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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.

Coline Monsarrat

“When I was confronted with the reality that my health condition had led me to develop imposter syndrome, it was a wake-up call. I realized that by not acknowledging my own struggles and challenges, I was doing myself a disservice and risking my life in the process. The burden of feeling like a fraud in my own disease had taken a toll on my physical and mental health, leading to more diagnoses and a downward spiral. But with this newfound understanding, I was able to turn my life around. I made it my mission to understand the root causes of my imposter syndrome and overcome it, not just for myself but for all those who might be struggling with similar challenges. And in doing so, I discovered a new level of strength and resilience that I never knew I had.”

Inspiring Words from Readers

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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.
Marie-Hélène Fasquel
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You Are Not an Imposter by Coline Monsarrat is beautifully written and easy to read. It is divided into chapters that cover different aspects of imposter syndrome, such as its causes, symptoms, and how it can affect different areas of life. The author includes personal anecdotes that make the book so valuable and relatable, and case studies that illustrate the concepts she is helping us grasp. One of the most valuable things about this book is that it offers practical tips and strategies to help us overcome this condition. To a certain extent, I guess we all doubt ourselves, which is why this book is essential reading. I thank the author for sharing her wisdom with us and warmly recommend this guide.

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