As a dentist, Dr. Jessica Metcalfe had to intentionally manage and minimize her perfectionism. Through this work, she started on a journey of understanding her inner voice. Today, she talks about what she’s learned along the way from dentist to coach.
According to Dr. Metcalfe, there is power in our inner voices. She tells us about two theories behind how our inner self speaks to us and how the imposter syndrome plays a part in the way we view ourselves. In this podcast, Dr. Metcalfe teaches us to reframe our inner voice and stop using the word “just” to downplay our accomplishments.
Helping high achieving women find and listen to their inner voices is Dr. Metcalfe’s passion. Through this experience, she’s able to share with us how to reframe our doubts and failures and set up a community of support around us. Sit back and listen to all the gems Dr. Metcalfe shares with us in this episode.
[02:17] How Dr. Metcalfe started focusing on depression
[07:03] Listening to your inner voice
[11:23] Questioning her move from dentist to coach
[14:48] Managing your inner voice
[18:17] Starting to navigate you inner work
[21:44] Dealing with your inner voice during doubts or failures
[27:51] Building a new community of support
[32:21] Working through perfectionism
[37:13] Lightning round questions
“I had to change how I viewed myself first before I was able to step in and be able to help others.” – Dr. Jessica Metcalfe
“When someone is starting to navigate their inner voice and they start to notice it, building that self awareness is your first step.” – Dr. Jessica Metcalfe
“Your brain requires tangible information to start to remind you that you are in fact capable.” – Dr. Jessica Metcalfe
What book has greatly influenced you?
“The Giver” by Lois Lowry
What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying?
“Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning, the devil says, ‘Shit, they’re up.’” (Dwayne Johnson)
What is one word or moniker you would use to describe yourself?
What is one change you've implemented that made your life better?
What power song would you want playing as you walk out onto a stage?
“King” by Florence and the Machine
Dr. Jessica Metcalfe is an author, international speaker, self-intelligence coach and former dental oncologist. She has recently finished her first book called, Speak Kindly, You're Listening. Her mission: to unlock and empower the inner voices of high-achieving women by navigating through imposter syndrome, perfectionism, burnout and that dark mental chatter. Dr. Jessica’s experience working with cancer patients, being an education director, certified life coach, and her own mental health journey has allowed her to show hundreds of women that they can conquer their negative inner voice personally and professionally. She has given keynote speeches and presentations to University of Toronto, Boston University, Key Media, Women in Wealth Management, and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre among other international organizations and companies.
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jessica-metcalfe-873b671b5/