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Beyond The Stethoscope

Jan 12, 2022

Favorite quotes of the episode: 

“We tell ourselves stories, even if it’s the wrong story.”

“There’s a difference between feeling like an imposter and imposter syndrome.”

“It’s ok to have a shitty first draft.”

“Flow is Challenge + Mastery.”

“Burnout or Chronic Overwhelm is the result of one of two conditions.  Either the work you are doing is wrong or the way you are doing it is wrong.”

“Flip the script from I’m going to get in trouble if I don’t perform, to I’ll do a better job for others if I take care of myself.”

Episode Overview

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Shelley Prevost to discuss the ins and outs of Imposter Syndrome, Burnout, and Overwhelm.

Shelley is an educational psychologist and leadership coach with a diverse professional background.

In 2019, she launched a coaching business designed specifically to help entrepreneurs navigate the emotional and mental landmines that come with starting a company.

In addition to coaching, Shelley is also co-founder and active investor with the JumpFund, an angel fund investing in women-led high-growth startups in the Southeast.

Shelley was the Director of Happiness and partner at Chattanooga-based VC firm, Lamp Post Group, and has also worked as a performance consultant and a startup CEO. 

She has written about her work on purpose, relationships, workplace culture, and leadership in columns for Inc. and The Huffington Post.

Her work has also appeared in Time, Yahoo Business, Fast Company, LifeHacker, and Business Insider. Passionate about helping women develop authentic leadership, Shelley gave a 2015 TEDx talk entitled "Lead Like a Girl."

Welcome to the show, Shelley!


  • Fraudy feelings vs. Imposter Syndrome
  • Overwhelm
  • Burnout
  • The ABCD’s to becoming a better leader


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