In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, one of my absolute favorites, we talk about how social conditioning and outdated systems have trapped us in ways that undermine our true selves. My guest, Nikki Innocent, shares her personal journey of transitioning from corporate to entrepreneurship and the lessons she’s learned about herself along the way. We also talk about ways to better know and love yourself so that you can find the right mountaintop for you.
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About My Guest
Nikki Innocent is a humanity activist, keynote speaker, and social entrepreneur with a focus on women’s leadership and diversity, equity & inclusion. After over a decade of experience in the corporate world, at companies like Bain & Company and Bain Capital, Nikki left her corporate career and ventured into the entrepreneurial world to find a solution to the challenges she faced in the workplace. Nikki is a certified new paradigm women’s leadership coach and diversity, equity & inclusion consultant tackling issues around inclusion, belonging, imposter syndrome, burnout, conflict resolution and collaborative problem-solving.
She offers both individual coaching and group workshops believing the combination of individual and collective learning is a key component to shifting towards a more connected, inclusive culture. She has led workshops for organizations from startup to Fortune 5 companies, across multiple industries including tech, nonprofit, government, healthcare, and professional & financial services.
Nikki is a two-time TEDx speaker who dives into topics of belonging, inclusion, the future of leadership and living authentically. Her first TEDx talk is about embracing the times in life where you feel “other” or like you don’t fit in and using them as a clue to activate your unique gifts and her second TEDx is all about rewriting the rules in your life to thrive fully as you.
Nikki’s podcast, Checkbox Other, explores a variety of topics and features guests who discuss times in their lives where they have felt "other" or that they didn’t belong. The power of witnessing these often unheard stories is that listeners experience empathy and shared humanity. We see that despite the ways we differ, we are much more alike than we are different.
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Leadership Coaching: https://www.nikkiinnocent.com/coaching