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Fraud Alert- Maybe It’s A Little Like “Impostor Syndrome”
Have you ever felt like you are an impostor or living a double
life? I often think my life resembles a superhero movie
where I am portraying multiple characters with different
personalities, costumes, makeup, masks and all.
Let me help to paint the picture for one scene of the
action movie I look like I am the cool, got-it-together Supermom
that sometimes gets spotted wearing a red cape and boots—
a “Supermom” that makes pancakes sight—an imposter compared to I would love to hear about your
on Saturday morning, has dance what is posted on social media as “Supermom “or “Superdad”
parties in the living room, and the perpetual happy family and moments, as well as the real-life
carves out time to help my son the “masks” that I often wear as a struggles that make us all human.
with his projects/homework with successful PR professional running It’s about understanding why you
immense enthusiasm for hours. a business consulting company. do what you do and continuing to
That same “Supermom” can tackle moving forward.
the longest IEP meeting in history As a blogger and self-proclaimed Drop me a line sometime. We can
with little effort, (a special shout out sales and marketing leader, I have all learn and grow from one another.
to my fellow special needs parents failed to create ongoing content. We are all unique and different.
out there, God bless you!) then I’ve felt less creative and inspired
can transport the family to soccer on some days, and haven’t even That’s what makes us special.
practice and the grocery store in a mustered the energy to say yes Laurel Pendle, CMP believes people
single bound. to speaking at an event or a live and relationships come first, then
podcast in weeks. business and financial freedom will
Scene two depicts me as a savvy follow! She is a passionate, driven
business entrepreneur by day that We ALL have those days, weeks,
can whip up a creative marketing and even months. Since the entrepreneur that strives to create
plan while multi-tasking for hours COVID-19 pandemic started, there positive brand awareness through
on conference calls and attending have been fewer “Supermom” days strategic partnerships & alliances.
events with top industry leaders. than I would like, and less of a desire She graduated with a B.A., Cum
Then in the final scene, there is to dominate the entrepreneurial Laude, Communications & Marketing
one action-packed moment when community than I care to admit. But, degree from Arizona State University,
I fly away into the sky to put out I put one foot in front of the other and is a Certified Meeting & Events
another “fire” in the local press and and continue to move forward one Professional (CMP). She has worked
social media community…all before step at a time. with diverse organizations in various
lunchtime! industries for over 28 years.
When we give each other support,
In spite of all of this, I feel like a total grace, and love, I know there will be Laurel is a visionary, a ‘connector’
fraud on some days—an imposter brighter days ahead. and a talented entrepreneur that
mom, business professional, thrives in partnering with dynamic
and human. There are plenty of There will even be more organizations and people around
Saturdays when the pancakes were “Supermom” moments in the near the globe. She is a devoted mother,
burnt to a crisp, the homework future. You may even get a glimpse published author, philanthropist, and
was never completed, the grocery of my red cape peeking out under social activist.
shopping was never thought of, and my professional attire while on a
there were certainly no “Supermom” Zoom Meeting. Web:
crime-fighting action moments in Cell: 480-382-6382

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