Rethinking Impostor Syndrome™ : Why Capable People Feel Like Impostors and What to Do About It
Millions of people — CEOs and entry-level professionals, first year college students and PhDs, artists and programmers — secretly worry they’re not as smart or talented as other people “think” they are. It's called impostor syndrome. Impostor-related feelings lead to unproductive behaviors like holding back, chronic procrastination, self-sabotage, and burnout. Left unchecked, impostor syndrome is costly not just for individuals, but for organizations as well.
Fortunately, there is a solution.
In this surprisingly upbeat talk, you’ll discover what impostor syndrome is and who is most susceptible. As important, you’ll walk away with practical, immediately usable tools and strategies to help yourself and/or the people with whom you work, lead, manage, or mentor.
In this interactive session attendees will:
- Understand what impostor syndrome is – and what it is not
- Discover the sources of impostor feelings
- Understand how impostor syndrome intersects with diversity and inclusion – and why it matters
- Identify your personal “Competence Type”
- Understand the individual and organizational costs of impostor syndrome
- Leave with practical, immediately usable tools to help yourself and/or those with whom you work, manage, or mentor, to address impostor syndrome
Rethinking Impostor Syndrome™ can be delivered as a 45 minute keynote, a 60 or 90 minute interactive talk, or a 2-3 hour interactive workshop — on-site or virtual.
Discount pricing is available for booking more than one on-site session on the same day or virtual sessions occurring within a 30 day window.