Trailer: Introducing the Founders’ Fears & Failures Podcast with Dr. Melissa Parks

Feb 21, 2023 | podcast | 0 comments

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Introducing the Founders’ Fears & Failures Podcast with Dr. Melissa Parks. This is a weekly show aimed at normalizing mental health struggles and redefining failure in the startup ecosystem.

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Did you know 72% of entrepreneurs are affected by mental health struggles?

Or that 84% of entrepreneurs report experiencing imposter syndrome? 

What about the fact that  founders are bombarded by images of overnight success stories and founders who are “crushing it” when 90% of startups will ultimately fail? 

Being the founder of a startup can feel like being on an emotional rollercoaster suspended between two skyscrapers. The highs can make you feel on top of the world, but the lows can be devastating. 

These ups and downs are hard enough as it is, but they can become overwhelming, and for some unbearable, when you think you’re the only one struggling, or when you start wondering if something is wrong with you for feeling the way you do.

I’m your host, Dr. Melissa Parks. I’m an entrepreneur myself and a former therapist who now works as a mindset coach for ambitious professionals. On this show I’ll be introducing you to founders, investors, mentors, and experts around the globe as they share their own personal experiences and offer valuable insights and strategies for navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. We’ll be covering it all – dealing with stress, burnout and mental health struggles, juggling the competing demands of personal and professional life, coping with the inevitable setbacks and failures that are part of the entrepreneurial journey, and more. 

Whether you’re a founder, an investor, someone connected to the startup world, or an aspiring entrepreneur, this podcast is for you. Join me for a new episode each Tuesday as we shine a light on the fears and failures that come with starting, and growing, a business, and learn how to turn them into opportunities for growth and success. 

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Disclaimer: The Founders’ Fears & Failures is for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. It is not meant to be used for personal health advice and should not be construed to constitute personal or professional consultation or guidance, or to replace medical or mental health treatment. The opinions expressed by this podcast, including the podcast guests, are not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of a medical or mental health provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your medical and/or mental health needs. If you are in crisis, please visit this website to find a list of suicide hotlines around the globe. 


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I’m an executive coach for entrepreneurs who want to make an impact without sacrificing their mental health or relationships along the way.

I'm also a former therapist, host of the Founders' Fears & Failures podcast, and co-founder of the Location Independent Therapists (LIT) Community.