Identifying and Mitigating Imposter Syndrome

Last updated December 18, 2020

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Last Updated

December 18, 2020

Identifying and Mitigating Imposter Syndrome

Last updated December 18, 2020

Learn practical strategies for recognizing and circumventing imposter syndrome.


Everyone experiences imposter syndrome at some point in their lives—that dreaded feeling that you don’t belong or that you haven’t earned the right to be doing the work you’re doing—when in fact your experience and expertise are more than enough. In addition, even though it’s a universal phenomenon, women tend to experience imposter syndrome more than men.  Our excellent on-demand webcast, Creating an Inner Coach Stronger than Your InnerCritic provides activities and reflections to work through these feelings of inadequacy on an on-going basis—but what do you do when you are experiencing imposter syndrome in real-time?  In this one-hour webcast, you will learn how to: 

  • Quickly identify imposter syndrome 
  • Use self-talk strategies to get you through the experience 
  • Communicate with others to mitigate any uncertainty about your abilities 

You will leave with strategies you can use right away during moments when you identify the symptoms of imposter syndrome in your behavior. 

Who should attend?

This webcast is ideal for higher education professionals, especially women, who have difficulty believing in their own strengths and who are ready to tap more of their leadership potential.  


1. Identifying Imposter Syndrome In this first section, we will discuss how to quickly identify whether you are experiencing imposter syndrome. What are your triggers? What thoughts enter your mind? 2. Immediate Self-Talk Strategies In this second section, we will show you some self-talk strategies and tricks you can use to circumvent feelings of inadequacy and lack of confidence.   3. Communicating with Others Finally, we will discuss ways to help you recognize instances where you may be projecting negative feelings onto others, and give you strategies to help curb that behavior. We will talk about trusting your own expertise and not allowing yourself to be swayed by more confident and less qualified speakers.