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Webinar: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: What It Is, Where It Comes From, and What to Do About It

Take a Moment to Answer these Questions:

  1. Do you secretly worry that others will find out you’re not as intelligent and competent as they seem to think you are?

  2. Do you often dismiss your accomplishments as a “fluke” or “no big deal?”

  3. Do you think, “If I can do it, anyone can”?

  4. Do you sometimes shy away from taking on even greater challenges because of nagging self-doubt?

  5. Are you crushed by even constructive criticism, taking it as evidence of your ineptness?

If so, join the club!

Millions of people around the world from executives to PhDs to Academy Award winning actors secretly worry they’re not as smart or talented as other people “think” they are. It’s called the impostor syndrome and Dr. Valerie Young has the cure.

Key Take Aways

In this talk, you’ll discover:

  • Why the impostor syndrome isn’t just a fancy term for low self-esteem

  • Surprisingly creative ways people discount or minimize their achievements

  • Perfectly good reasons why bright people feel like frauds

  • The role organizational culture plays in fueling self-doubt

  • The 5 Competence Types that set you or your employees up to fall short

  • Why women may be more susceptible to and held back by impostor feelings

  • The key difference between people who feel like impostors and those who don’t – and why understanding it changes everything

  • The costs of the impostor syndrome to individuals and their organization

You’ll walk away with practical, immediately useable strategies you can use to interrupt impostor syndrome in yourself and those you manage, mentor, teach, or parent.

*Unfortunately, we will not be able to record this webinar. Please join us for the live session.


About the Speaker: Dr. Valerie Young

Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally known speaker and the author of the award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business) now available in five languages.

A former manager at a Fortune 200 company herself, Valerie has shared her highly relatable and practical advice to thousands of executives, managers, and professionals in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where her research focused on understanding and eliminating the internal barriers that lead to impostor feelings. While there Valerie was the founding coordinator of the Social Justice Education program which pioneered what is now known as diversity training.

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