Imposter syndrome can impact more than just your work life. In this case, the cost of the syndrome can be staggering. I found out the harsh way.

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Do you ever feel like a fraud, fearing that others will discover you're not as competent or deserving as they think? You're not alone. Imposter syndrome affects a staggering 70% of people at some point in their lives. But what if you could break free from its grip and live with confidence and authenticity?​

In You Are Not an Imposter, Coline Monsarrat delivers a gripping exploration of this all-too-common condition. Drawing from her personal battle with imposter syndrome, which nearly claimed her life, Monsarrat courageously shares her story to shed light on the hidden struggles many face.

Understanding how our brains work became pivotal as every moment revolved around saving myself from further harm caused by deeply rooted beliefs.

After decades spent living under the heavy burden of imposter syndrome, I finally was able to break free and reclaim my confidence. By confronting all that fueled these destructive symptoms – low esteem, fear of failure, perfectionism, and needing approval from others – I was able to create a new way forward, one full of hope for success and fulfillment.

And after 25 years of living as an imposter, I finally broke my mask, piece by piece.


Perfectionism can be a double-edged sword – while striving for excellence is commendable, it can stop you from achieving your dream.


It is easy to succumb to self-doubt and fear, but this is unfruitful and takes away from our power to achieve great things.


People-pleasing is a dangerous trap to fall into. Seeking approval from others and striving to please as many people around us will not help us feel more worthy. 


Becoming confident is an essential skill to succeed in any aspect of life. By having faith in your abilities, you can achieve anything, yet without the foundations of confidence, optimal growth becomes substantially more difficult.

What reviewers are saying

"By being able to marry the personal with the professional, Monsarrat is able to create something compelling concurrently on an intellectual and emotive set of levels. There’s never the sense of there having to be a tradeoff of one with the other, and because of that the messaging of the book is that much stronger. Monsarrat treads a fine line here, one that is very easy to cross to the detriment of the presentational and communicative qualities. But because she’s able to make the emotional a good analogy for the statistically-backed, there’s never a hiccup in this regard overwhelming the ship."

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Based on the author's personal experience and hardships due to her false and negative beliefs about herself, the book aims to help readers avoid making the same mistakes and enjoy life to the fullest. Coline shares a fabulous guide for those of us who suffer from imposter syndrome regardless of our endeavors and achievements. Monsarrat shares her wealth of knowledge and experience to help readers overcome this syndrome. The book covers the importance of self-compassion and self-care in overcoming it, encouraging readers to be kind to themselves and understand the need to focus on their strengths and accomplishments rather than perceived flaws.
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"You Are Not an Imposter" is a powerful and relatable guide that tackles the common experience of self-doubt and imposter syndrome. What sets this book apart is the author's inclusion of personal anecdotes and case studies, making it highly valuable and relatable to readers. The author's willingness to share her own experiences adds depth and authenticity to the concepts explored in the book. By weaving together relatable stories and practical strategies, readers are provided with tangible tools to overcome self-doubt and unlock their true potential.
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I related so strongly to this author and her story. She does a fabulous job of sharing her experiences and, by doing so, shines a bright light on Imposter Syndrome so that others can benefit. This book is well-researched and full of solid, well-documented references; however, Monsarrat does a great job of weaving her story into the pages so that it’s not a dry, academic tome.

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I know firsthand how overwhelming the journey of self-discovery can be, but with the right resources, I’ve been able to make meaningful changes in my life. That’s why I’ve compiled all of the powerful tools and information that helped me in my journey into one convenient location. I hope that by sharing these resources with you, you’ll be able to make similar progress in your own life. Join me on this adventure and discover the power of knowledge to effect change.

About the author

Coline Monsarrat was born with a genetic disease that has shaped her life in ways she could never have imagined. But instead of letting it defeat her, she has used her experiences as a source of strength and inspiration.

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