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The Imposter Syndrome

How to Recognize and Recover

Many of us have an internal voice that tells us that we are not good enough; that when successful, we just got “lucky” or that other people overestimate our knowledge, ability, or talent. This self-critiquing voice is often not aligned with how others see us. And even if we recognize the gap between how we see ourselves and what others tell us, that voice still causes us to feel doubt, shame, and like a fraud. This voice is called The Imposter Syndrome

Many professionals are in the grip of The Imposter Syndrome without even being aware of it. Once we can recognize this voice and give it a name, we can understand what triggers it. Once we understand how this fear of being discovered as a fraudulent imposter, causes overwork, avoiding new opportunities, or taking any risks, we can learn how to recover from it. Reevaluate our belief, discover our true abilities, and achieve what we truly can.

Content at a Glance:

  • Identify The Imposter Syndrome, do you also suffer from it?
  • How common is it, and how does it work?
  • The imposter cycle how it affects our performance
  • 5 imposter types, their negative impact, and useful antidotes
  • Six ways to recover and move forward with confidence

This session will be delivered in a 80-minute lecture with Barry Katz.

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