Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known speaker, a leading expert on the impostor syndrome, and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business, a division of Random House) now available in five languages.
A former manager of strategic marketing at a Fortune 200 company herself, Dr. Valerie Young has shared her highly relatable and practical advice to tens of thousands of executives, managers, and professionals at for-profit companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Impostor feelings are pervasive in higher education. Little wonder that Valerie has spoken to tens of thousands of students, faculty, and staff at over 70 major colleges and universities. Valerie’s insight and humor have made her a popular keynote and guest speaker at numerous conferences and association meetings.
In this episode Valerie discusses fear, doubt, and the imposter syndrome in creatives and academics. Dr. Young gives us three steps to dealing with our fears, doubts, and impostor feelings. She suggests we:
- Normalize our impostor feelings
- Re-frame failure
- Keep going in the face of fear
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