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The Empress Has No Clothes

Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success
Written by: Joyce M. Roche
Narrated by: Julie Eickhoff
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins

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You Deserve Your Success!

Joyce Roche rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc.

But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success.

In this deeply personal memoir, Roche shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as "the impostor syndrome," a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of life. Based on her own experiences and those of top executives from organizations such as Eileen Fisher, Citigroup, BET, Pepsi, and Tupperware, she offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment.

©2013 Joyce M. Roche (P)2013 Joyce M. Roche
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  • Nancy C. Thomas
  • 2017-02-25

Not what I expected

I had the impression this book would help me remedy the impostor syndrome. It was all about how this (however endearing) person had overcome her impoverished childhood and the handicap (if it can be so termed) of being black and making it big in the mostly white corporate world.

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  • Annette
  • 2016-09-30

Good stories

great stories about her experiences and experiences of others. Reader was not great! sounded like a computer reading. more a book of inspirational stories. Was looking for something with a little more instruction. still, fairly enjoyable once I learned to adjust to the readers style.

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  • Kathleen C.
  • 2016-08-26

Not My Cup of Tea

Work longer and harder than everybody else. Attend prestigious schools. Have no life outside of the office. The last 20-30 minutes is the cut to the chase meat, if you find yourself feeling completely out of tune skip to that bit.