Identifying and Mitigating Imposter Syndrome



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Learn practical strategies for recognizing and circumventing imposter syndrome.

Everyone experiences imposter syndrome at some point in their livesthat dreaded feeling that you don’t belong or that you haven’t earned the right to be doing the work you’re doingwhen 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 webcastCreating an Inner Coach Stronger than Your Inner Critic provides activities and reflections to work through these feelings of inadequacy on an on-going basisbut 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. 


Portrait of Grace Vibbert

Grace Vibbert

Director of Business Analytics and Process ImprovementCWRU School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Grace is a creative leader who has worked in Information Technology for over 20 years, most of which has been in Higher Education. She started at the ground floor answering the help desk phone and worked her way up to her current position of Director of Business Analytics and Process Improvement for the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Outside of work, she enjoys many hobbies including historical reenactment research, art and crafts, and is always amused by how the lessons we learn in painting can apply to our professional career as well! 

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