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Conquering the impostor syndrome to claim the joy, zest, and power of your success

Welcome to Empress Has No Clothes

This is an online community dedicated to helping people who struggle with the impostor syndrome claim the joy, zest, and power of their success.
Too many of us fritter away too much time, talent, and emotional energy fearing that the success we have achieved is not warranted and therefore seeing failure lurking behind every door. Inspired by my life-long struggle with the impostor syndrome, this community offers people from all walks of life a supportive place to share their experiences with impostor feelings and their techniques for conquering them.

NEWS: The Empress Has No Clothes by Joyce M. Roché is now being promoted on the Business Traveller's website

What's Luck Got to Do with It?

Earlier this year, I heard Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great, Built to Last, and many other popular business books speak at a conference on leadership. I consider Collins one of the best minds in business and leadership. This was my third time hearing him speak, and like each time before, I left feeling that I had learned something important. Collins spoke about his latest book, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All. And what he had to say about luck really struck me. While he was..

Joyce Roche featured on Bloomberg Business' "How Did I Get Here?

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Ms. Roche' has received widespread acclaim for her achievements in the business world: In 2015 she was featured in Business Week's "How Did I Get Here" and in 1998, Business Week selected her as one of the "Top Managers to Watch," and in 1997 she was featured on the cover of Fortune. In 1991 and 1994 respectively, Black Enterprise named Roche' one of the "21 Women of Power and Influence in Corporate America" and one of the "40 Most Powerful Black Executives."