Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of the most common questions my clients ask, if you are unable to find an answer to your query just drop me a message and I will respond to you directly.
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Whether you have heard the term Imposter Syndrome before or not, it doesn’t really matter. I use this term to help clarify and connect a collection of feelings and thoughts being experienced by an individual with a consequential course of action.
It’s a label – and sometimes and unhelpful one – but some of you will be familiar with the term and identify with it already.
So, what is it?
- Ever had that nagging and persistent inability to accept your own success as being deserved?
- Ever find yourself making excuses for your success – belittling your efforts?
- Ever use the phrase – ‘I got lucky’?
- Ever have the constant feeling of dread (particularly but not exclusively around work) – and often being unable to quantify why?
- Do you have big ambitions and drive but constantly doubt your ability to follow it through?
- Do you worry about being caught out as a fraud – just pretending to know what you’re doing?
If you resonate with any of these statements then that’s ‘Imposter Syndrome’ (aka imposter phenomenon, imposterism, fraud syndrome or the imposter experience).
The great news is that the fear associated with Imposter Syndrome can in itself be a great asset and tool.
My role is to work with you to understand it, uncover the drivers, work through any trauma associated with the issues (which you may or may not be aware of at this stage) and harness the feelings and use them to your advantage – unlocking your full potential.
Like the sound of the last paragraph? Then visit the ‘Work with me’ section of the website for more information about getting started.
Neuro Linguistic Programming is the basis of the coaching that I use with clients. It’s so important to my methodology that I’ve dedicated a whole section to it on the website. Click here to visit the NLP page.
I work with people who are driven, committed and want to achieve. Professionals who want to make the most of their roles and/or those who are aspiring/emerging/existing leaders. My clients are usually demonstrating the feelings associated with Imposter Syndrome and are keen to move past those limiting beliefs.
What you get in return for your commitment to yourself is an individualised package of support, tailored to your needs over a period of 8 weeks. Bespoke packages are available on enquiry.
I don’t work with those people who are not committed to change. We’ve all met the ‘Mood Hoovers’ in life who constantly moan but never make any commitment to change. They enjoy the negativity and attention it brings. These people are unlikely to change as they stand to lose something which means more to them…the negativity – to which they have become very attached.
‘Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance.’
Put simply a coach is a person who helps you get clarity on your goals and the issues holding you back from achieving those goals. They listen, clarify, guide and help you to reach your objectives by taking you through a program of intervention.
In my case I work with clients to fully understand the issues, plan the interventions needed and monitor improvement as it happens. This way clients can see tangible results and gain further confidence from their progress.
Making a financial commitment can be a little frightening especially when your goals may be unclear at this stage.
When you buy a chair – you get a chair.
When you invest in coaching – yes you get the coaching but the value is the wider impact of that coaching on your whole life.
You are your most valuable asset – full stop!
Do you have a pair of shoes you love – polish regularly and keep them heeled nicely?
Do you have a car – annual service and MOT, valeting and caring for it?
Do you have a washing machine or boiler – maintenance plan just in case?
We see the value in protecting these items and allowing them to function at their best…. So why not ourselves?
The fact you are here on this page means you are starting to see the benefits of overcoming those limiting beliefs holding you back and are ready to commit to investing in your self-worth and potential.
Think about this for a second –
You review the price of a coaching package and make a comparison to something else you could buy, then you pause. In your head you start listing all the potential positive outcomes from investing in yourself this time. It looks like this:
- Increased confidence in self at work – apply for promotion – get job - £ increased salary
- Increased confidence in your abilities leading to less time wasted on anxiety and stress - £ priceless
- Openness to new opportunities through your increased self-belief - £ limitless
- Renewed passion and drive in all areas of your life - £ unquantifiable
As an example, here I show you how the consideration is not can I afford this now – but can I afford not to?
Similar to the question about can I can afford this the same principles apply.
You need to make a judgement of your self-worth and decide if investment of your time will help you reach your goals and assist in your work/life balance.
I have always found that taking the time to develop myself personally and professionally has paid back the initial investment many times over. Through all the reasons listed above.
Prior to starting we will work out a schedule that suits your needs and commitments.
I offer a range of payment terms for clients including payments in advance in full and payments in instalments as you progress.
All payment is due before each section of work and we can break these down to help you meet the financial commitment.
The simple answer is no! Your package is all inclusive and laid out in your terms and conditions. Should you wish to continue to work with me after your coaching sessions have ended – as many do – then this can be a new arrangement and there will be an additional charge.
Likewise, if you wish to incorporate something into your package not previously agreed then this can either be negotiated by dropping another element of the course or adding it on.
In those cases, we will discuss any charges up front, I believe in total transparency and openness, and expect this of my clients too.
We will start with a free Discovery call – this is a 20-minute call (unless otherwise agreed) and will be a chance for us to get clarity on what you’re looking to achieve and discuss how you can reach those goals. The call is no obligation, so you have made no commitment at this stage.
During the Discovery call I will explain the options for working with me and these details can also be found on my ‘work with me’ section of the website.
You will then have the time to consider your options and make the choice which is right for you. My prime directive is to find a solution that works for you and part of this is ensuring we have a great rapport for working together.
After deciding to proceed we will firm up the T&Cs, agree a start date, and schedule our future consultations around your commitments.
My office is based in Cumbria but I work with clients all over the UK – and indeed some outside of the UK.
Dependant on location clients may be able to have face to face connections. Most clients use the online coaching facility and connect with me via Zoom (video conferencing) as this is the most accessible format for most people.
During the Discovery call, contract setup phase and by your commitment to booking we will have established that this is the right process for you and that you're driven and willing enough to undertake the course.
Sometimes though, for whatever reason, you may decide the process isn’t working for you. If this happens then you can request up to 50% of your payment to be returned and to end the coaching sessions. Cancellation must be made within the first 3 weeks of your programme. After that no refund is available due to the commitments and resources of my time which have already been allocated to you.
Your development is the reason for Laura Cadman Limited – my drive is to see you grow and develop and harness your inner power to unlock your full potential. It’s important your program is working for you and you must always feel confident in talking through any concerns or changes you feel would benefit you.
On occasion I may seek permission to share your feedback or testimonials but will only do this with your permission.