The notion of being not good enough and the stress of feeling like you’re just about to get found out can be damaging and draining. The sense that at some point you're going to be exposed as a faker can be crippling to achievement and can cause anxiety and overwork. For those who experience this often it can lead to depression and disengagement.

While there's been much discussion about the 'imposter syndrome' delivered via social media channels recently, much of what is presented clouds the reality and complexity of the experience. More correctly called the impostor phenomenon (IP), the experience is common and despite a recent increase in publicity about the ‘imposter syndrome’, there’s a good deal of misunderstanding about the experience.

This session aims to identify what the impostor phenomenon actually is, where it comes from and why it’s so difficult to diminish. Exploring the social consequences and influences, this session situates IP as a suite of behaviours and thought patterns that are socially learned and therefore can be unlearned and offers some basic tools to allow coaches to help people examine and diminish their own experience of IP.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the reality of the impostor phenomenon
  • Determine the antecedents and social cues that 'feed' impostor feelings
  • Explore coaching responses to impostor experiences in others

About the Speaker

Terri Simpkin is an industry experienced academic, educator, researcher, public speaker and an authority on the impostor phenomenon.

Terri is an Associate Professor and Head of MBA Programmes (Int’l) at the University of Nottingham and a Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University. Her current research interest has developed into Braver Stronger Smarter – a suite of initiatives designed to address personal and structural issues leading to workplace inequity and the under-representation of women in leadership, STEM occupations and higher education.

As CEO of her own company, Mischief Business Engineering, she has worked globally with governments, industry associations, large and small business and is an accomplished international academic manager.

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Event Properties

Event Date [ 23-Jun-2021 ] @ 7:00 pm
Event End Date [ 23-Jun-2021 ] @ 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date [ 10-May-2021 ] @ 12:00 am
Cut off date [ 23-Jun-2021 ] @ 9:00 am
Individual Price S$10.00
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