Webinar: Beyond Impostor Syndrome: Coach Clients to Defeat the Internalized Negative Voice and Live in Their Greatness

Imposter syndrome.man standing for her present profile with fear shadow behind. Anxiety and lack of self confidence at work; the person fakes is someone else concept
July 13, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Impostor Syndrome is a phenomenon seen in high achieving individuals in which they are constantly plagued by the idea that will be exposed as a fraud. Every mistake, misstep, experience of not-knowing is interpreted as evidence of this fraudulence. 70% of people report that they have experienced Impostor Syndrome in their lifetime. The need to prove oneself can be immense and can reinforce a central component of Impostor Syndrome – overworking -- resulting in burnout, lack of balance, and a constant sense of insecurity.

In this session, we will identify the central characteristics of Impostor Syndrome so that you can recognize it in your clients.  You will come away with:

  • Understanding of the psychological origins of this common and insidious syndrome
  • Tools to help clients develop skills to re-frame their experience so they can internalize their successes, accomplishments and credentials
  • Knowledge of particular triggers so you can isolate them and diminish their ability to depreciate your client's sense of contribution and value

This highly interactive session will provide you with the research-backed tools you need to dismantle the foundation of Impostor Syndrome for your clients.  In addition, we will address specific domains where IS arises commonly, such as performance reviews, within cultural norms/behaviors of organizations, and within leadership dynamics.

Presenter - Lisa Orbe-Austin, PhD

This is a public webinar


Lisa Orbe-Austin, Founding Partner, Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting, LLP, earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. Her views about career advancement, job transitions, leadership, and diversity & inclusion are regularly sought by the media and she has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, NBC News, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Business Insider, and Insight Into Diversity. She has also been honored as a Top Voice on Linked In in the area of Job Search and Careers. Dr. Orbe Austin has been an invited speaker at various national conferences. She recently gave a TEDx talk entitled "The Impostor Syndrome Paradox."

She regularly consults with organizations in the private sector, non-profits, and educational institutions in supporting their employees and senior leadership teams to address gender bias, diversity, equity, & inclusion concerns, leadership development, effective communication, team cohesion, and conflict management.

Her book, Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life (Ulysses Press, 2020) co-authored with her partner, Dr. Richard Orbe-Austin, was released in April 2020. The book is a finalist for the 2020 Foreword INDIES Book Award.