I'm a chicken on stilts (or how I learned to stop worrying about my imposter syndrome)

Despite being widespread, we rarely discuss imposter syndrome because it centres on a person's feelings, shame, or fear. It's a rare unicorn that is comfortable talking about self-doubt, of feeling they don't deserve their achievements, or that they believe they are less competent or less intelligent than others think.

Imposter syndrome can affect anyone, and experienced IT professional (and rare unicorn) Nick Gubb knows this only too well. When Nick became a non-technical person in a technical workplace, his self-doubt fired up and he felt it was only a matter of time until people discovered the truth about him. This was a ticking timebomb he couldn't ignore.

Drawing on his personal experience, Nick Gubb shares insights into imposter syndrome, how it impacted him, how different people can be affected differently, and the practical approaches he uses to manage it.

You'll head back to work with:

  • An understanding of why people with imposter syndrome feel like frauds even though there is abundant evidence of their success.
  • The knowledge of the various ways imposter syndrome can manifest.
  • An awareness of the signs of imposter syndrome in various personality types.
  • Familiarity with strategies to deal with imposter syndrome.

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A two-post blog series inspired this webinar. Read the posts below: