deserve.
Maureen Zappala professional speaker.

As an  in-demand professional speaker and former NASA engineer, Maureen knows the Impostor Syndrome. She lived with it for years at NASA.

Today, her “Fraud-Free Framework” strategies guide  your most promising team members and leaders to KNOCK-OUT the SELF-DOUBT that causes them to dismiss their skills and discount their success.

Invite Maureen to share these strategies with your team, so they can live with bold enthusiasm and embrace their true value. They will feel great about being great!

Impostor Syndrome Programs

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Podcast, Books & Other Resources

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About Maureen

Keynote Speaker, Author, Chief Impostor Buster

When I was hired at the NASA Lewis Research Center as a research engineer in the Propulsion Systems Lab, I thought, “They only hired me because they need more women.”

I wasn’t a straight-A student, so I didn’t think it was my transcript that opened the door. Terrified of failing, I worked harder than I thought possible. I believed if people saw my hard work, they wouldn’t notice I didn’t belong.

But with every promotion that same fear snuck in. “I don’t belong here. I’m not as smart as everyone thinks I am.”

Only years later did I discover that millions of people suffer this same, self-doubt-fueled fear. It’s called Impostor Syndrome and it is killing creativity and stifling opportunities for individuals and organizations everywhere.

Maureen Zappala professional speaker.

Companies and event planners love working with Maureen!

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Working with Maureen is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Book her.

Invite Maureen to speak, and know that you will be in the hands of a professional who is easy to work with, and will deliver tremendous value. You will love the humor, stories, research and energy. Her actionable content will change the trajectory of your team.

2. Plan the event.

Maureen will work with you or your event planner to co-create a memorable and dynamic experience. She’ll customize the content, and create engagement with the audience. She’ll work hard to understand your needs.

3. Experience it.

Sit back and let Maureen deliver a WOW experience for your group. They will leave changed and challenged. You will leave happy and satisfied. Plus, you’ll be the rock star for bringing Maureen to your group! 

5 Ways to Silence Self-Doubt

How much is Impostor Syndrome costing you or your organization?

Download this cool tool to find out!  You’ll discover: 

  • The symptoms of Impostor Syndrome
  • The negative effects that self-doubt can have on you or your organzization
  • The positive changes you can expect by overcoming it
  • The Fraud-Free Framework (5 steps to break the impostor cycle)