I'm having a Very Good Month at work, and I'm starting to get recognition in my industry for my expertise, too.
I've been building a new program for the past 10 months, which will launch with a new vendor the last week of March. In the past week, I participated in a panel as a speaker, was asked to be the primary speaker at another Q&A, and have been invited to a major sporting event with executives and executive-level guests from another vendor. All of this, while I am an entry-level manager with no direct reports. I am incredibly proud of myself, but am feeling anxious and like I'm drowning in impostor syndrome for all of it.
My boss has little direct exposure to my work, since he hired me to be a niche industry expert supporting his larger field. He is aware of the recognition I'm getting because I need his (and other departments') approval for all of the activities mentioned above in our corporate guidelines. He has been impressed by my work so far, and I've had several ranking members of the organization reach out to me to thank me and praise my contributions over the past year. I think my role (which I started last May) was under scoped when it was written, so I should be poised for a raise and level promotion very soon.
My questions here are: (1) How can I get over the imposter syndrome of outgrowing my role to interact appropriately with senior executives as an entry level manager? and (2) What's the best way to approach the raise and promotion I deserve with my boss?