CMO Leadership with Ty Hayes

Dive into the insights and strategies of award-winning Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Ty Hayes and leading CMO's and experts.


47. Beating Imposter Syndrome with Alison Shamir

Conquer the fear that holds you or your team back.

“Nobody likes to fail…but if they have imposter syndrome, even the smallest indiscretion is a catastrophe.” Alison Shamir

Imposter syndrome reportedly affects 70% of the global population – so it may affect you, or your team at some point.

If you’ve ever discounted your own intelligence, skills, confidence and ability – despite evidence to the contrary – then it’s likely you have experienced this syndrome.

The costs are high- personally, it can cost your voice, your job, the promotion, and the rewards of being recognised for your ideas and talents.

As an organisation, it can reduce collaboration and innovation, and cause high-performers to leave.

It can also create micro-managers that possess over data and occasionally throw team members under the bus due to their own imposter syndrome.

Tune in to find out what it is, what you can do personally, and as a leader to help beat it and help your team thrive.

Today’s guest is Alison Shamir – an Imposter Syndrome & Confidence Expert, Coach, Speaker and Media Contributor who spent 10+ years in senior roles in Technology and Media sectors.

Certified in Applied Neuroscience and Brain Health, Alison arms her audience with the knowledge and evidence-based methods grounded in science to overcome imposter syndrome, build confidence and do the deep work needed to rewire the brain and achieve the success they desire.

P.S. As always we have detailed notes available for this episode. Enter your email address in the form provided and download the PDF summary notes of our conversation with all the tips and strategies laid out in an easy to read format.


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About the Show

Are you striving to build a high-performance marketing team that accelerates growth for your organisation?

This podcast is designed specifically for marketing leaders seeking to optimise their team’s performance to drive unparalleled results.

Tune in to:

  • Unlock secrets from top CMO’s on how they’ve crafted dynamic marketing team structures and built modern capabilities
  • Discover agile marketing practices that can triple team productivity and slash time to market
  • Learn the leadership principles and strategies to drive change, create a high-performance team culture and boost staff engagement.
  • Gain insights from interviews with leadership experts and authors, and marketing leaders from accross all industries including Uber, ABC, Calendly and EY.

Your Host – Ty Hayes

Ty is an award-winning former CMO turned business founder, who built and led the #1 marketing team in Australia (AMI Awards) and was ranked the #10 CMO in Australia (CMO50) whilst CMO for a global university. Ty now hosts this podcast and runs Growth Generators with the mission to help CMOs build modern marketing teams that drive growth.